Paarl

(Taalmonument) Afrikaans Language Monument.
Paarl Rock.

Paarl is the third-oldest town in South Africa and located approximately 60km to the north-west of Cape Town. It is famous for having one of the world's largest rock outcrops.

Get in

Paarl is about 60km from Cape Town. The easiest way to get there from Cape Town is by car is to follow the N1 North, however one can also get there by train or bus.

Get around

As with most of South Africa it is best to use a rented car.

See

Do

Wine related

Visit one of many wine estates

Adventure

Hiking

There are a number of hiking trails in the area, ranging from short walk to multi-day trails.

Other

Buy

Fairview.

Eat

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under R100
Mid-range R100 to R500
Splurge Over R500

There are a number of fine restaurants are situated along the Main Road and most of the wine estates also have their own restaurants on site.

Budget

Mid range

Splurge

Drink

Wine and brandy. Visit any of the wine estates that offer wine tasting. Also see the Do section

Sleep

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under R500
Mid-range R500 to R1000
Splurge Over R1000

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay healthy

Hospitals

Go next

Paarl is in the center of the Cape Winelands, within proximity of the major town of Stellenbosch. It is also near Cape Town. You can reach all main attractions within 30 to 45 minutes (except the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point).

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