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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
+27 82 744 5900
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“granite rocks” (8 reviews)
“gravel road” (4 reviews)
Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
+27 82 744 5900
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Keep driving up the dirt road to get to car park and ranger station. You can continue driving if you’re feeling lazy or walk the 2.4km to the bottom of Bretagne Rock. We walked and thoroughly enjoyed it. It took about an hour from the...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never been before but loved it! We always stay in Franschhoek but never been into this reserve. Great walking area, with some marked pathways- just follow the white footsteps. Free parking during the week but remember some water as no cafe or little shop.

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hikes varying from easy to difficult.Be prepared with water and good walking shoes and preferably a map from the area. As this map is not available in the museum. You can make pictures from the map in the museum to help you around.

Thank Hans Allard d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning views, lot's of space for everyone. Kids love it. Bing your own picnic or come and braai, braai facilities available. Hiking available as well as shorter walks.

Thank Liza M
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We climbed the dirt roads up through Paarl Mountain Nature Preserve to visit Pearl Rock and do some rock climbing. It was a week day, so we had the place to ourselves. The views are great and the rock is very accessible.

Thank pittsburghproud
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were visiting Paarl and were looking for a place to have a picnic lunch. A friend had said we must visit Paarl Nature Reserve if we had a chance, so we drove along the road thinking we'd find a spot to have a rough...More

Thank Marigold B
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

If you like a walk, you can park your car outside of the Reserve and walk towards the Rocks. You can get on top of two out of the three, and the views are stunning. The climbs on these granite rocks are a bit of...More

1  Thank HansenGeert
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We did a spontanious hike while visiting Paarl. What a beautiful place. The walk up the rocks was relatively easy with really stunning views. Would definately recommend it.

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Absolute must. The amount of Proteas and fynbos just complement the breathtaking views. And you simply have to clamber on to the Paarl Rock and look out over an absolutely amazing landscape below.

Thank Bennie v
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

easy walk to the top if you stick to the recommended trails. Some rocks just appear to be polished. Amazing to find a canon on top to warn inhabitants if a ship was approaching Cape Town

Thank ludo001
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Bobby F
16 March 2017|
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Response from JaCob5 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we didn't stay in Paarl but I would be amazed if there was nowhere to hire bikes there. A bike hire place can be found in Franschoek on the main street (if you have a car with a bike rack).