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Afrikaans Language Monument

Address: Gabbema Doordrift Street | Paarl, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218630543
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Paarl
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
Port Carling, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This monument was well-situated on the high hills just within the town of Paarl. It represented the growth of the many languages that have descended from the Aafricans. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of Paarl.

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Durban
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58 reviews 58 reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Early in the morning it's quite quiet. There's a little tearoom to buy refreshments, and there's a nice lookout across Paarl and towards Cape Town.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I always thought the language monument would be a bit boring and all, but when we decided on a whim to go and have a look, it was a pleasant surprise. The structure is more impressive than one would imagine, it does manage to instill a sense of awe and respect. I never imagined that the monument is hollow, so... More 

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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Being local and having visited the Taal Monument many times, I tend to take this attraction for granted. Yet it remains a worthwhile trip each time as efforts are always been made to improve the visitor experience. Some might go for the austere, symbolic architecture which encourages visitors to interact with it (although you do so at your own risk... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

this cleverly designed monolithe is well planned and serviced ....the car parking is first class, the grounds tidy and well laid out. The views are not to be missed I am very pleased I took the time out the see this unusual monument

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Cape Town
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Although interesting enough as a concept - a monument to a language is quite original - the views and the atmosphere here are gorgeous and worth the visit just for that alone. Do drop in at the info centre though, it's well done, and nice and simple. Then have a coffee in the cafe. As monuments go, a very pleasant... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Whether you are Afrikaans or not, going to see the architecture of this building is worth the trip up the hill. Entrance is minimum offering discount to students and pensioners. On days when the weather is good, you will have breathtaking views and able to see Cape Town. I would also suggest visiting the Afrikaans Language Museum which is in... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
216 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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