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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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Curiosity got the better of me

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Cape Town
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The design of the Afrikaans Language Monument symbolises the development of the Afrikaans language which I find amazing of how it keeps on growing.... Their full moon picnics are great for the whole family. They have regular shows which is fun for all. They have a Restaurant on the premises and you can buy your wine there and enjoy a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I guess the Afrikaans language deserved a monument and it is certainly a biiig one. Always interesting to learn about the history and how this language appeared in a blend of mostly European culture with Dutch the main influence. Nice surrounding and cheap entry with very stunning views.

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good cafe, good view, good cafe, nice walks, interesting architecture. If you are interested in the Afrikaans lanuage and it's hisotory, combine this with a visit to the Taalmuseum (http://www.taalmuseum.co.za/).

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What is not to like! This "place" is not just about the monument, it is about an area that is extremely family friendly, clean safe and easily accessible. The information regarding the monument is handed to you at the gate. There is a R20 entrance fee that pay with a smile because I can see that monument and surrounds is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Apart from the fact that the monument means a lot to the Afrikaans culture, it is has great architecture, with spectacular views of the Paarl. Visit in conjunction with the language monument in the Paarl for a good overall historical tour.

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Address: Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218630543
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl

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