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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 23 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
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Dominating the skyline above Paarl the highest rock here is Paarl Rock a massive granite outcrop and the world's second largest (after Uluru in Australia). At over 500 million years old it is quite spectacular. The nature reserve has a small entrance charge and at...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Paarl for more than 30 yrs but have never visited the Reserve! We took a drive there late Sun afternoon to check out the 3 dams for fishing. What beauty and the views are breathtaking. A fishing licence from the Post...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This reserve provides one with enough entertainment for a day or an hour! Great hiking trails, waterfalls, and the main attraction are the enormous granite rocks that are accessable with visitor-friendly walkways making it easy and safe to reach the top! We have also seen...More

Thank MyGeld
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Amazing rock formations and easy but spectacular walking near and to the summits. The access roads are in pretty poor states of repair and the signage is sorely lacking. No worthwhile information boards either. However, the area is really spectacular and provides great views of...More

Thank cardaft200
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you want the best view of Paarl and the surronding areas, and also the Table mountain. This is the place to be.

Thank Per J
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I was raised in Paarl so of course I am bias. Visited Paarl mountain after living overseas for 30 years. The drive up Jan Philips is still narrow but far better condition now. The views over the valley from the top is breathtaking- certainly recommend.

Thank Gregory F
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit in Paarl but the signages to different sites inside were misleading e.g waterfall

Thank Nozipho Z
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It has been about 30 years since I last climbed Paarl Rock so I was pleasantly surprised to find good gravel roads to the top with a SAN Parks toll gate. Cost a family of 4, R112.00 for entry, which is worth it as the...More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a scenic drive then Paarl mountain is the place to be. I drove with my family up the mountain and wow. Great views of Paarl. There was enough space along the road to stop for a selfy. And the kids...More

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Bobby F
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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).