VISITORS to the beautiful town of Paarl have reason to smile as they can once again enjoy the freedom of exploring the local sites, tastes and tourism treats without the restriction of a mask.
Paarl’s menu of things to do caters for all ages and dishes up experiences for adventurers, wine enthusiasts, gourmands, nature lovers, historians and those who simply enjoy life.
On 18 July, the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day and tourists have the unique opportunity to visit the site where Nelson Mandela walked to freedom through the gates of the Drakenstein Prison on 11 February 1990. The tranquil La Paris Bistro across the road is the ideal breakfast or lunch spot. The focus is on wholesome, authentic, fresh food sourced responsibly and sustainably; dishes made from scratch ensures maximum flavour.
The popular Paarl Wine Route is steeped in history, and a visit to Nederburg Wine Estate a must. Some of the various wine tasting options on offer include the interesting wine and cheese; the popular Five Senses Wine & Food Experience, devised to indulge your senses and challenge your perception of flavour; as well as a wine and coffee tasting. Youngsters can enjoy milk and cookie pairings, cupcake decoration workshops and kiddies picnic boxes. A range of lawn games, jungle gyms, a zip-line, tree house, swings and more will keep the young crowd entertained while parents relax.
Make time for reflection at Salem Biblical Garden. Enjoy a mountain walk with scenic views of the vineyards and olive orchards in the valley or book a guided Journey through the Bible tour.
Wind down your visit to Paarl at Laborie Heritage Wine Estate tucked beneath the foothills of the majestic Paarl Rock in the middle of town. Enjoy a delicious meal at Stoep Restaurant or pop in at the Farm Grocer for your daily bread.
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