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.
Weltevrede Fig FarmWeltevrede Fig Farm Contact: Liezl and Jaco de Klerk
Weltevrede is a working farm, where we grow Adams figs and citrus fruit. The Weltevrede valley lies 25 km from Prince Albert and is surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains.
Visit us during the harvesting and drying season – end of January to end of April and we can show you how the figs are picked, processed and packed.
Monday to Friday 10 am – 12 pm and 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Saturday only 10 am – 12 pm
VERY CLOSED on Sunday
Buy our products at most shops in Prince Albert – dried figs, jams and preserves. You can also order directly from us.
Four houses, dotted around the farm and the valley, offer guests a variety of accommodation options.
From R 400 per person sharing.
Get the real Karoo farm experience! Magnificent views and sunsets, crystal clear night skies, bird-watching, horse riding, baboons and buck to be seen.
De Hoek – luxury accommodation. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6.
Klein de Hoek – Cottage for 2.
Vredenhof – 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4.
Fonteinskop – luxury accommodation for 2.