Escape the winter blues coming our way and head for the beautiful Paarl region in Drakenstein.  Fabulous food, fine wines and warm hospitality await visitors for a perfect winter breakaway.

Paarl has something special planned during the winter months to entice guests on a culinary journey that showcases the unique flavours of the region.  Various restaurants and wine farms are offering tantalizing food and wine pairings and special wine tastings. This is also the ideal time for wine lovers to stock up for winter with producers offering amazing wine deals and special promotions.

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Proe Paarl celebrates the flavours of Paarl Coffee Shops!

If you are looking for good coffee stops in Paarl, you will be delighted to find an eclectic mix of indoor and outdoor coffee shops, bakeries and deli’s to explore along our famously long Main Road and dotted elsewhere around the town and our surrounding winelands.

Do visit them this winter months and indulge in their hospitality and winter warmth.

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Surprise your dad this Father’s Day and treat him to the spoils that our beautiful town of Paarl has to offer. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so your dad will NOT be disappointed with the meal offerings our establishments have to offer! Coupled with stunning winter scenery, lovely […]


As the first winter rains start to fall in the Boland, autumn is the time to enjoy the Cape’s slower season.  Paarl is definitely a worthwhile destination for a quick autumn escape with loads of live entertainment, food and wine pairings, bake-offs and exciting culinary journeys.  Many of our establishments are offering special Mother’s Day menus, so remember to book early and spoil the mums in your family.


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The Easter holidays are the perfect time to explore the beautiful Boland town of Paarl.  The town and its many attractions are easily accessible and within an hour’s drive from Cape Town, which makes it ideal for a quick breakaway.  Discover Paarl – the pearl of the Cape Winelands.

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Drakenstein Shines at Tourism Awards: Posted by Ronelda Visser on Tourism Tattler

Members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association(Paarl & Wellington) walked away with several accolades during the recently held Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards hosted in Wellington.  This was the fifth edition of the awards, which recognise exceptional performance within the Cape Winelands tourism industry and showcase the best tourism entities, products, service excellence and the people behind it.

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Paarl – The Pearl of the Cape Winelands – Published by Janine Chapman (Gatro Traveller)


The Cape Winelands is amongst some of the most scenic in the world. It’s difficult to know where to start as you are spoilt for choice. Officially there are 18 wine routes and 2 brandy routes to choose from throughout the Winelands region. Each of the wine routes has its own personality and has a host of options to explore.

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Ommiberg Sneak Peek – What to Expect from this Year’s “Round the Rock” Festival: Published on March 1, 2017 in Featured By Natasha Silva

Ommiberg 2017 takes place this Saturday, 4 March. If you’re unsure of whether to attend, or haven’t heard about the festival before, I’ve got the inside info on what to expect from this year’s 10th year edition. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend an Ommiberg media day on behalf of Kitchen, where I was given an exclusive taste (literally and figuratively) of what Saturday’s celebrations will entail.

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Young Wines – Ommiberg celebrating a decade of young wines (By Bolander: 21.12.2016)

Paarl Wine Route is celebrating the 2017 harvest in spectacular style with the 10th Ommiberg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival on Saturday 04 March 2017, where this award-winning wine region and participating farms will host harvest activities for young and old to give visitors a glimpse into the magic of winemaking.

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Come get a taste of the Cape Winelands at the annual wine tasting extravaganza! (Published by 48HOURS)

Summer has arrived and wine festivals abound, tourists and locals alike can sample the luscious beverages from some of the best wine farms in the Western Cape. If you’re a fan of these intoxicating events, one calendar highlight not to miss is the third Proe Paarl Wine Festival, happening at a range of venues in Paarl.

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