Afrikaans Language Monument, Paarl

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Monument · Tourist Spot
A dramatic and unusual landmark on the Paarl skyline, Afrikaans Language Monument honors South Africa's official language. The smooth, sweeping curves of this giant sculpture are meant to represent the many different languages and cultures converging to form Afrikaans. The onsite cafe offers fantastic vistas and tasty refreshments. Put Afrikaans Language Monument into our Paarl trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paarl.
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  • We were not expecting a lot from this monument as we approached but were very surprised at how good it is. The views are spectacular in all directions. The monument itself is interesting with water...  more »
  • Interesting monument that takes a lot of interpreting to share the artist's vision! Bit it's peaceful, with stunning views of the wine lands below and other mountains, including the giant Paarl...  more »
  • Part of South African heritage. The site has improved dramatically since I was last there more than 25 years ago. Wheelchair and disabled people are catered for. Apart from the interesting information regarding the design and layout the site is very photogenic. There is an interesting museum as well as a very pleasant restaurant with daily specials. There is also access to nature walks in the area. Interesting and informative. Love the name of the restaurant - VolksMond.
  • I remembered going there as a child with my family. Now I got to share it with my husband and what a truly amazing monument. After studying architecture, I appreciated the monumental structure with new eyes. Definitely worth a visit. Next time we will take with a picnic basket.
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