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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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$48*
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$144*
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Paarl Language Museum and Wine Farm Day Tour from Cape Town

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Fabulous views and lots of space

Take your pic :)... Picnic outside under the olives or have lunch at the restaurant. Best place for the family to relax and take a long walk or bike rides. Perfect for granny too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
MaraScholtz
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Suider Paarl, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Afrikaans Taal Monument is a majestic tribute to the Afrikaans language. Stunning views of the surrounding town from up there. Please note that there's a small entrance fee to be paid at the gate.

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Thank Hadlay M
Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History, awesome views, lush gardens and a tea garden-that also serves beer- all rolled into one. One of the must see places in Paarl! Baie lekker!

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Thank Deon D
Suider Paarl, South Africa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take your pic :)... Picnic outside under the olives or have lunch at the restaurant. Best place for the family to relax and take a long walk or bike rides. Perfect for granny too. Bookshop on the premises Wheelchair friendly

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Thank MaraScholtz
Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to visiting this monument to the Afrikaans language and I was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and informative. And the views from the top were simply spectacular.

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Thank Lee A
Knysna, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Loads of space for kids to run around with play area next to restaurant as well as a play area next to lawns - ideal for picnics. Entrance fee, so there are swarms of people. Beautiful views from every angle.

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Thank Heidi T
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Regrettably we arrived 5 minutes after the grounds closed so this review is only from what I saw from the entrance gate. The monument is big and impressive from the outside and it's unique design further encourages you to get closer ( I will on my next trip ). The view from the gates and parking lot of the Pearl... More 

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Thank Atlas1175
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I would recommend a trip to the monument. Especially for Afrikaans speaking people. It was the first time I went and even though we didn't stay longer than half an hour it was beautiful. The monument is impressive and the views stunning. They've got name plaques attached to some trees so you can learn a bit about that too. It's... More 

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Thank Michelle V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a magnificent monument with great views over verdant vineyards. Visitors should pick up a brochure to better understand the symbolism of the various shapes. Unfortunately the monument isn't wheelchair friendly. Access is possible through the rear of the monument which totally defeats the effect the designer had in mind. The nature of the monument and the surrounding terrain... More 

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Thank Cyril K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This was not a planned visit however it was well worthwhile. The monument is spectacular from an architectural perspective and the surrounding scenery is stunning.

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Thank Nigel B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This was one of the most interesting visits, particularly for an Afrikaans speaking person by birth, to experience the basis and birth place of the Afrikaans language. The view was also exceptional with fantastic photo views, bring your camera, beautiful views of the Paarl valley.

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