On Paarl Mountain, the iconic Taalmonument is dedicated to one of Africa’s youngest languages, Afrikaans. Situated in a natural park, this living monument is rich in symbolism, and supports linguistic creativity through its open-air poetry gallery, visitors centre and exciting music and other events.
The restaurant has lekker food and amazing views, with a playground and open-air games for the children – the perfect place to meet up with friends.
The Taalmuseum, in the heart of Paarl itself, is a well-known destination located in the beautiful, historic house of Gideon Malherbe, one of the founders of the Fellowship for True Afrikaners (GRA) in 1875.
Its exhibitions inform visitors about the history and diversity of Afrikaans – see the printing press on which the first Afrikaans newspaper in the world was printed on, test your knowledge of idioms, and listen to Afrikaans’s musical journey!
Both the museum and monument host exceptional events, so keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for the latest offerings.
The multilingual website - www.taalmonument.co.za – also has information on discounted entry fees for visitors to the restaurant only or locals with a valid library card, as well as year permits. Kom kuier! Yiza utyelele!