Paarl

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Geography and History

Paarl is situated just a 40-minute drive outside Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.   Paarl is fondly referred to as “the pearl of the Western Cape”.  Situated at the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you’ll find an unexpected jewel: the scenic town of Paarl.  On top of this geological splendour, one can enjoy the scenic beauty for which Paarl has become renowned... a valley surrounded by mountains and  rich fauna and flora.

The Khoi khoi and San were the first people to utilize this area. San rock art can still be seen at nearby Wemmershoek and Bainskloof. Today,

Paarl is the third oldest European settlement in South Africa with a culturally diverse community. In 1687, Governor Simon van der Stel granted the first farms to Dutch settlers on the banks of the Berg River.   Visitors to Paarl will still find many vineyards in and around the residential neighbourhoods, adding to the unique character of the town. Today the headquarters of the South African wine industry, the KWV, is situated in Paarl. They offer a variety of unique experiences to visitors.

In 1975 Paarl became home to the Afrikaans Language Monument. The monument was erected to commemorate the Afrikaans language which derived from Dutch and is now approximately 300 years old. 

 

Activities

For the golf enthusiast Paarl offers some of the worlds best golf courses, such as Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer Golf Estate - the ideal golf breakaway.

Visit one of the many wine farms in the area and enjoy some of the best wines in the Winelands!

Other activities in Paarl include scenic drives, hiking trails, wine tasting opportunities and excellent restaurants,

 

Accommodation

Paarl offers accommodation to suit the visitor’s every need - and pocket! From 5-star Hotels to delightful self-catering accommodation.

 

Business

Paarl houses a number of large agricultural, manufacturing and financial headquarters making it the largest town in the Cape Winelands. 

Paarl Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.paarlonline.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 872 4842
E-mail: info@paarlonline.com
Address: 216 Main Road
Paarl
7646
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