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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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Monument makes you proud to be an South African. People are willing to spend money to create history and to create a reference of our culture. Tourguides available and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Monumental and unusual structure, nice to see in between wine tasting if you are in the area. Great view over Paarl

Thank KirillOussov
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument makes you proud to be Afrikaans. I understand that there are moves to alienate groups in South Africa, but any historic monuments should be treated with respect. It symbolised what the language meant to people of the time and should be treasured.

Thank Happyjohnny
Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wedding at " Volksmond Koffieshop" on 8 October 2016 The view is stunning....Special thanks to Pierre, Doretha Thiart and the staff for the excellent service. The staff is always friendly and caring. They always walk the extra mile for the customers. The food is excellent.... The decor was stunning. I love this coffie shop. The desert is to die for.....

Thank terese s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monument makes you proud to be an South African. People are willing to spend money to create history and to create a reference of our culture. Tourguides available and very helpfull

Thank ErikvanDriel
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently visited the Language Monument and loved the views and friendly tour by local staff. recommended to all vitors to Paarl. Additional recommendation as a site for Paarl amphetheatre for concerts etc. \all this is walking distance from our accommodation Alba House in Courtrai.

Thank Jarka H
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Afrikaans Language Monument have long suffered from disparaging comments about the design, the purpose, the baggage of Afrikaans and the like. Totally uncalled for. Do yourself a favour and visit. walk through the small exhibit and read the information, and armed with that, walk through the terrain. It is actually a beautiful representation of the development and history of... More 

Thank MrsMaverick71
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited purely to satisfy our desire to know what was the tall thing in the distance. Was worth a 30min detour.

Thank Bkkbarnstormer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off because it's a language monument. Go to the restaurant that overlooks the most beautiful scenery and walks

Thank Renier S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

A very striking monument which becomes even more poignant (especially for a linguist) when you learn about the significance of each part of the monument. The cost cafe was a very welcome stop to re charge batteries!

Thank cmjUK
Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Besides of being a monument, this is really a nice place for a day out. The views are great, the monument is stunning, and the kids love it.

Thank egberts546

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