Taalmonument Full Moon Picnics 2018: A Lunar Celebration in Paarl

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Alfresco feasts in a picturesque and tranquil setting.

Located on a hill overlooking Paarl, with some of the most unique and beautiful views in the Western Cape, the Taalmonument was built in 1975 to celebrate the Afrikaans language. Its location makes it the perfect venue for these full-moon picnics, which happen throughout summer (26 October 2018 to 22 March 2019).

Picnic dos and don’ts

Picnickers are free to bring hampers from home, or you can pre-book one from Volksmond Coffee Shop (which is also open for drinks, pizzas and light snacks all evening). The monument is open until 10pm, so if you are bringing out-of-towners with you, they might be interested in doing one of the free guided tours, which take place at 6.30pm (no booking is required).

What to bring

  • your children, as there are playgrounds and outdoor games to keep them entertained
  • a torch and warm clothes

Don’t bring

  • dogs, matches or cigarettes (as no smoking or fires are permitted on the lawns)

All picnics are in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring new or used children’s books to donate.

Diarise these dates for upcoming Taalmonument full-moon picnics:

19 January 2019
22 February 2019
22 March 2019

Location Taalmonument, Gabbema Doordrift Street, Paarl Mountain, Paarl


Next Event: 22 February 2019





R30 (adults)
R10 (students)
R5 (6 – 18 years)
Free (0 – 6 years)
Tickets available from Computicket and at the gate.


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 16 October 2018

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4 Responses to “Taalmonument Full Moon Picnics 2018: A Lunar Celebration in Paarl”

  1. Dale February

    Has the fires in the Paarlberg mountains effected this event for 2018 at all??

    • Sybrandus Adema

      Hi Dale
      The fires have had no effect on any of the planned events. Tx

  2. K.Julies

    Are there going to be any performances?
    If there will be,what should i do to perform?

  3. Edward

    Good day,

    Which number can I phone to get some information about your 2017 Valentines day picnic.

    Kind regards and greetings

    Edward Wilkinson.