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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.

Accommodation in Paarl

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.

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References and further reading

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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 73

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

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

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

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

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

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

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