The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Paarl

Afrikaans name: Paarl

Paarl

Paarl

Photo © Steven Herbert

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.

Have you visited Paarl. What is there to do in the area?



References and further reading

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

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

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

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

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getaway - Vol 35 No 02 - Author: - Published: 2023 - Page: 14

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

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

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

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

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

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


Top

Got a comment about the content on this page?





This website features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links.

Copyright Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2023. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use