The town of Paarl has a unique character, not least because vineyards still grow in between residential neighbourhoods maintaining a country feel to a town virtually the size of a small city, but also because it is here that the struggle to gain recognition for Afrikaans as a written language was achieved. Today the Afrikaans Language Museum bears testament to this accomplishment and there is a monument to this unique language on the slopes of Paarl Mountain.

Nwanedi Country Manor
Nestled in northern Paarl’s magnificent Berg River Valley, Nwanedi Country Manor is engulfed by the stunning beauty of the Drakenstein Mountains. A boutique country manor, tucked away in the Shiraz vineyards of the estate, complementing the Vhavenda name meaning a place worthy of celebration.

Offering 12 elegant en-suite rooms with exquisite vineyard and mountain views, spaciously appointed with luxurious extra-length king or twin beds and expansive bathrooms. Bathrooms have a bath, large walk-in shower and expected facilities. Rooms are well-equipped with state of the art amenities giving an instant homely feel including Wi-Fi access, HD Satellite TV, and air-conditioning with heating. Two suites catering for physically challenged or disabled
guests offering comfort and easy access.

The intimate bar, comfortable lounge and outside patio, serves breakfast and dinners overlooking the magnificent view of the valley and vineyards. Enjoy the fresh pickings from the orchards and extensive selection of home-grown vegetables, dinner menus often prepared by a celebrity chef and depicting themes inclusive of famous train journeys or just basic home cooking offering nature's best. Join a vineyard tour and wine tasting and feel the tranquillity and simple vibrancy of a working wine farm.

With many nearby activities, you are assured of relaxation and leisure for even the most active person. Enjoy activities and trips such as Paarl Mountain Reserve, Historical Paarl, Afrikaans language monuments, the KWV with brandy distilling, golf courses, quad biking, hiking trails, mountain biking, trout fishing, and canoeing. A beautiful scenic retreat with a relaxed environment, discreet service, and complete privacy awaits you.
Paarl Boutique Hotel
Paarl Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of the famous Cape Winelands on a picturesque  Mediterranean-style farm among vineyards and olive and lemon orchards. This privately owned estate is situated high up on the slopes of the majestic Paarl Mountain with spectacular panoramic views stretching from Wellington, over Paarl, to Franschhoek. The estate borders the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and is within walking distance from the centre of town.

This picturesque town is the third oldest town in South Africa and is dominated by the second largest granite outcrop in the world. It was these granite boulders glistening in the sun after rain that inspired Abraham Gabbema, in 1657, to name the mountain "the Diamond and Pearl Mountain" from which the name Paarl was later derived.

All of our 17 comfortable en-suite rooms have panoramic views over Paarl Mountain or Paarl Valley. Relax at our swimming pool and share the space with wonderful bird life. Enjoy our delicious full buffet breakfast which is served in our sun-splashed dining room with spectacular views over the pool between 07h00 and 10h00 daily. A light lunch menu is available on request, but should you prefer to have a good old-fashioned South African braai, contact our friendly reception staff to enquire about the braai packs on offer from the hotel. There are many excellent restaurants in close proximity to the hotel and our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with dinner arrangements. In-house dining is available for functions and groups of 10 or more by prior arrangement only.

Come and taste magnificent locally produced wines, cheese, olives and oils on nearby farms. Paarl boasts a wonderful range of restaurants which, combined with our wines, can offer you a unique dining experience. The Purple Lounge is a well-stocked bar and opens out to the pool deck overlooking the large pool. The wine lovers can try our very own white and red wines or a bottle of Pierre Jourdan bubbly. You can also enjoy one of our delicious cocktails or ask the barman to mix your favorite combination while you relax and watch the world go by.

Play golf at the world-class 27 hole Boschenmeer Golf Estate or at the Pearl Valley Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. For the more adventurous, there are numerous mountain biking, hiking, and 4x4 trails in the near vicinity.

Our newly established wine cellar is the perfect venue for private functions and meetings and can accommodate up to 14 delegates at an impressive four-metre long boardroom table. There is comfortable seating and a 50 inch Smart TV surrounded by an impressive display of top privately owned wines. A comfortable lounge area with a Grand Piano and an intimate dining area are the finishing touches to this very impressive venue.

With its large screen TV and surround sound, our 12-seater cinema is the ideal venue for sports enthusiasts to get together with friends and watch their favourite team while enjoying an ice cold beer in comfort, or relaxing and watching a movie on DVD. We do have a selection of DVDs available from reception but you are more than welcome to bring your own along.


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