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Our Favourite Places in Paarl

Let’s face it, there’s nothing like a good cuppa coffee in the mornings to get you going. With that in mind, ERA Paarl Properties recommend the following Coffee places in Paarl for your mid-morning pick-me-up. ERA Paarl – Giving you more, welcoming you home.

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Sights to see in Paarl

Paarl Sights to see

Stumped as to what to do over your weekend in Paarl?

We’ve got our places to see and things to do in Paarl just for you! So here they are in no particular order:

1.) Paarl Rock & Waterfall – who knew Paarl had a little waterfall?  Get out your hiking boots and hike around Paarl mountain and Paarl rock’s trails and explore the exuberant fauna and flora that only the Boland has to offer. Fresh air and your daily recommended exercise guaranteed.

2.) Paarl Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm – explore these magnificent creatures with a guided tour from one of the very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The chance to hold a real live little crocodile in your hands is an exceptional treat for the little ones. See more here

3.) Paarl Tea under the Trees – once you’re finished hiking and holding crocodiles, you’ll probably be in dire need of a little coffee and delicious snacks. Head off to Tea under the Trees – a beautiful setting under trees just off Main road. More details here

4.) Paarl Afrikaans Language Monument – The only monument ever built to commemorate a language – this venue has events to suit every need from star-gazing & full moon picnics to picnic concerts and trail runs. Check out Paarl Afrikaans monument’s web page for more info here

5.) Paarl Hussar Grill – Known for its delicious steaks and attentive service, Hussar Grill makes a perfect setting for a family dinner and to end of a gorgeous day spent in the Paarl Valley. Find out more here

And there you have it, our Top 5 activities and must see places to visit in Paarl this weekend. Let us know which one’s are your favourites or write your own suggestions of hidden gems in Paarl and we’ll feature it in our next post.

And from everyone here at ERA Paarl, we wish you a happy, relaxed and beautiful  weekend.



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Income Percentage
None income 13%
R1 – R4,800 1,7%
R4,801 – R9,600 3,1%
R9,601 – R19,600 10,7%
R19,601 – R38,200 17,2%
R38,201 – R76,4000 18,4%
R76,401 – R153,800 13,9%
R153,801 – R307,600 11%
R307,601 – R614,400 7,4%
R614,001 – R1,228,800 2,5%
R1,228,801 – R2,457,600 0,7%
R2,457,601+ 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 30,3%
Living together like married partners 5,4%
Never married 58,5%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,7%


Age Males Females
0-4 4,8% 4,7%
5-9 4% 4%
10-14 4,1% 4%
15-19 4,6% 4,6%
20-24 5,2% 4,9%
25-29 4,7% 4,5%
30-34 3,5% 3,5%
35-39 3,6% 3,6%
40-44 3,6% 3,8%
45-49 3,1% 3,1%
50-54 2,6% 2,9%
55-59 1,9% 2,2%
60-64 1,4% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Group Percentage
Black African 22,7%
Coloured 62,5%
Indian/Asian 0,4%
White 13,5%
Other 0,9%
Neighbourhoods in Paarl Neighbourhoods in Paarl
Charleston Hill Courtrai
Vrykyk Northern Paarl
Amstelhof New Orleans
De Zoete Inval Lemoenkloof
Klein Nederburg Denneburg


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Top 5 DIY household hacks for YOU, from us

Here at ERA Paarl, we’ve seen a need for easy Do-It-Yourself household hacks, that is, the need to create a clever, space-saving, cost-efficient (don’t we all love that word) substitute to what is normally required in a given space.

So we at happily compiled our  current TOP 5 household DIY hacks especially  for YOU. So, in no particular order and without further ado, here they are:

DIY Household Hack #1: The corner shelf & bedside table

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Little tight on space? This DIY corner shelf doubles as a bedside table, is easy to make, cost efficient, a great space-saver and looks neat and modern. We simply love it! For more space-savers like these, check out

DIY Household Hack #2: DIY Wine Rack & Glass holder

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This gorgeous little wine rack is easy to make and cost-effective, especially if you (or someone you know) has scrap wood lying around. It doubles as a wine glass  holder thus saving you space AND money. It’s definitely one of our favourites after a long days’ work! Download craft plans and more here @

DIY Household Hack #3: The shelf desk

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No space for a desk / office space? Add a large shelf wherever you have a little space available for your DIY desk. Paint with your favourite colour, add a cool, vintage chair and voila, your own little office space at a fraction of the cost. See more

DIY Household Hack #4: Dried lavender home air-freshener

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For relaxing & fresh lavender scents in every room, combine equal parts dried lavender buds and baking soda into a small jar and shake well. Add 24 drops of lavender scented essential oil, shaking after every drop. Now sit back and enjoy your heavenly scented home! For more DIY scents, go to

DIY Household hack #5:  Pretty DIY Ladder shoe shelf

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Need a space-saving solution for shoes that go missing in the night? Create your own DIY ladder shoe shelf with pre-cut pine wood pieces and household tools for a quick and easy way to save storage space and never lose a shoe again. Go to http://www.designsponge for more on how to make this gorgeous ladder shoe shelf.

And there you have it, our weekly roundup of best DIY household interior hacks for you to try at home over the weekend. Everyone has their hidden artistic / craft abilities, so why not send us your own pictures and we’ll post it one here to show off your handiwork. Enjoy!

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