Paarl is the largest town in the Cape Winelands and the third-oldest European settlement in South Africa. The town is named after an ancient granite rock which is reminiscent of a glistening giant pearl in the sunlight. It retains much of its old-world charm and is surrounded by miles of vineyards, making property here a popular choice among families and nature lovers longing to enjoy the tranquil country away from the stress of city life.

There are many options when it comes to houses for sale in Paarl. You can choose from a variety of sprawling family homes, townhouse developments, apartments and high-end retirement villages. You will also be spoiled for choice if you are looking at houses or flats to rent in Paarl, as well as plenty of commercial opportunities as the location makes it ideal for those who want to start a B&B or guesthouse to service tourists who frequent the area. Farms for sale in Paarl are immensely  popular due to the area’s excellent winemaking reputation. As a growing town, there are an increasing number of new development in Paarl. Instead of buying an existing building, Paarl property buyers can purchase a piece of vacant land and build their dream home. Another option for house hunters are the high-end properties available in Paarl’s golf and lifestyle developments: Boschenmeer, Pearl Valley and Val de Vie estate. 

Browse our Paarl properties for sale for more on what’s available,find out more about the area below, or speak to one of our estate agents in Paarl.


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Discover Paarl

Explore Paarl

Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities

Paarl has many museums that celebrate the long history of the town, including the Afrikaans Language Museum, Afrikaans Language Monument and Paarl Museum.



On a drive down Paarl’s main road you'll see beautifully maintained buildings which range in architectural styles including Cape Dutch, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Many of Paarl’s wine farms offer wine tastings, allowing you to sample many delicious varietals produced in this world-famous grape-growing region.



There are a variety of hiking and cycling trails as well as a crocodile farm, Limietberg Nature Reserve and Butterfly world.

Living in Paarl

Areas near to Paarl

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Wellington,


 Paarl is the ideal location for families looking to buy a new home that will allow them options when it comes to selecting a school for their kids. From Girls’ High and Boys’ High to La Rochelle and Paarl Gimnasium, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Tertiary education

Paarl is within driving distance of the area’s premier tertiary education facility, the University of Stellenbosch. 


From cricket, cycling and bowling to athletics, golf and canoeing… name your sport and Paarl will offer it… 


You’ll find a range of healthcare professionals, from optometrists and dentists to doctors and physios, as well as private and provincial hospitals. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius