Afrika Pearl Guest House – a historic home set in tranquil Paarl

Afrika Pearl Guest House is a hidden gem to be discovered. This historic inn is set in the tranquil gardens of central Paarl, within walking distance of its many historic landmarks, museums, monuments, restaurants and pubs.

Its classic farm-style design complements the town’s calm and serene landscape.

Paarl holds a special place in my heart, growing up I have many memories visiting the magnificent Cape Winelands to reconnect with family. Majestic mountain ranges painting the perfect backdrop, lush green gardens, balmy summer nights and during the day, plenty of places to explore.

Afrika Pearl Guest House is one of those treasures you must experience for yourself. The inn was built in 1900 and was later lovingly refurbished by your hosts, Johan and Christelle van Rensburg.

Johan carries extensive knowledge on hidden treasures of Paarl and surrounding areas. These places are not easily found by the conventional tourist and make for interesting discoveries for the discerning traveler. Christelle is an ardent cook and will treat to her delicious home-style cooking. Many guests have often received unexpected cheese and fruit platters or homemade cookies delivered to their door.

There are four comfortable accommodation offerings to choose from. For those looking to self-cater, Granite Grey is an independent unit with its own little garden, kitchenette and veranda where you can have a traditional braai overlooking the famous Paarl Rock.

The guesthouse would not be complete without a room named after the Paarl Rock – the Die Pêrel room, which features comfortable living for families. So does, the aptly named Tranquility room.

Die Patriot is a spacious, dreamy room that opens up into a well-established, lush green garden, protected against the wind by wise old trees. It is well-furnished with all that you can need for a memorable stay.

In addition to an offering of elegant farm-styled interiors, comfy beds, crispy clean linen, fully-equipped kitchenettes, clean en-suite bathrooms, armchairs, living room space, here you can slow down and learn the Afrikaans art of ‘stoep sit’.

Afrika Pearl Guest House also offers guests daily maid services, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool access, breakfast, dinner and braai facilities on request.

Paarl is a prime location when visiting the Cape Winelands. It’s centrally-positioned for easy travel to Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Wellington and is the perfect base to explore neighboring winelands, cheese, and olive farms. For more information and bookings, call 083 627 2044 or email