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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Address: Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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A gem

Views for Africa and an extremely beautiful reserve! Pack a picnic and spend some quality time - get a map!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Somerset West, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Views for Africa and an extremely beautiful reserve! Pack a picnic and spend some quality time - get a map!

Thank MyGeld
Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When ever you in Paarl, go take a drive up Paarl Mountain. The Paarl valley is beautiful from up there. Nice and quite on a good day. Take the family for a day, there is barbecue facilities.

Thank Jacobus W
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbed Paarl Rock. Rated as fairly easy but you would need good and suitable trainers. A gravel road took you to Paarl rock. Up to a certain it is free but then one had to pay an entrance fee to enter the nature reserve.

Thank Asief M
Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Paarl mountain reserve is easily accessible for picnics, hiking and mountain bike activity. I am fortunate to live close by and at least 3 times a week I mountain bike in the reserve. Great experience and surrounding area. Highly recommended.

Thank DRC787
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I grew up in Paarl and we as kids had an intimate knowledge of the mountain.We enjoyed the nature and fresh mountain air every fri. aft.

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Its a bit of a hike, and the road leading up to it is gravel, and during the rain period would be a bit hard for a 2wd car. there are two rocks to climb up, one is the first one you come to, and its a really easy climb up, and pretty safe. the second one has chains in... More 

Thank CharHugh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Long drive, but you should defenitely try it. Great views overlooking Paarl en other small villages. Loved it and the kids as well.

Thank Sanne120
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Actually climbed (walked) up this rock. Magnificent views at the top well worth the effort. There are aids to help you haul yourself up and steady yourself down.

Thank mikeswallow01
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

An unscheduled Easter Monday trip took us to this amazing place. The dirt road is well kept and very accessible. The view of the valley and the mountains is breathtaking. Nature is totally unspoiled and at its best. Spectacular trees and plants, lots of streams and ponds filled with water lilies. The braai area is well kept and the toilets... More 

Thank Marvi E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Two reasons the nature reserve isn't better known are the surprisingly long drive from the centre of Paarl and the bizarre lack of any signs. For the uninitiated, access to the reserve is on Jan Phillips Mountain Drive, a turning off the R45 Main Street just to the north of the Superspar supermarket. A 25-minute drive up a twisting gravel... More 

Thank rentaquote

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