Activities

A holiday in South Africa means breathtaking nature, sunshine, friendly people and a wide variety of culinary delights.
Read on for some tips on interesting excursions from the Estate.

Paarl and Surroundings

A historical stroll through Paarl, up to Paarl Rock and to the Taal Monument

Paarl is the third oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Many of the original Cape Dutch buildings can still be seen here today. The attractive KWV Emporium building on Main Road, one of the oldest wineries in a historical building, is well worth a visit. Indulge yourself with a guided tour followed by a wine tasting.

Paarl Rock National Park is a natural reserve and is located within walking distance of the Paarl city centre. Spectacular rock formations of incredible size and shape await you, along with a magnificent view of the summit.
On the way to Paarl Rock, you can take a short detour and visit the unusual and impressive Taal Monument.

Athletic Activities

More of a sporty type?

The area around Paarl offers a variety of opportunities for athletic activities of all sorts. In the nearby mountains, you will find mountain bike trails.

In addition to golf, Paarl is the South African centre for polo. Regular international tournaments are held In Val de Vie as well. Some of the country’s top golf courses, such as Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer, can be reached within a quarter of an hour.

Within half an hour, you can be at the sea enjoying water sports. The Cape region is a Mecca for surfers and a kitesurfers thanks to the strong and steady winds.

Cape Town

Cape Town and Table Mountain

Drive to Cape Town in less than an hour, where you can visit the Waterfront, take the aerial cable car up the famous Table Mountain, have a drink or a bite to eat at Green Market Square with its most remarkable Art Deco buildings and then round off the day with a sundowner in Camps Bay.

Whale Watching

Whale watching in Hermanus

This is a seasonal attraction, offered from August to October. Take a drive through the wine region and along the scenic south coast to Hermanus, where you can watch these gigantic creatures from the rocky shore or a whale watching boat – simply unforgettable.

Wildlife

Safari

You don’t need to travel 2,000 km to the north of South Africa to see the »Big Five«. Experience these majestic animals in the wild on a day trip or on an excursion lasting several days, departing directly from our Estate.

Ashia’s Cheetah Center (directly adjacent to the northern property line of Adara Palmiet Valley)
Inverdoorn Game Reserve (about a 2 hour drive)
Botlierskop Game Reserve (about a 5 hour drive)
Aquila Safari (about a 1 hour drive)
Le Bonheur Reptile Adventures – Croc and Reptile Park is home to more than 200 Nile crocodiles as well as a selection of local and exotic snakes (about a 20 min. drive)

Natural and National Parks

Flower wonderland

Drive west towards the Atlantic Ocean and visit Darling, the West Coast National Park or the Cederberg National Park from August to October to enjoy the unique and spectacular beauty of the endless fields of wildflowers.

Wine Tasting

Wine tastings

The attraction of wine tasting has undergone tremendous development over the years. For many wine lovers visiting South Africa, wine tasting has become an integral part of their trip. Spectacular wine farms, beautiful tasting venues, excellent wines accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts.
Our staff at the reception desk will be happy to give you further advice.

Wine tram

The legendary Franschhoek Wine Tram has a stop about 5 km from the Estate. Hop on this historical train to go exploring in Franschhoek, another winemaking region in a gorgeous setting.