Popular full moon picnics to commence once again

You don’t need to cry for the moon to make a perfect evening out possible. Simple join the Afrikaans Language Monument’s friendly staff on a beautiful spring evening on the picturesque Paarl Mountain to celebrate the first Full Moon Picnic of the summer season on Saturday, 12 October 2019.

The picnics are very popular with local residents and overseas visitors, who especially enjoy the sunsets and incredible night scenes. 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. Visitors are encouraged to explore, and there are outdoor games and playgrounds for children.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or pre-order one (R300 for two people, or R400 with a basket included) at the Volksmond Coffee Shop on 021 863 2800. Volksmond will be open for coffee, light refreshments and pizza. Please dress warmly and bring a torch.

The 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.

Tickets are R40 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. For more information about other exciting events at the Language Monument, call 021 863 0543/4809, visit www.taalmonument.co.za or follow them on Facebook. The next Full Moon picnics take place on 9 November, 13 December (with Father Christmas!), 10 January 2020, 8 February and 7 March.