Make a note to join the friendly staff of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument to celebrate their first full moon picnic, on Saturday January 30 next year, during a wonderful summer evening on the beautiful Paarl Mountain.
The picnics are very popular with locals and tourists alike, who particularly enjoy the sunsets and incredible night scenes.
Visitors can come anytime between 5pm and 10pm, and have a look at the monument that is an exceptional, symbol-laden sculpture.
Guests are encouraged to explore the area, and also have access to secure parking, outdoor games, children’s playgrounds as well as an outdoor poetry exhibition.
Take your own picnic baskets (no glass), or pre-order one from the Oppi Berg Mobile Café on 060 382 9938. The kiosk will also provide food and drinks on the evening.
Dress warmly and take a torch, and a mask. See www.taalmuseum.co.za/covid-19/ for the specific protocols.
Tickets are R40 for adults, R10 for SA students, and free for under-18 year-olds. 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 upcoming events, concerts and courses at the Taalmonument, call 021 872 3441/863 0543, or visit www.taalmonument.co.za or follow them on Facebook.
The next full moon picnics are on Friday February 26 and Saturday March 27.