Dear Paarl friend
In September, we celebrate our heritage. A diverse nation’s history and influences. We invite you to learn a little more about our history through the variety of events and attractions in Paarl, the third oldest town in South Africa.
Beautiful scenery, gardens, markets, and a wide selection of restaurants and wines await you.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you to our fertile valley. VisitPaarl.
SAVIOUR LOCAL DELICACY AT WATERBLOMMETJIE FESTIVAL
Domain Brahms – Rhebokskloof Estate – Windmeul Cellar
3 September 2022
09:00 – 16:00
Entry Fee: Donation of One tin or canned food per vehicle
The Boland town of Paarl will be celebrating the return of the annual Waterblommetjie Festival on Saturday, 3 September. Three local wine farms have joined forces to showcase this indigenous, seasonal delicacy and will offer a fun-filled line-up for the whole family.
Visitors will be able to try waterblommetjies, which is only available for a short period each year, prepared in several different ways from the traditional waterblommetjies stew to soups, samosas, spring rolls and even decadent waterblommetjies ice cream. The participating wineries Domaine Brahms, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and Windmeul Cellar are conveniently located within a five-kilometre, radius so festival goers can pop in at all four between 09h00 and 16h00. Great waterblommetjies and wine pairings as well as fabulous entertainment are also on the cards.
Free entry to all three venues can be secured with the donation of one tin of canned food per vehicle. The food will go the official festival charity – Athlone House of Strength, a shelter for abused women and children in Paarl. For more information, visit www.waterblommetjiefees.com
La Paris Bistro present
Heritage Day High Tea
24 & 25 September 2022
09:00 – 16:00
In celebration of the heritage of South Africa, La Paris Bistro invites you to taste South Africa with their special Heritage Day High Tea.
What better way to treat yourself, friends and family on Heritage Day than with our loved, local flavours, good company and a great atmosphere?
Cost: R425 per person (minimum booking 2 pax)
Bookings are essential and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
The standard high tea offering will also be available so be sure to specify.
Expect the classics with a unique twist from Roosterbroodjies with whipped Cream Cheese & Biltong to Cape Malay Koeksisters with Naartjie Creme Diplomat. You can view the menu here. Included is a South African inspired cocktail and a cup of coffee or unlimited tea.
Painted Wolf Wines
24 September 2022
10:00 to 18:00
Celebrate Heritage Day with us on 24 September at the Simondium Guild! Smoked ribs, wood oven pizza, wine, beer and gin with LIVE music. Don’t miss out! Welcome drink of your choice on arrival.
R290 pp Tickets available on Quicket.
IT’S CLIVIA SEASON The arrival of spring also heralds the beginning of Clivia season on the Babylonstoren farm when thousands of Clivias start to clothe the banks of the stream in vibrant hues of red, yellow, peach, orange and bronze. As they start to flower in mid-September, they will also be displayed as a potted collection, consisting of all six Clivia species, in the shade of the Puff Adder at Babylonstoren.
Taste the season with the breakfast buffet at Babel Restaurant
The beloved breakfast buffet at Babylonstoren’s Babel Restaurant has been reopened again in all its farm abundance. As always, seasonal fruit and veggies from the garden are the stars of the show. The breakfast buffet composition is always guided by the season and is a true reflection of what’s available from the garden on the day. Bookings are essential.www.babylonstoren.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnivore Evenings at Babylonstoren Bakery are back
On Wednesdays and Sundays at 18h00, the five-course Carnivore Evenings are back and celebrate the best meat in Africa from Babylonstoren’s own grass-fed Chianina herd.
Enjoy a glass of wine and live accordion music while the coals are glowing. Reservations are essential. Please email email@example.com
Babylonstoren’s new hot spa provides a beautiful indoor-outdoor space to enjoy in all seasons
A glorious water-inspired mural greets you upon entering Babylonstoren’s new hot spa area. Inside, an authentic hammam with floor-to-ceiling marble sits to one side. On the other, a moody Rasul chamber in tones of botanical green offers decadent mud scrubs and deep soaks. The sprawling swimming pool is an indoor-outdoor experience to enjoy in all weather conditions, with a narrow water strip connecting two ambient indoor pools. The pool sports two mosaic alcoves recessed into the back wall, with running waterfalls to allow for a moment of refreshment. A sauna, salt room and two heated vitality pools complete this new holistic spa experience.
Come and enjoy the following experiences:
6 September | Japanese florals in the Winelands: a study in ikebana
7 September | Juice jamming
8 September | Are you living up to your blue china?
14 & 15 September | Grow your own seasonal vegetables
20 September | Chef’s inspiration with spring asparagus from our garden to your plate
21 September | Join us for (herbal) tea 28 September | Encounter the colourful world of clivias and other indigenous bulbs