So, what are some of the attractions that we market? Let's list a few gems: the immersive Fynbos Experience hosted by Giselle Courtney in Wellington, the winning recipe of Simondium’s Babylonstoren , Paarl East’s hidden heritage treasures, the emblematic Afrikaanse Taalmonument , the towering Paarl Rock, and the serene Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. And that's only the start! Gastronomic adventures await at spots such as the evergreen Noop and new MoM Café in Paarl, the vibey shisanyama eatery Chippa’s Place in Mbekweni, family favourite The Stone Kitchen on Dunstone in Wellington, and the cosy Stoep Restaurant at Laborie , Paarl. There is also the renowned James Sedgewick Distillery in Wellington, and don’t forget about Paarl’s grandiose and historic KWV Cathedral Cellar . For the daring souls, the area offers ample adventure. Soar with Winelands Paragliding , explore the area through e-bike rentals or our myriad of mountain bike trails, or conquer new heights (literally) through abseiling. Nature enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with hiking trails stretching from Paarl Rock and Paarl Mountain to Rhebokskloof and beyond, linking to the Spice Route Destination , Limietberg Nature Reserve , Paarl Arboretum , and the Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary .

If history and culture are more your thing, there is so much to do. Meander around the heritage sites of Paarl West, Paarl East, and Wellington, learn more about the origin of Afrikaans at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument and Museum , or page through history at the Paarl and Wellington Museums. The Drakenstein towns’ beautiful architectural styles reveal tales of different eras, such as Gregorian, Victorian, and Cape Dutch. We extend an open invitation to local businesses and communities to join us in making Paarl-Wellington’s authentic domestic leisure tourism offering even more captivating. Reach out to us if you are eager to showcase your offerings or wish to participate in our year-round information-sharing sessions. Contact Chrismaré Carse at 021 807 7744 or .

Indoors, or outdoors – there is much to do and see in the area.

Paarl-Wellington is a haven for domestic leisure tourism and boasts an array of escapes.

VARS | September


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