Prince Albert boasts unique shops, often selling things you will not find elsewhere. Most of the shops are located along Kerkstraat (Church Street), but do not miss those tucked away around a corner!
We categorised our shops so that you can easily find what your are looking for, or make sure you have not missed something that may interest you.
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 and listen to the peacefulness as they sing soft tunes whilst working.
Positioned in the main road, next door to the Seven Arches building, the weavery is housed in the original bioskoop / cinema of Prince Albert, with it’s high pressed ceilings and rich history, which can be learnt of at the Fransie Pienaar museum directly opposite. The exterior of the building is adorned with the works of the late Kevin Hough, an artist who was well known to the community of Prince Albert at the time.
The weavery offers the visitor a wonderful experience in seeing the process involved whilst producing an entirely handmade mohair rug, a process which we invite you to partake in by customising a rug of your own which we will have shipped anywhere in the world for you.
The weavery gift shop also holds a range of exclusively designed rugs, along with a collection of fine weavings, from cushions to table runners, throws to bathmats and scarves to natural fibre knitting and crochet yarns.
Karoo Looms works with some of the worlds top designers and decorators, producing bespoke, exclusive rugs that boast quality, durability and pure luxury.
For any further information, please feel free to contact Sophia who will answer any questions and meet your requirements where possible.
Guided tours for larger groups can be organized, although this should please be arranged beforehand by contacting the weavery.
Fresh bread and local products.
Every day – 7 am to 5 pm.
Olives and olive products.
Freshly baked breads.
Selection of locally hand-made products.
Orders taken for cakes and other baked goods.
Cinnamon&Grace Home and Lifestyle Store keeps lovely locally made Cinnamon hats and handcrafted jewellery as well as a selective range of gifts and products for the home and garden.
Hours: Weekdays 9.30-4pm
Closed during lunch 1-2.30pm Saturday’s 9.30 am-1pm
Unique decor accessories Fine fragrant candles Bath and body products.
Exclusive collection of branded products including; Locally made hats for women and children.
Crochet cotton mats and cushions.
Cinnamon hats are handmade locally, they come in colourful florals or plains with a size adjustable crown. Each hat is Cansa certified with a 50 UPF rating.
Cinnamon jewellery is made locally using the finest crystal, natural freshwater pearls and semi precious stones combined with handcrafted silver elements that make every piece unique.
The museum shop sells “witblits” and a comprehensive collection of books on the town of Prince Albert and its environment.
Monday to Friday – 9:30 am – 12.30 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am – 12 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Public Holidays – closed
“Witblits”, liqueurs, olives and dried fruit; books on local history, fauna and flora; postcards, pictures.
The dairy is a landmark in Prince Albert and no visit to the town is complete without a visit to the dairy.
Week Days: 7 am – 9 am / 10 am – 12 pm / 4pm – 5:30 pm
Week Ends & Holidays: 7 am – 10 am / 4 pm – 5:30 pm
The dairy offers cheese-tasting on request during opening hours.
The Meatroom at Gay’s Guernsey sells real, good Karoo meat and Karoo Flavours offer specially selected home cooked meals.
Credit cards accepted.
Started by Gay van Hasselt in 1990, milking three cows in a stone kraal. The dairy has grown to become world renowned for its exceptional cheese and dairy products.
The dairy is a landmark and somewhat of an institution in Prince Albert. It is a meeting point for locals and visitors to come together, enjoy fabulous hand made dairy products and get a real taste of farm life. All the products are made using full-cream, raw Guernsey milk from the Van Hasselt’s own heard of cows.
Gay believes that the core of her success lies in the quality of the raw milk that they use, making the products deliciously creamy, and steeped in natural flavour.
“All our products are natural, unpasteurized & free of hormones or antibiotics.
Our cheese is handmade from raw, full cream milk & kosher vegetable/microbial rennet.
We guarantee the most natural product, from monitoring the grazing for our cows right through to the cheese making process.”
Prince Albert Beadkidz is a community project where a group of young people earn a small income by making and selling beaded items.
The flagship product of the group is the range known as “Prince Albert People”. These beaded fridge magnets depict the many people who make up our community – from grandmothers with babies on the hip, municipal workers and school girls to rock singers and ballet dancers.
Beaded windpompe are also a favourite with visitors who wish to take something of Prince Albert home.
The beaders work on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Beadkidz container at the Cape Access Centre, Toegangspad, Rondomskrik, Prince Albert and visitors are welcome.
Beadkidz products are available at the Tourism Office, Lazy Lizard, the Swartberg Hotel Deli, O for Olive and every second Saturday at the local market.
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 is processed in a state of the art mill at our premises in Hope Street.
Fred Badenhorst was born and raised on Groot Constantia in the Cape. He and his son Hein continue a family farming tradition in the Prince Albert district of the Great Karoo.
Prince Albert is well known for its quality figs, pomegranates, grapes and other fruits. Fresh water, a dry, disease-free climate, ample summer heat and winter cold provide the ideal macro elements for fruit-growing.
The orchard is managed by Essie Esterhuizen and his team and the harvested fruit is processed in a state of the art mill.
The award winning oil is sold locally and abroad in the distinctive yellow tin.
The olive oil can be purchased at the factory in Hope Street during trading hours or at various establishments throughout town. The olive oil is also available at Woolworths and Yuppiechef.
Owner and producer – Fred Badenhorst
Manager – Essie Esterhuizen
Head office – 021 794 2123 email@example.com
Monday to Saturday – 9 am to 1 pm; afternoons by appointment
Closed on Sundays
The Perolds’ home is a SAWIS registered wine estate where they grow, make and bottle their own dessert and port style fortified wines – right in the middle of Prince Albert
Herman and Susan enjoy showing visitors their vineyard and little cellar and, of course, offering a tasting of SoetKaroo wine.
Contact Susan – 023 5411 768 or 071 887 4250
Open every day – 9 am to 5 pm.
Stockists of Cape Mohair and Hinterveld products, including super soft blankets, shawls, scarves and socks.
Our selection of “Cape Mohair” socks range from tough hiking socks to smart dress socks and socking for skiing, golfing and hiking!
All our beautiful hand-knitted jerseys, beanies, berets, scarves, shawls and mitts are made in the area by local craftspeople.
Jewellery and silverware are designed and made by Di van der Riet Steyn, the owner of the shop.
Other local crafts sold by us are beadwork, dolls, t-shirts and fridge magnets decorated with indigenous flowers. Ceramics are all made by my friends.
Even the authors of the books are local!
Orders gladly taken and we post all over the world.
Situated on the verandah of the Swartberg Hotel in Church Street.
Open on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm. The Sanctuary is the home of the Depth Leadership Centre that works “beneath, between and beyond for a thriving psyche, community and planet”. We do a range of projects in Prince Albert.
We run a small café, coffee roastery and shop and offer a tranquil, private and relaxed place to eat simple, wholesome food, and think, work, or browse through our psychology library, or explore your psyche in the sand tray. We serve and sell fresh produce from our garden. We grow fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs, and chickens for free range eggs.
We have a conference room with state of the art audiovisual equipment and free WiFi. As a team, we follow the principle of developing healthy relationships with ourselves, the community and the environment, and strive to look after you with care.
The Prince Albert Gallery was opened in 2002 and has sustained itself by showing and selling art to a wide range of South African and international visitors, often pleasantly surprised to find artwork of quality in a small rural town.
Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday – 10 am to 1 pm
Established by local artists for local artists, the Gallery welcomes other Karoo artists.
Visitors have enjoyed seeing, through artists’ eyes, how the wide open vistas and the quality of light in the Karoo inspire us.
Over the years, guest artists from farther afield have been invited for solo exhibitions.
The Gallery is located in the gracious Victorian building, Seven Arches
regularly shows the work of well known local artists.
Anya AdendorffSally Arnold
Philip Willem Badenhorst
Richard John Forbes
Cobus van Bosch
Aries Life.Style stock a range of bespoke products for the discerning individual.
Whether shopping for something personal, something for the home or something to gift, we have a wide range to choose from.
Stockists of Ardmore, Mungo, Katy Valentine and Beryl Dingemans jewellery
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The Pop-up Charity Shop or ‘Yellow Shop’ is a project of the Thursday Club.
We are situated across the road from the Showroom Theatre.
Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm.
We sell mainly 2nd hand clothing and shoes and do a roaring trade with visiting teenagers looking for that RETRO look!
Proceeds from the sales support many charitable projects in Prince Albert.
You can drop any pre-loved clothes, shoes, linen and accessories at the shop or the veranda of 15 Pastorie Street, or at Prince of Africa on the veranda of the Swartberg Hotel. You can even phone and we will collect.
The Bakery opens at 6 am every Wednesday for fresh baked goods.
You can have breakfast or a treat with coffee from 6 am to 2 pm on Wednesdays.
Freshly baked baguette, croissant, pain aux raisin, sourdough bread rolls, selection of savoury and sweet tarts, hot chocolate & coffee.
Prior orders for bread, croissants and tarts are welcome.
A Great Karoo project that makes simply beautiful things for home and baby.
Visit the workshop on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 am and 1 pm.
Products on sale at Lazy Lizard, Lah-di-day and the Deli Shop at the Swartberg Hotel.
Phone the co-ordinator if you want to visit the workshop at different times or visit the online shop on their website.
Handmade Karoo Handgemaak has on average 25 participants who earn the income from what they make by hand – handmade livelihoods through handmade products.
With a focus on using the best quality, natural materials and attention to design and detail, the product range has developed over time to include unique items for home and baby, beautiful in its simplicity.
Lah di dah (a fancy) Farm Stall
There’s no PLACE, anything like the PLACE, anywhere near this PLACE. So this must be the PLACE!
Mon – Fri – 8 am to 4 pm
Sat & Sun – 8 am to 3 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Sit inside in the cosy farm stall atmosphere or out on the covered stoep looking onto the garden and country dam. The perfect place where the locals meet.
Visit us for
Breakfasts and lunches made with love and fresh ingredients
Seriously the BEST coffee in town
Gourmet Burgers (the green fig preserve & blue cheese burger is a must try!)
Homemade pies, ginger beer and lemonade
Milkshakes and delicious cakes
Local olive oils, olives and jams
Clothes, hats, handbags, dress jewellery and bath products
Good service and friendly staff
Gay’s Diary Products
Braaipacks from Douvoordag Slaghuis in Merweville
We are licenced
Visa and Mastercard credit cards accepted
Lah-di-dah…. Country life starts here!
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-82 American Writer
Weltevrede is a working farm, where we grow Adams figs and citrus fruit. The Weltevrede valley lies 25 km from Prince Albert and is surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains.
Visit us during the harvesting and drying season – end of January to end of April and we can show you how the figs are picked, processed and packed.
Monday to Friday 10 am – 12 pm and 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Saturday only 10 am – 12 pm
VERY CLOSED on Sunday
Buy our products at most shops in Prince Albert – dried figs, jams and preserves. You can also order directly from us.
Four houses, dotted around the farm and the valley, offer guests a variety of accommodation options.
From R 400 per person sharing.
Get the real Karoo farm experience! Magnificent views and sunsets, crystal clear night skies, bird-watching, horse riding, baboons and buck to be seen.
De Hoek – luxury accommodation. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6.
Klein de Hoek – Cottage for 2.
Vredenhof – 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4.
Fonteinskop – luxury accommodation for 2.
Tourist information centre.
Monday to Friday – 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 pm
Maps, information, local newspaper, books and local produce.
The largest grocery store in town with the widest selection of products. You can draw cash at the till points.
Mon – Thur – 7:30 am – 6 pm
Fri – 7:30 am – 7 pm
Sat – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sun – 8 am – 1 pm
Deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables arrive on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and are on the shelves by 3 pm.
We stock a large variety of local produce – olive oil and olive products, dried fig products, jams and preserves and dairy products from Gay’s Guernsey Dairy.
Prince Albert Spar aims to serve the community – tell us if you would like us to stock a specific product. We offer a number of additional services such as doing special orders for restaurants.
With regular competitions and the My Spar Rewards card, we put benefits back in our own community.
Go to our full page to see our shop in action, competition winners and the specials of the moment.
Restaurant, Specialty cured meat products and Cooking Classes.
We recently teamed up with Prince Albert Cycles to offer a real Karoo cycling and gourmet experience in and around Prince Albert.
TAPAS & BISTRO
Tapas- and Bistro style dishes inspired from around the world. We serve ‘small-plates’ of delicious, contemporary food.
SUMMER: we serve dinner in our enclosed courtyard around a custom designed Tapas Bar. Booking is preferable if you prefer to reserve a table as we have limited table seating. There is ample unreserved space to sit or stand around the bar.
WINTER: We move indoors for warming comfort food and cosy table settings. Booking is essential
Wednesday to Saturday from 18:30
We accept Visa and Mastercard
We do charge a modest corkage on BYO
SPECIALTY CURED MEAT PRODUCTS
We make a variety of cured meat products such as bacon, chorizo, salami, cured hams and fresh sausages amongst other delicious goods. We source responsibly reared meat from local producers.
COOKING CLASSES & PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
We offer casual and very entertaining cooking classes for the novice as well as more advanced cooks.
Half-day or full day courses are available by request. We also offer longer more specialised courses which usually span over a weekend.
We also cater for private functions.
Your one stop building supply and hardware store. We supply building materials from foundation to the roof structure. What we don’t stock we can source.
Monday to Thursday – 7:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm Friday – 7:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm Home Hardware was established in 2002 and we trade from our own premises at 120 Adderley Street, Prince Albert.
In September 2013 we joined the buying group, Essential Hardware. This move was made to improve our material supply chain as well as having the leverage to negotiate better prices on behalf of our clients.
Mark Steyn – Store Owner
Thinus Meiring – Manager
Michelle Mulder – Secretary
Mario Hendriks – Sales
Daniel Nel – Sales
Mike Jafta – Driver
Andrew Braaft – General Worker
Mark and staff are there to assist you with all your requirements.
Bergwater Wines, just 22km into the splendid Prince Albert Valley, is open for tastings and sales on the following days / times.
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Friday – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 3 pm
Public Holidays – 10 am to 3 pm
We are situated on the R407 – 22km out of Prince Albert towards Klaarstroom.
Do find time to fit us in to your list of activities – as we have a vast and interesting selection of (very reasonably priced) wines to taste and ponder!
We also sell local products such as dried figs (& fresh, during season), jams & preserves, crafts, cheeses and our own delectable olives/olive oil.
Prince Albert’s Saturday morning market is a much loved institution and is held every Saturday morning on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum.
Saturday morning – 8 am to roughly 12 pm
Stallholders offer dried fruit, homemade jams, pickles, cakes and bread, patés, fresh fruit, free-range eggs and organic vegetables.
Enjoy a cup of coffee with a pancake or breakfast at the market.
You can often buy herbs and plants for your garden.
Some Saturdays you will find crafters selling their wares.
Volunteers from the ‘Thursday Group’ run a White Elephant stall which supports the soup kitchen and other charities in the village.
In the Government Gazette of 30 October 1855, the Governor, Sir George Grey, gave permission for Prince Albert to hold a weekly market. The site where the market is held, was formerly the vegetable garden for the Haak family who built the house which now holds the Museum in 1904.
The Lazy Lizard is an institution in Prince Albert, popular with tourists and locals alike.
Every day from 7 am to 5 pm
Our cuisine includes the best from Europe, South America, Australia and naturally, South Africa. Enjoy Karoo lamb curry, Mediterranean pasta or our recommended Karoo platter.
Remember to leave space for our delicious Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, Tipsy Tart, Milk Tart or Cheese Cake.
The Lazy Lizard is a wonderful restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, treats and take-away meals.
On Wednesdays Fish and Chip takeaways available from 5pm – you must order in advance.
On Sundays Pizza takeaways available from 5pm – you must order in advance.
The shop and bakery stock –
- fantastic baked goods
- a large range of local olive products, jams, preserves and sauces
- herbal products
- African shwe-shwe items
- books about the town and the area
Internet cafe and help with your computer.
Swartberg Hiking Trail Permits can be bought here.
The AVOOVA shop in the historic Skaapies Einde is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and 9 am to 1 pm Mondays and Saturdays.
One of South Africa’s most innovative and unique manufacturers of luxury products decorated in a sensual veneer of ostrich eggshell and made right here in Prince Albert by a team of over 50 skilled artisans.
AVOOVA supplies some of the world’s top interior designers, yacht builders, hoteliers and wealthy private collectors with bespoke tables, bars and sculptural pieces. The contemporary Afro-chic designs bring together the timeless beauty of the Karoo with the demands of modern lifestyles.
The prices are lower here in Prince Albert but this is not a ‘factory outlet’!
The company regrets that visits to the factory are not possible for health and safety reasons.
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 veld, the crunchy fat of a lamb chop, the way the meat falls off the bone of your Sunday roast… that comfort of old-worldly goodness.”
All our meat, lamb, goat, venison, whey fed pork and beef are sourced locally, from our farms and specifically selected neighbouring farms. We believe that the natural Karoo veld provides the best grazing for our animals and our pigs are fed on whey from our dairy.
Jordi: 076 1654 389
Erik: 082 3252 401
Weekdays – 7:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 9 am to 1 pm
The Renu-Karoo Nursery lies 1.2 km north of Prince Albert and is open to visitors. The Nursery Shop is conveniently situated in Prince Albert (opposite the Police Station) and stocks a wonderful selection of plants, seedlings, trees and garden supplies.
The nursery and the nursery shop offer –
Indigenous seed for Karoo veld restoration.
Specialist assessment of Karoo veld for grazing.
Indigenous Karoo succulents, shrubs, trees for gardens.
Large variety of fruit (citrus and soft fruit) and nut trees.
Herbs and compost.
Pine bark, peach pip mulch, and river stone 19 mm delivered by the bakkie load.
Free delivery in Prince Albert.
Garden club members receive 10% discount.
Registered Cape Nature Flora Seller.
Credit cards and eft payments accepted.
Swartrivier Farm is the oldest olive farm in the area and a true landmark of the Prince Albert community.
Beginning just beyond the town’s doorstep, our farm stretches over 668 hectares of beautiful Karoo countryside.
The 17 hectare olive orchards are home to more than 3,000 mature trees- Mission and Manzanilla, completed by Leccino, Frantoio and other oil cultivars. We have a proud tradition of growing delicious olives and producing our own extra virgin oil and other products, all available under the O for Olive brand.
Our products are available in the farm shop which also offers yummy breakfasts, light lunches and something for the sweet tooth.
A special offer includes a factory tour, tasting and light lunch for R95 per person.
Tuesday to Friday -9 am to 4 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 9 am to 2 pm
5kms out of Prince Albert on the Kruidfontein Road.
We offer you everything ‘bicycle’ – a shop, advice and fantastic cycle experiences.
Prince Albert Cycles and The Real Food Company offer you a real Karoo cycling and gourmet experience in and around Prince Albert.
Visit our cycle shop between African Relish and PEP Stores for –
Repairs and parts
Skills training/training programmes
Assistance in finding the right bike for you : new or second hand
Guided / unguided rides and Tours.
Arno has been cycling for more than 30 years and has done all the major tours like the Cape Epic.
He has organised and guided cyclists on more than 60 Tours , from single riders to groups of 70.
Arno would like to use his experience to help experienced riders and novices alike to experience the wonderful sport of cycling.
De Potlood stationery store is a family run business passionate about your Home, Office and School Stationery supplies.
We have a great selection of various stationery supplies. A wonderful selection of children craft material, Petersham Ribbons, New and second hand books.
Pop in to see how we can assist you with your stationery needs.
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4pm
Saturday – 8am – 12pm
023 5411 019
083 3249 043/061 9580 794