Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Paarl has an array of cultural and historical attractions and is surrounded by some nature reserves.  Paarl was named after the huge granite dome of rock, which overlooks the town founded in 1690.

The famous 11-kilometre-long Main Street features the Strooidak Church, Die Oude Pastorie Museum and the Patriot Building.  The beautiful homestead of Labories in Main Street was bought by KWV.  The KWV cellar complex is the largest in the world, covering an area of 22 hectares.  The Cathedral Cellar, with its barrel-vaulted roof and large carved red wine vats depicts the history of the Cape’s wine industry.  Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of activities including wine tasting, scenic fynbos hikes, cycling and sampling local cuisine.  (ITT)