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.
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.