Paarl makes the perfect day trip during your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation, offering something to appeal to every taste. Here’s what you can get up to on a day trip to this exquisite destination.
Paarl takes its name from the three granite outcrops that tower over the town like enormous pale pearls. For a closer look at this iconic backdrop, you can take a trip to the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.
Here you’ll find gorgeous picnic spots among a cultivated wildflower garden as well as trails leading among the fynbos. You can hike or bike along these paths to vantage points along the way for sweeping views of the Drakenstein Valley, and all the way to Cape Town on a clear day.
Head out on the Spice Route
Paarl is not only the second oldest wine route in the country, but it’s also re-invented the Spice Routefor modern times and condensed it into one stop. Here you’ll encounter charming small batch Swartland wine tastings, and artisanal ales at micro-breweries, as well as grappa and gin waiting to be sampled- and it all comes with stunning views over the Simonsberg mountains,
Those with a sweet tooth can lose themselves in De Villiers Chocolate tastings and demos, or daily ice cream and sorbet feasts at DV Café.
Fairview estate is another iconic stop in the Paarl area, offering sumptuous cheese and wine tastings. Mellasat offers unique award-winning white pinotage, and Ridgeback wine is open for wine tastings overlooking quaint pastoral scenes.
Find Fabulous Fare in Paarl
No respectable wine route is without its fair share of fine fare and Paarl is no exception. Noop, in the Main Road keeps it’s simple with local ingredients whipped into simple dishes that taste of home, followed by home made ice cream and a unique combo of sago, malva pudding, koeksister ice cream and vanilla anglaise.
FABER at Avondale Wine Estate is headed by award winning chef Dale Stevens, serving exotic variations of locally-grown goodies. Try the barbequed broccoli and almonds, Black Angus Sirloin with homegrown horseradish and pineapple parfait with pistachio and ginger caramel crumble.
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