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.
Splendours of the SwartbergSplendours of the Swartberg
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 Victorian hamlet that really is a “one horse town”!
Your route can be varied as you travel between the Swartberg Pass and Oudtshoorn – you can turn off at the Cango-oord road (gravel road) which will take you past the Rus en Vrede Waterfall towards Oude Muragie and onto the tar road to De Rust.