Paarl is the third oldest town and European settlement in the RSA . Situated between the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and the grand Du Toit's Kloof mountains. You can see the second largest granite rock in the world, looking like giant pearls as they glisten with moisture in the morning sun. Often referred to as the pearl of the Berg River Valley. Established in 1720. Paarl Mountain was declared a National Monument in 1963, one of the first mountains to have so been.