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Afrikaans Language Monument

Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 0543
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Amazing monument and history

My husband and I walked up to the monument twice from Paarl and the monument and views are... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
kimdavis4
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Napier, New Zealand
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Paarl and surrounding areas

A very interesting outing this turned out to be. Being Afrikaans speaking myself I learnt a few... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Annali K
via mobile
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Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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+27 21 863 0543
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"worth a visit"
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"indigenous plants"
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"paarl valley"
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"nice cafe"
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"great architecture"
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"fabulous views"
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"entrance fee"
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"guided tour"
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"play area"
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"gift shop"
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"south africa"
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"drakenstein mountains"
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"cape town"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I walked up to the monument twice from Paarl and the monument and views are stunning. Great historical information as well.

1  Thank kimdavis4
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A very interesting outing this turned out to be. Being Afrikaans speaking myself I learnt a few facts during this visit. Entrance was not free but the monument and surrounding areas are neat and well maintained, making it worth the whole experience. There is a...More

1  Thank Annali K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst the information about the development of the Afrikans language was interesting it was the view of Paarl and its surrounds that really grabbed us. The first day we went up you could see all the way to table mountain! The surrounding area is just...More

1  Thank Shazza57chevy
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Worthwhile trip and very user-friendly self-guided audio-tours at no extra cost. Friendly staff throughout. Great coffee shop and gardens to enjoy more time if you like.

1  Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It is well worth taking a guided tour or an audio guide, as there is so much symbolism in this stunning structure. There is ample space to enjoy a picnic, or you can eat at the restaurant. The 360 view from the monument is fantastic.

2  Thank Dirmu G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing to learn about the monument and the view is incredible. There’s a small garden which is good to walk around. I just love what each section of the monument represents and how it all comes together!

2  Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting to visit. A must see for all South Africans even if you don't speak Afrikaans. Learned a lot from our visit. Have a snack at the shop. You won't be disappointed

3  Thank SUNEL V
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

What a lovely surprise to hear about and see the Afrikaans Taal Monument in Paarl! A beautiful structure symbolising the elements and characteristics of the Afrikaans language - the world's youngest language!!

2  Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Would recommend to anyone wanting to spend quiet time with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys. Aesthetically, a lovely monument

2  Thank travelzaffer
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Never been before but pleased we found this place. Great views across the valley. Little coffee shop - great for a sit down and refreshments.

1  Thank Ilkleygirl
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Marla R
13 April 2018|
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Response from Hans Allard d | Reviewed this property |
dear marla. i am only a tourist regarding the language monument. i would suggest you contact the language munument through the official website and ask them the questio. with friendlyy regards h.a.
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