Trading hours 7:30 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday. Open for tasting by appointment only. The Prince Albert Olives orchards were established from 2005 according to international best practice with the Italian cultivars of Frantoio, Coratina, Don Carlo and FS17 forming the backbone of the plantings. The harvested fruit […]
Mohair, the fleece of the Angora goat, is one of the world’s most exclusive, beautiful and sustainable natural fibres. Clive van Hasselt was a visionary farmer with a passion for breeding and genetics that complemented his deep interest in the environment and its relationship with animals. He recognized the value of the Angora goat, […]
Prince Albert Dieresorg/Animal Welfare (PADS) is a registered not-for-profit organisation (NPO), run by unpaid volunteers dependant wholly on public donations of money and materials. Our aim is to relieve the plight of disadvantaged animals, educate their owners and offer first-line nursing care where it is needed. Primary projects are dipping/deworming in summer, sterilisation […]
The weavery of Prince Albert was established in 1983, and in 2010 became known as Karoo Looms. Now specialising in the spinning, dying and handweaving of pure mohair rugs. A visit to the weavery on your travels through Prince Albert is an absolute must, pop in and meet the highly skilled spinners and weavers […]
Buy real, good, Karoo meat from the Meatroom at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy. A family business through and through, we believe that quality meat should be enjoyed by all, especially in Prince Albert, a farming community in the heart of the Karoo. “Because nothing quite beats good Karoo meat – the taste of the […]
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 Restaurant. The restored wheel and over-shoot launder can be seen. More information on the Mill at the Fransie Pienaar Museum.
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 Western Cape for 2014 -2015. The foundation occasionally offers an outing on the third Saturday of the month. The topic might […]
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 aspects of historic importance. Many shops stock these books, but the Fransie Pienaar Museum has the full collection.
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 […]