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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” (7 reviews)
“gravel road” (4 reviews)
Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did 20km loop from the Taal Monument around to the communications masts on the north side and around on the west side above Fairview. Great views without huge climbs in very pleasant countryside. There is some signage but is difficult to read as it...More

Thank 192PaulD192
Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a gorgeous place to go and rewind after a long week of work and school, lovely to go for a walk in the bush or take a drive through the park.

Thank Sterreqii
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk right in the Paarl Mountain - flights of stairs and most beautiful sights! We had an awesome walk and workout in 1 session!

Thank Elize Z
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visited Paarl specifically to see these monolithic granite rocks. A tricky drive up to the top car park below Bretagna but well worth the effort. Having got there the challenge is to get to the top, which for an old geezer like me is notable...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Always a nice day out. Lots of activities to do. You can either braai at the picnic area or pack a picnic basket. Take a hike through the garden or a more challenging walk up the mountain.

Thank Lize S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

What an amazing hike that was varied with a few challenges for the not so fit hiker. Every turn had some beauty to reveal and the end was absolutely stunning with the many plants in bloom.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We took a walk through the wildflower garden in the winter and it was still beautiful. It has steep walking and can be muddy so wear appropriate shoes. You are pretty high up so you get good views. We also saw sun birds which was...More

Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I ran up into the Park from the main road going into Paarl town. The Park entrance has ample parking. The walk up to Paarl Rock is worth the effort and opens up to well marked tracks on the plateau located at the top of...More

Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Just 10 minutes drive out of Paarl. Good road surfaces. Great walking and bird spotting or just sitting and relaxing Lots of walkways. Safe.

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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).