Prince Albert Chronicles – November December 2022

Jan 16, 2023 | Article

Prince Albert is renowned for fantastic fruit, every time of year offering a different tasty bounty. November brought with it apricot season and the busy bees at Vrisgewaagd were picking and packing around the clock to get the sweetest Proudly Prince Albert harvest out to market.

November saw another successful Prince Albert Open Studios come and go. Do not despair in case you missed it, our next fabulously arty weekend is scheduled for June 2023, watch this space.

Rocco de Villiers and Lizelle Le Roux rocked the Swartberg Hotel in November with some glitz, glam and worthy piano and violin notes.

Diederik Le Grange, Prince Albert’s very own wine-maker extraordinaire and owner of Fernskloof Wines opens his characterful cellar and tasting room to visitors, located in town at 20 Church Street.

Prince Albert’s Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, has been extremely busy over the Festive Season regaling visitors with the fascinating history of our beautiful town, as well as some of the long-deceased quirky characters who still lurk behind old town walls.

The knowledgeable Renu-Karoo Nursery team on standby for the best advice on water-wise, Karoo indigenous planting.

This Festive Season saw a Prince Albert storm being cooked up with lots of local produce and Karoo-inspired flavours at African Relish Cooking School.

The first Journey to Jazz build-up Kronkeldraai Concert was held at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy featuring the incredibly nimble-fingered Derek Gripper, a man who knows his guitar intimately.
Potjie, kuier, and good old Karoo gees were the intro to the main event, stayed tuned for more.

Prince Albert’s gorgeously creative Spekboom tree added extra cheer to the Festive Season, with decorative squares lovingly crocheted by the local community.

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