COLOUR PAARL PRETTY

In order to know where you are going it is good to know where you have come from. Part of Paarl’s unique and interesting history holds beautiful architectural buildings. A talented local artist has penned them down on paper in line-drawing style and it is available to you for free! Download and print out the drawings and have a good time colouring them in.

Engagement in creative activity has a way to create a space that makes one feel safe and comfortable. Your mind is blank other than what you’re doing at that very moment, colouring-in. Adult colouring-in has become quite a thing and we are turning to crayons and felt-tips for their soothing and therapeutic qualities. We hope that our drawings will help you beat the stress of covid-19 and provide some sort of art therapy.

Paarl has many examples of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Cape Dutch buildings dotted along our oak-lined 12km-long Main Street. It is one of the best-preserved 19th-century streets in South Africa.

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CELEBRATE MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY, INSPIRATION FROM NEDERBURG WINEMAKER, ZINASCHKE STEYN

Mom – she’s a nurturer and protector, a guardian angel of sorts. She deserves to be celebrated for her courage and warmth, and that special touch she brings. Nederburg can help you do so tomorrow on Mother’s Day!

Look no further for the perfect gesture to make your mom feel like the heroine she is. Treat her with a specially-prepared classic South African dish – bobotie – accompanied by a fine wine such as Nederburg’s very delicate The Beautiful Lady Gewürztraminer 2019. A favourite pairing of assistant winemaker Zinaschke Steyn, she says she’ll be spoiling her mom, Michele, exactly this way as soon as she can following South Africa’s national lockdown. She’s also encouraging those who are not able to be with their moms on Mother’s Day, to do the same. Read more

YOUR FAVOURITE PAARL EATERIES’ COLLECT AND DELIVER OPTIONS

We are delighted that some of our eateries are open again for lockdown deliveries! Please support them in their deliveries to the safety of your home and hopefully the list will grow in the coming weeks. Read more

ANIMAL ANTICS IN PAARL

We have witnessed amazing stories over the last few months of how Mother Nature continues her healing process. This in turn brings us to a certain level of happiness and enjoyment in uncertain times.  Paarl is fortunate to have a number of wild life reserves that contributes to the area’s diverse and welcoming nature. Let us keep on supporting them during these Covid-19 times! Read more

‘ONE DAY’ TOURISM CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO INSPIRE FUTURE TRAVELLERS TO THE WESTERN CAPE

Wesgro, the Western Cape’s official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, has announced the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.

This innovative campaign uses digital content tools to virtually showcase our beautiful province to those currently in lockdown in South Africa, and around the world, reminding them that one day Cape Town and the Western Cape will again be open for them to explore and experience. Read more

‘THE SOMMELIER SERIES WITH NEDERBURG’, BY DAN NICHOLL

Popular television presenter and online wine personality, Dan Nicholl, is releasing a series of captivating videos to share the unique stories of some of South Africa’s most talented sommeliers. The 10-part video series has been developed in collaboration with one of the country’s best-known names in wine, Nederburg.

Combining personal journeys, industry insight, and memorable wine moments, each episode sees Nicholl travelling to a South African restaurant or hotel, where the resident sommelier is introduced and his or her story told, culminating in the sommelier sharing a single bottle of local wine, and pairing it with a delicious dish. Meanwhile, the opening sequence of the episodes showcases a different part of the Nederburg farm each time, allowing viewers to briefly explore the home of this much-loved wine brand. Read more

VISIT PAARL VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY

The 50th edition of Earth Day is celebrated today! Our Earth is in desperate need of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. The fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent every day.

Visit Paarl invites you to be a part of our Earth Day celebrations. We have put together a bunch of Paarl backgrounds so that you can pretend you’re strolling through our main road appreciating our heritage buildings, taking in our spectacular mountains, smelling nature on our vineyard leaves or floating in the air above Paarl Rock Mountain.

They are the perfect backdrops for you virtual happy hours during a Zoom or Google Hangout chat.

Whoever you’re meeting virtually, we’re just happy you are practising social distancing and enjoying Paarl’s beauty! Read more

PAYING IT FORWARD IN PAARL AND WELLINGTON

 The towns of Paarl and Wellington are revealing the deep compassion that lies at the heart of their communities during the lockdown period by providing shelter and food to the homeless, elderly and vulnerable children.

According to CEO Annelize Stroebel, they have been overwhelmed by the generosity and commitment shown by businesses and the NGO sector. “I have always believed that a closed hand is unable to receive, while an open hand can be filled to overflowing and the past two weeks have been testament to that.  We have been humbled by the compassion and contributions made throughout our region and would sincerely like to thank all involved. The crisis is however not yet over and we urge communities to continue with their support. We would like to encourage you to make contributions from the safety of their homes to ensure that we can continue to provide meals and improve food security in our much-loved region. We pay tribute to the charities that have been working around the clock during this time and have provided their banking details.” Read more

TO DO

Pearl Valley Golf Course

Taking a scenic walk in nature is one of the best ways to curb stress and anxiety. Join us for a round on our beautifully conditioned fairways by taking advantage of our new walking rates:

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TO DRINK AND EAT

Cattle Baron Paarl

Sundays warrant a hearty meal shared with family and friends amongst some light hearted chatter and laughter. Introducing the “Plated Sunday Roast”. R109 per person. Add our delicious malva pudding for R24.90. (We will not be serving our buffet until further notice).

Contact +27 (0) 21 872 5577.

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