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Oukraal PaarlGuest House
Oukraal Guest House has a Highly Reccommended AA rating. We are situated on the side of a mountain with stunning views across Paarl to the mountains the other side.All our rooms are en-suite and most have a patio. All rooms have a fridge, safe, SABC tv, coffee making facilities. We also have a gue...




Mooi Bly Landgoed-Estate PaarlSelf-catering
On our Mooi Bly wine estate we rent out 5 thatched cottages. Our cottages are serviced and up-market. Close to town, but far away from city noice!!...




De Oude Paarl Hotel      PaarlHotel / Lodge
De Oude Paarl Hotel, situated in the historic town of Paarl, the third oldest town in South Africa, offers a cultural experience with a difference by encompassing the rich tones of our Cape Dutch, Indian, Indonesian and Cape Malay heritage. Housed in two national monuments dating back as far as the ...

A'Queenslin B&B PaarlBed & Breakfast
Alba House PaarlBed & Breakfast
Amberg Guest Farm      PaarlBed & Breakfast
Ambiance Suites PaarlHotel / Lodge
Auberge De Courtrai Guest House PaarlGuest House
Babsie's B&B PaarlBed & Breakfast
Bar None B&B PaarlBed & Breakfast
Best Western Goedemoed Country Inn PaarlHotel / Lodge
Cascade Manor PaarlGuest House
Chateau La Merci PaarlBed & Breakfast
De Roode Vos PaarlBed & Breakfast
De Waenhuis PaarlSelf-catering
De Wingerd Wijnland Lodge PaarlHotel / Lodge
Ebenhaezer Manor House PaarlGuest House
Goedemoed Country Inn PaarlGuest House
Grande Roche Hotel PaarlHotel / Lodge
Joie de Vivre Country House      PaarlGuest House
Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve PaarlHotel / Lodge
Klein Vredenburg PaarlSelf-catering
Kleinplaas Country House PaarlGuest House
Landskroon Cottage PaarlSelf-catering
Lemoenkloof Guest House PaarlGuest House
Mountain Rest PaarlSelf-catering
New Viktorian PaarlGuest House
Palmiet Valley Estate Guest House      PaarlGuest House
Perle-du-cap PaarlSelf-catering
Picardie Guest Farm      PaarlGuest House
Pontac Manor Hotel and Restaurant      PaarlHotel / Lodge
Pot a Fleurs PaarlSelf-catering
Rodeberg Lodge PaarlBed & Breakfast
Simondium's Country Lodge      PaarlHotel / Lodge
Skinkikofi B&b PaarlBed & Breakfast
Sonop Guest House & Wine Cellar PaarlGuest House
Via the Grapevine PaarlBed & Breakfast
Waboomsrust PaarlSelf-catering
Zomerlust Gastehuis      PaarlGuest House

Paarl has a large area of unspoilt natural beauty at its doorstep.  The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve has a picturesque landscape of fynbos vegetation dominated by massive rounded granite rock formations set among wild olives, rock candlewoods and wagon trees.  Fishing, hiking, picnics, climbing and mountain biking possible.

Paarl Arboretum was established in 1957 and boast with 4 500 trees (750 species) from 6 continents on 32 hectares of land along the Berg River.  Enjoy a quiet moment while spotting the colourful Malachite Kingfisher in the 45 hectares of paradise at the Paarl Bird Sanctuary with its 140 species of birds visiting throughout the year.

The Limietberg Nature Reserve is nestled by the Du Toitskloof Mountains.  This nature reserve offers superb outdoor opportunites like a day- or multi-day trail, within a pristine natural environment.  The fynbos vegetation in the Paarl area supports a number of South Western Cape Endemics like the Cape Sugarbird and the Orange-breasted Sunbird.

Paarl also boasts a unique attraction in the fact that we are home to the youngest language in the world.  The foundations for the Afrikaans Language were laid here.  The Afrikaans Language Monument on the slopes of Paarl Mountain and the Afrikaans Language Museum are a living memorial to this achievement. 

A picture house of architecture is found along the 2 kilometer stretch of the Main Street, starting at the Strooidak Church - the oldest Dutch Reformed Church in the country still in use. Zeederberg Square is surrounded by picteresque Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses. The Paarl Museum where you could view Cape Antiques, artefacts, documents and photographs which reflect the cultural diversity and development of the town. 

Paarl also offers endless outdoor entertainment - Explore our attraction route and discover the wide variety of animal attractions that Paarl has to offer - Animalzone, Die Vonds Snake Centre, Drakenstein Lion Park, Le Bonheur Crocodile Park, Neffensaan Bird Park, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and Wiesenhof Wild Park.  For the adventurous - enjoy a hot-air balloon ride, go mountain biking, climb Bretagne Rock, enjoy a guided horseride in the mountains or a guided cycling trip in the winelands.

The enthusiastic shopper will be delighted with the choice of hand crafted gifts and souvenirs - handspun Mohair and Karakul wool rugs, ceramics and art, reflecting the lifestyles of our local community, from Ikhwezi Community Centre.  Paarl also offers a number of Arts & Crafts shops outlets.  You can also visit our art galleries - Hout Street Gallery & Gift shop & De Kraal Gallery & Studio.  The Paarl Fleamarket takes place every Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00 at Jan Phillips Square, and the Paarl Food & Craft Market takes place every last Saturday of the month at Eccentric Trading from 09:00 - 14:00.

The culinary delights from Paarl range from traditional fare to exquisite international cuisine.  Restaurants and eateries are diverse in character and range.  Cooking styles reflect individual personalities, the result being a diversity of cuisine from the most formal and elegant to the simplest, yet well-prepared dishes.  You can also feast your senses on some strawberries, cheese, olives and nuts from our farms, factories and outlets in Paarl.

In addition to the many various delights to the visitor, Paarl houses the headquarters of a number of large agricultural, manufacturing and financial companies.  Paarl also houses some of the oldest schools in the Cape and is home to the BoE Cricket Park which hosts international events.  Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Victor Verster Prison, on the outskirts of town, to freedom and the start of the new South Africa.

PAARL ATTRACTIONS
ANIMAL ZONE
Tel: 27 21  875 5063
 info@animalzone.co.za
 
BIRDS
Neffensaan Birdpark
Tel 27 21   862 8075  Fax 27 21  8625285
Open 7 days a week From 09:00
 
Paarl Bird Sanctuary
Tel 27 21  872 4972.  Open Daily from 07:00-18:00
 
CROCODILES
Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Tel 27 21   863 1142.  Guided tours every half hour, operating 7 days per week. Curio shop with exclusive crocodile skin articles. Cafeteria + 2 self catering suites.
 
FLOWER RESERVES
Millwater Wild Flower Garden
Tel: 27 21  807 4500  Fax: 27 21  872 3658
 Variety of plants / fynbos / proteas - 15 species of proteas
 
FRUIT AND HERB ROUTES
Bien Donné Werf
Tel:  27 21  874 1684/13
Herbs aplenty at Bien Donne werf - the herb specialists.  Herb gardens with lavender fields.  Farm shop with herb products.  Lavender tea garden with herb cuisine.  Nursery, B&B, function hall.
 
FOOD
Boschendal
Tel: 27 21   870 4274
The Manor House stands as a monument to this rich cultural tradition;  surrounded by restaurants, gift shop, tasting center and magnificent gardens.
 
 
Cape Olive Trust
Tel: 27 21  868 3120
The home of buffet olives, the largest table olive producer/processor in South Africa.  We also pride ourselves as being a model for agricultural empowerment in the new South Africa.
Shop 09:00-16:00 Lunch:13:00-14:00
 
 
Nic Taylor Nuts
Tel:  27 21  863 1465 Cell: 082 578 7712
In the quaint nutstall you can taste and buy fresh nuts and  other unique farm products at farm prices.  For personal tour please phone in advance.  Open 9 - 6am.
 
 
Prime Olives
Tel: 27 21  863 8299 Cell: 082 473 8457
 Come and taste our olives on the farm. By appointment.
 
 
Vesuvio Olive Estate
Tel:  27 21  863 3357
Olives. Vesuvio also produces Olive Oil. Open daily
 
MASTER GOLDSMITH
Klaus Scnack. Tel: 27 21  872 6356
The studio for unique jewellery designed and handcrafted by our highly skilled team. Custom made jewellry can be delivered on short notice.
 
LIONS
Drakenstein Lion Park
Tel: 27 21  863 3290
A sanctuary for captive born lions.  Wander along our 150m catwalk to view these magnificent beasts. or relax on the viewing deck.  Refreshments and curio shop. Open daily.  09:30 to 17:00
 
 
NATURE RESERVES
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserves
Tel: 27 21  872 3658

RACE HORSE TRAINING CENTRE
Woodhill Racing Estate
(T)27 21   374 9497  (F) 27 21  371 2910
 The Western Cape's finest public racehorse training facility in the heart of the Boland.  A lifetime experience can be had watching the thoroughbred racehorse gallop in the early morning.
kotzen@iafrica.com
 
SNAKES
Die Vonds Snake Centre
Tel:  27 21  863 8309
This is a center for the breeding and conservation of snakes and other reptiles.  We have 40 different types of snakes, as well as tortoises, lizards, leguans and more.
Mon.-Sat.: 09:30 - 17:30, Closed on Sundays.
 
TRAVEL OPERATORS
Vintage Cape Tours
Tel:  27 21  8621484 / 8720174
 Private half/full day tours.  Our classic tour combines the highlights of the region for the wine connoisseur, we offer specialised tours.  English, German and French spoken.
vctours@adept.co.za www.vintagecape.co.za
 
 
WILDLIFE
Wiesenhof Wildpark
Tel: 27 21   875 5181.
Our facilities include 3 pool areas surrounded
Tue.-Sun. 09:30-18:00. Closed on Mondays and the first three weeks in August.
 
 
ADVENTURE
CANOEING
Berg River Resort
27 21 863 1650 .  Canoe rentals by appointment only
 
CYCLING
Bike Point
Uwe Messerschmidt. 27 21 8633901/(083 430 8127)
Daily guided fun-cycling trips, Paarl - Cape Town - Winelands & Bike Rental
 
Cycling Holidays & Tours
Gerhard van Noordwyk
Tel: 27 21 8726360    Cell  083 275 8851         Fax.27 21  872 9634
Offers single & multiple day cycling vacations on hybrid bicycles in Western Cape, S.A.  Group sizes 6 -15 cyclists
 
4 × 4 ADVENTURES
Kagga Kamma 4×4 drive trips
27 21  863 4343.  4×4 trips in private game reserve
 
FISHING
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Tel 27 21 872 3658   Fax: 27 21 807 4500
 Permits available at Paarl Municipality. Please phone for further details.
 
FLOWERS
Mill Water Wild Flower Garden
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Tel: 27 21 807 4500.  Summer: 07h00-19h00   Winter: 07h00-18h00
 
 
Seven Springs
Tel  27 21 872 0322 / 083 454 2429
Shop open daily from 09:00-17:00 for buying dried flowers
 
GOLFING
Paarl Golf Club
Tel: 27 21  863 1140
 
 
HIKING
Amberg Hiking Trail
Tel: 27 21  862 0982
 Guests can keep themselves busy with fynbos mountain hikes, rock climbing and  bird watching.
amberg@mweb.co.za
 
 
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Tel 27 21 872 3658
07h00-19h00 in summer   07:00 - 18:00 in winter
 
 
Patatskloof (The Oasis) Wellington
Tel: 27 21 873 4231. Hiking trail at Bainskloof Pass.
Various hiking trails Limietberg, Miaspoort & Donker kloof
 
Cape Nature Conservation
Tel: 27 21 871 1536   Fax: 27 21 945 4570
Phone beforehand for arrangements and permits.
 
HORSE RIDING
Fynbosritte
Tel: 27 21  873 1241 0823358132
Guided horse trails through fynbos, orchards and vineyards in the foothills of the Hawequa Mountains
 
Mountain Rest
Cell:  082 259 2546
 
Obiqualand Tours
Tel: 27 21 873 3398.  Guided
 
Hot Air Ballooning
Winelands Ballooning
Tel: 27 21  863 3192. Come and enjoy a lovely sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the winelands.  Daily from November to April.
 
MOUNTAIN BIKING
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Tel: 27 21 872 3658
Possible Bike Rentals - Please phone for further details
 
Bike Point Südafrika
Uwe Messerschmidt
Tel: 27 21  863 3901
Come and enjoy our guided cycling tours! Discover the winelands with us or on your own.  Cycle with us around Table Mountain.Daily guided fun-cycling trips, Paarl - Cape Town - Winelands
 
 
Wellington Mountain Biking Route
Tel:  27 21 873 4604.  Please phone for further details.
 
PICNICS
Berg River Resort
Tel: 27 21  863 1650. Bring your own Basket. Swimming Pool, River & other activities for children
 
Boland Wine Cellar
Tel: 27 21  872 1766. Sold at estate during summer season.
 
 
Boschendal
Tel: 27 21 870-4274
Sold at estate during summer season
 
 
Nelson's Creek
Tel: 27 21 869 8453
Sold at estate during summer season by appointment only - on Wine Estate
 
 
Nederburg
Tel: 27 21  877 5123/ 0800 200 867
Available between 1 November & 31 March by appointment (Mon - Sun)
 
 
Paarlberg Nature Reserve
Tel: 27 21 872 3658.  Bring your own picnic basket
 
 
Restaurant 101 - Simonsvlei
Tel: 27 21  863 2486.   Picnic lunches available Tue - Sun
 
 
Seidelberg Wine Estate
Tel: 27 21 863 3495/6.  Sold at the estate during the year
 
 
Taalmonument Koffie Shoppe
Tel: 27 21 863 2800
Picnics available at Monument also Sunset Picnics
 
Wiesenhof
Tel:  27 21 875 5181
Our facilities include 3 pool areas surrounded by lawns set in a forest with many braai spots, an 8km scenic drive through the game reserve with unbelievable views. Bring your own basket
 
WINE HIKING TRAILS
Seidelberg Wine Estate
Tel 27 21  863 3495/6.  Purchase a bottle of Seidelberg Wine
Picnic baskets available
 

MUSEUMS:
AFRIKAANS LANGUAGE MONUMENT
 An imposing structure reaching into the deep blue sky of the Paarl Valley celebrating the language Afrikaans  Tel: 27 21  863 2800
 
 Mon.-Sun. 08:00-17:00
 
AFRIKAANS LANGUAGE MUSEUM
(House Gideon Malherbe)
House Gideon Malherbe (builit 1860) is a museum of the Afrikaans language seeing that the Society of True Afrikaners was founded here on the
14th August 1875.  Tel:  27 21   872 3441 Fax: 27 21   872 3642
Mon.-Fri: 9h00-17h00.

ARCHITECTURE
Various old buildings in Main Road, Paarl - contact Paarl Tourism for guide-booklet.
Tel: 27 21  872 3829 Fax: 27 21  872 9376
Buildings to be viewed at own leisure.
 
ARCHIVES
Drakenstein Heemkring
Tel: 27 21  872 9145
 Mon.-Fri. 10:00-12:00|
"De Oude Woning" houses the Drakenstein Heemkring where all local family history and documents of the Valley are kept.
 
HET GESTICHT
Old missionary slave church in Paarl.
Tel: 27 21  872 4842
 By appointment only Available for weddings
 
PAARL MUSEUM
Paarl Museum has a superb collection of Cape Antiques, artefacts, documents and photographs that portray the collective hertiage and development of Paarl.
museum1@telkomsa.net
Tel: 27 21  872 2651 Fax: 27 21  872 2651
Mon.-Fri: 10:00-17:00. Closed over weekends and on public holidays.
 
STROOIDAK CHURCH (thatch-roofed church)
NG Gemeente Paarl, on Main Street
Tel: 27 21  871 1400  Fax: 27 21  872 4396
Tours by appointment only