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Paarl

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Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language. Boasting a picturesque setting and rural vibe, the town provides visitors with easy access to an assortment of peaceful wine estates, scenic drives, and nature reserves. On a holiday in Paarl, you can take walks on the long main street, lined with restaurant, charming cafes, and buildings that remain outstanding examples of Dutch style architecture and provide a glimpse into the town's colorful history. Paarl is in Western Cape. Customize your holiday with our South Africa trip planning website to create an adventure that suits you.
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Where to stay in Paarl

Accommodation options remain ample in Paarl, with lodgings of all types lining the scenic main street and dotting the countryside. You'll find everything from trendy boutique establishments and 5-star hotels, to cozy guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in town. The surrounding area boasts budget-friendly cottages and rental properties, as well as luxurious hotels and lodges.
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