Paarl

Time needed: 3 Hour(s) to 3 Day(s)

Situated in the Cape Winelands, Paarl offers a charming country feel only 40 minutes from Cape Town. The main street is lined with stately oak trees and flowering jacarandas and surrounding town picturesque vineyards are home to a host of wine estates where visitors can enjoy wine tastings, cellar tours and leisurely lunches.

Paarl is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is found at the foot of the distinctive granite domes or "Paarl Rock" after which the town is named. Another interesting landmark is the Afrikaans Language Monument - erected to commemorate the origin of the Afrikaans language.

Visitors can pay a visit to a number of interesting historical attractions, museums, art and craft galleries and restaurants, while for the more energetic, outdoor activities including golf, fishing, horse riding and mountain biking can all be enjoyed.