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Gonana Guesthouse

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
Outdoor pool
Luxury House, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Sea View | Balcony

Overview of Gonana Guesthouse

Gonana Guesthouse

3.0 star property
Paternoster beachfront guesthouse with outdoor pool, bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

11 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
42 Sonkwas Street, Bekbay, Paternoster, Western Cape

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • De See Kat - 10 min walk
  • Wolfgat - 12 min walk
  • Die Gaaitjie Restaurant - 12 min walk
  • Blikkie Pizzeria - 14 min walk
  • Blikkies Pizzeria - 15 min walk

About this property

Gonana Guesthouse

A great choice for a stay in Paternoster, Gonana Guesthouse features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in massages. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights.


Afrikaans, English, Swedish, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (10 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • On the beach


  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swedish
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Pet deposit: ZAR 200 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 200 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gonana Guesthouse Guesthouse
Gonana Guesthouse Paternoster
Gonana Guesthouse Guesthouse Paternoster

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gonana Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gonana Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Gonana Guesthouse?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of ZAR 200 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of ZAR 200 per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Gonana Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Gonana Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gonana Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Gonana Guesthouse and nearby?
Gonana Guesthouse has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gonana Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include De See Kat (10-min walk), Wolfgat (12-min walk) and Die Gaaitjie Restaurant (12-min walk).
What's the area around Gonana Guesthouse like?
Gonana Guesthouse is a short 12-minute walk from Paternoster Beach and 17 minutes' walk from Cape Columbine Nature Reserve.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Surprised by surprises
It was surprising as we didn’t expect stairs but we managed ok. We were not seaview because we were in a cottage and not the lodge. Also surprising. Nice and clean and serviced daily. Friendly staff They wanted a large breakage deposit. Also surprising
Jane, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Julius W, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sea views
Beautiful accomodation on the beach. It was very cold though and no blankets provided. Also except noise as people come and go from rooms overhead as the floorboards creak and sound travels. Could have used thicker towels the minimalism wasnt always practical.
R, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicola, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Anne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Magical time at the ocean
Amazing guest house directly at the ocean, amazing views, Thandi did an amazing job and went the extra mile when we wanted to do crayfish. The breakfast was sensational. The house is magical and the setting amazing :-)
Hendrik, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very great location in front of the beach... nice salted swimmingpool, breakfast is ok ... Room 1/2 or 3 are the one downstairs in front of ocean. Great nice room , clean . Only issue very bad sound insulation ! Good value for money and pleasant team!
jean claude, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very pleasant experience - lovely setting.
Peter, 3-night trip with friends
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