Tourist attractions

Paarl offers you a diverse number of attractions - from museums & galleries to shops selling handmade gifts and products made by local crafters.

Visit the Afrikaans Language Monument which was erected in 1975 to honour the Afrikaans Language; sample some of our locally produced, virgin olive oils - a gift from the fertile soil of this valley or see how Ikhwezi manage to empower previously unemployed women and children.

Or when entering town, stop at the Strooidak Church - one of the oldest and most historic churches in South Africa and then proceed to Paarl Museum for an interesting overview of Paarl's colourful history.


Afrikaans Language Museum  
+27(21) 872 3441 A living museum with interactive, multimedia exhibitions. Three continents gave birth to this unique rainbow language. Experience a tour through a museum like no other! Guided tours for groups must be arranged in advance.
De Poort Community Project  
+27(21) 863 5009 De Poort community project will be an exciting, vibrant, heritage tourism venue. In an open environment with stunning views, interlocking public courtyards will provide for entertainment, crafts, cart rides, games and food.
Paarl Museum  
+27(21) 872 2651
Situated in the Oude Pastorie. Superb collection of Cape Antiques, artefacts, documents and photographs that portray the collective heritage and development of Paarl.

Arts & crafts

Bronze Age  
+27(21) 863 5200 The Bronze casting studio Gallery is casting and exhibiting the sculptures and functional peaces of locally and international acclaimed artists. Be part of a pour and witness how the 1200 Degree hot bronze is casted into a peace of art.
Butterfly World  
+27(21) 875 5628  Butterfly World is the largest butterfly park in Africa, where exotic butterflies fly freely in a covered garden. We have a craft shop and the Jungle leaf Café. Includes Martin Filmer Spider Room.
Incanda Leather & Upholstery  
+27(21) 863 1965
We supply uniquely designed leather and gameskin furniture and accessories including sofas, wingback chairs, ottomans, gameskin and leather floor rugs as well as skin and leather cushions.
Red Hot Glass Studio  
+27(21) 863 0330 David Jackson and Liz Lacey's studio & glass gallery is beautifully situated amongst vineyards on Seidelberg Wine Estate. Together they designed and made the largest glass installation in Africa.

Find it at Paarl Mall

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