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.
MTB Africa
MTB Africa is a Karoo based company providing group stage riding adventures and races for normal to maniacal gravel and mountain bike riders. They provide events and stage rides in Southern Africa for mountain bikers, endurance road and gravel cyclists.
Karoo Cycle Tours
Whether it’s a hair-raising descent from the top of the Swartberg on his well-maintained bicycles, or a guided motorcycle ride through the mountains to Gamkaskloof Lindsay’s attention to detail and safety assure the guests of an intriguing adventure.

Karoo Birding Safaris

​Karoo Birding Safaris has become a household name in birding circles over the years. Gita Claassen, daughter of founders Japie and Ralie Claassen, resides in Prince Albert and is available to share her avifaunal knowledge of the region with you. Bookings in advance are essential. 

Astro Tours

Astro Tours take you on a tour through the celestial splendour of the Southern Hemisphere. Prince Albert is the most suited venue for tourist friendly stargazing because it has a dry climate with mostly cloudless nights.

Showroom Theatre
The aim of The Showroom is to create a multi-cultural venue for the community of Prince Albert and its visitors. The venue can be used as a theatre, cinema, gallery or seminar venue. The list of possibilities for this establishment, are endless.

Open Studios: Prince Albert Art Route

Always looking for fantastic crafts and paintings then Open Studios in Prince Albert should be your next stop. Be sure to check out their social media for the latest events happening at the studio.

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. During the fig season the farm can be visited between:

MON – FRI

10h00 – 12h00  |  14h30 – 16h00 

SAT

10h00 – 12h00   

Closed Sundays

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.

MON – FRI

07h00 – 09h00  |  10h – 12h00   |   16h30 – 17h30   

SAT – SUN

07h00 – 10h00   |   16h00 – 17h30   

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.

Karoo Yoga

Karoo Yoga offers a range of vinyasa yoga, yin yoga and mindfulness meditation classes for all levels, as well as private individual lessons on request. The studio called ‘k r a a l’ has a unique location looking onto an old historic stone kraal with a spectacular view of the Swartberg mountains in the background. Come and enjoy the tranquility of this unique garden and studio, and soak in the stillness of the Karoo, whilst nurturing body and soul.

Simply Saffron Yoga

Hermon Coleman offers holistic massage, reiki, reflexology and mono-chord sessions as well as yoga classes at Simply Saffron.
Massage, reiki and reflexology for all conditions or just stress release.

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.
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.
PACT
PACT is a non-profit organization and Public Benefit Organization, registered as a trust. The Prince Albert Community Trust acts as an umbrella body and bona fide charity, channeling donations towards the welfare of the disadvantaged community of Prince Albert and the greater municipal area.

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