Activity knows no boundaries here
What do you get when you combine incredible natural beauty, endless roads and a safe environment? An urge to get active, of course!
Prince Albert presents an activity for every level of enthusiasm.
If a gentle stroll on a farm or a friendly set of tennis is your thing, you are in the right place. If you are an adrenaline junky, be our guest – shoot down the Swartberg Pass on your mountain bike or hike into Gamkaskloof.
There are lots of options between the extremes, so get your running shoes, bicycle or hat and explore the endless Karoo.
The Swartberg PassThe Swartberg Pass
Prince Albert lies at the entrance to the 27km Swartberg Pass, considered by many as one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world: an untarred road winds to the summit 1 583 metres above sea level in steep zig-zags and sudden switchbacks, with breath-taking views at every turn.
The turn-off to Gamkaskloof lies near the summit of the pass.
The Pass offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to enjoy and marvel at the Swartberg Mountain and its amazing geology. Driving across the pass and stopping at different spots for the view is one way of taking in the splendour. Walking, running or cycling along the Pass road offers a whole different perspective.
Please remember that if you want to venture off the Pass onto one of the hiking trails, you need a permit. Please consult the section on Swartberg Nature Reserve Hikes.
Read more about the Swartberg Pass and its history.