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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Paljas1976
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Paarl, South Africa
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South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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187 reviews 187 reviews
109 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visit the Afrikaans Language Monument for the first time. Was very surprise to see how many people were present at the Monument.

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The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Go and visit the monument. learn about SA impressive history and their Languages. Beautiful view because it lies on top of a mountain. We could even see the Table mountain.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A must-see attraction for the vegetation and for the amazing 1960's architecture. A wonderful modernist museum to a modern language

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