Paarl - 2 Black Pearl Cottages – self-catering
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Experience family on-farm wine making 1st hand! Black Pearl wines are made in the vineyard and the focus is on producing limited quantities of high quality grapes. From berry to bottle is a complete hands-on family experience.

The Black Pearl Cottage is a newly furbished 2 bedroom self-catering cottage on the 240 hectares Rhenosterkop Farm on the slopes of Paarl Mountain only 7 km from Paarl. Make this your base to explore the Cape and winelands!

2nd New Cottage now also available - sleeps 6

The Cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and sleeps 4 persons in 2 bedrooms -- 1 double bed with en suite bathroom and the other 2 single beds with bathroom next door with bathtub and shower.

It also offers and open plan kitchen and living area, stoep with braai and amazing sunsets. No TV or internet. Swimming pool 100 metres away at main farmstead

The farm is on the Western slopes of Paarl Mountain and offers mountain biking, hiking, a flower reserve and a braai and picnic area
Make this your base to explore the Cape and winelands!
Make this your base to explore the Cape and winelands!
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Activities:

Hiking Trails Neighbours on one side offer horse riding and you can head the other direction to hike up a dirt road to the top of Paarl Mountain. For the more adventurous you can hike the fire-breaks on the farm.

Other Activities Less than 5 kms away are Spice Route with its brewery, glass blowing, restaurants, chocolate tasting, wine tasting, and Fairview with wine and cheese tasting and the Goatshed Restaurant.

Within 10 kms are dozens of wine estates including the famous KWV, Chimp Haven, Lion Park and Butterfly World. We are on the Western slopes of Paarl Mountain which has mountain biking, hiking, flower reserve and a braai and picnic area. Within a 20 minute drive you can reach Paarl, Stellenbosch, Wellington, Franschhoek and Worcester. Cape Town Waterfront is only 35 minutes away
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Flat rate for cottage of R1000/night - sleeps 4. Minimum booking 2 nights.

New Second cottage:There are two bedrooms, one with king size and one that can have 2 double beds. Single bed also available. Great for family or 1 couple. Problem is you have to walk through 1 bedroom to get to the other. So if you need the toilet at night you must also walk through one of the bedrooms - R899/night for 1st 4 persons and R100/night/additional person more than 4.

Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
View of Table Mountain from the farm
View of Table Mountain from the farm
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Nearest Town:
Paarl
Distance: 7km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
Experience family on-farm wine making 1st hand! Black Pearl wines are made in the vineyard and the focus is on producing limited quantities of high quality grapes.

The 4.5 hectares of Shiraz (planted 1997) and 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1998) thrive on deep, well-drained Oakleaf soil. The high trellising system, severe pruning and canopy management are all managed to ensure low-yielding, stress free, phenolically ripe fruit. The adjoining land, we have made into a nature conservation area to preserve the last 4% of remaining renosterveld in the world, so being environmentally friendly is of utmost importance for us. Pest control is monitored rather than spraying chemicals, and the spray program for mildews uses chemicals with the least negative impact on the earth

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Rhenosterkop Farm - 240 ha
Farming Activities: 7 hectares of wine grapes with a boutique cellar making award winning wines. Alpacas, Transkei pigs, horses and Ngunis. 180 hectare contract nature reserve with Cape Nature
Farm History: Since her father purchased the farm in 1994 Mary-Lou have been here making wine, growing pincushions and now trying to make beer

A bit about your hosts:
Mary-Lou moved to South Africa in 1995 after growing up in America then spending 4 years in Asia teaching and backpacking before settling down in Paarl. IShe is a self taught winemaker and a Cape Wine Master. She has 2 daughters at primary school in Paarl, and “we love our farm life” The farm has 7 hectares of wine grapes with a boutique cellar making award winning wines.
The farm has 7 hectares of wine grapes with a boutique cellar making award winning wines.
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How to get there:
Route Map and GPS co-ordinates supplied when reservations are made

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Collage of bedrooms
Collage of bedrooms
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   Collage of the cottage
Collage of the cottage
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