it’s time to plant many more trees!

In celebration of National Arbor Month, the Afrikaanse Taalmonument will once again present a fun educational programme for primary schools, in collaboration with and led by CapeNature, on Tuesday, 3 September 2019. The purpose of the day is to introduce the importance of trees and the ecosystem to learners, and to look especially at humans’ relationship with nature.

The Afrikaans Language Monument, located on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, is the largest of the several language monuments in South Africa that depict the origin, continued existence and diversity of Afrikaans. Our educational programmes, complementing the national school curricula, have been compiled to inform learners that Afrikaans is indeed a living, growing language that is constantly in a state of development and adaptation to the contemporary world. Learners are also introduced to the diverse vegetation surrounding the Language Monument and can go on an ecological journey of discovery.

See for more information or contact Janine Brown, educational officer, on 021 872 3441 or

Linkage with the National Curriculum Statement:

Term Study Area Focus
3 Social Science (History) Democracy and citizenship
(Good citizenship and national symbols)
3 Social Science (Geology) Climate and vegetation around the world
4 Life Orientation Celebrate national and international days
Health and environmental responsibility