Prince Albert Chronicles – January February 2024

Mar 1, 2024 | Article

The Swartberg Pass ensured Prince Albert got to see in the new year with a riot of Watsonia colour. The fabulous live flower show was a wonder to behold, making us thankful once again to live in such a natural paradise.

For over two decades Prince Albert’s treasured Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, has been regaling visitors and locals alike with the fascinating history of our beautiful town, as well as stories of the long-deceased quirky characters who still lurk behind old town walls.
If you have not yet had the fortune to meet this iconic Prince Alberter, be sure to book a tour for your next visit.

Fig season is currently in full swing – picking, peeling, drying, packing, jamming – it’s all happening at Weltevrede Fig Farm.

Discover a treasure trove of art, handmade items, and unique gifts at Moeder Aarde. This creative space is ensconced in a gorgeous home dating back to 1854, helping create a shopping experience with a difference.
Artist, Sonja Fourie, is the shop’s owner and curator; together with husband Johan they passionately source interesting trinkets to keep customers enthralled and coming back time and time again.
Sonja’s studio is at the entrance to the shop and makes for a great introduction to the further treasurers on offer as visitors delve further into the bygone era that is Moeder Aarde.
Visit Sonja at 2 Parsonage Street, Prince Albert.

The community project that is Prince Albert Skills School assists youngsters who have fallen out of the formal schooling system but want to get their lives back on track.
PASS provides learners with psychological and emotional support, safety and education, while equipping them with life and technical skills.
Contact PASS to see how you can help this wonderfully worthy cause.

Things are brewing at the Showroom Theatre after extensive bar service training by talented Noop restaurant Chef Owner and all-round nice guy, Zian Oosthuizen.
Zian generously volunteered his time and expertise to help PACT youth navigate all things bar service related to ensure your G&T, MCC, or Wyntjie will be served with aplomb!
Liquor license pending, watch this space…

Vrisch Gewagt Boutique Olive Farm offers a delicious symphony of warm hospitality, delectable décor, and breath taking scenery which combine to give visitors an unforgettable performance where even the stars are orchestrated to shine that little bit brighter.
Lara and her team are the conductors that ensure every note is in place in the seven perfectly appointed houses, creating a luxury farm stay that will have guests encoring for more, time and time again.

Calling all foodies, make Prince Albert your next gastronomic destination delight. Tease your palate with a delicious cheese tasting and stock up on fresh produce at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy or pick your own organic fruit and vegetables at Oasis Farm. If you prefer the experts show you how it’s done, book a charcuterie course with Jeremy Freemantle or a Karoo Tapas experience at African Relish Cooking School. Alternatively drive out to our farms to taste olive, figs, apricots, pomegranates, or citrus, it doesn’t get any fresher than straight off the tree.

Staying on the topic of all things delectable and delicious, welcome to the Karoo gem that is Yellow House EAT where delightful hosts, Petro and Joubert together with their incredible team, will ensure you have a perfect all-round Prince Albert foodie experience.
They will look after all your culinary needs with a daytime pizza menu to rival the best, and an unforgettable farm-to-fork evening dining experience. Be sure to pre-book your table for your next visit.

To end our January/February Prince Albert Chronicles, a few images showcasing the beauty of our little Karoo dorp over the last few months.