Pniel, Western Cape, South Africa
Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg and set within easy access of towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, this picturesque little village was found in 1834. The beautiful congregational Church, built over 150 years ago, as well as the old oak trees on the shores of the Dwars River, can attest to the historic beauty of the village.
Orchards, vineyards and mountains surround Pniel, with the Dwars River running through it. Originally Pniel was an agricultural village, but today fruit and vegetable production has grown into a large industry, which has become the major source of income for the town.
Rugby or cricket matches are held on a regular basis at the Sports Complex. Visitors can also laze by the pool or work out in the gym. Pniel is ideally situated for walking or cycling along the river and in the direction of the mountain. For the energetic, Boschendal wine estate is within walking distance or watch for pigeon racing which is a popular sport in this little town.