Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument
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Candice S
Paarl, South Africa4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Business
The WORST reception ever; was spoken to in a condescending tone with facial gestures to match upon arrival at the visitor center, before even setting foot on the grounds. Another employee told me after passing through the center that she felt awkward and uncomfortable about the way I was greeted. Such a beautiful monument and breathtaking views, yet the receptionist has tainted the memory.
Written August 10, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,505 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It turns out that this is such a South African "trick" - to erect monuments to languages. For example, the Dutch did not think of erecting a monument to their language. But there is one in South Africa, in Burgersdorp. However, the monument to the Dutch language was erected a century earlier as a symbol of the struggle for its equality with English in the Cape Colony. Afrikaans was immortalized during its power in 1975, when nothing seemed to be able to resist the power of the white minority. The monument in Paarl was erected on the 50th anniversary of the recognition of Afrikaans as an independent language. It's amazing knowing that they have 95% of the common vocabulary. Apparently everything is most important in those 5%? Even more surprising is that the monument was closed during the lockdown. It is located on a high hill, blown by all the winds. Did the insidious Covid-19 get here too? Or is it a psychosis of the authorities?
Written October 30, 2022
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just a short winding drive out from Paarl itself, quickly gaining elevation and bountiful views at the top of the Paarl valley.
Plenty of parking, small entrance fee for the site and a cafe.
Very impressive statement, not just so Afrikaans but embracing everything and recognising all for what made Paarl. Grand structure, neat pathways to explore, gardens and birdlife- beautiful.
Written November 13, 2023
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Accommodationinprovence.com
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Well worth a little detour , we had the place to ourselves, a stunning monument with lovely gardens and superb views over the Paarl and Franschhoek valley reaching as far as Table mountain in Cape Town.
Written February 6, 2019
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1,095 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I hesitated to come here as I thought it was just a touristic attraction but as soon as you get here you feel this place more than simply look at it. It speaks to you in many ways. The view is great from here as well. Good place for a picnic or eat at the nearby restaurant, the food is not bad. Language is culture. Culture is language. They are inseparable and this monument embraces that as well. Well done!
Written January 20, 2019
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Joleenalive
Cape Town, South Africa31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
It is one of my favourite places to take visitors from abroad. It gives an excellent opportunity to tap about the valley of the Huguenots, the surrounding mountains and especially the Afrikaans language.
Written January 8, 2019
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Sunel
Swartwater, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Interesting to visit. A must see for all South Africans even if you don't speak Afrikaans. Learned a lot from our visit. Have a snack at the shop. You won't be disappointed
Written March 23, 2018
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bernbom
Hoersholm, Denmark168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
If you get close to Paarl, this is a must see. We loved to read the explanation of the various parts of the monuments and recognize it in the architecture.
Written January 5, 2018
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Fourcampre
Greater London, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Spent a few hours walking around the site, great view over the valley, great location for a picnic. Visitor cent or give a little history. Cafe on site with great milk tart. worth a couple of hours
Written December 2, 2017
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Enjoy Life
Somerset West, South Africa211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
You can’t go pass Paarl and do not visit this Museum.This Afrikaans language has a beautiful and rich history.For such a young language and how it grow,is a story that you must go and hear it out of one of the well trained guides.This Museum has breathtaking views of the Paarl valley.Enjoy something to eat or drink at the restaurant
Written July 26, 2019
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