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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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We were not over impressed with the monument. A little bit cold and soulless. But it is well worth a visit. The views are exceptional and there is a nice cafe that sells books and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
david s
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not over impressed with the monument. A little bit cold and soulless. But it is well worth a visit. The views are exceptional and there is a nice cafe that sells books and a variety of gifts.

Thank david s
Trondheim, Norway
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly, I might be a bit biased on this one, since I grew up in Paarl. But I do think that the Taalmonument is quite unique as monuments go and I after all these years I still enjoy each visit. It is also a very fun place to take some photos, as it offeres many interesting compositions.

Thank HenriCloete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the beautiful gardens and enjoy the awesome views over Paarl Valley and see Table Mountain from here. Visit the Afrikaans Language museum for insight into the history of the language. Join the Full Moon pick-nicks or Star gazing nights where people bring their telescopes for you to explore at night.

Thank Johan B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven past previously, not realizing what a beautiful and striking monument this is to experience. The architecture is captivating, the views mesmerizing and the breeze pleasant on a hot clear day. Many garden benches provide opportunities for reflection. When we visited, it was very quiet on the Friday afternoon at about 2pm, maybe 5 or 6 other people... More 

Thank JohannesburgJudith
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty nice monument. Drive by a car to take a better look at it. Take couple of pictures and head to one of the wineries in the neighbourhood.

Thank Iryna_2201
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever decide to go to the Language Monument in Paarl, make sure you take a lot of water and not to go on the hottest day of the year like myself. I enjoyed the experience and it was worth the small entry fee. You receive a pamphlet about the monument and what each part of the obscure looking... More 

Thank SJ_Ginger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Taal Monument for their New Year's Eve Picnic and was a bit disappointed due to the "deadness" of the event. We'd suggest at least organising some background music for future picnics. Despite this, the views were amazing and its a very safe place to enjoy!

Thank Nicole P
South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was well worth the visit. The views from the top are wonderful, the gardens and monument well looked after and the restaurant staff very friendly apart from them accidentally forgetting my order. My only gripe is if you wanted to only eat at the restaurant you're still required to pay an entrance fee at the boom gates leading into... More 

Thank Voetspoor
Plumstead, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

An Afrikaans language Museum and Monument. A place of beauty with a view of Table Mountain. Situated in the Paarl Valley in close proximity to the Nedeburg Wine Farms, Brandy Cellars, top notch restuarants like Schoongezicht etc..

Thank Ursula S
Graz, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

From the point of architecture it is very interesting. If you are a phtotografer please take with you a wide angle lens. Take a sunny day to visit this monument. You can see from there the Table Mountain in Cape Town. In front there you have a small kiosk with tourist stuff and some food.

Thank hauskerngast

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