Paarl is renowned not only for its illustrious past and unrivalled scenic beauty, but also presents holiday makers, prospective businessmen and industrialists with exciting prospects. Nestled between Paarl Mountain and the majestic Du Toi's Kloof Mountain, Paarl straddles the Berg River and is surrounded by wine, tables grape and fruit farms and lovely wooded areas as well as 5 mountain passes. Paarl's Main Street is approximately 11 kilometers long but interspersed with fruit and vine farms, giving it a rural atmosphere. Paarl proudly bares the title of the third-oldest town in South Africa. Standing tall on Paarl Mountain an celebrating the birth of Afrikaans is the Afrikaans Language Monument and just outside Paarl is the Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent his last years of captivity and started his walk to freedom.
Paarl is a mere 60 kilometers northeast Cape Town on the N1 to Johannesburg and less than an hour by car from the golden beaches of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
The town has 2 provincial and 2 private hospitals, 6 primary schools and 4 schools offering tuition from Grade 1 - 12. Sporting facilities include golf, rugby, cricket, tennis, swimming, badminton, squash, soccer, hockey, judo, karate, etc. Paarl boasts at least 5 supermarket chains, lots of restaurants, pizza parlours, etc. As Paarl is situated on the Wine Route, there are more that 20 guest houses and even a 5-Star hotel.
Paarl is only approximately 55 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport and 60 kilometers form Cape Town Harbour. It is situated on the main railway line between Cape Town and Johannesburg and is also within 30 minutes drive from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Paarl's properties range from R 250 000 to R 500 000 for flats and from R 430 000 to R 5 000 000 for houses.