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Afrikaans Language Monument

Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Paarl
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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English first
Palm Coast, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
134 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take pictures of the Paarl Valley. This is one of the wine regions of South Africa near Cape Town.

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Friesland, Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Don't forget to climb up the sloped part of the monument (it's allowed!) to take a picture and to enjoy the view.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Brilliant experience. Good bit of history and afrikaans culture. Nice views from the top and loads of space for the kids to run around.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First time I ever visited the Afrikaans Laugage Monument and must say it is a very interesting place. It is quite busy there with visitors and some just sit on the grass and chill a bit. The lady at reception was very nice and helpful.

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Paarl, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just driving through a street with the name Gabemma Doordrift is an experience! This is the only language monument in the world that I know of. it pays homage to all the other languages that influenced Afrikaans - European, Eastern, African. Afrikaans is the youngest around. I love it for the beautiful modern lines of the monument, it makes for... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Was worth the drive up the mountain to appreciate the monument, the garden around it and the view of the surrounding valley! Look out for Table Mountain!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Havent been back here since I was a kid!! It has improved so much since then - lovely lawns for a picnic, interesting trails among the fynbos, delicious traditional SA food to be had at the on-site restaurant!! Plus of course, the interesting bit of history to be told about the development of Afrikaans as a language...Loved the visit -... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Beautiful site with some symbolic Afrikaans language development. From there you can observe the Paarl and lots of other scenic views.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I loved the fact that you could visit both the museum and the monument for a reduced rate. It was so interesting to discover a part of our history that is sometimes overlooked.

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Doha, Qatar
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I know it is what it is, and its a matter of individual taste, but it really is an ugly abomination in an otherwise beautiful setting.

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