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Paarl, South Africa

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 towards Table Mountain.

Historic town center

The 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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Map of Paarl

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    Places near Paarl

    Accommodation choices for Paarl

    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.

    • Babylonstoren, Franschhoek



      Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved farms of the Cape Dutch tradition. The manor house dates from 1777 and some of the structures date back to the founding of the farm in 1692.

    • Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl

      Grande Roche Hotel


      The Grande Roche is without doubt the best hotel in Paarl, and possibly in the whole Winelands. Discretion, attentive service, and luxurious accommodation are assured, and the location is ideal.