Stargazing Picnic at the Taalmonument

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Date(s) - 2015-03-21
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Event Price
R30 for adults and R10 for children

Event Contact Details
021 863 0543/4809 or .

Die Afrikaanse Taalmonument/ The Afrikaanse Language Monument
Gabbema Doordrift Street


Stargazing enthusiasts should not miss the last Stargazing Picnic of the season at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument on Paarl Mountain on Saturday 21 March. At these picnics visitors can discover the night skies with the help of the Orion Observation Group (OOG), an informal stargazing club from the Boland.

The theme for the evening is “The Southern Cross and nine stars”. The picnic starts at 18:00. A guided tour of the Monument starts at 18:30. From 20:00 to 22:30 visitors can watch the skies through telescopes under the guidance of OOG members.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or they can order one from Volksmond Coffee Shop (tel. 021 863 2800). Volksmond will be open until 20:00 for coffee and light refreshments. No dogs and fires are allowed. Safe parking is available and access is controlled. Visitors are advised to bring along binoculars and warm clothes.

Entrance is R30 for adults and R10 for children. To book, call tel. 021 863 0543/4809 or 072 181 6744 (also for weather enquiries). Stargazing Picnics will be cancelled if the weather is bad. For more information about events at the Taalmonument, visit

The picnic series is presented in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring along a new or secondhand children’s book in support of the project.