Paarl Heritage

Paarl HeritagePaarl Heritage

Simon van der Stel sent Abraham Gabbema inland from the Cape in October 1659 on an expedition of trade with the interior.  They made camp next to a river and below a majestic mountain.  After a rainstorm looking up, Abraham saw the granite outcrops on the mountain glistening and called them ‘de Diamond ten de Paarlberg’ (Diamond and Pearl Mountain).  This is how Paarl came to be. 

Explore Paarl Main Road with the eclectic mix of architecture, visit a museum, art gallery or a wine estate.  There is heritage in Paarl where ever you will find yourself.


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