THINGS TO DO

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Swartberg Pass

​The Swartberg Pass is an iconic mountain pass that has found its way onto the bucket list of many an international traveller. The Pass was constructed between 1881 and 1886 as part of a drive by the government of the day to open reliable routes between the interior and the coast. The design of the route was done in 1879 by Thomas Bain.

Gamkaskloof / Die Hel

​Gamkaskloof or Die Hell as it has become known, is a hidden valley, deep in the heart of the formidable Swartberg Mountain Range. The valley was declared a national monument in 1997 and was included into the Swartberg Nature Reserve. The route is unparalleled for its natural beauty.

Fransie Pienaar Museum
The Fransie Pienaar Museum is the cultural hub of Prince Albert. The museum displays one of the worlds largest fossil collections and doubles as the local tourist information centre.

42 Church Street

Weltevrede Fig Farm

Weltevrede is one of the first fig farms in South Africa. It started out as a fruit drying farm: drying peaches, apricots and figs. Today we have over a thousand fig trees (one tree is over a hundred years old!) and we sell dry, fresh and bottled figs. We farm mainly with Adam Figs, a big purple fig, excellent for drying and selling fresh. We use the tiny Cape Brown figs for making Green Fig Preserve and other fig products.

The fig season is from end of January to end of April. 

25km out of town , on Weltevrede Road

Gays Guernsey Dairy

Gay van Hasselt started what is now known as Gay’s Guernsey Dairy in 1990 when she started milking three cows in a stone kraal. She soon discovered that there was a demand for fresh milk in the community and started selling to a few customers who would arrive with their empty containers and get their daily supply of milk while on their morning walks.

4 Church Street

Prince Albert Ghost Walk

Prince Albert local and registered tour guide Ailsa Tudhope takes you on a twilight walk through the town as darkness descends, introducing you to Prince Albert’s rich history, fascinating characters, and ghosts! It’s a fun pre-dinner activity for the whole family that reveals the town’s hidden treasures and hidden histories. The walk takes about an hour and half.

Mark Street

Karoo Donkey Sanctuary
The Karoo Donkey Sanctuary is a registered Animal Welfare NPO and is located on a private farm, two kilometers outside the picturesque village of Prince Albert, at the base of the majestic Swartberg Mountains and at the gateway to the Great Karoo.

1 Christina De Wit Street

Prince Albert Gallery
The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specialising in painting, etching and ceramic art. They welcome you to visit the space, you may just find a piece of art that speaks to you.

70 Church Street

O for Olive

Visit the oldest olive farm in the Prince Albert area and join us for a delicious breakfast, lunch or something sweet in the garden or on the veranda. Café O displays various delicious products for sale, as well as offering tea, cakes, fresh bread, light lunches, tapas and tasting sessions.

5km out of town on Kruidfontein Road

Avoova

Skaapieseinde, 16 Magrieta Prinsloo Road

Swartberg Hotel Spa

77 Church Street

Die Letterhuis

37km out of town on R407

Wolwekraal Nature Reserve

http://www.wcro.co.za/

7km out of town on Kruidfontein Road

Bushman Valley

Erf 407 Swartberg Private Nature reserve

ROAM Private Game Reserve

off the N12 between Klaarstroom & Beaufort West

Wolvekraal Guestfarm

8km out of town off the R407

Prince Albert Open Studios

Mark Street

Soet Karoo Wine Estate

56 Church Street

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