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Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument (Gabbema Doordrift Drive, Paarl Mountain, Paarl) – located 45 minutes east of downtown Cape Town (via N1), and built in 1975, this monument was designed by architect Jan van Wijk. It acknowledges the influence of a variety of languages (such as Dutch, Malay, Malay-Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, English, and the indigenous Khoi and African languages), on the development of Afrikaans. The Monument with its exotic garden is an easy access point to a variety of hiking and biking trails on Paarl Mountain. Popular events include full moon picnics and stargazing evenings during the summer months. Admission: R15 (adult), R10 (children). Hours: 8 am – 5 pm (daily)(April – September); 8 am – 8 pm (daily) (October – March).