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 […]


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 […]

Dennehof Tours

Whilst in Prince Albert, guests are encouraged to let Lindsay show them the Swartberg Pass or visit ‘Die Hel’, Gamkaskloof.   Lindsay is an accredited Tour guide for both the Western and Eastern Cape and offers tailor made tours throughout the district in an air-conditioned vehicle.   Dennehof Guided Tours include adventures such as: Viewing […]

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 […]