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Paarl, Winelands - Things to do


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Products for the sustainable traveller preferring guided tours, max 10 pax, to go slow, to stay at least 2 nights per destination and to be enlightened in an interactive and participatory way about the natural and cultural resources of a particular region (kontrei).


Day 1: Cape Town to Paarl: Zomerlust Gastehuis DBB
You will be met at your Cape Town accommodation or airport in the Fairest Cape region and arrive in Paarl, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Paarl is situated in the Berg River valley in a region of the Western Cape Province called the Boland. Paarl is the only place in the world with such a prominent monument erected for a language. The Afrikaans language monument was built to honour Afrikaans, the youngest language in Africa. We start our visit to Paarl using the Jan Phillips Mountain Road in the company of our local guide on Cape fynbos. Paarl Mountain offers an interactive experience of fynbos, Paarl granite and impressive vistas of the Boland region. We conclude the Paarl Mountain experience with a conducted tour of the Afrikaans language monument.Optional extra: Light lunch at the Volksmond coffee shop. Coming off the mountain to the Main Road, we visit the KWV Wine Emporium. Here the visitor will be enlightened about the big commercial, cooperative wine and spirits industry during a conducted cellar tour and tasting. Driving down Main Road into the historical center of Paarl, you will be welcomed at Zomerlust Gastehuis, by local charm to unwind and relax in the authentic atmosphere of the house and gardens. A Traditional "˜Kontrei' dinner will be prepared and served where the experience of Plate and Planet is translated into the food related to the products and recipes of the local region (Kontrei). Alcoholic drinks an beverages are optional extras

Day 2: Zomerlust Gastehuis DBB
After breakfast you will be treated on a conducted, two hour street walk of main Road Paarl. We depart from Zomerlust where a local expert on Paarl history will be your host. This is an interactive walkabout relating the history of the place to the exterior and the interior of a selection of buildings. This enlightening experience will contribute to your perception that Paarl is a real jewel hiding many an authentic experience to be discovered. Another new experience is coming. African people are new comers to Paarl. On our way to Wellington, we stop at a Mbekweni restaurant participating in an African eating experience hosted by the Xhosa owner. Lunch included. Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks are optional extras. We drive through Wellington to the slopes of the Limietberge. On the wine estate the owner will introduce you to private, small scale production of wine, brandy and grappa. The guided, interactive experience will cover the process from vineyard to the bottled product. From here we travel to the Bo Vlei region of Wellington for yet another, but different wine experience on a historic farm where the owner/winemaker will demonstrate his local approach leading to a real sense of place wine. We will see to your feet when we visit a leather shop where all products are hand made by local artisans.
We end the day's experiences returning to your Zomerlust home in Paarl. Another Kontrei dinner to end off the day's excitement.

Dag 3: Paarl to Cape Town via Franschhoek
After breakfast we drive eastwards to the Klein Drakenstein region of Paarl to experience a working olive farm. On our way to Franschhoek we stop at the Correctional Services Institution where Nelson Mandela was released. A local person will explain the meaning of his statue outside the gates of the old Victor Verster Prison. Enjoy the "˜French Flair' of the Franschhoek main road with a diversity of tourist shops and make a photo stop at the French Huguenot memorial. We travel via Helshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch. Our last experience is a Stellenbosch wine estate. Here the family conserved the old cellar whilst producing champion wines. Taste these products in the atmosphere of the historic setting of the vineyards, the Cape Dutch houses, the cellar with artwork from previous owners and the informative talks by the owner about the farm tradition. Here we say "totsiens" to our "Paarl Kontrei experience"... and arrive late afternoon in Cape Town.

Accommodation near Paarl, Winelands

La Cabriere Country House - Franschhoek, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest House

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This Franschhoek accommodation is a haven of peace and tranquility, nestled amongst farms and vineyards, yet within close walking distance of the Franschhoek village and its world-renowned restaurants. At this accommodation in Franschhoek you will have stunning panoramic views of the mountains that can be enjoyed from the poolside, whilst relaxing with a cup of tea and a slice of their home-made ...

Val d'Or Estate - Franschhoek, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering

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This Franschhoek accommodation is nestled in the foothills of the Western Cape's magnificent Franschhoek Mountains and is a newly renovated boutique Guest House set on 35 hectares of wine farm. Only minutes from the centre of the Cape's culinary capital, lies Val d'Or where the welcome is warm, tranquility tangible and the ambience geared to your comfort. Val d'Or Guest House is a four-star ...

Sorbonne Luxury Apartments - Franschhoek, Self Catering

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This Franschhoek accommodation consists of four elegantly appointed self-catering apartments for distinguished guests in search of a tranquil atmosphere and the freedom to come and go as they please. You will find the five-star rated Sorbonne apartments in Akademie Street in Franschhoek - one of South Africa's foremost wine-tasting and culinary destinations. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the village ...

Reeden Lodge - Franschhoek, Guest Farms, Self Catering

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This Franschhoek accommodation is situated on a farm right in the heart of the beautiful village with its many restaurants, shops and galleries. They have eight self-catering cottages accommodating from two up to ten people with various configurations. There are gardens to walk and play in, a swimming pool, donkeys and sheep to view and a very easy walk to the village. Make Reeden Lodge your base ...

La Galiniere Guest Cottages - Franschhoek, Self Catering

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La Galiniere Guest Cottages provide some of the most affordable self-catering accommodation in Franschhoek. Situated on a boutique vineyard in the heart of the valley, this Franschhoek accommodation comprises three cosy cottages providing a private home from home experience. There is a choice of two one-bedroom cottages and one two-bedroom cottage, each with quality fixtures and fittings, cotton ...

Somewhere between Paarl and Wellington, nestled on the slopes of the Du Toit Kloof Mountains, you'll find the beautiful wine estate Mooi Bly. "Mooi Bly" - an Afrikaans far well greeting: "Keep well" Mooi Bly offers 5 thatched cottages situated in between the Mooi Bly vineyards. All cottages are free standing in one big beautiful garden, fully equipped, cozy with African touch, spacious and serviced. ...

Augusta Kleinbosch Guest Farm is situated at the foot of the spectacular Klein Drakenstein Mountains, near Paarl and in the heart of the historic Winelands. The Gedenkschool now offers a conference facility on the top floor and 4 luxurious suites at the bottom. Quality and attention to detail is important to us! Augusta offers accommodation for a maximum of 20 people and can sleep 13 singles for ...

A Queenslin Bed and Breakfast - Paarl, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering

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This accommodation in Paarl is a stylish guesthouse, bed & breakfast or semi self-catering accommodation. A'Queenslin offers warm hospitality in peaceful, secure and beautiful surroundings. It is centrally situated and is set between vineyards against Paarl Mountain and overlooking the Du Toitskloof Mountains. There is safe parking in a quiet cul-de-sac. At this Paarl accommodation there ...

Africa Lodge - Somerset West, Bed and Breakfast

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Situated in the heart of the Winelands at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, the beautiful setting of Africa Lodge offers you comfortable and stylish accommodation. The swimming pool and large garden are absolutely private. Secure off-road parking space is available. All our rooms are African styled and have a thatched roof. They are ...

Smart Stay Apartments - Somerset West, Self Catering

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Welcome the the Smart Stay luxury self catering apartments in Somerset West. The Western Cape is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Enjoy the incredible views of the Western Cape of South Africa by staying in one of our many beautiful apartments available in Somerset West. Whether you are looking for a luxury apartment or a self catering apartment in Somerset West, we're sure you ...

Things to do near Paarl, Winelands

Franschhoek Tourism - Franschhoek, Tourism Information

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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. Franschhoek is the gourmet capital ...

Groot Drakenstein Tourism - Groot Drakenstein, Tourism Information

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Groot Drakenstein Cultural Centre near Simondium is situated in the Berg River Valley between Franschoek and Paarl. The cultural centre is housed in an abandoned correctional facility. Various structural and other modifications over recent years have turned this former prison into a much more user-friendly facility. It is an ideal facility especially for winter time as the whole facility is ...

Klein Drakenstein Tourism - Klein Drakenstein, Tourism Information

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Klien Drakenstein was established in 1823. The historic Mountain the foot of the picturesque Drakenstein mountains. Here we celebrate life, family, friends, food & wine. Take a stroll amongst the vineyards or along the river, view the abundant bird life, try your hand at fly-fishing and much more. ...

Kontrei Traveller - Paarl, Cultural

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Destination Management company for the "Kontrei Traveller Portfolio" of tourism product produced in a sustainable way. Products for the sustainable traveller preferring guided tours, max 10 pax, to go slow, to stay at least 2 nights per destination and to be enlightened in an interactive and participatory way about the natural and cultural resources of a particular region (kontrei). THE ...

Paarl Tourism - Paarl, Tourism Information

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Paarl 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. Paarl Arboretum boasts with 4500 trees (750 species) from ...

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - Simondium, Wildlife and Nature

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Le Bonheur crocodile farm operates 7 days a week, 9 till 5. Guided tours of our croc ponds are offered every 45 minutes. Our facility include a child friendly, licensed café, a gift shop (featuring nile croc leather articles), spacious indoor/outdoor play areas as well as an irrigation dam offering catch and release bass fishing. Pre order a picnic basket and linger in our waterfront garden ...

Somerset West Tourism Office - Somerset West, Tourism Information

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Somerset West enjoys a Mediterranean-like climate. Winter can be unpredictable since its rainy periods are often interspersed with many sunny days. Somerset West summers are dry and hot, tempered by soothing sea breezes. Spring and autumn are idyllic, with mild days and warm evenings. The entire region is renowned for its scenic beauty, flora and fauna, wine and fruit, gastronomic experiences, friendly ...

Cape Winelands Walk - Somerset West, Hiking trails

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The Cape Winelands Walk is a 7 day walking trip over about 100 km between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. It's a unique adventure attraction in one of SA's most popular tourist areas. The walking experience is on a self-guided basis. It is designed to give guests the freedom of choice to walk at their own pace. They are guided by Route notes which include directions,local detail and highlights. Information ...

Oak Avenue Fine Linens - Somerset West, Shopping

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Oak Avenue Fine Linens designs, manufacture and retails a range of high quality, luxury bed and table linens. We specialize in custom made linens for guests houses, private homes and yachts. Using 200, 400, 600 and ultra luxurious 800 thread count cottons, including Egyptian cotton. We pay minute attention to detail, offering you a product of superior quality. We stock premium quality ...

Cheetah Outreach - Somerset West, Wildlife and Nature

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If you are looking for things to do in Cape Town, then look no further - as a visit to the Cheetah Outreach is just the ticket. Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme designed to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. Founder, Annie Beckhelling, launched the project in January 1997, with just one hectare of land provided by Spier Wine ...

Hudson's - Stellenbosch, Where to eat

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Hudson's is a restaurant and wedding and function venue situated on the beautiful Vredenheim Wine Estate just outside of Stellenbosch. Our huge, stunning gardens and breath-taking views, combined with delicious food and friendly service, make us the ultimate venue. For an intimate lunch for two, a small gathering of family and friends or a larger celebration - Hudson's is the place for you. We also ...

K.E.N Disability Ride - Stellenbosch, Transportation

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Transportation of disabled people in wheelchairs or any other disabilities. You can contact me for daily tours, wine tours, any place you want to go or if you are wheelchair bounded and work for company and need to go to a conference but have transport problems you can contact me or even struggle to go to the airport, I'm your "man" for the job. ...

Madeleen Health & Beauty Studio - Stellenbosch, Health and Beauty

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Madeleen Health & Beauty Studio won the National and Regional Bridal Choice Awards 2010. Visit us to experience our warm and professional service for yourself!! Tantalize your senses with a crisp starter to quality beauty care, indulge in a main course of perfect magnificence or just treat yourself to an indulging dessert of divine radiance! You'll experience peace, tranquility and joie de vivre! Why ...

Stellenbosch Tourism - Stellenbosch, Tourism Information

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Stellenbosch is without doubt one of the prettiest little towns in the whole of South Africa. Situated at the head of the Eerste (First) River Valley, it was one of the first valleys to be settled in. The area is full of charming scenes and rich in history. The towns, villages and farmlands contain finely preserved examples of one of the most serene forms of domestic architecture found any where in ...

Somerbosch Wines - Stellenbosch, Wine

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There's history behind the Vine" 'Die Fonteine', home to Somerbosch Wines is relaxed and intimate, as you'd expect from a working farm that's been in the hands of the winemaking Roux family for more than half a century. The farm is situated in the Helderberg area of the Stellenbosch region. The cool Atlantic sea breeze combines with other terroir elements on the farm to develop the complex nature ...

Delheim - Stellenbosch, Wine

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High up on the southwestern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, named after Governor Simon van der Stel, one finds the land known as Drie Sprong.It was originally home to a Dutch East India Company servant, whose job it was to fire a cannon from the peak directly above the property, appropriately named Kanonkop. This cannon was the third in a relay from Cape Town, via Koeberg, signaling the arrival ...

Delvera Hiking Trails - Stellenbosch, Hiking trails

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There are thee day walks at Delvera. The Bird Walk is 1,4km, Vineyard Walk 6km and the Delvera Vineyard Trail is 9.75km. The Trail Centre is open daily from 8 to 5 and provides Trail informaiton, snacks, maps, accessories and bicycle spares. Also available is accommdation, wine tasting, restaurant, cheese factory, nursery and pottery. Full Moon Hikes, Bicycle Wine Tours, Vineyard tours and Nordic ...

For many, many years, the people of Blaauwklippen have combined traditional values with innovative ideas to create one of South Africa's top wine tourism destinations. We are proud of our heritage, our fertile soil, our spectacular setting and our award-winning wines. Most of all we are proud of our people, who share a philosophy that the winemaker merely finishes what nature has begun. ...

Meerkat Safaris - Stellenbosch, Tours and Safaris

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Are you looking to see the "Big 5", experience the diverse culture and landscape of Southern Africa, or a mixture of both? Meerkat Safaris specializes in small group and tailor made tours and safaris to match your travel dreams. We are a small family business, located in Stellenbosch, that knows the importance of the personal touches. Let Meerkat Safaris take you on this unforgettable journey ...

Wellington Tourism - Wellington, Tourism Information

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Nestling at the foot of the Groenberg, the town lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains - silent sentinels on its eastern border. The town is a mere 45 minutes (72km) drive from Cape Town and is in easy reach of all the other Boland towns. Apart from fine cuisine and pleasant accommodation, visitors to the town can discover a magnificent legacy ...


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Kontrei Traveller

GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 57' 46" E / 33° 44' 34" S

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Directions to Kontrei Traveller in Paarl, Winelands

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa
Distance: 39 m / Duration: 37 mins
1.Head south0.1 km
2.Slight left toward Michigan St0.6 km
3.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
4.Take the 1st right onto Michigan St0.4 km
5.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
6.Merge onto Settlers Wy/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
7.Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville1.5 km
8.Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R30014.1 km
9.Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N1/Paarl/Worcester and merge onto N129.0 km
10.Take exit 55 for R45/R101 toward Franschhoek/Paarl/Main Road0.5 km
11.Turn left onto Main St/R101/R453.6 km
12.Turn right onto Rozenfontein
Destination will be on the right
39 m

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Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

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Nearby Towns

Things to do near Paarl, Winelands

Paarl, Winelands » Current Current
Klein Drakenstein, Winelands » 8 mins 3.6 km
Simondium, Winelands » 14 mins 12.8 km
Wellington, Winelands » 16 mins 12.0 km
Franschhoek, Winelands » 27 mins 28.5 km
Stellenbosch, Winelands » 30 mins 30.4 km
Groot Drakenstein, Winelands » 40 mins 35.8 km
Somerset West, Winelands » 45 mins 48.8 km



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