Do you believe in the man in the moon or that the moon is made of cheese? Come and take a closer look at the full moon from the Afrikaanse Taalmonument on Paarlberg, at the popular monthly Full-moon Picnics on 12 November and 15 December 2016 (with Father Christmas!), as well as 13 January, 11 February and 11 March 2017.

Local as well as international visitors enjoy these picnics for the unbeaten sunset and night time views of the valley.Visitors can picnic any time between 17:00 and 22:00. A free guided monument tour will take place at 18:30.

Bring your own picnic basket or order one (at R250 for two persons, or R350 basket included) from Volksmond Coffee Shop (tel. 021 863 2800). Volksmond will be open for coffee and light refreshments. Visitors are reminded to bring along a torch and warm clothes. No dogs and fires are allowed. Safe parking is available and access is controlled.

Tickets are R25 for adults, R10 for SA students and R5 for children (free under six years), available from Computicket and at the gate. No booking is required. Annual permits are available at the Taalmonument at R120 for individuals or R220 per family, which includes access to Full-moon Picnics.

The picnic series is presented in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring along a new or secondhand children’s book in support of the project.

For more information about events at the Taalmonument, call 021 863 0543/4809.