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!

Step 1.

To save a background to your computer, hit the download link. This will Download a Zip Folder with the large Screen Saver to your Computer. Please Unzip the file .

Step 2.

Once you’re logged into Zoom, open your account settings or click the up arrow next to “Start Video” in the lower left corner.

Step 3.

Select “Choose a Virtual Background” then press the plus sign to upload the photo or video of your choice.

The Taalmonument gracing Paarl Mountain –  Download

5 Star luxury at Grande Roche Hotel – Download

The longest Main Road in South Africa – Download


The famous Paarl Rock – Download


We are foodie country – Download


Spice Route Destination – Download


The celebrities at Fairview Wine and Cheese – Download


Strooidak Church on the Heritage Route – Download


For the love of wine – Download


Paragliding over Paarl – Download