MTB Africa

MTBAfrica provides events and stage rides in Southern Africa for mountain bikers, endurance road and gravel cyclists.   Swartberg100 Gran Fondo :- an annual autumn race combining gravel and tar sectors styled on the European classics.   Karoo GravelGrinder :- a 3 day adventure race / social ride, limited entry. Experience the different moods and […]

Prince Albert Cycles

Visit our cycle shop between African Relish and PEP Stores for –     Repairs and parts Bicycle rentals Skills training/training programmes Bike setup Assistance in finding the right bike for you : new or second hand Guided / unguided rides and Tours. Route advice.     Arno has been cycling for more than 30 […]

Swartberg Pass

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 in steep zig-zags and sudden switchbacks,  with breath-taking views at every turn. The turn-off to Gamkaskloof lies near the summit of […]


Prince Albert Parkrun is a free, timed, 5km run that starts every Saturday morning at the Odendaal Sportgronde.  April to September we start at 8 am, October to March we start at 7 am.  It is part of the growing parkrun phenomenon around the world. The route includes a bit of tar, some gravel track […]

Swartberg Nature Reserve

Swartberg Nature Reserve

Day hikes, overnight hiking trails and 4 x 4 routes.   YOU MUST CARRY A PERMIT:  Swartberg Hiking Trail – Permits at Lazy Lizard CapeNature have a concession with Lazy Lizard and hiking permits can be purchased directly from them. Maps are also available.   You can book for the trails and 4×4 route at […]

Dennehof Tours – Cycling and Hi...

Dennehof tours offers a number of supported hiking and cycling activities or you can just hire a bike to explore town.   Hiking in the Swartberg Pass – Lindsay arranges a hiking permit and drives you into the Swartberg Pass with a picnic, a bird list and map and you hike back to Malva Draai, […]

Bushman Valley trails

Ten trails which include fossils, riverine bush, view of Prince Albert from the mountain top, dry waterfall, Bushman shelters, etc.   Bushman Valley is in the Swartberg Private Nature Reserve. take a hike past Bushman shelters to the Ein Gedi waterfall. hike into the entrance of the Swartberg Pass and eight other routes. view indigenous […]

Walk the Gordon Koppie trail

You can do the “koppie” trail on the hill behind the village (no permit required).   The path starts at the top of Cromwell Street and ends in Klipstreet and can be done in reverse, starting at the corner of Klip and Bergsig Streets.   Wear a hat, sturdy shoes or boots and carry some water. […]

My Shire labyrinth

Walk an 11 circuit labyrinth in the vast, open beauty of the Great Karoo.   Lisa Smith built this labyrinth out of concern about fracking in the Karoo.  The explained that she loved what St Augustine said: ‘Solvitur ambulando’ (All is solved by walking). Hence the Labyrinth.   There is no set a price for […]

Bushman Valley’s labyrinth

Bushman Valley’s labyrinth … will aMaze you!   Overnight guests can now enjoy the 7- circle walk free. For day trippers, it is included in the R20 all day hiking charge.