PICNIC PERFECT IN PAARL

Enjoy a spectacular summer and book a picnic in Paarl – the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the winelands paired with great food and wine.  Read more

PAARL & WELLINGTON WINE TOURISM CELEBRATES THE ROOTS OF PINOTAGE

The Paarl & Wellington wine routes are celebrating International Pinotage Day on Saturday, 13 October, by paying homage to the father of this proudly South African varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold. Read more

TROPHY WINS FOR BABYLONSTOREN AND BOLAND CELLAR AT PAARL WINE CHALLENGE

Babylonstoren and Boland Cellar walked off with the trophies for top red and top white respectively at he recently held Paarl Wine Challenge.  This prestigious regional wine challenge has been showcasing the quality and terroir of the region for over two decades and has evolved into a new format that included nine different categories this year.

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THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER

This October Paarl offers a jam-packed calendar of events and activities that will keep visitors entertained for days.

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL PINOTAGE DAY IN PAARL

Pinotage is one of the wine world’s few “designer grapes”. Pinotage is probably South Africa’s most treasured wine, because it was invented in our country in the 1920’s.

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HEAD OUTDOORS AND EXPERIENCE NATURE

Head for the magnificent Babylonstoren this October and take part in some educational workshops.  Spend the day and discover the versatility of herbs. Also learn more about the bees that not only produce honey for Babel restaurant, but also play a key role in the garden ecosystem with pollination.

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MEAT EVENINGS, MEDITERANEAN FOOD, CRAFT BEER, KOSHER PICNICS AND MANY MORE DURING OCTOBER!

Paarl does not disappoint with food and drink options during the month of October.

With a variety of offerings ranging from meat evenings, craft beer, Mediterranean food, cheese and charcuterie platters, summer tapas picnics and kosher picnics you will definitely find something to your liking.

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MADIBA MAGIC LIVES ON IN PAARL

The Drakenstein Municipality is paying homage to South African icon Nelson Mandela with a photographic exhibition in honour of his centenary celebrations.  The poignant exhibition of photographs shot by ordinary South Africans was opened in the imposing KWV Cathedral Cellar earlier this week. Read more

CAPE TOWN’S WORLD CHAMP SURFERS LAUNCH #ItsAllStillHere TOURISM CAMPAIGN

Yesterday, Cape Town’s world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign. Read more

HERITAGE AND TECHNOLOGY CONVERGE TO BOOST TOURISM

Just in time for National Heritage Day on 24 September, Drakenstein Local Tourism Association is introducing a mobile application that combines the proud heritage of the region with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Read more