See Prince Albert in a different light – go with a guide
Our guides are passionate. You will get the most from your visit if you spend a bit of time with one of them.
Prince Albert can challenge any place when it comes to guides. Nowhere will you find a bunch of guides with so much knowledge, such enthusiasm, a patent love for what they do and an ability to give you a whole new perspective on our village and the beautiful Karoo in which we live.
From full day excursions to Gamkaskloof known as ‘Die Hel’ to a short walk in the veld and lots inbetween – we’ve got you covered.
We show you the stars!
Stargazing has become the hottest and most fascinating activity on planet earth.
The observation of other suns and galaxies satisfies our inquisitive minds.
Hans and Tilanie Daehne of ASTRO TOURS show the Starry Splendour over Prince Albert to all Star enthusiasts. Everybody admires the stars, but if you know and understand what you see, stargazing becomes a fulfilling activity.
ASTRO TOURS takes you on a tour through the celestial splendour of the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy the celestial “Big Five” of our dark sky in the Great Karoo: the brightest star, the closest star, the largest globular cluster, the most beautiful open cluster and the closest galaxies.
We speak English, Afrikaans and German.
Consult the calendar of special events on the home page to see on which dates Astro Tours offer stargazing in Prince Albert.
Contact us to book.
Aventurine Photo Safaris is an owner-operater business that seeks to provide our clients with memorable experiences, captured with expert advice and guidance in the most beautiful places specially selected for their aesthetic allure.
Your guide, Gita Claassen, is both a professional photographer with a decade of experience, and a nature guide with a special affinity for the Karoo, birds, geology and flora. On our trips and during our workshops you are assured of lots of one-on-one tuition, expert tips and tricks, and plenty of practical shooting, as well as help and advice with post-processing should you require it.
Aventurine Photo Safaris offers organised photo trips and workshops for individuals or groups of up to 6 persons, from the very fresh beginners in photography to the experienced.
We can also design custom made tours!
We offer relaxed day Cycling Tours out of Prince Albert and guided trips up the Swartberg Pass and to Gamkaskloof
> 3 Pass Tour – Meiringpoort- Montagu Pass – Swartberg Pass – all in a Day
> Swartberg Down Challenge – Down-hill only or up & down
> Die Hel (Gamkaskloof) – Cycle in or in & out – your choice.
> PA2C – Great 3 days’ cycling across the Karoo to Wilderness Beach.
> Bike Hire, Full Back Up on all Tours, snacks & water-points on route.
We offer Day Trips to Die Hel (Gamkaskloof) & The Swartberg Pass
> 4X4 Transport, Full History Talk on Pass & Die Hel, lunch in valley and a chat with the local inhabitants.
> Registered Tour Guide with more than 15yrs experience.
The Fransie Pienaar museum gives a fascinating look into the history and culture of Prince Albert and its surroundings. It also holds the only local license to ‘stook Witblits’!
The museum is worth a visit with interesting displays that will give you a depth of perspective about Prince Albert.
Monday to Friday – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am to 12 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Public Holidays – closed
Entrance: R 20 for adults and R 10 for children
The shop stocks a wide selection of books about the village and the district, olive products and the Museum’s own ‘witblitz’.
Johns Donkey – Registered Tour guide
Sundowners at Eerstewater- 1 hour trip includes glass of wine or a beer @ maybe one of the most beautiful places on earth @ R100 pp.
Top of the Swartberg pass- 2 hour trip up the mountain. looked upon as Thomas Bains masterpiece. Wonderful trip with someone who really has a love and passion for this mountain.@ R200 pp.
Package 1.- Gamkaskloof ( Die Hel) 2 n B+B at B/Villa +Day trip to “Die Hel’@ R2250 pp R2000 pp- 3 or 4 p.Lunch included.
Package 2.-Gamkaskloof ( Die Hel ) – 2 n B+B @ B/Villa + overnight in the Kloof. Evening Braai included.
Experience the countryside’s beauty on an unforgettable trip.
We are a small owner operated family business that specializes in showing you the birds of Southern Africa.
Founded by Japie and Ralie Claassen, Karoo Birding Safaris has become a well-known name in the birding industry. With exceptional knowledge of the area and its birds, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience birding.
Gita Claassen is based in Prince Albert and continues her father and renowned birder Japie Claassen’s legacy of passion for the LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs) of the Karoo, and inherited his eagerness to share their knowledge.
We offer half day or full day trips in the area, as well as hikes, and can customize outings to suit our clients.
It is recommended to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please contact Gita for more information and to book your birding outing.
We offer you everything ‘bicycle’ – a shop, advice and fantastic cycle experiences.
Prince Albert Cycles and The Real Food Company offer you a real Karoo cycling and gourmet experience in and around Prince Albert.
Visit our cycle shop between African Relish and PEP Stores for –
Repairs and parts
Skills training/training programmes
Assistance in finding the right bike for you : new or second hand
Guided / unguided rides and Tours.
Arno has been cycling for more than 30 years and has done all the major tours like the Cape Epic.
He has organised and guided cyclists on more than 60 Tours , from single riders to groups of 70.
Arno would like to use his experience to help experienced riders and novices alike to experience the wonderful sport of cycling.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve near the village and learn about the geology, botany, natural and cultural history of the area on a two hour guided nature walk.
1-2 people R140 each
3-4 people R120 each
5-12 people R80 each
Special free environmental education tours arranged for school groups.
No dogs allowed in the private nature reserve.
(Wolvekraal Guest Farm is an independent farm which offers self-catering accommodation. It is not part of the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve.)