Grande Roche Hotel
Plantasie Street, Paarl, 7647, Paarl, 7622, South Africa
More about Paarl
Early morning roaring concert!
Inside the tents
Scaling the final section of Paarl Rock
Sundown, Golf Estate lodges of Pearl Valley Golf
Travel Tips for Paarl
Cape + Paarl = WINE
keep space for the value for money wines Local styles means buy them herem, blend in with the crowds PROHEP for the Hangovers or excessive comsumption of fine wine tasting ;-)
Clicks or any supermarket, unless you want to carry your own brand
THE PAARL WINELANDS
"Vrede en Lust - Stevo's wedding"
When one of my best mates said that he was getting married in the winelands around Paarl I knew that we were in for a good time in an amazing place. Paarl is simply gorgeous, nestled beneath the Simonsberg mountain range and guarding the entrance to the Franschhoek valley, it is an area of dramatic landscapes
Vrede en Lust, derived from the Dutch 'Peace and Eagerness', was established by French Huguenot Jacques de Savoye in 1688. The historic farm buildings have been restored with respect to their Cape Dutch origins and make the perfect venue for a wedding.
Vrede en Lust offers cellar tours, fine wines, function facilities, exclusive accommodation and light meals, a lively atmosphere and magnificent setting.
The farm house and surrounding buildings are great examples of the traditional Cape Duthc architectural style. They seem to sit perfectly in the winefarms and under the mountains.
Het Taalmonument (The language monument)
The next day we had to leave Simon’s Town to go to Oudtshoorn. Here we saw one of the faults that we made while booking this trip. I didn’t pay close attention on the distances of the hotels and the places that we gave up. As an example this hotel lays 70 k from Oudtshoorn, behind the mountains. So we lost a lot of time. The area around Cape Town, like Paarl, Franshoek and Swellendam is very nice. A lot of pretty views to see on these roads across the mountains. We also went to 2 wine venders to buy us some wine to drink the next evenings. We were impressed with the “taalmonument” in Paarl and also the views that you have from there. It’s very nice. But driving to the resort was a very long drive.
After the wine route, we decided to drive across the Karoo. All the way, all those very small bushes and sand. Nothing else to see. Traveling like that is like driving through a moon landscape, nothing to focus on, just drive. And then you try to follow a car that drives in front of you.
Popular Hotels in Paarl
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