This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated in Paternoster, 50 yards from Bekbaai Beach, Gonana Guesthouse features accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Located around 700 yards from Paternoster Main Beach, the guest house with free WiFi is also 1.6 miles away from Columbine Nature Reserve. Some units at the property include a balcony with pool view.

At the guest house, rooms have a desk. Rooms come complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and bathrobes, while some rooms at Gonana Guesthouse also boast a seating area. The rooms have a safety deposit box.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Cape Columbine Lighthouse is 1.9 miles from Gonana Guesthouse, while Tietiesbaai Coastal Hiking Trail is 2.4 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Gonana Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since 13 Apr 2021.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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4 reasons to choose Gonana Guesthouse

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Bekbaai Beach

    9.1 Superb beach
    50 yards from property
  • Paternoster Main Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    700 yards from property
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Gonana Guest House
Gonana Guest House is Paternoster’s first sustainable and environmentally conscious guest house. Owned by Swedish entrepreneur and interior designer Jonas Sandström, Gonana is located right on the Bekbaai beach alongside a greenbelt. It’s also virtually off the grid and completely environmentally ethical. All water is recycled, all power is solar generated, plastic usage is minimal and chemicals are taboo, gardens are indigenous and water wise, and décor is all-natural and sourced locally. The establishment is also fair trade minded with the ethos: ‘Buy local, think global’. Gonana’s eight (8) en-suite rooms are all a study in calm. The neutral palette encourages you to exhale, relax and reconnect with the natural world. This guesthouse is also pet friendly. The rooms outside the main house is selected for their guests staying with pets and our little furry friends are also spoiled with their own hotel bed and some organic biscuit treats. Please arrange prior that you are bringing a pet along.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Swedish,Xhosa
Property surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Columbine Nature Reserve
    1.6 miles
  • Vasco da Gama Monument St Helena Bay
    8.2 miles
  • West Coast Mall
    9.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Wolfgat Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/bar Cathy's Kitchen
    0.9 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Bekbaai Beach
    50 yards
  • Paternoster Main Beach
    700 yards
  • Maalbaai Beach
    5 miles
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Facilities of Gonana Guesthouse
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Wellness facilities
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swedish
  • Xhosa
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14:00 - 18:00


08:00 - 10:00


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Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

Maestro Mastercard Visa Gonana Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Gonana Guesthouse

  • Gonana Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Beach

  • Room options at Gonana Guesthouse include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Studio

  • Guests staying at Gonana Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Gonana Guesthouse.

  • Gonana Guesthouse is 0.6 miles from the centre of Paternoster.

  • The prices at Gonana Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Gonana Guesthouse by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 2h

  • Check-in at Gonana Guesthouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.