Wine & Architecture

Thinking of buying a home in Paarl? It is only a 40 minute drive outside of Cape Town, nestled in a valley between the Drakenstein Mountains and Paarl Mountain. It is also the third-oldest town in South Africa!

Paarl is famous and celebrated for its vineyards, its glistening mountain range, its rich fauna and flora as well as its traditional Cape Dutch Homes.

The town was settled from 1687 onwards, and today the region boasts some of the finest Dutch Architecture, examples of which can be seen alongside the 12 kilometre-long main road, balanced with a mix of Victorian Art and artdeco buildings.

It was here, in Paarl, that a group calling themselves Die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (The Society of True Afrikaners), decided to establish Afrikaans, which was previously thought of as the kitchen-Dutch of the lower-classes, by putting the language to print in 1876.

The region reveals its rich history with a wine-making tradition and heritage which dates back to 1688. The Paarl Wine Route, also referred to as Paarl Vintners, represents somewhat 70 wine producers in the Drakenstein area. These wine-producers range from co-operative cellars to historic, family-owned cellars, thereby solidifying the combination of modern-day technology and old-world charm which we have come to expect from Paarl.

Paarl is one of South Africa’s most loved towns, due to its rich history, beautiful scenery and its commitment to innovation and tradition. It is no wonder that you may want to enter the real-estate market of Paarl. To make sure your home lives up to the standard we have come to expect from Paarl, please contact Home Inspection Services to have your home inspected in Paarl.

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