• Entire apartment
  • 2530 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • City view
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace

Just a 2-minute walk from Bekbaai Beach and half a mile from Paternoster Main Beach, Hocus Pocus Cottage features accommodations in Paternoster, with a garden and barbecue facilities. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking, and free Wifi. On clear days, guests can head outside to enjoy the apartment's outdoor fireplace or simply kick back and relax. Featuring a terrace and sea views, the spacious apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a living room, satellite flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment. There's also a seating area and a fireplace. A mini-market is available at the apartment. The apartment also features a plunge pool and a spa facilities for guests to relax in. If you like to discover the area, cycling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings and Hocus Pocus Cottage can arrange a bicycle rental service. Cape Columbine Nature Reserve is 2.9 miles from the accommodation, while Vasco da Gama Monument St Helena Bay is 10 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 100 miles from Hocus Pocus Cottage.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

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Guest reviews


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  • Feziwe
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Location of the property was nice and close to restaurants. Kids friendly, my kids enjoyed.
  • Claire
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Cleanliness and quaintness of the place. The pool was great and the location is excellent.
  • Sam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Really adorable boho/eclectic cottage. Great facilities, short walk into main village and adorable decking and plunge pool area at rear of property

Hosted by Huibrecht

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A neat, whitewashed, full of character self catering semi-detached cottage in the 3rd row from the beach, about 1min walk to the sea, sleeping 2 to 4 guests. Situated on the private beach side called Bekbaai. The cottage is upmarket, neat and very well equipped An interior perfectly in keeping with its location: strung-together shells from curtain rails, sun-kissed kitchen table and intriguing wicker aviary. Sea-worn oar balustrade leading to the upstairs bedroom, where soft yellow create stone walls and inviting linens continue the ocean feel. French doors opening onto a balcony with views. Hocus Pocus is a simple but functional architectural style house based on the historical West Coast Fisherman's cottages as seen all around Paternoster. Similar to a magical Greece's old-world charm, with rustic furniture typical of a fisherman's village with that faint perfume of the past that one only seems to find in houses that are very much out of the ordinary. Country chairs, robust sofas, antiques, pure white bedrooms - all things perfectly modulated. Hocus Pocus is just the place for reading, snoozing or doing strictly nothing at all.
Despite not having a nest-egg to break in Paternoster for a new chapter in my life, the space in which I found myself, clinched the deal for me. Paternoster had the exact ambiance I was looking for to spend the rest of my days…beauty, harmony and some unexpected exitement! And thus, in 2002, Paternoster Villas Accommodation was born, hosting families, friends, pets and honeymooners to my authentic establishments, witnessing many engagements, weddings, babies and reunions. Over the years I had very interesting guests. Athol Fugard often came to write, staying in Hocus Pocus Cottage and Die Opstal. Hocus Pocus Cottage has a precious Jet master which was donated to me after it warmed the legs of Nelson Mandela while he visited Paternoster. Unique guests from all over the world included two Frenchmen who, after walking down the East coast of Africa for two years, rested in Die Opstal for 3 months, before walking all the way back up the West Coast of Africa. My pet guests have included 3 Great Danes, 5 miniature Yorkies, 6 cats enjoying beach walks on leashes, and an array of birds. So come and experience the magic of Paternoster!
RESTAURANTS: Please ensure to make reservations before your arrival to avoid disappointment GRAB a cup of delicious Truth coffee and a Pasteis de Nata under the Manatoka trees at JUNK & DISORDERLY opposite the Stay in Paternoster office. Be tempted by the variety of Charcuterie produce and sour dough bread! UPMARKET cuisine Leeto at the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel. TRY the tasty home-made Chicken pies, Ciabatta bread and daily deli meals from THE PATERNOSTER EXPRESS. Also great for any necessities like toothpaste, ice and milk. INDULGE in a delectable coffee and cake or quiche at MONDVOL every Wednesday for R45! We recommend the Lemon Meringue, and honestly, go any day for friendly service and good food in a country setting. DIP into luscious local oysters & mussels and other deliciousness at the quirky and oh so cool NOISY OYSTER bookings are essential
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English

Area info

Amenities of Hocus Pocus Cottage
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Fan
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Plunge pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Convenience store on site
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

Hocus Pocus Cottage takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

FAQs about Hocus Pocus Cottage

  • Yes, Hocus Pocus Cottage is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, there's a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hocus Pocus Cottage on this page.

  • Hocus Pocus Cottage is 2,950 feet from the center of Paternoster. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hocus Pocus Cottage has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Hocus Pocus Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hocus Pocus Cottage on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hocus Pocus Cottage on this page.

  • Hocus Pocus Cottage can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Hocus Pocus Cottage offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Bike tours
    • Beach
    • Spa facilities
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Horseback riding
    • Swimming pool
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Hocus Pocus Cottage. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Hocus Pocus Cottage is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.