PRINCE ALBERT – The Jewel of the Karoo

PRINCE ALBERT - The Jewel of the Karoo

Prince Albert lies at the foot of the awe-inspiring Swartberg Pass. The town offers wide open spaces to hike and bike, crisp, clear air, star-filled skies and quiet to restore your soul. It showcases beautifully preserved Victorian, Karoo, Cape Dutch and uniquely gabled buildings. It is home to artists and crafters, purveyors of fresh produce and good food, as well as the friendliest people in the Karoo.

WHEN TO VISIT
The summer months can get really hot, so you may want to avoid December, January and February. The best times to visit are probably the spring and autumn months. If you’re at all interested in theatre, then try time your visit for when there’s something on at The Showroom

 

EAT

La de Dah
Located in the heart of the Karoo town of Prince Albert, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, you will find this special coffee shop, restaurant and gift shop opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner

O for Olive,
Visit the oldest olive farm in the Prince Albert area for a delicious breakfast, lunch or something sweet in the garden or on the veranda.
Café O sells delicious products as well as offering tea, fresh bread, light lunches, tapas and tasting sessions.

STAY

Casa Milorca
Casa Milorca is a 19th-century, owner-run guest house situated in the historic heart of Prince Albert, ideally located near to various facilities and attractions in the town
Dennehof Karoo Guest House

Declared a national monument in 1997, Dennehof Karoo Guest House was the first guest house in Prince Albert to be accredited by the South African tourism authorities and has since been awarded four stars by the tourism grading council. Over the years it has been skillfully restored and preserved for the enjoyment of future generations

Karoo View Cottages
Karoo View Cottages offers luxurious self-catering accommodation complete with all your “home away from home” comforts. These cottages are perched on a koppie just outside of Prince Albert with magnificent views of the Swartberg Mountains

Mirtehof Guest Farm
Mirtehof is perfectly located on the edge of town. Guests wake up to the relaxed ambiance of a small working farm, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, especially from the stoep. Breakfast is an authentic local affair, enhanced by what is crispy, fresh and tasty from our garden

PLAY

Prince Albert Gallery
The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specializing in painting, etching and ceramic art. They welcome you to visit the space, you may just find a piece of art that speaks to you

Prince Albert Ghost Walk
Take a twilight walk through the town as darkness descends, introducing you to Prince Albert’s rich history, fascinating characters, and ghosts! It’s a fun pre-dinner activity for the whole family that reveals the town’s hidden treasures and histories.

Fransie Pienaar Museum
The Fransie Pienaar Museum, portrays the cultural and natural history of Prince Albert and the district. It is a house museum and has a large collection of furniture and paintings and there is a display of the gold mining activities in the district during the late 19th century.

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