Get up close and personal with local produce
Chances are good that you have not been on a farm for a while. Why not get a good look at where food comes from?
Here we put together everything that will make you and your family happy farm explorers. You will go home an expert – with arms full of good, local produce.
Every year in October, the Prins Albert Landbougenootskap hosts the Prince Albert Agricultural Show. This is an event not to be missed – prize winning animals, good entertainment and delicious food.
The village of Prince Albert grew from the first farm, Queekvalleij, established by Zacharias and Dina de Beer at the foot of the Zwartberg in 1762 and still supports an active farming community. Local farms yield produce of incredible quality. In the fertile valleys tucked into the folds of the Swartberg, farms produce deciduous fruit for export, wine, olives and figs. On the farms of the Great Karoo flocks of sheep and angora studs provide meat, wool and mohair.
SoetKaroo Wine EstateSoetKaroo Wine Estate Contact: Herman and Susan Perold
Monday to Saturday – 9 am to 1 pm; afternoons by appointment
Closed on Sundays
The Perolds’ home is a SAWIS registered wine estate where they grow, make and bottle their own dessert and port style fortified wines – right in the middle of Prince Albert
Herman and Susan enjoy showing visitors their vineyard and little cellar and, of course, offering a tasting of SoetKaroo wine.
Contact Susan – 023 5411 768 or 071 887 4250