Taalmonument promises the moon

Guests at a full moon picnic last year.

The Afrikaans Taalmonument’s first full moon picnic takes place on Saturday October 12, from 5pm to 10pm.

A free guided tour that explains, among other things, the symbolism of the monument, is offered at 6.30pm.

Visitors are encouraged to explore, and there are outdoor games and playgrounds for children.

Guests are welcome to take 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. Dress warmly and bring a torch.

The evenings are held in aid of “Let’s Read!”, the museum’s reading project for children, and visitors are encouraged to donate a new or second-hand children’s book.

Tickets cost R40 per adult, R10 for SA students and R5 for children over six years of age, and children under six enter free. Tickets from Computicket or at the gate, and 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.

For more information call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za