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Popular amenities for Paarl vacation rentals

Stay near Paarl's top sights

Spice Route Destination131 locals recommend
Paarl Mall32 locals recommend
Laborie Centre7 locals recommend
The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio15 locals recommend
Woolworths Paarl Mall6 locals recommend
Bossa Nova Good Times Bar & Restaurant16 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Paarl

  • Total rentals

    320 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    150 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    120 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    5.7K 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Paarl?

    Paarl has more than 60 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do apartment rentals in Paarl have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 60 apartment rentals with wifi in Paarl. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do bed and breakfast rentals in Paarl have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 bed and breakfast rentals with a bbq area in Paarl. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Where should I stay in Paarl?

    Make yourself at home in Paarl by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 380 vacation rentals in Lemoenkloof, over 420 vacation rentals in Klein Nederburg, and over 280 vacation rentals in Vrykyk.

  • Are there Paarl guesthouse rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 20 guesthouse rentals with pools in Paarl, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there bed and breakfast rentals with a dedicated workspace in Paarl?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 bed and breakfast rentals in Paarl featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly house rentals in Paarl?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Paarl. Choose from more than 10 house rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do private suite rentals in Paarl have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 private suite rentals with air conditioning in Paarl. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Paarl?

    Experience the best of Paarl with our apartment rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Private Suite Rentals in Paarl?

    Enhance your stay in our Private Suite Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 30 homes with wifi, over 20 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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