Season’s first full moon picnic beckons at the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument in Paarl at the end of the month to celebrate the first Full Moon Picnic of the season on Friday, 30 October 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-rich 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 or pre-order one from the Oppi Berg Mobile Café on 060 382 9938 (R250 per couple, R450 per family of four). Dress warmly, bring a torch and a mask. See for the specific protocols.

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 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 it 45th birthday celebrations in 2020), call 021 872 3441/863 0543, visit or follow them on Facebook. The next Full Moon picnics are on 27 November and then on 30 January, 26 February and 27 March 2021.


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