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.
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.
A FOODIE DAY OF INDULGENCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of local crafters from Paarl will be showcasing their work at the inaugural Crafter’s Market to be hosted at Paarl Tourism Information on Saturday, 10 December, from 10h00 to 13h00 as part of the Proe Paarl summer campaign.
Beat the year-end blues and recharge your batteries. Escape to the heart of the Cape Winelands for Proe Paarl – a month-long celebration of the unique offerings of the Paarl region. From 16 November to 18 December, Paarl will be pulling out all the stops to offer visitors a great experience ranging from outdoor activities, country cuisine, warm hospitality and award-winning wines. Whether you have time for a quick day trip or a weekend breakaway, Paarl is the place to play this summer.