The picturesque town of Paarl is cradled between Paarl Mountain with its magnificent 50 million year old granite boulders and towering Du Toitskloof Mountain range which signals the perfect time to enjoy sundowners by blushing. The balmy summers call for outside entertaining: a light lunch in the shade, glasses of chilled wine. Restaurants offer culinary delights that cater for every taste and fit any budget. Meander down Main Street and be inspired by the décor and gift stores, enjoy good South African art at the galleries or lose yourself in antique shops. Pack a picnic and enjoy the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and Wild Flower garden. The array of endemic bird species will keep ardent birdwatchers happy. Standing tall on Paarl Mountain and celebrating the birth of Afrikaans is the Afrikaans Language Monument, the only one in the world to honor a language. Paarl is indeed a town to visit for all reasons!