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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Address: Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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Enjoy Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve for just an hour or a few hours. The first rock overlooking Paarl is an very easy walk and the view of Paarl is wonderful. It takes no longer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Enjoy Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve for just an hour or a few hours. The first rock overlooking Paarl is an very easy walk and the view of Paarl is wonderful. It takes no longer than 5 minutes walk to the edge. The second rock with chain is more challenging and you will need good shoes with a solid grip, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful tracks to walk around the mountain. You could easily loose yourself so go with the locals that's the best way to enjoy it. Short drive from the center of Paarl it is possible to run it but you need to be doing the 20 km distance.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A short but quite steep hike up the boulders (shoes with a good grip is recommended). One of the most incredible 360 degree views of the winelands.

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Paarl, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a beautiful place... I used to go to this area at least once a week to train in one of the most beautiful and challenging areas that I know. It is sad that it is not possible to really make this a safe place for people walking their dogs, mountain bike riders and joggers. Do not come alone, but... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice to go for climbing the mountains and having a picnic at the area next the the parking. Very safe place to go.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

and not many travelers. A hidden gem just outside Cape Town, that is also worth a visit on a sunny winters day when it's best.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We climbed the rock with our young children. The views from the top were stunning. We could see as far as Table Mountain. Definitely wear shoes with good grip, like trainers or hiking boots. It looks daunting at first but it's no so bad. The chains really help. Word of caution with young children that there is no boundary around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The access is no so easy, and part of the rock "climbing" is quite steept. But you can easily go there, just make sure you are wearing a decent pair of shoes, hiking boots. On the rocks, you feel like on another planet and the view of Paarl valley is 360° Unreal! A very nice and sometimes quite sporty hike.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is actually a must do activity when in Paarl. I had no idea that you could walk to the top of the mountain (not too stressful!) and have such a great view of the area. Do not miss this opportunity! It is a little bit of a drive to get up there, but well worth it!

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great views from the top and a sense of achievement from getting there. The climb to the top of the rocks looks daunting from below but the chain-link handrails are a great help. Tip: Follow the signs to the Taal Monument and just below the monument follow the dirt road along the contour of the mountain for a few kilometres;... More 

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