Explore the rich history of a small Karoo community and the majestic landscape around it
Why was it possible to establish a farm where the village lies today? How could the community survive so isolated and in such a harsh landscape? Who was brave enough to build a road across the Swartberg mountain?
You do not have to be a historian to enjoy the many stories that tell our history! Apart from being enlightened about how early settlers made – and enjoyed – a life, you may even find out what a set of false teeth and a flying doctor have in common.
explore historyThe village of Prince Albert sprang from the loan farm Queekvalleij, established by Zacharias and Dina de Beer in 1762. The fertile valley soon attracted other farmers, church services were held on th...more
explore historywhere flour was milled for more than 100 years...
Drive out along Christina de Wit Street towards the mountains and you will see the Mill on your left hand side, opposite the former Miller's Resta...more
explore history, scenic routesHelena Marincowitz identified two Anglo-Boer War routes, one to the north and the other to the south of Prince Albert.
Visitors can follow the steps of the local commando's, see the sit...more
explore history, scenic routes, swartberg mountainGamkaskloof, also known as "Die Hel", is a fascinating valley near Prince Albert, where a small, proud community lived in isolation for more than 100 years.
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explore history, scenic routes, swartberg mountainSoaring cliff walls with spectacular rock formations line the 25 km tarred road which winds along the floor of the gorge through Meiringspoort, crossing the Groot River 25 times. Each crossing, or dr...more
clubs and societies, explore historyThe Prince Albert Cultural Foundation plays an active and important role in preserving the history and culture of the area and was recognised as the most active and objective conservation body in the ...more
explore historyPrince Albert is fortunate to have a wealth of resources, put together through the years, about the history of the town and area.
A number of books and publications deal with various aspe...more