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About Paarl

Vineyards, Mountains and Historic buildings is what impresses the visitor to Paarl.

Mountains & Vineyards of Paarl

As a premier tourist attraction for people wanting to experience the real Wine country, Paarl does not dissapoint.

Situated a mere 30 minutes drive from Cape Town it is the ideal place to go for the day or even to stay overnight in one of the many accommodation facilities after having a great dinner at one of the great restaurants in town.

Paarl is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the Wineland and surrounds. It has a lot to offer and is within 30 minutes drive from Cape Town and many other towns such as Stellenbosch, Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester and also close to Somerset West, Strand and Gordons Bay.

Paarl offers the visitor a wide range of accommodation options from 5 star to self catering, camping and backpacking.

Getting Here

Paarl is situated right on the N1. To the North is the Huguenot Tunnel leading towards Worcester and on to Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Johannesburg. The gateway to the north!

Paarl is surrounded by Wellington (15km), Worcester (55km), Malmesbury (45km), Stellenbosch (25km) and Cape Town Northern Suburbs (30km).


Typical architecture found in paarl

Click here to read about the history of Paarl


Paarl has more of a Mediterranean climate with beautiful sunny days in summer and most of the rain in winter. Summer evenings in Paarl are very special.

What to Do

Things to do in Paarl

There are great sundowner watering holes as well as many top notch restaurants in town. Many renowned Wine Farms provides the visitor with choice of Wine tasting and fine dining. Local shopping has a wide variety of beautiful hand made arts and crafts, art and sculpture, unusual clothing and much more – sure to give satisfaction to the avid browser. The Paarl Mall is on the southern part of town and provides for all the shopping needs of locals and visitors alike.

Paarl's many attractions

Paarl has two excellent golfing facilities which are close by namely Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley, and from Paarl you can easily have a round of golf in nearby Wellington or Stellenbosch.

There are many other activities on offer and no matter what your choice is, it will take place in the most beautiful natural surroundings – The Winelands

Golfing, fishing, birding, hiking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding, shopping, eating and drinking

There are many Animal Sanctuaries in the area such as Lion, Crocodiles  Snakes and Birds, where conservation is a serious business. You can interact with these animals at close quarters and find out about the challenges facing them.

Paarl has it all!

Nature Reserves

The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve is a favourite with hikers, birders, and general nature lovers. Here you will also find Paarl Rock. Cape Nature also have reserves within the area and Limietberg is well known and a favourite with hikers and general nature lovers.

Paarl is the ideal place to stay and explore the surrounding areas.

See you soon!