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Afrikaanse Taalmonument

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The Afrikaanse Taalmonument, also known as the Afrikaans Language Monument was opened in 1975, and is a large structure with circular shapes depicting the influences of different languages and cultures on the Afrikaans language.

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A: Afrikaans Language Monument

by John Gore, 20 meters away

The Afrikaans Language Monument on a hiltop in Paal, was build to celebrate the Afrikaans Language, w...

Afrikaans Language Monument

B: Afrikaans Language Monument

by David du Plessis, 110 meters away

On top of a massive Granite hill in Paarl in the Western Cape sits a monument dedicated to the langua...

Afrikaans Language Monument

C: Afrikaans Taal Monument

by John Gore, 110 meters away

The Afrikaan Taal Monument offers a wonderful view from the shop and picnic area, situated on top of ...

Afrikaans Taal Monument

D: Fairview - Beryl Back tasting room

by Ross Nortier, 2.7 km away

Fairview Beryl Back wine tasting room

Fairview - Beryl Back tasting room

E: Wine Farm in Franschhoek

by Lee Casalena, 9.3 km away

Sunrise at a Franschhoek wine estate.

Wine Farm in Franschhoek

F: Stellenbosch Vineyard

by Lee Casalena, 10.0 km away

Sunrise in a vineyard near Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

Stellenbosch Vineyard

G: Oude Wellington Pub

by John Gore, 16.1 km away

Oude Wellington Wine and Brandy Estate is also home to this cosy pub, a great place to socialize and ...

Oude Wellington Pub

H: Delaire Graff Estate view of Hottentots-Holland Mountains

by John Gore, 17.4 km away

Delaire Graff Estate view of Hottentots-Holland Mountains and the Simonsberg Nature Reserve, with vin...

Delaire Graff Estate view of Hottentots-Holland Mountains

I: Fermentation Tanks

by Lee Casalena, 20.1 km away

A look at the fermentation tanks at Rickety Bridge Winery, in Franschhoek, South Africa.

Fermentation Tanks

J: Rickety Bridge Cellar

by Lee Casalena, 20.1 km away

A peak inside the cellar at Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek, amongst the Cape Winelands.

Rickety Bridge Cellar

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