volmaanpiekniek Taalmonument 2018

Picnic under a full moon in beautiful surroundings at the Language monument

You can be over the moon thanks to a perfect evening out by joining the iconic Afrikaans Language Monument’s friendly staff on a beautiful summer’s night on the picturesque Paarl Mountain. So bookmark Friday, 2 March 2018, to share in another Full Moon Picnic, the last one of this summer season, which is also in aid of a local literacy project.

These picnics are very popular with local residents and overseas visitors, who particularly enjoy the sunsets and incredible night scenes of the valley, mountains and Cape Peninsula. Visitors can join us between 17:00 and 22:00. A free guided tour that explains among other things the symbolism of the monument, which is an exceptional sculpture, is offered at 18:30.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or pre-order one (at R300 for two people, or R400 with a basket included) at the Volksmond Coffee Shop on 021 863 2800. The recently enlarged and improved Volksmond will be open for coffee and light refreshments. Please dress warmly and bring a torch. Tickets are R30 per adult, R10 for SA students and R5 for children (free under six years). They are available from Computicket or at the gate, and no booking is required. Annual permits are available at the Language Monument at R120 for individuals or R220 per family, which includes access to Full Moon Picnics.

These evenings are held in aid of ‘Let’s Read!’, the Language Museum’s reading project for children, and visitors are encouraged to donate a new or second-hand children’s book.

For more information about events, concerts and courses at the Language Monument, call 021 863 0543/4809, visit www.taalmonument.co.za or follow us on Facebook.
The Afrikaans Language Monument: culture, nature and pleasure. And playing an uplifting role in the community sphere.