The quaint town of Paarl, about an hour's drive out of Cape Town, offers a myriad of things to do - wine farms to visit and fine restaurants to indulge in. To best explore I recommend staying over a night or two (especially if wine tasting is on the itinerary). The D'Olyfboom Family Estate guest farm offers a perfect base to explore Paarl from.
This heritage working guest farm offers easy access to activities and restaurants yet is nestled amongst vineyards to give it that out of city feeling.
I recently spent a weekend there courtesy of Cape Country Routes
and loved the fact that it felt remote enough for full R&R mode to be activated yet was just a quick drive away from many great Paarl attractions and restaurants such as the Taal Monument, Paarl Rock and the well-loved eatery and artisan shop hub - the Spice Route Destination.
I recently spent an enjoyable two days exploring, dining and drinking in Paarl and Wellington. Here are my top five activities when spending a weekend round these small-town parts.
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The five guest suites offer a comfortable modern farmhouse aesthetic with all the usual amenities one would need such as a coffee machine, aircon, Wi-Fi, TV and bar fridge as well as a patio overlooking the stunning and uninterrupted views of the Paarl Mountains and beautiful vineyards.
The spacious en suite bathroom is a Pinterest dream come to life and features a dreamy tub, generous shower and doors leading out onto a back patio with views of the pool and beautiful gardens.
Breakfast is included in the stay and is offered at The Well restaurant on the estate. Expect a choice of continental, traditional fry-up and fluffy omelettes on offer alongside fresh juice, toast as well as coffee and tea.
D’Olyfboom is a perfect accommodation base to do some Paarl exploring if based in the area for a night or more and also offers a great wedding and conference venue option.For more info, go to www.dolyfboom.co.za.