Only 56km from Cape Town, Paarl offers you historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and fruit farms, breathtaking scenery and many cycling and nature trails.
The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve has a picturesque landscape of fynbos (Cape Flora) vegetation dominated by massive rounded granite rock formations set among wild olives, rock candlewoods and wagon trees. Fishing, hiking, picnics and mountain biking all happen here!
Paarl Arboretum boasts with 4 500 trees (750 species) from six continents on 32 hectares of land along the Berg River. Enjoy a quiet moment while spotting the colorful Malachite Kingfisher in the 45 hectares of paradise at the Paarl Bird Sanctuary with its 140 species of birds visiting throughout the year.
Kids will love the Drakenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Le Bonheur Crocodile Park, as well as paintball and the horse trails.
Being in the Cape Winelands, there are a wide variety of wine tasting venues and wine cellars to choose from, as well art galleries and world-class spas. The perfect place for some pampering!