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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ROKNottingham
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went up to this amazing area, what a great place and view of Paarl Valley below, a must to visit when in this area of the Cape. The boulders are so huge, I haven't seen anything like that before in all our travels.

Thank marilync02
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Drove up here. There are walking trails from the car park. Good views across Paarl. Good photo opportunities

Thank Angela075
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I drove the Paarl Mountain Nature reserve and climb on the rocks to see amazing view . Then I drove (4X4 mandatory) the different rroad to admire the view of the fynbos and the scenic view. From the top, I was able to see the...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is truly a magical place and good all year round. In summer-go early! Make sure to pack some breakfast and watch the sun rise from the rocks. Can be windy late afternoon. In winter-dress warm and walk, jog, mountain bike. Just enjoy the fynbos...More

Thank Travelwim
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Hubbie took me for an afternoon drive to the Paarl Nature Reserve and halfway thru we came across the Millstream Wildflower Garden. Oh, wow. It's Magical!. Smack bang in the middle of gigantic rock and mountain. There is a walkway leading past the metal gates,...More

Thank RonaCCB
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A nice place to take the kids. Outdoor play areas, coffee shop, great views. You are charged an angry fee per adult and child over six but they do take card. Good activity for a couple of hours.

Thank CandiceLink
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As a family we visit this venue often because it is clean, safe and open after normal business hours in somer. There are very few places where you may take your own food and have a good old fashion picnic. Here you can bring your...More

Thank Paljas1976
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Didn't stay long as it was soooo hot but really interesting to see the rocks. Lovely drive up here along winding roads.

Thank JaCob5
Reviewed 24 February 2017

dirt track leads up to the Paarls. Last bit is a very steep climb up the huge granit rock called the Paarl. Two different paarls to climb but the highest has the best 360 view

Thank ekholland27
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Bobby F
Is there anywhere to hire mountain bikes and bike the routes?
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).