Destinations Paarl Wine Route

Paarl Wine Route

About the area

The Paarl Wine Route is aptly named as it is home to 49 wine estates, each with unique experiences, flavours, views, and quirks. The Paarl Wine Route, which is the second oldest in the country, is renowned for its full-bodied spicy reds and crisp whites. The town is the third-oldest city and European settlement in South Africa and has an air of historical grandeur about its tree-lined streets and startling mountain backdrop. Today, the Paarl Wine Valley is the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Despite its size, the town is still quiet, walkable, and safe.

Highlights

Visit the ‘Taal Monument’—a monument dedicated to the Afrikaans language.
Explore the Paarl Mountain Reserve with its beautiful fynbos flora, rivers, and granite rock formations.
Treat yourself to an exquisite wine tasting experience on one of the many wine estates.
Eat at any of the delicious restaurants in the valley.
Pop into a craft gin distillery or local brewery to try some artisanal alcohol.
Shop for fresh produce and food at a local farmer’s market.

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