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Dirt Meter:
If you looking for a quick Adventure fix, step outside the city for 4 hours and discover the back roads of Durbanville and Paal Rock.
Dual Sport Bikes ARE allowed in the Reserve, No Dirt Bikes/Scramblers or Quads.
Entry fee per bike ZAR27.00

The Paarl Mountain Reserve is heaven for first time adventure riders. View Map of Reserve
The Taal Monument restaurant serves a great breakfast.
.........Great Motorcycle Escapades

1. Five Passes breakfast Run
2. Knysna Mountain Trail
3. Cederberg Overnight Adventure
4. Montagu Mountain Meander
5. Overberg Coastal & Mountain Adventure
6. Paarl Rock Adventure 138km
Paarl Mountain Reserve is NOT a race track, no speeding, 30km/h, respect nature, DONT
spoil it for everyone please.
Route Description: Grade: WHITE(Easy, beginners and newcommers with Pillions Riders, all size bikes)

Driving Directions:
The easy going 4 hour route is for first timers and newcomers to the sport of Adventure motorcycling. 70% is on dirt roads and there are no challenging sections.
You can start the route from Cape Town via the N7 and off the Vissershoek Road, and on district dirt roads towards Kliphuewel.
District roads are flat, smooth and maybe a little drifty in the corners if recently graded, ride with caution if inexperienced.

After dissecting the farm lands you will join the R44 (Adam Tas Road) again and onto the Wellington road towards Paarl. Windmeul Road takes you onto the R45 (Noord Agter Paarl Road). Just before Paarl main road look for the sign - "Paarl Mountain Reserve" - head up the short tar trail through the windlands and onto the (Jan Phillips Mountain Drive) dirt road along the mountainside.

Jan Phillips Mountain Drive is fantastically scenic and traverses along the entire mountain side. If the road has been recently graded, it can be quit loose in the corners, watch out for cars in the tight bends. Mid way along the mountain, turn right and ride the the Paarl Mountain Reserve gate - ZAR 27.00 will get you in to the reserve, PLEASE ride slowly and enjoy the scenic ride around "Nantes and Bethel Dam", if you blast around the reserve, guaranteed they will close it for us. Don't be the one!!

After crusing around the reserve, you can pop up the the view point, and take a break and enjoy the view. Exit the reserve and turn right along Jan Phillips Mountain Drive again, till the dirt track ends - turn right up towards the Taal Monument if you want to have breakfast.

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Paarl Rock Adventure
Route Info:
Accessable from the N7 towards Melkbos via Vissershoek to Agter Paarl, Paarl Rock Jan Phillips Mountain Drive, N1 Route home.
4 Hours round trip, 135km - 70% dirt 30% Tar Roads, easy going, nice along Jan Phillips Mountain Drive Dirt Road, and awesome trail in Paarl Mountain Reserve 17.4km route.
Suitable for All level of Riders, Pillions, and All Size Dual Sport Bikes

Cellphone signal: Full Route

Start Point N7 & Posmasdam Road:
-33.804754, 18.548114
-33° 48' 17.11", +18° 32' 53.21"

Afrikaans Taal Monument Restaurant
-33.766606, 18.943659
-33° 45' 59.78", +18° 56' 37.17"

Weather Forecast for the Paarl Region

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Certain Garmin units in the NUVI range will only show way points and will recalculate the route if you import it. Just follow the flags (Waypoints) in this case
Petrol Stations in the PAARL Region
POI (Points of Interest) in the PAARL Region
Accommodation in the PAARL Region
Total Petrol Station Paarl
-33.74043, 18.96272
-33°44'25", 18°57'45"

Caltex Garage Main Rd Paarl
-33.727239, 18.963579
-33°43'38", 18°57'48"

Caltex Garage R301 Paarl
-33.6743591, 18.9987493
-33°40'27", 18°59'55"

BP Garage Oosbosch St Paarl
-33.7133197, 18.9814198

BP Garage R301 Paarl
-33.6990593, 18.9893695
-33°41'56", 18°59'21"

Engen Garage R301 Paarl
-33.7283199, 18.9813399
-33°43'41", 18°58'52"

KWV Kelder (Winery)
-33.762887, 18.962027
-33° 45' 46.39", +18° 57' 43.30"

Nederberg Wine Estate
-33.72067, 19.002185
-33° 43' 14.41", +19° 0' 7.87"

Butterfly World
-33.800444, 18.872055
-33° 48' 1.60", +18° 52' 19.40"

Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary
-33.795528, 18.910335
-33° 47' 43.90", +18° 54' 37.21"

Mooi Bly Wine Estate
Horse Shoe at Bo Dal Road
Dal Josafat
Contact: Liesbeth
Tel: +27 (0)21 868-2808
Fax: +27 (0)21 868-2808
Mobile: +27 (0)82 371-2299
-33.687067, 19.022997
-33° 41' 13.44", +19° 1' 22.79"

Ambiance Suites
36 Upper Bosman Street,
Contact: Jasper & Delysia
Tel: +27 (0)21 863-1164
Fax: +27 (0)21 863-4626
Mobile: +27 (0)83 553-2190
-33.750153, 18.956061
-33° 45' 0.55", +18° 57' 21.82"

Oude Denneboom Farm
Contact: Niel De Waal
Tel: +27 (0)21 853-4839
Fax: +27 (0)21 853-4839
Mobile: +27 (0)79 885-4375
-33.629800, 18.865300
-33° 37' 47.28", +18° 51' 55.08"
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