With the precious vines marching in rows over the hillsides and an ever-present backdrop of dramatic mountains, Paarl is vintage South African wine territory. Where better to settle into a homestead-style luxury hotel and embrace the best of the Cape?
Idyllic wine country, where world-famous grapes ripen in the warm sun.
Things to do
Paarl is in the heart of the Western Cape wine region, and the perfect base from which to explore its wonders – and flavours. Discover the finest Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec vintages at a private wine tasting, guided by a Sommelier.
FOOD & DRINK
Great wine and fine dining are made for each other. And in Paarl you’ll find both innovative gastronomy and traditional South African dishes, all accompanied by local wines. Paarl also plays host to grape harvest festivals and wine events – perfect for exploring more of the region’s viniculture.
The Mediterranean-style climate, mountainous terrain and maritime influence are famously good for nurturing excellent vintages. They also create a wonderful landscape to explore from your luxury hotel. A wonderful way to discover the Cape Winelands is on horseback – it allows you to really take in the fresh air and stunning scenery.
Don’t miss Main Street in Paarl, with its vibrantly coloured Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Top Tip from SLH