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Afrikaans Language Monument

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Address: Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Fantastic architecture-great for picnic

Interesting monument and history. One of the only museums for a language in the world that I am aware of. Great views 360 degrees of the Boland wine growing area. Pack a picnic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the history and melktert at the restaurant. Its a pity that afrikaans history is frowned upon and swept under the rug

Thank Monique L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting monument and history. One of the only museums for a language in the world that I am aware of. Great views 360 degrees of the Boland wine growing area. Pack a picnic basket and sit down under one of the trees in the big garden. Stroll and enjoy the fynbos Join a full moon picnic and music show

Thank Travelwim
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a picknick basket under the full moon. Allthough the wind was strong the ambiance was unsurpassed. What a lovely idea during the summer months.

Thank Kobus B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think we chose the Hottest day of the year to go to this Attraction...Man we were exhausted from heat but the kids enjoyed cooling off in the little fountain...well, they didn't dip in just splashed some water onto each other to keep cool. Highly recommended attraction for families, kids, school groups alike. We were part of a homeschool group... More 

Thank Lucille S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this while driving along and decided to take a closer look. Impressive monument that details the history of the language. But more impressive are the views from up there - worth it for that alone. If you're passing, worth taking a detour to visit.

Thank Kelly S
Lystrup, Denmark
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afrikaans Language Monument tells the story of the Afrikaans language and the culture of the people living in this area. It is located on the top of the tallest mountain around and from here we have an impressive view over Paarl and the many vinyards in the region of Paarl and Stellenbosch. The monument itself is more imposing than beautiful.

Thank Lars M
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing structure rising from the mountain. Fits in very well and seems to have been intricately designed and built. Well worth a visit.

Thank JonMKP
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as we never where there before. It is nothing to write home about, especially since there is an entrance fee as well. Only recommendable if you got nothing else to do.

Thank SiggiZA
Truro, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being extremely interested in culture and language I found the Afrikaans Language Monument an enjoyable visit. We had a short conducted tour, where the construction, meaning and architecture of the monument were described in detail and were then left to explore on our own. The monument, gardens and whole area were fascinating. A really good visit to a significant cultural... More 

Thank akay07
Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Sotho, Zulu, Malay? Your language played a part in the creation of one of the worlds youngest and liveliest languages. This monument outside of Paarl commemorates the rise of the language from a lowly "kitchen", slave and Boer language to a fully fledged language for poets and writers, swooners and crooners, lovers, and haters, angry and... More 

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