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 drift, has its own name and story.   The first road through Meiringspoort was constructed between 1856 and 1858 by Adam de Schmidt. On […]

Gamkaskloof – ‘Die Hel...

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. Access was on foot and horseback and harvests of dried fruit and wild honey were carried out by pack animals. Legend has it that Gamkaskloof was discovered when trekboers lost […]

Gamkapoort Dam – 4 x 4 route

Gamkapoort Dam – built in the 1960’s this wide expanse of water in the middle of the Karoo is home to hundreds of birds. You need a 4 x 4 vehicle or a vehicle with plenty of height for this drive as you will cross sandy and rocky river beds and the Gamka River can […]

A romantic sunset drive

It is a given that you will take a drive along the Weltevrede Valley road to see the sunset.   About 25km along the gravel road you drive through a small pass. At its summit look down towards the Weltevrede Fig and Guest farm and back towards Prince Albert. As the sun sets the mountains […]

Anglo-Boer War historical route

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 sites of skirmishes and the graves of those who lost their lives. (farm roads generally gravel, parts of each route follow tar roads  […]

A day drive to see the splendours of ...

Why not take a day drive over the Swartberg Pass (well maintained gravel road changes to tar at foot of the pass on the Oudtshoorn side) to the Cango Caves, then home to Prince Albert through De Rust and Meiringspoort (fully tarred) – a  magnificent experience. On this side of Meiringspoort, turn into Klaarstroom a tiny […]