Oak Tree Lodge At the foot of the Paarl Rock; tastefully furnished rooms. TV, aircon, phones, pool, garden. Tel: +27 (0)21 8632631; eMail
Cape Valley Manor G.H. Renovated historic manor house in Paarl. Cosy ensuite rooms. Satellite TV, Pool. Relaxing. Tel +27 (0)21 8724545. eMail
Rodeberg Lodge Victorian guesthouse; National monument; spacious en-suite rooms; aircon and TV; garden. Tel +27 (0)21 8633202. eMail
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Bovlei Valley Retreat On working vineyard; amazing views; en-suite rooms with aircon and TV; very quiet; pool. Tel +27 (0)21 8641504. eMail
The Paarl Museum (formerly the "Oude Pastorie") offers a near-comprehensive collection of antique furniture, historical documents and photographs from the history of Paarl. The museum lies in Main Street (No. 303) and is open weekdays from 10 to 5 and saturdays from 9 to 1 o'clock. Tel 021-8722651.
The Afrikaanse Taalmonument (monument for the Afrikaans language) is open daily from 9 to 5. Tel 021-8723441. The access turns off Main Street at the town entrance and is sign-posted. Around the monument there are very nice waliking trails and a stunning view of the Paarl valley. The Afrikaans Language Museum in the Gideon Malherbe House in Main Street belongs to the monument.
The wine estates along the Paarl Wine Route are well sign-posted. Wine connoisseurs should perhaps plan for one day or, even better, a couple of days to visit the cellars and taste the exquisite Cape wines. If you don't have so much time, at least visit the historic wine estate Laborie. Also consult: Paarl Wine Route Map
To enthusiastic hikers, highly recommended is the Paarlberg Mountain Nature Reserve. Jan Phillips Mountain Drive leads to this nature conservation area of 1900 hectares. The road is a bit rough. A couple of hiking trails of different lengths begin at the parking lot. The most popular being the 2-hour Klipkers Hiking Trail. It leads through Fynbos vegetation and mountain forests. With a bit of luck you can see the Cape Grysbok Antelope. Relax at one of the beautiful picnic spots and on one of the two dams, where you even might catch a fish (with a permit).The Meulwater Wild Flower Reserve lies within the nature reserve and more than 200 plant species grow there, among them many proteas. The reserve is open daily from 7 am and 6:30 pm. Tel 021-8723829.
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