Farr Out B&B

West Coast

Rooms: 4: 3 suites: 1 king/twin, 1 queen and 1 family suite with 1 queen and 1 king/twin room; 1 teepee: 1 octagonal bed (sleeps 2). All with en-suite showers.

Prices: Prices: R545 – R890/pp sharing incl breakfast (valid till April 2020). Singles on request.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Breakfast included.

Directions: From Cape Town take R27 approx 125km to R45, which passes thro' Vredenburg & continues 15km towards Paternoster. Farr Out at far end of Pelgrimsrust small holdings just before Paternoster on LHS. Latitude: 32°49’ 14.50“ Longitude: 17°53’ 38.28“.

GPS: GPS Coordinates Latitude: -32.8167; Longitude: 17.8833 Lat (DMS): 32° 49' 14.5S; Long (DMS): 17° 53' 38.18E

Marion Lubitz and Deon van Schalkwyk
17 Seemeeusingel, Paternoster, West Coast, Western Cape

Tel: (0)22-752-2222
Cell: (0)83-410-4090 (Marion); 072-402-1829 (Deon)
Fax: (0)86-560-2275
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The short drive from Paternoster to Farr Out is not what I would call far. But when you arrive in this sandy bushveld wilderness, you do feel pleasingly remote. Crunching up the glinting shell path came a cheery Marion, who sat me down with tea and chocolate cake fresh from the oven. From the kitchen you can see across their indigenous garden and out to sea. Early risers catch the wildlife that comes by when it thinks no-one’s looking – Deon showed me a picture he’d taken at five that morning of a duiker drinking from their koi pond. After 24 years in the air force, he has now qualified as a tour guide and the wild and wonderful West Coast is his playground. I recommend joining him for a tour or a beach buggy excursion (or both!). I only had time for a little loop, but with the wind in my hair I wished I could have packed a coolbox and disappeared over the dunes. Rooms are modern and quirkily decorated with Marion’s artworks, while bathrooms contain the snazziest loo seats ever seen. But my favourite things at Farr Out are all in the garden. One: their wonderful, outdoor, wood-fired, hot tub. Two: their newly extended deck with fuchsia pink rocking chair and enormous day bed. Three: Wigwam Rising Moon Suite, the twin peaked super-teepee! This bespoke beauty has - along with everything you could possibly need (including WiFi!) - an octagonal bed, perfect for some polygon-based star-gazing and a cosy shelter from the wind. German, English and Afrikaans spoken. Also ask about Deon's Buggy Rides and Marion's new 'shop' of locally sourced goodies.

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Farr Out B&B
Farr Out surrounded by flowers in spring
Early birds can watch stunning sunrises
Wood fired Hot Tub...star gazing in a different way...
Have some fun in tailor made Beach Buggy Rides with Deon
Stunning sunsets at Farr Out
Birders paradise...
Coffee on the stoep...mmmmhhhh
Have your own typical South African "braai" in the Wigwam
Play yard for children
Happy Farr Out Team
Having lots of fun on dune rides....
Oyster room upstairs
Sea-facing White Mussel room (Downstairs)
Atlantic Ocean on the horizon / huge landscaped garden
Interior of Wigwam Rising Moon...very comfortable

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Current Special Rates

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What to Do in the Area

Visit Cape Columbine Nature Reserve all year round

Visit the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and also the last manned lighthouse of South Africa. Count all steps right to the top and you'll be rewarded with a stunning view. Just 8 km away from Farr Out Guesthouse.

Flower Power in spring

Fantastic flower carpets in and around Paternoster during the spring months August and September. No need to drive up all the way up to Namaqualand if everything is also here...

Wood-fired Hot Tub

… star gazing in a different way…Should you wish to experience this fantastic extra at Farr Out, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Trip in a vintage Beach Buggy

Join Deon for an unforgettable trip in a vintage Beach Buggy. The trip starts from guesthouse Farr Out at the outskirts of Paternoster usually at 10AM. However, weather permitting, Deon can also offer trips at 7AM or late afternoon (sundowner trip), rates on request.

West Coast National Park

Plan a day trip into West Coast National Park close to Langebaan.

A boat ride on the Berg River

Go for a boat ride on the Berg River in Velddrif and get close to Flamingos and Pelicans.