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Paarl

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Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language. Boasting a picturesque setting and rural vibe, the town provides visitors with easy access to an assortment of peaceful wine estates, scenic drives, and nature reserves. On a holiday in Paarl, you can take walks on the long main street, lined with restaurant, charming cafes, and buildings that remain outstanding examples of Dutch style architecture and provide a glimpse into the town's colorful history. Paarl is in Western Cape. Customize your holiday with our South Africa trip planning website to create an adventure that suits you.
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