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Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse Taalmonument

Die Afrikaanse Taal Monument

Photo © Forgiss - Fotolia.com

Western Cape

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.

Accommodation in nearby Paarl

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

Photo © Forgiss - Fotolia.com

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References and further reading

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

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 70

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

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

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