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.

 

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The 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

where 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

, Helena 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

, , , , 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 mus...more

, , Gamkaskloof, 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. [separator style_type="none" top_margin...more

, , Soaring 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

, The 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

Prince 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

, , Prince Albert lies at the entrance to the 27km Swartberg Pass, considered one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world: an untarred road winds to the summit 1 583 metres  above sea level ...more

, , , Let Prince Albert's resident story-teller tell  you the stories of Prince Albert. Since 2002 the Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, has entertained visitors to Prince Albert with her stories about local c...more

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