The Paarl Wine and Tourism team has been working non-stop behind the scenes since the Corona pandemic hit our shores. We are often asked by media and businesses what is the impact of Covid-19 on tourism in the Drakenstein area, can we quote financial numbers? The short answer is, we can not determine the impact as it is still unfolding around us.
According to CEO, Annelize Stroebel, “Tourism is one of the key contributors to GDP in the Western Cape and it is also an important contributor to the GDP in Drakenstein. We estimate that during the first two months of lock down we have lost almost R65 million in tourism and an estimated 700 people have lost their jobs. Read more
We are excited. We have been patient and the time has come. We ARE meeting again!
Our eateries are ready to serve and welcome back our locals and new visitors.
Yes, things are not quite the same as in the past. Yes, we take great caution and consideration for you the guest as well as our staff. But some things will remain the same and THOSE are the things that really matter – good food, a friendly smile and genuine connection. Read more
Like many others, Christo Vorster has been hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. His tourism business has come to a standstill, but it has also given him the opportunity to explore different avenues and to spend more time with his family. As a role model for his 8-year-old son, Christo says that the pandemic has taught him even more so to be fearless and this is a valuable life lesson that he has taught his son since he was small – face your fears. Read more
With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Read more
Show dad how much you appreciate him by celebrating him with the best things to eat and drink.
With severe restrictions on international and local travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that the tourism sector has been hard-hit during this crisis and will require a great deal of support to ensure its survival. Read more
Nederburg Wines has been granted WWF Conservation Champion status, thanks to its far-reaching water stewardship measures that address ways to improve water quality, balance, access, usage, including for sanitation, and governance. The water management strategy it follows is based on the principles set out by the internationally recognised Alliance for Water Stewardship. Read more
The following accommodation spots are open to welcome business travellers to Paarl. All these properties are compliant with COVID-19 health and safety regulations with regards to housekeeping, hygiene, food and beverage, staff and guest protocols. Read more
Amidst all the uncertainty and fear that Covid-19 has brought one thing remains unchanged and that is Mother Nature. Visit Paarl is in the very fortunate position to be right on her doorstep! Do your over-stressed brain a favor, take the time to slow down during these chaotic times and let Mother Nature make things a bit better… for the moment. Read more