scenic routes

Re-discover the drive

Pack a picnic, grab the camera and go for a drive.

 

 

Prince Albert is perfectly located as launch pad for exploring the Swartberg Mountain, the Little Karoo and the Great Karoo.  If you do not want to go far, a gentle drive out of town to appreciate the view or the sunset is in order.

 

 

Take a chair – here we stop next to the road to sit for a while.  You will be surprised at what that does for your soul.

 

 

We put together some suggestions to get you going.

 

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, 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...more

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 towar...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

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 y...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

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