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The Story Weaver Ramblings…                                                                         

teacher ~ storyteller ~ writer

 

I haven’t posted my newsletter here this month, instead, there is a link where you can read about my UK and UAE experiences and see lots of photos…

  The Story Weaver News August 2018

 

 

 

As promised, July's newsletter brings news of a graduation and impressions from my trip to Europe! 

Gamla Stan - the old town in Stockholm

Johanna Mokoaqo’s receiving her BEd was the culmination of determined part-time study whilst working at The Lazy Lizard coffee shop in Prince Albert, as an au pair in Amsterdam and during on-the-job-training at Albert College. Our fully qualified Foundation Phase teacher took her place among a hostof graduates and their proud families in Cape Town and the celebratory dinner afterwards was a lovely surprise as many of her friends had secretly gathered to raise a glass in her honour. Well done, Johanna! 

Now for some impressions from my trip…

I flew into Stockholm to meet my friend Anne Thu and we set out on five days of walking, sailing, tram-riding and yet more walking to discover Stockholm… we explored the Fotografiska photo gallery and the alleys of Gamla Stan; took several cruises; saw the Vasa wreck, reclaimed from the silt of the harbour 333 years after sinking; visited Prince Eugen’s elegant residence at Waldemarsudde; popped into food markets; wandered along the Montelliusvagen; sat in quiet contemplation in the Fredrik Church.

The  Nobel Museum guided tour revealed some delightful details: each Nobel Laureate is asked to give the Museum an item which relates to the work which brought them their award and they are asked to sign the underneath of one of the chairs in the Café! 

Traditional food at Skansen

A highlight was a daylong visit to the Skansen Museum where we enjoyed a traditional meal of salted fish and saw numerous buildings representing the lifestyle and heritage of Sweden from the 17th century onwards. The staff wear costumes appropriate to the age of each of the 150 buildings and were keen to share their knowledge. The Norse mill looked familiar, it is just like the one constructed by the farmers in Gamkaskloof.

Sten & Löcken Guesthouse, Sunne, Sweden

Then we headed for Sunne and specifically Sten & Löcken Guesthouse,  a hidden treasure in the woods. Thomas and Anne have restored two centuries-old farmhouses where they offer accommodation during the summer. Guests are astounded at the attention to detail, the lovely garden and the delicious breakfast - all hidden away in tranquil surroundings. I had seen the work in progress some years ago and it was wonderful to see the finished product - although Thomas would tell you it will never be finished… 

 

Tranquility at Sten & Löcken Guesthouse, Sunne, Sweden

 

Alma Lov an art gallery filled with unexpected art...   Scenes from Anna Svärd at the Västanå Theatre, Sunne, Sweden
Alma Löv a most unusual art gallery  

Scenes from Anna Svärd

at the Västanå Theatre, Sunne, Sweden


Anne had arranged a busy itinerary, with trips in the district to a most unusual Art Museum... Alma Löv, the Rackstadmuseet, Sillegården restaurant and Selma Lagerlof’s home, Mårbacka. Selma was the first woman and the first Swede to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1909). We toured her home and the following evening went to a production of one of her works, Anna Svärd
at the Västanå Theatre. A massive barn has been converted into a theatre, so the space itself is awe-inspiring. The music, dancing and storytelling were magnificent and the traditional music group received a standing ovation. Costumes from previous productions are on show and the attention to detail is astonishing. What an evening!

 

Enjoying Pinnekjøtt, smoked, dried rib of lamb served with puréed kohlrabi and carrots and potatoes with Anne and Thomas.   Mormor’s Glasscafé - ice-cream heaven
Enjoying Pinnekjøtt, smoked, dried rib of lamb served with puréed kohlrabi and carrots and potatoes with Anne and Thomas.  

Mormor’s Glasscafé in Lysvik, Sweden

 

Food has featured large on this trip, Anne created a traditional Christmas dish Pinnekjøtt, smoked, dried rib of lamb served with puréed kohlrabi and carrots and potatoes and she and Thomas took me to Mormor’s Glasscafé - ice-cream heaven. One places an order and then sits in the garden waiting for it to be delivered. A young woman stands on the steps and calls a number and the people at that table turn with huge smiles on their faces… Granny’s Ice cafe doesn’t just make icecream, they deliver joy! My salted liquorice naughtiness had an appropriate affectionate name, it translates to “Granny’s dirty pig” - say no more!

My Swedish trip came to an end as we headed for Oslo where Anne and I parted ways. Our friendship has resulted in several joint adventures in Europe and South Africa but it’s always sad to say farewell. I move on to Shetland next…

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June 2018

May brought a variety of experiences, I donned a ‘Royal Ascot’ hat to relate tales at the annual Library tea party, became the manager of Simply Saffron’s facebook presence and built a brand new website for De Rust Heritage… 

Jeanette, Reinie and Kato at the Prince Albert library

Prince Albert boasts one of the friendliest and most efficient libraries in the land. Reinie, Jeanette and Kato cater for the reading needs of our community, help youngsters source information for school projects, offer a repository for donated books and magazines which can be circulated to readers and they organise the annual Library Week with art and writing competitions, visits to pre-schools to read stories and the over 60’s tea party, with delicious eats and entertainment, for our more mature readers. This year I donned a hat from a recent Albert College production of My Fair Lady and related how close Royalty have come to Prince Albert but have never quite managed to visit. Last month’s newsletter included one of the stories, here is another, about a very special little Royal museum in our district:

Mons Ruber is a wine estate lying five kilometres beyond De Rust on the N12. In 1947, on their trip around Southern Africa, the Royal family overnighted at the Le Roux station. Mr le Roux and his wife entertained the Royal family to tea and their son, who turned 21 that year as did Princess Elizabeth, took the Princesses on a horse ride around the farm. His parents were invited to dine with the Royal family and General Jan Smuts on the 

Mons Ruber wine farm

White Train that evening. In the museum at the Mons Ruber wine store, you can see the dinner menu and photos from the visit and the wind-up gramophone on which music was played at tea time. In the years that followed the family sent gifts from the farm to The Queen and the Queen Mum on special birthdays and anniversaries: ostrich feather boas, brandy and wine produced on the farm. Each was acknowledged with a letter from Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, beautifully framed and hanging there for all to see. Pop in to see the museum and taste the delicious sweet wines at Mons Ruber.

Besides telling stories I also weave websites and have recently created one for the De Rust Heritage Conservation Association and have learnt quite a bit about this little community on the other side of Meiringspoort.  The website includes material on their history, photos of interesting buildings in the town and lots of advice for anyone, anywhere in the Western Cape, who owns a property which is more than sixty years old and which is protected in terms of the Heritage Act. Visit it here. 

Simply SaffronI have been managing the website and facebook page for Prince Albert Accommodation for some time and recently Simply Saffron asked me to assist them with their advertising. We set up a page to promote their special events: cookery courses, yoga retreats and monochord retreats (there's one on 9th June). Hermon and Ridwaan offer holistic massage, reiki and reflexology throughout the week, hold yoga classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and open their restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more here - and follow their fb page here. 

Open Studios June 2018

 

Another client is Renu-Karoo Nursery which now sell fresh green vegetables in season. No pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used. They also stock trays of veggie seedlings so you can grow your own and their collection of indigenous plants makes a visit to the nursery on the corner of van Dyk and Kerkstraat a real treat for locals and visitors alike. 

The Ghost Walk was recently mentioned in the Navel-Gazing 101 blog. Click to read how Briony found Prince Albert: Quaint, quirky and full of (mostly friendly) ghosts.

I’ll be taking guests on Ghost Walks and Historical Rambles until 12 June and then I’m off to Cape Town for Johanna Mokoaqo’s graduation and the following day I wing my way to Europe to visit friends and family for a while. I am sorry to be missing the next Prince Albert Open Studios from 5 - 8 July 2018… there are even more artists taking part this time round. Time for you to visit Prince Albert?

Next month... news from Europe...

 

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May 2018

The cloak is part of the Ghost Walk again...There’s an Autumn feel in the air and I have donned my long black cloak for several Ghost Walks as the wind adds a little shiver to the evenings… suitably atmospheric!

We had lots of visitors in April and many are still here enjoying the Freedom Day/ Workers’ Day break.

The local Dutch Reformed Church took advantage of the extended weekend to hold a Plaaskombuisfees with loads of delicious traditional food, evenings of music, a spectacular flower festival and organ recitals in the church, a market of stalls in the hall including a ‘plaasstal’ second to none, selling all sorts, from puddings and homebakes to enough meat to fill the freezer over and over. Everything bore the Plaaskombuisfees logo - such a professional touch to a real Country Fair.  

A flight of small planes landed on our local airfield on the Friday. Pilots and passengers were ferried to the Swartberg Hotel where a fellow guide and I collected them for a tour of the Swartberg Pass. The ribbon cutting which signified the road repairs had been completed took place on 17th of April, a year and a day after floods washed away the entrance to Thomas Bain’s magnificent dry stone walled pass, so we were able to admire the skill of both Bain and the men who rebuilt a long portion of the road and the walls leading to the Eerstewater drift. 

 

Wolwekraal Guest Farm

Besides our flying guests, many more people descended upon Prince Albert for two challenging bicycle races: the Swartberg100 Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo. There are gentler but equally scenic bicycle rides around Prince Albert. Wolvekraal Guest Farm, has just opened several bicycle trails with an easy short ride, a longer more technical ride and a circular route starting at the farm, reaching O for Olive Restaurant on a neighbouring farm (for refreshments or an olive tasting) and returning to Wolwekraal. Riders are welcome seven days a week and tickets (R30) can be purchased at the Wolvekraal Guest Farm reception, where you can park vehicles. For more information contact Berlinda on 072 177 0844.

Last month I promised I’d be sharing a Royal family story, appropriate as we celebrate the birth of a new prince and the wedding of another. Our town was named after HRH Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1845 although the villagers had wanted to call their settlement Albertsburg. Who knows what happened? Their letter to Governor Peregrine Maitland was either misread or misunderstood and he issued a proclamation naming the village at the foot of the Swartberg ‘Prince Albert,’ so here we are! What's a little more frustrating is that we have never had a Royal visit, although we have had some close calls and I shall be exploring those in a talk at our annual ‘Readers over 60’ Library tea party on 15th of May.

Here’s one of the instances of a Close Encounter of a Royal Kind:

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1865In 1867 HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the fourth child and second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sailed around the world as Captain on the Galatea. He reached the Cape of Good Hope in July and in September sailed through the Knysna Heads aboard HM sloop Petrel to take part in an elephant hunt. During the following week he visited the Prince Alfred Pass and at the prince’s request, Thomas Bain drew a map of the area for the prince to show his mother where he had been. Prince Alfred admired Bain’s walking stick, which he had carved himself and which had a handle in the shape of a Khoi man’s head, so Thomas carved another and presented it to him. This Royal visit brought a member of the Royal family within 220km of Prince Albert…

The close encounters continue with a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1925 to Meiringspoort (65km) and the Cango Caves (42,5km). When the White Train stopped at the Kruidfontein Station in 1947 and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth received a gift of Karoo succulents from Meester Johannes and a group of school children, they were within 46,4km of our town.

The most recent Royal close encounter was in 2008 when the Princes William and Harry got to within 17km of town, on a trip into Gamkaskloof, when they took part in a 1000 mile motorcycle trek to raise funds for Prince Harry’s HIV/AIDS charity in Lesotho. 

Perhaps, one day… 

The Ghost Walk is mentioned as one of the things to do in a glowing Getaway feature focussing on accommodation providers in Prince Albert and here’s a recent review of my Historical Ramble:

Ailsa Tudhope, gave us a hugely interesting insight into the architecture and history of Prince Albert. So much so that I was inspired to take a walk on my own the following morning to identify the various architectural building styles.

Marietjie van Niekerk a delegate at the 2018 Cape Photographers Congress March 2018

Until the end of Winter my Ghost Walk will start at 6.00pm and end about 7.30pm. Bookings are essential. 023 5411 211 story@storyweaver.co.za

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Die Kokerboom

1 April 2018

March was a happy, busy month with lots of walks. My guest list included visitors from the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, England… our Northern hemisphere guests were still escaping the Northern chill! I was delighted to entertain a guest from Mumbai and since we went on the Historical Ramble and the Ghost Walk and met for a tour of the Anglican Church, we shared lots of knowledge and I am now exploring a new author and learning more about India.

I also welcomed a returning visitor, Klavs Skovsholm, from Brussels. Klavs has an interesting link with Prince Albert. He wrote a children’s book ‘Die Kokerboom’ which has been published in Afrikaans and isiXhosa and which was presented by Sports and Culture Minister, Anroux Marais, to our young guests at the junior school programme during the  2017 Leesfees. Klavs’ generosity has resulted in a further 5000 copies being printed, complete with pictures the children can colour themselves, which will be distributed in rural schools towards the end of August. (Our 2018 Leesfees takes place from 2 - 4 November.)

March brought an entertaining evening with Evita Bezuidenhout and the Kaktus of Separate Development at the Showroom Theatre and the following evening I was deeply moved by Pieter-Dirk Uys' memoirs in The Echo of a Noise. The following week my husband and I escaped to the seaside and spent three days and nights with only the sounds of the sea, birds and the breeze, a complete rest.

A Prince Albert Gable

 

Back to school and a Historical Ramble with a difference for four 9 year olds exploring local history. One came up with an interesting description of our Prince Albert Gables which have pillars in their plasterwork, this young man referred to them as ‘cushions’ (pillars = pillows = cushions). You can buy a book about our gables at the Fransie Pienaar Museum.

Albert College has become involved in Prince Albert’s most recent recycling project and has created a video about eco-bricks which they have entered in the British Council "Your World' global competition.  You can watch it here.

Besides enthusiastic recyclers the town is also blessed with a group of ladies who quietly work to relieve need and support worthy causes. The Thursday Ladies run a White Elephant stall at the Saturday Market and a well-supported second-hand clothing store, to raise funds. Piet Vries, one of the farmers at the municipal community farm Treintjiesrivier is the latest beneficiary. Piet was partially sighted and used to ride his bicycle along the long road from town to the farm to tend his stock. He became completely blind and relied upon a sighted companion to accompany him on the long walk there and back. He is now the proud owner of a ‘bicycle made for two’ sourced by Prince Albert Cycles and paid for by the Thursday Ladies, which will make the journey so much more manageable.

 

Arno Botha of Prince Albert Cycles hands over the tandem to Piet Vries

Arno Botha of Prince Albert Cycles hands over the tandem to Piet Vries

 

There have been requests for local Anglo-Boer War stories on the walks this month, so here is one of my favourites.

Commandoes during the Anglo-Boer War. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

When we first moved to Prince Albert Oom Jan “Mossie” de Wit was our neighbour and he regularly strolled across the road to chat during our weekly ‘leiwater beurt’, when we channelled the irrigation water from the furrow into our dam.  

He was a stout man who had been extremely strong when he was younger. He was very proud that five generations of his family had been known by the nickname Jan “Mossie.”  A mossie is a house sparrow, a sturdy, confident little bird, a familiar visitor to every garden. Looking at Oom Jan “Mossie” we could see exactly why he bore the nickname! He would tell us stories about his life on the farm, how he had hauled a great roll of wire up hill and down dale, while the workers came behind with the fencing poles, hammers and staples, building the fence and struggling to keep up.

One week he told us the story of his uncles, who had both been commandoes in the district during the Anglo-Boer War. Late one night they used the darkness of curfew to their advantage and came into town to collect food from their family. A few glasses of local brandy led to their having a little fun with the British occupiers. The elder brother asked for the Vierkleur, the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek flag, hidden when the soldiers arrived. He bundled it into his jacket and the brothers left to creep along the furrow towards the prison in Kerkstraat, one of the British strongholds in the village. Once there, they quietly ran their flag up the flagpole outside the building. Then they headed out to rejoin their comrades in the mountains. As dawn touched the sky and Reveille was sounded the troops started to stir and shouts of anger were heard from the prison. The Vierkleur was hauled down and the red, white and blue Union Flag raised aloft!

 

 

With a Royal Wedding on the horizon, next month’s newsletter will include appropriate stories.

 

From 1 April my Ghost Walk starts at 6.00pm and ends about 7.30pm. Bookings are essential.

 

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February brought lots of storytelling and walks. An enthusiastic Dutch group added a little sweetness to my story abou1 March 2018

t the spitting coach driver, perhaps I should tell you that story before I go any further…

In Swartberg se Mense, Sue van Waart speaks of the coach driver who took passengers over the Swartberg Pass when it first opened in 1888. He chewed tobacco and we are told that he could spit further than any living man. He would entertain passengers by knocking basking lizards off rocks at the side of the road with well-aimed shots.

He would have done well in a more recent local competition. For many years an Olive Pip Spitting Competition ha

s been held at the Olive Festival. The record of 11.2m was set by the late Clive van Hasselt whose widow, Gay, presented a trophy in his memory. Five years ago his record was broken by a local policeman who spat a pip a full 12m.

In 2017 a visitor, Mars van der Colff, spat a pip a smidgeon further and was awarded the trophy and a huge variety of olive products. His young sons were exceedingly proud of their dad’s spitting prowess but his mother was rather surprised, how on earth had he become such an expert?

One of the couples on the walk became excited: “In Holland we spit cherry pits, our son held the Guinness World record for cherry pit spitting!” Sadly his record has now been broken. You might be interested to know that the World cherry pit spitting champion is Brian Krause who shot a cherry pit a full 28.51 metres at the International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship in Eau Claire (USA). Our olive pip spitters h

ave a long way to go but help is at hand - there’s a ‘training’ video here!

On a more refined note, Prince Albert can add another feather to its cap with the news that Camilla and the African Relish team have won an international award as the Best Cooking School/Class from the World Food Travel Association. The runner up was Food Playground in Singapore. The association is represented in 139 countries with more than 50,000 members. Camilla offers a variety of cookery courses for individuals and groups, using local produce. Part of the fun is a Foodie Tour in the African Relish tuk-tuk to gather ingredients at Gay’s Dairy and The Meatroom, Prince Albert Olives, Pete Reinder’s organic veggie garden and other suppliers. For more details visit their website.

 

Camilla & Donovan, foodie tour guides at African Relish

P.S. African Relish also offer a Ghost Walk as part of the Prince Albert experience!

 

There’s lots of creativity in Prince Albert. I have just set up a Facebook page for my friend Brita Nathan who makes Brita Dolls. Each of her soft dolls, with their luscious eye-lashes and long, long legs, is unique. There are shwe-shwe dolls, dolls dressed in bright colours, dolls wearing grecian sandals, cream dolls and her latest line, Yoga dolls who assume different asanas. A whole bevy of Brita Yoga dolls are on sale at the Spirit Yoga Fest in Swellendam from 1st - 5th March at the NUDE CLOTHING stall. Brita Dolls, were inspired by a dream and are made with love in Prince Albert, if you’d like to order one, contact Brita on 07274 44037 or nobsmc@gmail.com 

 

Brita Yoga dolls 

 

A misty morning on the Swartberg Pass. Imagine travelling the road in a mule-drawn coach! At the foot of the zig-zags the driver would sound his bugle to warn on-coming traffic he was on his way up. That traffic would pull to the side of the road and wait, since once the mules started the ascent they could not stop for fear they’d never start again. All the passengers would clamber down and prepare to walk up the side of the mountain, climbing back in at the top of the curves. The combined weight of coach and passengers was too much for the mules on such a steep road. The mule team was changed at the stables at the foot of Droë Waterval and again at Levy’s Kango Hotel en Kombuys with the bugle sounding loudly upon arrival and departure.

A mail cart crossed the Swartberg Pass too and one cold, misty morning the driver taking the mail to Oudtshoorn went into the Toll House near Die Top for coffee and emerged to find his cart had vanished. The horses, Kolbooi and Ronzo had headed back to the warmth of their stables in Prince Albert.  

March is always a quieter month as our visitors from the Northern climes head back to their Spring and we move from the heat of Summer into the gentler days of Autumn. However, I have already received some bookings and we are looking forward to the Annual Conference of the Photographic Society of South Africa towards the end of the month, then the school holidays will bring LOTS of visitors… if you are planning to visit us find your accommodation here.

Prince Albert Accommodation now has its own Facebook page - follow us here.

 

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1 February 2018

 

 

Rain… a blessed relief from the heat which always assaults us in January and February, yet seems particularly intense this year. Rain… desperately needed by our farmers. The thunder storms we experienced during January brought relief to gardens here in town where we are now subject to water restrictions of 90 litres per person per day. We are still very fortunate when you consider friends in Cape Town are limited to 50 l per day and some are using only 25 l per day. It has become a challenge for Andrew and me to see how little we need each day. 

Why would Prince Albert have water restrictions? The fires on the Swartberg Mountain watershed eighteen months ago destroyed vegetation which holds and filters rain and mist, directing it into the streams and aquifers which provide our community with water.  Sue Dean of Renu-Karoo Nursery says it will be years before the plant life regenerates. Now water rushes away instead of being caught - the flood in April 2017 is a good example. That destroyed two of the boreholes which supply the bulk of Prince Albert’s water, one has been repaired but the second was completely destroyed. We must expect the water restrictions to continue, even though we have received some welcome downpours.  I did some research to see what people in Cape Town were suggesting and came across Helen Moffet’s blog - wonderful writing! 

 

 

I buy my eco-friendly washing powder and eggs and plants from Sue Dean and manage their Renu-Karoo website and the one we developed for the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve they established on the outskirts of Prince Albert - a walk there with Sue or with her intern Yondela Nqadala is a real treat.

Another local initiative I’ve been involved with for some time is the annual Literary Festival, our Prince Albert Leesfees. Marlene Malan has run her bookshop at the Leesfees venue for two years and it now continues throughout the year, keeping the festival name in the public eye. The Facebook page provides a weekly post, usually a link to literary news from around the world and as plans take shape each year, regular updates on the festival programme for the first weekend in November.  

My young friend who thinks I am Batman's wife!January was a busy time for Ghost Walks and one evening, on my way to meet guests I stopped for a chat with a young friend who lives along the route. This was his first day at school… he loves it and is lucky enough to have his mother as his teacher - there are thirty four other children in his class!  

This is the young man who, when he was four, went rushing into his mother one winter evening as I floated down the street towards him in my long, black cloak and announced (in Afrikaans) “Mum, come and see, Batman is coming!”  He insisted she accompany him into the street and she told him, as he peered around her skirt and hid as I drew near, that I wasn’t Batman, but Batman’s wife.

From then on he would often be there to watch me go by, peering from behind his dad’s car or over the verandah wall and eventually he plucked up enough courage to venture into the street and tell me: “I know where you live.” 

 “Do you,” I said, “where is that?”

“In a cave in the mountains!”

“Yes, that’s true, but it’s a secret, we don’t want people to know where Batman lives, can you keep a secret?”

“Oh yes!” And he has, because when I spoke to his mother and granny about his first day at school they said he has never told them where I live.

However, being Batman’s wife does have it’s complications. Sometimes ‘Batman’ accompanies me to the supermarket and one day we turned into an aisle and there was my young friend with his little brother. They stopped and looked at me.. and then looked at ‘Batman’… quick thinking saved the day:

“Sshh,” I said, “we are in disguise.”  Big brother nodded sagely and we beat a hasty retreat. 

‘Batman’ and I have been married for twenty years this month and I have been telling the local stories for sixteen of them. Long may both continue!

 

Recent news...

I had a surprise visit from Dirk Kruger on 24 January - he is Marie Kruger’s nephew. In my January newsletter I told her story of Oom Hennie Velsambreel. Dirk brought me some photos! Click here for the story and the photos.

Great news - and I’ll remind you again nearer the time. The Open Studios event was so well received that it will be held again 5 - 8 July 2018.

Birthday celebrations for the Swartberg Pass - on 10 January it was 130 years since the official opening in 1888 - the Pass is open to traffic after repairs following the floods - come and experience one of the finest dry stone walled mountain passes in the world!

To finish off, here’s a recent ‘experience’ on the Ghost Walk

Hi Ailsa, thanks again for a most enjoyable walk and talk around Prince Albert, Dean and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dean asked me to let you know that he had an "encounter" with one of the ghosts in the Fransie Pienaar Museum… we were in the bedroom,  standing next to the dressing table directly on your right when you enter the room. Dean says his legs suddenly felt really cold and goosepimply and the door on one of the cabinets swung open on its own… and they were both securely closed... he also said he felt a presence at the other building when we were walking with you, the one where the chap killed himself... so maybe some stories to add to your repertoire....  Tara.

 

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Prince Albert

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