Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster: A class of its own

Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster: aAclass of its own

West Coast, South Africa

The five star boutique Abalone House & Spa is beautifully located in Paternoster on the West Coast of South Africa.  The coveted and highly-acclaimed Reuben’s restaurant as well as the exclusive Healing Earth Spa are now open lifting this Luxury Guest House in South Africa to new heights of hospitality, luxury and decadence. The finest local cuisine and spa products can now be enjoyed in an atmosphere of pure relaxation.

Abalone House and Spa Hotel

Chef Reuben Riffel is renowned for his culinary prowess locally in South Africa and internationally. He chooses the best local ingredients, treats them respectfully and prepares unique taste sensations in his meals. Double-baked snoek soufflé with salted apricots, roasted pork belly with chilli-lime and ginger caramel, malva pudding with buttermilk sherbet and Amarula custard hint at the unique cuisine that awaits diners at Reuben’s Abalone House.

“I have always loved Paternoster, since I first visited as a child of 14,” says Reuben. “The place still fascinates me and keeps drawing me back. There’s a unique atmosphere there that is relaxed and special, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to open a Reuben’s restaurant and explore the local ingredients, cook them simply and serve flavoursome food. The menu will be ever changing, though we will certainly keep the signature dishes.”

Abalone House

Tasked with opening Reuben’s at the Abalone House, chef Aviv Liebenberg has worked at all three of Reuben’s other restaurants which are located in Franschhoek, Robertson, and at the five-star resort One&Only Cape Town. He says: “I understand Reuben’s concept well, so I am able to implement it easily in the restaurant. His food has a fresh country feel and is plated beautifully. There’s nothing fussy about Reuben’s cuisine. We prefer to use just a few ingredients simply and well.”

Elegant simplicity is the characteristic of the Healing Earth Spa at the Abalone House, which offers African inspired spa therapies and products in various calm treatment rooms, one of which is customized for couples. This premium organic spa brand believes in ancient African traditions of healing and energy to bring about both health and relaxation. Founder Elisabeth Brandt says: “We have a nurturing, conscious approach to beauty based upon love for oneself, one’s fellow human beings and the earth we live on.”

Abalone House Grand Opening

Special Opening packages:

In celebration of summer and the opening of the Healing Earth Spa and Reuben’s, the luxurious Abalone House offers enticing packages for guests to experience both the new spa and the gourmet restaurant Reuben’s. Mid-week packages are R 1,595.00 per person sharing per night, and weekend packages are R 1,950.00 per person sharing per night.

Packages include comfortable accommodation, delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, a one-hour spa treatment and a three-course dinner at Reuben’s at Abalone House.  This special at the Abalone House is valid from 1 October 2013 – 30 April 2014.

Abalone House Paternoster


If you wish to explore the beautiful West Coast and stay at the Abalone House, contact us for great rates!

South African Tourism Company

Tel:    +27 (0)21 794 9050

Mobile: +27 (0)827 823 142

Fax:    +27 (0)21 794 9995

Email:   res@south-african-hotels.com

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