Prince Albert Chronicles – September October 2023

Nov 1, 2023 | Article

The inaugural Prince Albert Open Gardens 30 September and 1 October was a wonderful success with many visitors already booking their space for PAOG 2024.
Over 12 unique Karoo gardens were open to the public, along with talks and interactive workshops hosted by garden design guru, Franchesca Watson, Karoo plant ecologist, Prof. Sue Dean, and expert foodscaper, Sue Torrance.
Garden enthusiasts, diarise 28 and 29 September 2024 for next year’s event.

Check out Like a Tourist’s Youtube video on beautiful Prince Albert, we really do live in the best town, so happy the rest of the country are realising it too!

Another successful Us4Us festival under the belt with incredible talent being showcased. Considering the cold day, there was not much left to do but sing and dance.

A beautiful Karoo October morning saw off the Prince George 100 Miler participants as they sweated it out all the way to the more humid climes of George. Thank you to all the cyclists, supporters, and organisers for supporting our town, see you again next year.

The inaugural Rielfees end of October was a lot of dust-kicking fun. Schools from the greater Karoo area came together to show off their riel dancing talents and kick the Prince Albert dust far and high.

The Prince Albert quilting group honored local stalwarts Judy Maguire and Lydia Barella with unique personalised quilts in appreciation of their contribution towards preserving our town’s history.

Thank you, Nik Rabinowitz, for the side-splitting hilarity at Gay’s Dairy Barn. Although it was a cold night, the audience laughed themselves warm, also completely warming was that all proceeds were donated to PACT.

Looking for a special piece of the Karoo to wear as a trendy accessory? Look no further than Di van der Riet Steyn Jewelry. In a dorp rich in history, Di often walks nose down in the veld searching for that piece, bits of Karoo blue, green and red, that make one wonder who used that piece of crockery 150 years ago.
Shards of someone else’s precious plate or cup, wrapped in pure silver and then transformed into wearable art many decades later.

To coincide with Garden Day SA on 15 October 2023, we captured our green-fingered garden competition winners in their gardens with gorgeous and well-deserved flower crowns.

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