Taalmonument promises the moon – for real
Another full moon picnic on the horizon; free for under 18s

Forget about the year for a while and take a closer look at the full moon on a wonderful summer evening on the beautiful Paarl Mountain where the friendly staff of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) cordially invites everyone to celebrate this year’s last Full Moon Picnic on Friday, 27 November 2020, with them.

The picnics are very popular with local residents and tourists alike, who especially enjoy the sunsets and incredible night scenes. Visitors can come anytime between 17:00 and 22:00, and have a look at the monument, which is an exceptional, symbol-laden sculpture. Visitors are also encouraged to explore, and there are outdoor games and playgrounds for children.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets (no glass) or pre-order one from the Oppi Berg Mobile Café on 060 382 9938 (R250 per couple, R450 per family of four) – they will also provide food and drinks on the evening. Dress warmly and bring a torch, and a mask. See www.taalmuseum.co.za/covid-19/ for the specific protocols.

Tickets are R40 per adult, R10 for SA students and free for anyone under 18 years. They are available from Computicket or at the gate, and no booking is required. Annual permits are available at R120 for individuals or R220 per family (currently offered at a 20%-discount), which includes access to all Full Moon Picnics. The evenings are held in aid of ‘Let’s Read!’, the Language Museum’s literacy project for children, and visitors are encouraged to donate a new or second-hand children’s book.

For more information on all the other exciting events, concerts and courses at the Taalmonument (and its 45th birthday celebrations in 2020), call 021 872 3441/863 0543, visit www.taalmonument.co.za or follow them on Facebook. The next Full Moon picnics are on 30 January, 26 February and 27 March 2021.