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Guest suite in Paarl
Little Oak Garden Cottages, cottage 4
The Little oak garden cottage was newly renovated and started September 2018. It's a seperate private cottage with its own entrance, save parking and a closed small courtyard where you can relax and have a braai. The cottage has a beautiful modern open plan kitchen and lounge that is fully equipped. Wifi, Netflix and showmax are available for the guests. The bedroom has clean crisp white bedding with a queen size bed. The bathroom has a shower. There is a aircon for those hot Paarl summers.
$37 per night
Guest suite in Paarl
Aloe Suite surrounded by mountains
The Aloe Suite is nestled in the leafy neighbourhood of Courtrai in Southern Paarl. The double story space includes a kitchen, lounge and dining area on the lower level.Upstairs you’ll find a bedroom, en suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the pool. Guests have a private entrance,patio and barbeque area and shared use of the pool . There is parking on the premises, TV (with netflix ) and Wi-Fi. Laundry can be arranged at a fee. Bed for a minor /child can be arranged on request too
$53 per night
Apartment in Paarl
Shades of Africa Guesthouse - The Studio
Shades of Africa Guesthouse Paarl is a tranquil Cape Dutch styled house set amongst lush gardens offering a private studio apartment with views of surrounding mountains and famous Paarl Rock. Positioned on the Bergrivier within walking distance from the Paarl arboretum and central Paarl the 3rd oldest city in South Africa. Paarl is rich in culture and heritage offering a large variety of culinary experiences and wine farms to choose from.
$71 per night

Stay near Paarl's top sights

Spice Route Destination131 locals recommend
Paarl Mall32 locals recommend
The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio15 locals recommend
Afrikaans Language Monument30 locals recommend
Woolworths Paarl Mall6 locals recommend
Bossa Nova Good Times Bar & Restaurant16 locals recommend

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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Paarl

Total rentals

290 properties

Rentals with a pool

140 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

110 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.6K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Paarl

All About Paarl

Located 45 minutes northeast of Cape Town, the town of Paarl sits in the Western Cape province under a mountain topped with a rounded granite outcrop resembling its namesake pearl. Paarl Rock, also known as Paarl Mountain, has several trails to discover. From the summit, you can take in expansive views across the landscape toward Table Mountain. The Paarlberg Nature Reserve has a number of picnic areas and trails leading up to the rock itself.

The town’s pretty streets wind up the mountains and through vineyards. Paarl is considered the heart of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, with many grape varieties thriving in the warm, temperate climate. Golf is taken almost as seriously as wine here, with several internationally acclaimed courses nearby. The town center is home to trendy coffee shops, art galleries, and independent stores. Weekly farmers’ markets and craft fairs allow you to buy local goods directly from the source.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Paarl

In South Africa, summer lasts from December through March, and winter runs from June through August. Winters in Paarl are cool, wet, and often overcast, whereas summers are warm, dry, and generally clear. February is the hottest month, and July is the chilliest. If you book your Paarl accommodation for early March when the Harvest Celebration takes place, you can enjoy tractor rides through vineyards, guided cellar visits, and plenty of tastings.

Top things to do in Paarl

Paarl Museum

The Paarl Museum, in a traditional Cape Dutch home dating from 1787, is packed with artifacts and curiosities that piece together the story of the town. The house itself retains many of its original fixtures and fittings. The exhibitions are a combination of antiques, family treasures, and apartheid resistance information — capturing the heritage and essence of Paarl.

Paarl Wine Route

The second-oldest wine route in the country, encompassing 19 farms, is known for its crisp whites and full-bodied reds. Although best known for their Shiraz, Paarl vineyards also produce pinotage, viognier, and chardonnay wines. Consider pairing your wines of choice with a sample of the local goats’-milk cheese and olives.

Afrikaans Language Monument

This aesthetically unique monument designed by an acclaimed local architect sits atop Paarl Mountain. Its curling, tapering abstract towers represent the roots of the Afrikaans language, which is based on Dutch with origins in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The center has an exhibition area and spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Just 20 minutes away, between Paarl and Franschhoek, you’ll find the Nelson Mandela Statue outside the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, paying homage to the South African anti-apartheid leader and president who was released from the prison in 1990.

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