The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Paarl

Afrikaans name: Paarl

Paarl

Paarl

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Western Cape

Paarl is scenic town situated about 60 km from Cape Town. It is the third oldest town in South Africa.

Paarl is the largest town in the Cape Winelands and attracts many tourists for this and other reasons.

Up above the town, on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, is a monument to the Afrikaans language. It is called the "Afrikaanse Taalmonument" and is well worth a visit. Wonderful views of Paarl can be had on the drive to the monument.

The town also boasts some really old examples of Cape Dutch architecture, some dating back to the 17th century.

References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 75

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 74

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 165

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 34

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 111

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 107

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 258

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 73

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 239

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 20

go! - Issue 155 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 106

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 47

Getaway - Vol 28 No 09 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 62

go! - Issue 109 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 128

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 91

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 89

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 88

Country Life - Issue 251 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 56

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 87

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 135

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 67


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