Here is a book that celebrates the glorious heritage of Paarl, that lovely Western Cape town less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Paarl is known for its vineyards and its wine, the foundations of the Afrikaans language, its cultivated cultural roots and its many fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture.




This Spanish-style home was designed by Norman Hanson for Harold and Cicely Jeppe. Apart from his business interests, Jeppe was an Olympic athlete in 1920 while studying at Oxford, an international polo player and was instrumental in moving the first polo club founded by his father and associates, to Inanda. They moved to Parktown in the mid 1940s.