Prince Albert is well situated for overnight stops from Gauteng, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Garden Route resorts and beaches lie a two-hour drive to the south. Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and the Karoo National Park are just an hour’s drive away.
Here you can wander down to the dairy to buy your milk, cream and yoghurt, and visit our Saturday market for fruit and vegetables picked that morning, freshly baked bread, homemade jams and pickles.
Hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, birding and bird-watching are major attractions. The villages of Klaarstroom and Leeu Gamka fall within the municipal district.
Just 2kms from the foot of the awesome Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert is the perfect base for exploring all the wonders of the Swartberg including Gamkaskloof – “the Hell” and Meiringspoort.
Activities for visitors include a guided historical walk through the town, a ramble along the “Gordon’s koppie”, a ghost walk in the evening, star tours, trips into the Swartberg Pass, a visit to the Prince Albert Gallery, where numerous South African artists display their work, local shops, the weavery, traditional Karoo meals, and a visit to the delightful Fransie Pienaar Museum where a local farmer distils “Witblits”.
* There are another five National Monuments in the district, including the Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof.