Paarl is called this because of a huge granite rock overlooking the town .At times it gleams like a pearl.
This town is part of a wine route , The Paarl museum has a good selection of cape Dutch furniture.
The town also has brandy cellars.
Outdoor entertainment is endless…..lots of beautiful routes to drive (over Du Toits pass, Franschoek pass, and Bainskloof pass)
There is lots of accommodation options, at times this town can get fully booked so PLEASE book in advance, or at least call when you are close to the town to avoid disappointment.
a short drive from Cape Town is PAARL
50 Kms NE of Cape Town, on the NI to the hinterland,
"imposing KWV Headquarters"
this is the base of KWV a coop that went semi-private.
In days past, this was the label that represented South African Wines, but things have changed.
despite Roodeberg and other, their newer labeld ROEBRT's Rock is EXCELLENT value for money.
"Nederberg Wine Auctions"
imposing estate of familiar landmark of a fine blender of wines for the masses, in my days of youth and folly.
the original Noble Late Harvest producers,
and of course, their CAB, Pinotage
and eminence amongst many