Paarl at a glance
The historical town, Paarl, situated in the Cape Winelands, approximately 60 kilometres from Cape Town is named after the gleaming rock (second largest granite boulder in the world) on the mountain under which it is nestled.
It is the third oldest European Settlement in South Africa, the Dutch settlers was first issued land here in 1687. In 1688 the French Huguenots arrived in Cape Town and with their knowledge of vineyards and fruit growing, the fertile soil and the Mediterranean-like climate of the area, has grown Paarl into a world renowned wine region and also the head quarter of the KWV as well as Ceres Fruit Juices.
Paarl is home to a prosperous and culturally diverse community and the product of a unique history descending from Khoisan, African-, and Eastern Slaves, Dutch, French Huguenots, Jewish immigrants, Italian prisoners of war and Xhosa migrant labourers. A unique cultural attraction in Paarl is the fact that foundation of the Afrikaans language was laid here and tribute to that is the Afrikaans Language Monument on the slopes of Paarl Mountain.
Paarl is the largest town in the Cape Winelands and is the seat of the Drakenstein Municipality. Paarl also gained international attention with Nelson Mandela’s walk to freedom on the 11th of February 1990, when he was released from the Victor Verster Correctional Services.
Paarl properties is rich in traditional, historical Cape Dutch architecture; streets lined with oak trees, vineyards along the side of the main road and also have the biggest selection of Art Deco Buildings in South Africa.
It boasts with some of the best sport and academic schools in the country including Paarl Gymnasium High School, La Rochelle Girls High School, Paarl Boys High, Paarl Girls High, New Orleans Secondary School and Bridge House Private School.
Paarl is the business and shopping hub of the Cape Winelands with a thriving town centre and the Paarl Mall that attracts visitor from all over the Western Cape. The main road is also filled with top restaurants, art galleries, antiques shop and many more.
Being located right near the N1 - Paarl is not much more than half an hour's drive from Cape Town.
Paarl residential properties for sale located above the town on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain are in high demand as holidaymakers and village resident’s love being able to stroll up the tree lined streets to pavement cafés, restaurants and bistro's. Most of the properties located in and around the village have spectacular mountain views, large gardens and are located off quaint, quiet streets.
Boschenmeer Estate - amid the picturesque winelands of the Western Cape's historic Paarl/Franschhoek Valley, framed by the majestic Drakenstein Mountains and the famous Paarl Rock lies Boschenmeer estate. Anchored by the first 27 holes, the David Frost designed golf course estate in the Western Cape has incredible views over the Cape Winelands. Its tranquil riverside setting combines luxury, privacy and security into an estate that has it all. Plots and completed houses available.
Winelands Estate properties - Set amongst South Africa's beautifully landscaped Cape Winelands lies the Santé Winelands wellness centre and spa anchored by a world-class boutique hotel. A number of exclusive villas have been constructed in the picturesque surroundings, situated on large stands most of the villas have a spacious sense of privacy.
Val De Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate - set in vineyards in the Cape winelands between Paarl and Franschhoek, the Val de Vie estate include polo fields, a fully equipped gym, a 25m swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, a restaurant, fully operational historic wine cellar, state of the art security and privacy, on-site medical assistance and everything to be expected with luxury estate living. Val de Vie also functions as a fully operational wine farm, producing the finest Rhone Valley boutique wines for sale and export, while property owners are able to enjoy a monthly quota. At Val de Vie, residents will also be able to enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Berg River, hiking trails, mountain biking, horse riding, and a neighbouring 4 x 4 trail. We have a number of prime plots and homes available at exceptionally good value.
Pearl Valley Signature Golf Estate & Spa - nestled in between Franschhoek and Paarl lies this spectacular lifestyle Jack Nicklaus designed golf estate. Featuring large stands an exclusive golf club, 40 hectares of recreational parkland; fly fishing, watersports, horse riding, spectacular mountain views and much more. We have a wide selection of plots as well as ready built homes.
Paarl Farms and Estates - We have a number of exclusive Paarl farms for Sale ranging from wine estates to equestrian estates, fruit farms to pure lifestyle estates.
Guesthouses and Hotels - We have guesthouses and boutique hotels located in and around Paarl conveniently located in the Cape Winelands. Some are on estates with vineyards, others are less well established but most include spectacular views.
Commercial - We have a few prime properties located in the heart of Paarl that are suitable for commercial purposes such as restaurants, coffee shops, guest houses and other retail concepts.
The towns of Paarl and Wellington with their rich cultural, religious and educational history, are an unsurpassed area to enjoy the Winelands and offer superb opportunities for investment in real estate property. Don’t hesitate; look out for amazing Paarl properties for sale!