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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a view of Paarl, this is it. You will not get better views of the valley then from Paarl Mountain reserve. Its an excellent trip for the outdoor type family. Fishing is also allowed in the dams so my husband...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, we hiked the Paarl mountain today. Started, as recommended at the Afrikaans language monument. Got the key to the gate, took a photo of the map (as they are out of maps) and head off. Beautiful nature, but one cannot find the trails. And...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Incredible vegetation in a powerful granite landscape. Loved every minute of this breathtaking trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 15 December 2018

639594877 So we have a new development in the Paarl Mountail Nature Reserve. What is the Paarl Adventure Trail Network ? The City of Drakenstein has no shortage of magnificent views, spectacular locations and unrivalled terrain. Adventure sports like Mountain biking, Trail Running and Hiking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emarieb_13
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Having dropped my daughter at work in the town, I had a few hours to kill before pickup and my MTB in the back of the Discovery; what else could I do but head for the hills? I drove up the road to the Paarl...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 501Adrian501
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had a short 3 night itinerary around the Cape, this was our second stop - the mountain reserve is always a great place to visit, for close up views of Sugarbirds and Sunbirds. It is also very reliable for Protea Canary - we had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NiallPerrins
Reviewed 17 October 2018

To climb on the massive rocks and enjoy the views is GREAT! It’s an relative easy and safe climb. See if you can find the canon? Walking and driving in nature through the reserve is a very nice day out. Lovely to walk and see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our visit to Paarl Rock. Great views & rock formations. The signal canon remains on site. The first canon would be fired from Signal Hill in Cape Town to alert farmers that a ship had arrived seeking supplies. A series of canons...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wallyetta
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have driven past Paarl rock hundreds of times - but this time we decided to check it out and we were extremely pleased. The reserve is in great shape and well looked after - vynbos is looking very healthy. There are two nice dams...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P849LXrogerl
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Paarl is very hot in the summer so for the group I hike with these trails aren't suitable for summer, although if you make an early start it should be ok. There's something for everyone here. The rock to climb, with some assistance from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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).