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The West Coast is known for it's laid-back beach towns and surfer havens, and my favorite among them all is Paternoster, a tiny oceanfront hamlet two hours north from Cape Town. But don't let this unassuming little town fool you: nestled amid the whitewashed houses are some of the country's best restaurants, with world-class chefs foraging ingredients from the beach to serve in inventive dishes. Try to book a table at chef Kobus van der Merwe's six-table Oep ve Koep, where he sources seaweed and bokkoms (mullet) himself for his evolving bistro menu.

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The West Coast is known for it's laid-back beach towns and surfer havens, and my favorite among them all is Paternoster, a tiny oceanfront hamlet two hours north from Cape Town. But don't let this unassuming little town fool you: nestled amid the whitewashed houses are some of the country's best restaurants, with world-class chefs foraging ingredients from the beach to serve in inventive dishes. Try to book a table at chef Kobus van der Merwe's six-table Oep ve Koep, where he sources seaweed and bokkoms (mullet) himself for his evolving bistro menu.