Cheapest car hire in Paarl
Van / minivan
5 seat minivan
*daily rates in Paarl based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Paarl
- As you might imagine, the name is derived from the Dutch word for ‘pearl’
- The city is the third oldest European settlement in South Africa
- It’s renowned for its dramatic scenery, wine growing and fruit orchards
- Pearl Mountain is a major local landmark that has been compared to Uluru for its majesty
- Paarl was originally set up as a meat trading station by the Dutch East India Company
Paarl Mini Guide
Why do Tourists Choose Paarl?
The scenery around the city is amazing for its grandeur and beauty. There are also countless vineyard and fruit orchards making the region one of plenty. The city itself is interesting too with its old colonial history, mainly related to the Dutch settlers.
How do I get to Paarl?
The nearest and most convenient airport is Cape Town
, around an hour away. The airport receives many flights from Europe and two from London’s Heathrow Airport
, one with BA, the other with Virgin. Once at the airport you can take the bus transfer to Paarl and hire a car there or hire a car from the airport for the journey.
What is There to See and Do in Paarl?
Begin by doing a tour of the city’s main sights. They include the fascinating Afrikaans Language Museum where you’ll learn all about how Dutch melded with other European languages, picked up some of the local words and exists as the language it is today. The monument to the survival of the language; the Taalmonument soars into the Paarl sky and is iconic of the city. Outside the city, those with a hire car can enjoy some of the finest vineyards in the country or venture to the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve where the traditional scenery of the region is preserved.