PAARL IN SOUTH AFRICA
Paarl, part of Cape Town’s Cape Winelands area, has a large area of unspoilt natural beauty at its doorstep. The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve has a picturesque landscape of fynbos vegetation dominated by massive rounded granite rock formations set among wild olives, rock candlewoods and wagon trees. Fishing, hiking, picnics, climbing and mountain biking are all possible. The culinary delights of Paarl range from traditional fare to exquisite international cuisine. Restaurants and eateries are diverse in character and range. Cooking styles reflect individual personalities, the result being a diversity of cuisine from the most formal and elegant to the simplest, yet well-prepared dishes. You can also feast your senses on some strawberries, cheese, olives and olive products from our farms, factories and outlets in Paarl. Paarl Arboretum boasts with 4500 trees (750 species) from 6 continents on 32 hectares of land along the Berg River. Enjoy a quiet moment while spotting the colorful Malachite Kingfisher in the 45 hectares of paradise at the Paarl Bird Sanctuary with its 140 species of birds visiting throughout the year.
The Limietberg Nature Reserve is nestled by the Du Toitskloof Mountains. This nature reserve offers superb outdoor opportunities like a day- or multi-day trails, within a pristine natural environment. Walk along the 2km main street for architectural snapshots from bygone eras. Start at the Strooidak Church – the oldest Dutch Reformed Church in the country still in use. Zeederberg Square is surrounded by picturesque Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian houses. Visit the Paarl Museum – where you can view Cape Antiques, artifacts, documents and photographs which reflect the cultural diversity and development of the town. Internationally celebrated and historical Grande Roche in Paarl is famous for its exquisite location and luxurious, cosmopolitan accommodation, award-winning cuisine, matchless service and hospitality. The Grande Roche Health Center, which offers guests gym and massage facilities as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, is the perfect place for indulgent pampering.
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