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Prince Albert Experiences

Our accommodation providers and businesses offer a variety of types of accommodation, dining choices and activities

in a broad price range for visitors to our peaceful town

Choose self-catering, bed & breakfast or room only accommodation in Prince Albert or self-catering, B&B or camping on one of our farms

Discover interesting things to do and eateries where you can enjoy a light meal or dinner or pick up a take-away

While you are here you are bound to want to explore the Swartberg Pass

 

The road through the Swartberg Pass has re-opened. It offers a spectacular drive across the Cape fold sandstone range.  Photo: Ailsa Tudhope

 

 

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Prince Albert is an oasis in the Great Karoo, where water from springs in the Swartberg mountains runs through the village in furrows, bringing gardens and orchards to life.  

The first settlers arrived in 1762 and established a farm called de Kweekvallei: Valley of Plenty. By 1845 a little village had sprung up, named after Queen Victoria's consort.

Tourism drives our economy and our guest accommodation caters for every taste and pocket. Our restaurants serve excellent Karoo cuisine at reasonable prices. We boast art galleries, community craft outlets, a prize-winning Museum, a weavery, blacksmith and dairy. The Saturday Market and occasional Moonlight Markets bring locals and visitors together to enjoy the Prince Albert vibe.

 

 

 

Prince Albert ~ Western Cape ~ South Africa  Photo: Yolande Singery

 

Our shops stock Cape Mohair products, local olives and olive oil, dried fruits and nuts. Several wine farms and wineries produce a selection of wines and port.

You can visit our farms, enjoy holistic health treatments, explore the night skies or go on a Historical Ramble or Ghost Walk...

We regularly hold festivals, including the Plaaskombuisfees (Farm Kitchen Festival) in April, the Leesfees, a literary festival co-ordinated by the Writers' Guild every November, the Agricultural Show in October and PArt Open Studios - visits to artists and creative people in their work spaces,  every six months. 

A circular drive across the Swartberg Pass, with its tremendous views and spectacular geological formations and back through Meiringspoort, is a must, as is a trip along the Weltevrede road or along the Margrietta Prinsloo road to watch the sunset, with your sundowners at hand.  

 

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