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out and about on a historical walk


The Historical Ramble



The first farmers, Dina and Zacharius de Beer settled here in 1762 and established a loan farm called Kweekvallei. This ramble along the streets of Prince Albert introduces you to the de Beers and other families who made Prince Albert what it is today.

We walk past well-preserved buildings spanning almost two hundred years of history and architectural styles and hear about the builders and owners.

The Anglo-Boer War touched Prince Albert - see the site of the British garrison camp and hear some of their tales.

The gardens and orchards along the route are watered from the furrows which run through the village - enjoy the fragrances and learn more about the source of the water.

The Historical Ramble takes about 2 hours, morning or afternoon, by arrangement.  Booking is essential.

Join me for a new perspective on our special village.

We wander along pavements and roads, so sensible shoes are best.

All walks are taken at your own risk.   

Contact Ailsa on mobile phone or whatsapp on 084 673 1710  or  e-mail:

I am a registered South African Tour Guide: 

CATHSSETA 613/C/085000, Western Cape registration WC2911




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