Our Surroundings

Surrounded by a magnificent country side, five mountain passes, a bounty of fruit orchards and beautiful vineyards, with the Berg River giving life to this fertile valley.

Come and visit our wonderful place, take a trip to Hermanus for the famous whale watching, see the penguins at Bolders, visit Cape Point or enjoy some shopping at the very popular Waterfront. Discover the West Coast National Park, especially during flower season in August, make your way to Langebaan and Lambertsbay to enjoy the big variety of seafood at several beach restaurants.

Not even an hour away you can experience a unique one day safari with Africa's BIG 5 and herds of Game at Fairy Glen Safari near Worcester. A little bit further you will find Aquila Safari a well known Private Game Reserve. Here you will have the opportunity to do a 2-3 hour Big-5 game drive in combination with a Horseback or Quad Bike Safari.

Nearby Aquila you find the Karoo Ostrich Show Farm. See - feed - touch and ride the South African Ostrich. Find your way over the famous Bain's Kloof Pass to the rural village of Tulbagh and taste exquisite handcrafted chocolates at MONIKI or go to Ceres for a zip slide adventure with Ceres Zip Slide Tours. Its awesome, its amazing, its spectacular!

For the golf enthusiast



Only a few minutes away from Cape Valley Manor you can play two of the most popular golf courses in South Africa.

Paarl Golf Club, one of the oldest and successful clubs in South Africa, has completed a program of modernization. The course has undergone a dramatic change in 2011 and the fairways & greens are up to international standards. Come and book your t-off time, even one year in advance!

Voted 3rd best golf course in South Africa, Pearl Valley Golf Estate is rated "a must play" by local, international, amateurs and professional golfers. Standard green fees include the use of golf carts and unlimited use of golf balls on the driving range.

For the wine lover



May we invite you to discover the diversity of our beautiful wine valley. From the large international wine companies as Nederburg, KWV, Boland Cellar, Rhebokskloof, Ridgeback, Fairview, Simonsvlei International to the smaller micro producers as Vendome or Tempel you can enjoy high quality and unique wine.

May we invite you to discover the diversity of our beautiful wine valley. From the large international wine companies as Nederburg, KWV, Boland Cellar, Rhebokskloof, Ridgeback, Fairview, Simonsvlei International to the smaller micro producers as Vendome or Tempel you can enjoy high quality and unique wine.

We organize special winetours with wine tasting and individual see to the needs of our guests.

For those who are interested in nature and animals



Paarl Rock is about 500 million years old and is one of the largest granite outcrops in the world. The neighboring Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve - with its ancient wild olive trees, rock candlewoods, Proteas and other endemic "fynbos" vegetation thriving amongst giant boulders - offers a variety of scenic, accessible strolling and about 30 km of trails for hiking and mountain biking, just above the busting town.

In 1975, one hundred years after the founding of GRA, the soaring Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Language Monument) was unveiled on Paarl Mountain. Celebrating the contributions of diverse tongues, this iconic landmark has become a signature of Paarl, affording a magnificent panoramic vista over the valley, with Table Mountain visible in the distance.

Visit Butterfly World, the largest tropical butterfly park in Africa where butterflies fly freely in a beautiful covered garden, go to Drakenstein Lion Park a private funded facility where captive born predators find a lifetime care, have a look at Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm where you can touch a baby croc and witness the feeding during a guided tour

For those who are interested in history



Towards Franschhoek lies the former Victor Vester Prison (now Drakenstein Correctional Facility), which grabbed international headlines when Nelson Mandela walked to freedom through its gates in 1990, to make his first public appearance in 27 years. Here a bronze sculpture of this internationally revered statesman can be viewed and we can organize a visit to "Madiba House" by appointment.

Paarl Museum



Reflects the history of Paarl Valley and facilitates an interesting and in-depth look at the town's rich and varied cultural heritage.

Huguenot Gedenkskool



was initiated in 1883 by the Afrikaans community in Dal Josafat to make sure that their children could be educated in Afrikaans, their mother tongue. Some Of SA's greatest poets, authors, scientists and linguists were educated here.

Main Road -12000 Meters of History



At just under 12 kilometers, Paarl Main Road is one of the longest in the country and a delightful electric mix of architectural styles such as Dutch, Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian and Art Deco. It houses a myriad of trendy cafes, restaurants, wine-bars, art galleries, funky gift, decor and design shops.

Find other attractions here

  • Bontebok Ridge Reserve, Wellington
  • Afrikaans Language Museum
  • Du Toit's Kloof Pass
  • Graceland Venues
  • Horse riding
  • Canoeing
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking Trails
  • Cycling Tours(Bike & Saddle)
  • Die Vonds Snake Park
  • Paarl Bird Sanctuary
  • Wiesenhof Game Park
  • Wineland Ballooning
  • Ossewa Rides

Restaurants

You will find anything from traditional favorites to the most exquisite international cuisine in Paarl. Discerning travelers can enjoy a selection of culinary delights including haute cuisine, Afro-continental, Mediterranean and al fresco dining.

Many wine farms in the surrounding countryside such as Fairview, Spice Route, Under Oaks and Vrede en Lust offer beautiful restaurants where you can have a nice meal and rejuvenate your soul. Apart from these you will find many smaller eateries and boutique coffe shops as Bean in Love along Main Road and in the town centre. In Mbekweni you will find Chippa's Place where you can try true Mzantsi (South African) meals

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