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ShowMe Paarl & Wellington Newsletter  #16/12.1
Welcome to the ShowMe Paarl and Wellington Newsletter
Can you believe that 2016 is nearly over? The schools have closed and everyone is getting into the holiday mood. We trust that your children have had good academic results and that you can look forward to a nice, relaxing holiday. 
Paarl and the Winelands have some great activities to keep you and the kids busy during the holidays, from amazing picnic spots, places to cool down and many other activities. Read more about these lower down in the newsletter. If none of those tickle your fancy take a look at our Events and Entertainment page. 
There is still time for a last minute year-end function. Several local estblishments will be able to assist in this regard, including Domaine Brahms, Eat@Simonsvlei and Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, which is featured below.

Summer is a great time to visit some of the local markets. The Winelands is spoilt for choice when it comes to this and these markets are great sources of local and organic produce, crafts and more. Read more in our article below
A South African Christmas means sunblock and bare feet, cold beer and hot coals... and, of course, the obligatory plastic crown firmly adhered to sticky forehead. Read our article about five warm-weather festive décor trends here.  

Stay informed on the very latest weather by checking out our ShowMe weather forecast, 7-day summary and the coming 24-hours detailed by the hour, updated every hour.

This week's Winelands Dam's Report shows that outflows exceeded inflows – stored water volume fell from 53.8% to 52.3% of capacity. Encouragingly, water usage remained lower than prior year levels. There was no worthwhile rain. Level-3 water restrictions are in effect in Cape Town and have now been extended to Drakenstein. Read the full report here

If you would like any changes made or specials added to your listing or if you would like us to promote your events on our website please contact me at

This will be our last general newsletter for the year. Next week you can look forward to our Winelands Kitchen newsletter which will give you some great ideas for Christmas cooking.

From the team at ShowMe Paarl, Wellintgon and Franschhoek we would like to wish you and yours a blessed festive season and a prosperous 2017.

What's happening in the Winelands
Mellasat Summer Pop-Up Restaurant
Enjoy the summer 7 - course degustation menu by world renowned chef Janet Richardson in the small restaurant setting at this boutique cellar.
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Carols by Candlelight at The Old Rembrandt Mall
Come sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols and pick up your last gifts at the Christmas Market. 
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Bubbles & Braai at the Grande Roche Hotel
Come enjoy a delectable meal at the Grande Roche Hotel along with some of the best bubbly in the land. 
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Tussen die Sterre by die Taalmonument
Kom geniet die musiek van Karen Zoid, Adam en Francois van Coke by die Afrikaanse Taalmonument.
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ShowMe's Guide to Markets in the Winelands
Markets are the new 'in' thing - and for good reason - it's a great outing for families as there is a combination of shopping, food, drinks, kiddies entertainment to be had and fresh goods on offer. Paarl and the Winelands has a great selection of markets all year round.
Read our article about markets in the Winelands.
Showcase: Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Situated on the Babylonstoren Road outside Paarl the picturesque Le Bonheur Farm provides stunning views of the Winelands and uniquely is also home to more than 500 crocodiles.
They offer a great variety of outings including catch and release fishing, with rods for hire; facilities for bring-and-braai; picnic baskets to enjoy on the lawns; and guided croc pond tours for wild animal enthhusiasts.
Know your local businesses
Colin's Pool Services
Colin's Pool Services offers a one-stop solution for all pool installation, maintenance and care needs.
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Goede Hoop Meat
Goede Hoop Meat strives to give their clients not only quality meat products, but also top quality service.
Read more
Special Offers in the Winelands
10% Discount on all Nissan Towbars at Droomers
Get 10% Discount on all Nissan Towbars only at Droomers Nissan ...
See more here
25% Discount on all Organic Essential oils
Get 25% discount off all organic essential oils at Elli's online and physical stores ...
See more here
Bonsai Workshop for Juniors at Paarl Nursery
Two-hour bonsai workshop for children between the ages of 7 and 17 ...
See more here
Holiday Activities in the Winelands
ShowMe’s Top 14 Picnic Spots in Winelands
Summer is the perfect time to be outside and have a picnic. Paarl has some beautiful spots where you can either take your own picnic basket or buy one right there.
9 places to cool down in Paarl and surrounds
The mercury is rising and you are wondering what you are going to do to cool down. We have scoped out some great places for you to cool down in and around our beautiful town.
ShowMe’s Top 13 Family Activities in the Winelands
Paarl is the perfect place to raise a child. It’s got great schools and so many activities for children. Here are some ideas of great things you can do with your children.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcome comments and suggestions. Email me at
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