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Paarl is the third oldest European settlement in the Republic of South Africa (after Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and forms part of the Western Cape Province. It is situated about 60 kilometers north east of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province and is renowned for its illustrious past and unrivalled scenic beauty.

It is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain and it is the second largest granite outcrop in the world (after Uluru in Australia).

In 1657, while Abraham Gabemma was searching for new meat resources for the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, he saw a giant granite rock glistening in the sun after a rainstorm and named it “Peerlebergh” (Pearl Mountain).

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  • Copyright: Tillie Coetzee (Mathilda) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (80)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-10-22
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.1, 1/800 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-02-05 10:07
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