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Living in Paarl truly offers you the best of the Cape. As the third oldest town in South Africa it offers you a rich heritage of scenic beauty, viticulture and fruit growing. Situated only 60 kilometres away from Cape Town, it is also the third largest town in the Cape Winelands with easy access to award-winning wine farms, exclusive golf and polo estates and top schools. Amongst others, you will be able to enjoy quality country living with all amenities close by.

Tourist Attractions

Paarl boasts a unique cultural attraction through the ‘’Afrikaanse Taalmonument’’ (the monument to the Afrikaans Language) on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. It also offers access to popular attractions, including Spice Route, the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate, Berg Rivier Brewery and Wilderer Distillery.

Schools

Paarl offers access to some of the most prestigious primary and high schools in South Africa, including Paarl Boys’ and Girls’ High, La Rochelle Girls’ High, Paarl Gimnasium and Labori High School.

Hospitals in Paarl

Hospitals

Honeydew Country Estate is conveniently situated near both private and government hospitals

Wine farms

Nederburg, Avondale, Plaisir de Merle, Boland Kelder, Rhebokskloof, Backsberg, Val de Vie, Laborie, Vondeling and Doran Vineyards are among the many beautiful wine farms situated in the region.

Speciality, gifts and coffee shops

A connoisseur’s paradise! Speciality shops offered by Paarl include the Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio, the KWV Wine Emporium, DV Artisan Chocolate, Dalewood Fromage and Haute Edit. Lovers of Java will find many coffee shops situated in the town of Paarl, offering the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a quick or leisurely cuppa.

Polo Club

Surrounded by the mountains and vineyards of the famous Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, Val de Vie is one of the most spectacular polo estates in the world. Apart from hosting international tournaments and high-society events, the Val de Vie Polo Club plays polo every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Golf courses

Paarl offers avid golfers access to two beautiful golf courses, namely The Pearl Valley Jack Niklaus Signature Golf Course as well as the Boschenmeer Golf Estate. As the name implies, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course truly bears the signature of the world’s preeminent golf course designer.

  • Named the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape for 2010, 2011, 2012/2013 and again for 2014/2015 by Golf Digest magazine
  • Consistently ranked among the top ten courses in South Africa by Golf Digest Magazine since 2006
  • Awarded the Five Star Experience Award by Compleat Golfer for six consecutive years.