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Prince Albert


Prince Albert from Gordon's Koppie March 2016

Prince Albert is an oasis in the Great Karoo where water from springs in the Swartberg m

ountains runs through the village in furrows, bringing gardens and orchards to life.  

The first settlers arrived in 1762 and established a farm called Kweekvallei: Valley of Plenty. By 1845 a little village had sprung up, named after Queen Victoria's consort.

Tourism drives our economy and our guest accommodation caters for every taste and pocket. Our restaurants serve Karoo cuisine at reasonable prices. We boast  a wonderful Museum - voted the best in the Western Cape in 2017, a weavery, blacksmith and a unique ostrich egg art producer.

Our shops stock Cape Mohair products, local olives and dried fruits. Gay's Guernsey Dairy creates prize-winning cheese and has a shop where you can buy meat, veggies and all manner of Prince Albert products. 

You can visit our farms, go on a guided walk on the Wolwekraal Nature Reserve, take a stroll to amazing art galleries and community craft outlets, enjoy holistic health treatments, yoga and pilates, attend film shows at the weekly Movie Club and live shows at The Showroom Theatre, and take a walk or two with me!

We regularly hold festivals, including the Prince Albert Plaaskombuisfees;  a Literary Festival called the Leesfees; twice yearly Open Studios - a feast of Art arranged by our local Art Gallery; our International Journey to Jazz Festival, an Open Gardens event and the Agricultural Show. 

A circular drive across the Swartberg Pass and back through Meiringspoort is a must, as is a trip along the Weltevrede road or Margrieta Prinsloo Street to experience a sunset, with your sundowners at hand.  

Find details about accommodation, places to eat and things to do at the following website: 

Prince Albert Experiences 

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