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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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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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