FESTIVAL SHOWCASES INDIGENOUS DELICACY (Issued by PERIDOT)

The annual Waterblommetjie Festival in Paarl is back on Saturday, 2 September, and visitors can expect a jam-packed day filled with fabulous wines, live entertainment and obviously this amazing local gourmet treat.

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Women’s Day with Metrorail and Drakenstein Municipality (by Anna Christiane on 16.08.2017)

National Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 9 August and is a South African public holiday. In line with the above event I did some research and found out that more than 20 000 South African women of all races attended a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws” in 1956. They protested against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport that would limit their rights during apartheid. The women stood silently for 30 minutes and then started singing a protest song that was composed in honour of the occasion: Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! (“Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock” or its latest incarnation: “you strike a woman, you strike a rock”). This song has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa and was followed by 14 000 petitions that were left at the door step of the prime minister at the time.

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Paarl Rock in the Rain

This has got be one of the most fun experiences this year… Paarl Rock in the rain!

On Saturday, 12 August Paarl Tourism took a group of bloggers, hikers and influencers to experience our stunning mountain. They were blown away by its sheer magnificence and beauty.

Thank you Lans Pepler from Run the Vines for being our guide for the day, thank you Keith Edwards for bringing Cape Town to Paarl and thank you Travelvids.tv for the amazing clip.

Grande Roche Hotel – The Ultimate Luxury Hotel in Paarl South Africa (As written by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch – 2FoodTrippers) on 3rd August 2017)

See what it’s like to step back in time at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl South Africa where history and modernity collide in the best of ways.

“Nobody does luxury better than Africa.”

Friends confided this opinion to us during our month in Cape Town. Seriously? Better than Europe? We had our doubts that luxury hotels in Africa were actually better than the rest of the world.

Within moments of arriving at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, we knew that our friends had spoken the truth.

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Wine Pairings & Tastings

Escape the winter blues this season and head for the beautiful Paarl region in Drakenstein.

Fabulous food, fine wines and warm hospitality await visitors for a perfect winter breakaway.

Have a look at the fantastic wine pairing and tastings that we have to offer!

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Things to do in Paarl during the school holidays

When the school holidays arrive the kids are overjoyed! The parents, however, not always.

Keeping the children amused for three weeks can be a daunting idea.

Parents, don’t despair, we will show you that the school holidays are a breeze in Paarl.

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Celebrate the flavours of Paarl (As published on wine.co.za)

Escape the winter blues this season 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 tantalising 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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CELEBRATE THE FLAVOURS OF PAARL THIS WINTER

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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