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Paarl nestles in a valley between dramatic mountains, and enjoys a unique place in South African history, as it is the spiritual home of the Afrikaans language.

A monument to the language crowns one of the summits above Paarl, and provides superb views over the Winelands and toward Table Mountain.

Historic town centre

Palmiet Valley Wine & Country Estate, PaarlThe historic heart of the town boasts pretty buildings and the residential streets become roads which wend their way up the mountain slopes through beautiful vineyards.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Paarl

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    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Paarl. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.