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Afrikaanse Taalmuseum Excursions

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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.

Taalmonment Restaurant

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

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!

Some exciting upcoming Events at the Taalmonument

Wave goodbye to Saturn at iconic Taalmonument

Wave goodbye to Saturn at Taalmonument | Cape Town | Things to do With Kids

Stargazing picnic celebrates new lunar king of the solar system. Locals and visitors can get to know the glittering stars and planets - specifically the new lunar king of our solar system, Saturn - better during a spring picnic on Paarl Mountain on Saturday, 23 November 2019.

More Information: Wave goodbye to Saturn

Picnic on Fire to set the Taalmonument alight

Dans van die vlamme | Taalmonument | Paarl | Things to do With Kids

A night of flames, fire and nature is the light at the end-of-the-year tunnel when the popular Psychedelic Theatre performs at the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl on Saturday, 28 December 2019.

More information: Dans van die Vlamme

Fun Run Above Paarl

Fun Run in aid of children with autism | Paarl | Things to do With Kids

Taalmonument again hosts event filled with fun, pleasant picnics and some sweat in aid of children with Autism.

More Information: Fun Run above Paarl


Minimum spend

  • per adult
    R 20 (museum) R 40 (monument)
  • per child
    R 5 (free under 6 years)
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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