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With fewer than 195 000 inhabitants, Paarl remains a small, but significant, member of the Cape Winelands. It is the third-oldest town in South Africa and the largest member of the Winelands. Thus, its historical import and natural beauty have set Paarl apart as a wonderful tourist destination, particularly for those with a penchant for great wines ... more.

5 Things to Do in Paarl

5 Things to Do in Paarl

Paarl is one of the oldest towns in the country and an important part of the Cape Winelands. This charming, sometimes even quaint, region also plays a major role in celebrating the foundations of the Afrikaans language. Therefore, it combines a fascinating history with wonderful wines and spectacular scenery, leaving no shortage of things to do in Paarl.

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De Kleijne Bos Country House

De Kleijne Bos Country House

The four star De Kleijne Bos Country House which nestles in the heart of the Drakenstein valley, features the well known winelands region. Situated on the outskirts of the Paarl Village, only 3km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.

The original De Kleijne Bos Country House offers eight well equipped rooms including six luxury rooms and one standard room which are all designed with comfort in mind, offering charming accommodation and expected services for guests to relax and unwind. All en-suite rooms are individually appointed and have comfortable lush duvets with embroided percale cotton linen. Continue reading

Paarl, Cape Winelands

Paarl, Cape Winelands

This post with permission from South Africa Travel News. See the original article at: Paarl – overlooked jewel of the Western Cape

The town of Paarl is literally on my doorstep. I’ve driven past it on the N1 numerous times and yet not visited. But this weekend was an exception. I needed to right a wrong and take a look at a town that more than met my expectations and, in fact, left me spellbound by its gorgeous architecture, history, perpetual vistas of vineyards, and quaintness. Continue reading