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Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

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Address: Jan Phillips Drive, Paarl, South Africa
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Amazing rock formations and easy but spectacular walking near and to the summits. The access roads are in pretty poor states of repair and the signage is sorely lacking. No... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Amazing rock formations and easy but spectacular walking near and to the summits. The access roads are in pretty poor states of repair and the signage is sorely lacking. No worthwhile information boards either. However, the area is really spectacular and provides great views of Paarl and its surrounds.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you want the best view of Paarl and the surronding areas, and also the Table mountain. This is the place to be.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I was raised in Paarl so of course I am bias. Visited Paarl mountain after living overseas for 30 years. The drive up Jan Philips is still narrow but far better condition now. The views over the valley from the top is breathtaking- certainly recommend.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit in Paarl but the signages to different sites inside were misleading e.g waterfall

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Thank Nozipho Z
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It has been about 30 years since I last climbed Paarl Rock so I was pleasantly surprised to find good gravel roads to the top with a SAN Parks toll gate. Cost a family of 4, R112.00 for entry, which is worth it as the infrastructure in the area is well maintained. The walk to top of the granite outcrop... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a scenic drive then Paarl mountain is the place to be. I drove with my family up the mountain and wow. Great views of Paarl. There was enough space along the road to stop for a selfy. And the kids could play nicely. We took a strole in the garden with beautiful flowers. As well... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very picturesque with lovely scenery ideal for a short or long hoke or walk, with quite a lot of bird life, spectacular views and quite a loy of dams / lakes. I understand that fishing permits are available from the municipality, but I did not personally try this.Its a pleasant place to spend a few hours, be prepare for the... More 

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The drive up to Meulwater Picknick site is mostly in good condition and offers amazing views over the valleys, mountains and farms in the environs. The picknick terrain is big and well shaded. Toilet blocks were recently upgraded and equiped for disabled visitors. Parking also shaded by the big trees. We did not explore the footpaths this time, but apparently... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We love hiking and for me this is one of the best place to do it. The view is really amazing. From that hight you can see the beautiful Paarl valley. We also reccomend visiting the Afrikaans Language Monument.

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Paarl Rock is seen from miles around and a huge mass of rock apparently the second largest granite outcrop in the world. There are three outcrops. You can drive a fair way up with picnic spots en route and stunning scenery below. It's a popular place for locals on the weekend. You can go up by car but the road... More 

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