06 February 2012

Prime Real Estate

My love for Paternoster is no secret and this is not the first time it's made an appearance on this blog.  It's like a little piece of Greece hidden away on the coast of South Africa, but with a third world charm that could never be found elsewhere in the world.  

I love the tiny seafood restaurants along the beach, the colorful fishing boats pulled up onto the sand each afternoon, the local stray dogs which seem to know their way around better than anyone, and the local fisherman who constantly try to entice you with bags full of fresh crayfish.

It's like a little piece of heaven.

But, more than anything else, I love the simple white beach houses found throughout the town.  

If I could own a second home anywhere, it would be here.  

Prime beach property in a small town setting, away from the city and the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  A place which could so easily be transformed into a cozy little retreat by the sea.

Unfortunately, seeing that these adorable, modest homes would set us back between about four and eight million rand {$500,000 - $1,000,000}, for now I will just have to keep dreaming.

Luckily there are photos, so you can dream with me!

Paternoster Mascot - and my favorite pic of the day :)

If you could own a second home anywhere in the world, where would it be?


  1. This place looks amazing! I don't think I could narrow it down to just one place, but Italy and South Africa are at the top of my list!

  2. Oh now you have me dreaming of living there! I'm sure if I could own a second home it would be in Italy somewhere!

  3. Wow Jenna that is gorgeous. No wonder you guys want a second home there. Gah love your blog. You are opening my eyes to a part of the world ive never explored.

    I agree with Maria- second home in Italy!

  4. It really is beautiful where you are- like a paradise. If Greece wasn't so troubled right now then
    I would want a second home in Greece- I just swoon over the boxy white homes on top of steep hills overlooking the ocean. sigh...

  5. Gorgeous! Wow! What a dream to live in such a pristine and beautiful place. I'd live in Scotland on the coast. Nothing feels better.

  6. I just discovered your blog and I HAD to follow! I grew up in Africa! I lived in Zimbabwe for 14 years and then moved here to Australia where I've been living for going on 8 years. Oh man, all your photos make me so homesick. All my family pretty much lives in Joburg too! I can't wait to read more about your adventures! x- Berni

  7. Oh my gosh, how beautiful! I can see why you would want to live there...I'd want to live there too!


  8. This place is heavenly! We live in So Cal and I find myself wishing we could live in the beach front homes in Newport. Then I have the same sense of reality that we need to be millionaires to ever have a chance at owning real estate like that! Someday, right?

    Fun blog!

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  9. Hi Jenna,
    What a beautiful place!! I am moving to Jo'burg in 1 week and taking notes of all the great places in South Africa you write about! Thanks for all the great tips!!
    X Julie

  10. great post... great blog!!!

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  11. that place looks amazing! would love to visit someday!

  12. beautiful! i think if i could have a home anywhere else maybe after seeing this...it would be in south africa! :) otherwise i love the mediterranean...somewhere like southern italy or greece would be perfect :)

  13. Beautiful pictures and nice blog! <3

  14. Jenna, this place is breathtaking! What a beautiful view! My husband says he wants to take me to Croatia because its one of the best places he has been. I also have St. Thomas on the list:)

  15. This place looks amazing I can see why you want this as your dream house.

    My dream house would be somewhere on the beach with warm weather.

  16. love reading through your blog! you're living a real adventure!

  17. Zebula, in South Africa - my Ouma and Oupa have a house there now that we visit in the summers (I'm originally from South Africa!) I desperately hope to move back with my fiance someday :)

    Brilliant blog...I'm following you now!

  18. are you secretly being paid by south africa tourism commission?! because you are doing a bangup job of representing this country.....i wnat to move here now!!!

  19. Property on the ancient 30A road is a smart investment for the future and a perfect place to reside in.

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  20. So pretty! Amazing photos! Looks like soo much fun!

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    ox from NYC!


  21. Oh my gosh, I juststumbled across your blog and am loving it! You live in such a beautiful place! I am fascinated with your blog and how pretty it is there! Just followed so I could keep reading!


  22. I am soooo glad I saw this post! I need to add that place to my travel list...what an AMAZING beautiful place to be able to visit. Hope you get that 2nd home there one day ;)

  23. Hi!

    Ooooh yes, this look like so much to Greece! Well I've never been there, but for the pictures I've seen, it looks like it.


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