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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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Unusual Language Monument

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is an interesting spot with extensive walking. The maps are not up to much and while the paths are good you are not always sure where exactly you are. We went on what we thought would be a short walk and stupidly only took half a litre of water. After 2½ hours walking and very hot we eventually back... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was an extra stop on our wine tour so only a photo op. The stunning panoramic view was an added bonus. Our guide told us that this is the only monument in the world dedicated solely to language. BTW, this impressive sculpture is also included in Trip Adviser under Taal Monument.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The best thing about this is that you get a wonderful view over Paarl and the valley, however that is not the point of the monument! Unveiled in 1975 its a very modern and tall concrete structure with the different elements representing the growth and development of the Africaans language with influences from three continents. From Europe: Dutch, German, French... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely and peaceful place to visit with outstanding views from the lookout points. Small tearoom for refreshments but you are able to take a picnic there and enjoy at the picnic tables or on the grass. Interesting story on the formation of the Afrikaans language even though we are not Afrikaans. Probably wouldn't take overseas visitors there as I don't... More 

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

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