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In the Winelands

H.G. Molenaar’s head office and manufacturing plant are situated in an Industrial Park ten minutes east of historic downtown Paarl. A town for all seasons, Paarl lies cradled in the picturesque Berg River valley which is a haven of winelands, nature reserves and majestic mountains. Not to mention the friendly people who welcome you to a town where a feeling of tranquility still transcends modern day living.

When in Paarl…

Paarl is the ideal home for the outdoor lover as it has a large area of unspoilt natural beauty at its doorstep. It boasts views, open spaces, numerous cycling and nature trails, fishing, river rafting, horse riding, bird watching and more. Winelands Paarl and surrounds is also home to some of South Africa’s most awarded wine estates. This means that come the weekend you can unearth a new liquid treasure, take a long leisurely al fresco lunch or simply picnic with the family on rolling green lawns. Click here to find out more.

Day tripping

Paarl is the perfect base from which to explore the flora and untamed beaches of the Cape West Coast. Sample the world famous winelands and visit the Boland, French-inspired Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Wellington, as well as the southern coastal areas of whale-rich Hermanus and Gansbaai. Not forgetting the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, which is a short 40-minute drive away and offers world-class shopping, entertainment and pristine beaches. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, living in the Cape is undoubtedly a highly rewarding lifestyle experience.

Eating out

The culinary delights of Paarl range from traditional fare to exquisite international cuisine. Restaurants and eateries are diverse in character and range. Cooking styles reflect individual personalities, the result being a smorgasbord of sumptuous cuisine. You can also feast your senses on strawberries, cheese and olives which are grown on farms located on the outskirts of Paarl.


Paarl is also home to some of the country’s finest schools offering an international standard of education. Courtrai primary school provides learners with a solid foundation in education, while the reputable La Rochelle girl’s junior/high school, Paarl Boy’s Primary/High School and Paarl Gimnasium have been serving the community with pride for many, many years. Bridgehouse, closer to Franschhoek, also takes boys and girls from junior education through to high school graduation in a highly intimate and individualistic environment. The Paarl Post Schools Directory and the Paarl Schools Directory Yellow Pages provide further information.