The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Western Cape attractions

Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse Taalmonument

Die Afrikaanse Taal Monument

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On Paarl Mountain, overlooking the city, there stands the impressive Afrikaans Language Monument. It was built in 1975 and was designed to celebrate the Afrikaans language and to acknowledge the other languages that influenced it.

The architect that designed it was Jan van Wijk.

The grounds surrounding the monument are a peaceful place to visit or to explore the surrounding mountains. Some rereshments are available at the coffee shop.

There are two amphitheaters that are used for various events and can be hired out by the public.

A small entrance fee is payable.

Die Afrikaanse Taal Monument

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References and further reading

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 667 (Oct 2017) - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 20

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 70

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 47

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 250

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 47


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