This Historic home set in a tranquil garden in the peaceful centre of Paarl is a hidden gem, soon to be discovered by the discerning traveller of note. Within walking distance of many historic landmarks; museums, monuments, restaurants and pubs. The Perfect base for exploring the winelands, cheese and olive farms and many boutique styled working farms.
THE FIRST AFRIKAANS NEWS PAPER IN SOUTH AFRICA WAS PRINTED UP THE ROAD.
Afrika Pearl Guest House is situated in Paarl Western Cape; Cnr 4th and Patriot streets. Our street is steeped in history as the first printing press in the Western Cape “resided” here.
Our Guest House owner; Johan van Rensburg recalls finding old printing blocks as a child in the house of his friends.
The house was the building that originally housed the first Afrikaans News Paper in South Africa!
The Paarl Post was first published on 14 January 1905 as direct successor to the famous rebel newspaper Die Afrikaanse Patriot, the first Afrikaans newspaper in South Africa.
Afrikaanse Taal Monument
Did you know? The Afrikaans Taal monument is only 6km`s from our Historic guest house?
The Afrikaanse Taal Monument is the only monument in the world erected in honour of a language and its origins.
The idea to build a monument for the Afrikaans language was announced on 14 August 1942 during the unveiling of a memorial plaque at the cemetery on the farm Kleinbosch outside Paarl. Read more about this impressive monument.