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Afrikaans Language Monument

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Address: Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218630543
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Majestic Anacronysm

A visitor to our country, shortly after the monument was built, having been told it was a monument to a South African language, asked when it had died! We took our very young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A visitor to our country, shortly after the monument was built, having been told it was a monument to a South African language, asked when it had died! We took our very young grandchildren to see some of their inheritance. I'm not sure they got the idea, they're eight and four, but they loved the building to run around on,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When travelling to the wine country a soaring spire high atop a hill can be seen in the distance. As you approach the structure you are struck by its power and beauty. The forms are symbolic of the languages which make up the Afrikaans language with the tallest spire representing the result.Within the monument is a water feature and a... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This memorial is visible for miles, and on previous visits to the area we have seen it in the distance, this time with the help of a guide we went to see it close up Impressive, great views over the surrounding the areas, however without being an Afrikaan speaker it is difficult to understand the point or the message -... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you love nature, then you need to see the views they have! And the representation of all the languages at the monument is phenomenal - be a life-long learner! Go.

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Wellington, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A monument it is with ample concrete and misterious meanings of bubbles and needles representing bits and pieces of language. It would be helpful if more explaining in different languages are displayed, so the rest of the world understands why a language needs a monument and what exactly is the contribution of all non Dutch languages. But I dont want... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great history, best view and great scenery. Whether you visit with family, friends or just as a couple, you can enjoy a morning breakfast with sunrise, pack your own picnic basket for lunch or enjoy the walk in the gardens.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You can see it for miles in the distance from all around Paarl. Sits proud on top of the hill and difficult to make out exactly what it is so.....Up the hill we go to check this out. We had no idea what it was but upon getting closer the curiosity grew as the image became more defined. Park the... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As with most attractions in Sa they are not trained to satisfy the needs od seasoned travellers.and tourism in general. A nice place to see but not really a place where I shall spend hours conpared to other attractions. the beautiful views of the vineyards of the region, the mountains and the Cape Peninsula luckely reward the visitor for a... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Give yourself half a day to take in the nature reserve as well as the monument. Make sure that you go onteh free guided tour as it really is fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have probably driven past and looked up at this monument hundreds of times, but this is the first time I went up to actually look at it up close and personal. I learned such a lot about this place (like for instance that it is the only monument in the world dedicated solely to a language). It is well... More 

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