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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
+27 82 744 5900
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  • Average3%
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Travelers talk about
“granite rocks” (8 reviews)
“table mountain” (11 reviews)
“gravel road” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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+27 82 744 5900
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"granite rocks"
in 8 reviews
"table mountain"
in 11 reviews
"gravel road"
in 5 reviews
"massive granite"
in 4 reviews
"braai area"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 3 reviews
"false bay"
in 3 reviews
"wildflower garden"
in 2 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 5 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"steep climb"
in 2 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 2 reviews
"wear shoes with good grip"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The daring and careful can take a single lane dirt road all the way to the top of the peak and then climb Paarl Rock for a stunning panorama of the wine valley below ! We had read there was a small admission fee for...More

Thank Leigth M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to the reserve at least once every weekend. The reserve is reachable by car, allthough you travel by gravel road. Vehicles do have a cover charge to pay, but if you park outside, entrance is free. After a steep hike you reach the...More

Thank Ernst G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an awesome experience. Beautiful rock features. Stunning views. Structured walk way down the mountain and through the trees. Had a nice braai with friends afterwards in the main braai area. Would definitely do it again.

Thank Marilize F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are so privileged that we can visit the mountain every weekend. It is beautiful and safe and used by all the locals. Come and join us...

Thank Emarie B
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

It is a very tranquil and serene place to visit. The view of the valley and surrounds is stunning and you can take photos. History is interesting. Perfect picnic.

Thank shanaz E
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

we recently visited again on Mother's day, and prefer to picnic within the reserve at the wonderful little hidden spots close to the large lily pond and beyond, and away from the main braai area. It's a beautiful tranquil place, We would advise people that...More

Thank 52Shelley52
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Driving up a well used sand road, to arrive at the braai, area where one can venture up the mountain which is dressed with much trees and many rest places. After enjoying a picnic and a lovely walk through the vegetation, the drive back to...More

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Definitely worth a drive up to the Paarl Nature Reservation, when visiting Paarl. The whole area is over 50 sq kilometers. The views are astonishing to all sides, see Table Mountain, Stellenbosch and the Paarl Valley along the Berg River. Why not bring a picnic?

Thank emil9992018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Whilst this is probably one of the scariest drives I have ever done, the view up there is amazing. The park like surrounds are very welcoming, with bbqs and amenities which were very clean. Funny sign saying no music. You can hike around the mountain...More

Thank Shazza57chevy
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The milk tart was so bad our guest could finish it, otherwise everything else was very good. The scenery is magical.

Thank Trevor W
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Bobby F
March 16, 2017|
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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).
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