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Activities and places to visit in and around Prince Albert

 

         

Prince

Albert

Market

 

Every Saturday, 08h00 to 12h00

next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum on the Markie...

Delicious food, organic veggies, cakes and coffee, leather goods,

a fantastic White Elephant stall and so much more!

 

Moonlight Markies are held on the Friday night closest to full moon

find out more at the Tourism Office

 

Tel:  023 541 1366


E-mail: tourism@princealbert.org.za

 

         
      Brita Dolls  

Brita Dolls grew from a dream and are created with love in Prince Albert.

Each is unique!

Available from Lah-di-dah, Kredouw Olive Estate shop or directly from Brita.

Read more here.

 

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   Ghost Walk and    Historical Ramble

with

  The Story Weaver

 

Join The Prince Albert Story Weaver for one of her light-hearted, entertaining and informative town tours.

Ghost Walk in the evenings

Historical Ramble by arrangement

Booking is essential for both walks. 

 TELLING PRINCE ALBERT STORIES

                  SINCE 2002!

 

The Story Weaver tells Ghost Stories and Historical tales
         
     John's Donkey 

 

Trips with a tour guide

into the Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof

and other drives in the district 

               SUNDOWNERS AT EERSTEWATER

Take a drive into the Swartberg Pass with John and his 'donkey' and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer beneath the magnificent Capefold Sandstone walls which change colour as you watch.

 

John's Donkey, drives with a tour guide
         

Kredouw Olive Estate

25km from Prince Albert

at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains

 

Visit the Olive Oil Factory and Olive tree Nursery, enjoy an Olive oil tasting and visit our Kredouw Olive Shop

Visit the LouisArt Gallery - art venues on the farm and environmental installations.  

See more of Louise's Art at The Rude Chef

 

Art, walks, Riverine rabbits, olives at Kredouw Olive Estate
         

Moeder Aarde

Karoo Shop

 

   

A lovely little Karoo shop in Parsonage Street which stocks special handmade items, art from the heart, collectables, gifts, souvenirs and finely crafted small furniture pieces. 

 

Sonja Fourie  0762269910

2 Parsonage Street, Prince Albert 

(Just behind ABSA)

 
   Moeder Aarde Karoo Shop
         

Prince Albert Open Studios: Art in the Heart of the Karoo

 

 

 

 

A great experience for art lovers, when many of the local artists open their private studio spaces for the public to immerse themselves in art of all kinds.

Our next Open Studios: 

14 - 17 June 2024

watch this space for details

 

 

         
         
Reiki and Massage with Brita  

                       Brita offers Reiki and Massage sessions

                    Visit her page to see her

                       'Reiki with Brita' package

                                 which includes

          accommodation, reiki and meditation daily

              and lunch for single guests or a couple

 

Reiki in the Healing Cave at Karoo ScenseReiki in the Healing Cave at Karoo Scense
         
         
    Simply Saffron    

Wellness - yoga (Yin or Kundalini), pilates classes, massage, reflexology and reiki

We offer retreats facilitated by local and international teachers            

Long and short courses in massage, reiki and reflexology also form part of our offerings.

Now offering sessions with the RIFE Micro-pulse Wellness Stimulator.

Our yoga classes are broadcast on zoom - so you can join us from anywhere in the world.  Private classes also available.
 
 

Simply Saffron

         

Sue Hoppe Art

&

El Gecko Publishing Showroom

 

 

A delightful little showroom in the historic Miller’s barn, featuring the eclectic art of Sue Hoppe. 

and

A selection of indie-published books by Max and Sue Hoppe, including the infamous Climax Collection.

 

 

         
         


Here for a day or overnight?

  • Meet the Story Weaver and join her on a Ghost Walk (booking is essential) with stories about characters who have lived here over the years and the ghosts that don't want to leave.
  • Schedule a visit to Gay’s Guernsey Dairy  (7.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri. and mornings Saturday and Sunday)
  • Visit Moeder Aarde Karoo Shop (just behind ABSA) and take home a memory!
  • An afternoon visit means you can fit in a trip to our excellent Fransie Pienaar Museum - voted best in the Western Cape in 2017, and some of the Art and Photography galleries including Sue Hoppe Art & El Gecko Publishing Showroom, Kevin de Klerk at Watershed and the Prince Albert Art Gallery .
  • Book a Wellness treatment at Simply Saffron - reiki, massage and reflexology are offered or with Brita at the Healing Cave.
  • You might enjoy a sundowner with John 'Donkey' Claassen at Eerstewater before heading off to one of our excellent restaurants - visit our ‘where to eat’ page for details of those restaurants which appear on this website.
  • Take a walk to admire our dustbins - each is a work of art.
  • If you plan to braai at home visit one of our butcheries for Karoo lamb, get your potatoes or pap and all the extras from SPAR (a well stocked supermarket with its own bottle store) and drinks from one of the bottle stores.  
  • A magical evening option is to stock up on snacks and a bottle of wine and head out along the Weltevrede road or Margrieta Prinsloo Street towards the Gamkapoort Dam, find a suitable spot and watch a Karoo sunset - different every night! Then linger to see our sparkling night skies… (The Gamkapoort Dam gate is closed and the road further out of town requires a 4x4 vehicle) 
  • Some evenings and mornings you could join the yoga class at Simply Saffron booking recommended because of space limitations.

 Visit our ‘where to eat’ page for details of those restaurants which appear on this website

Time stands still in Prince Albert - come and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Here for a few days? Then there is loads more to see and do!

  • Meet the Story Weaver and take a Historical Ramble through ‘Bodorp’ (booking is essential) with stories about the first farmers, the architecture and fascinating former residents. 
  • Visit Sue Hoppe Art & El Gecko Publishing Showroom and the Prince Albert Art Gallery and be surprised at the scope of the collections.
  • Drive out to the Kredouw Olive Estate for olive products, their Art Gallery and outdoor Art installations.
  • Pop out to Karoo Looms Weavery to see mohair rugs and carpets in the making, buy locally made mohair jerseys, gloves, hats and much more at Prince of Africa on the Swartberg Hotel veranda.  
  • Home decor items and fashionable CANSA approved locally made sunhats are available at Cinnamon and Grace
  • Photographers thrive in the light and beauty of the Karoo: see Louis Botha’s photographs at the PA Art Gallery. 
  • Head just out of town to the Avoova showroom to see locally hand-crafted décor, fashion accessories and objets d'arts created from ostrich eggshell - and sold world-wide. 
  • Handmade Karoo Handgemaak is a Great Karoo project that makes simply beautiful things for home and baby. Products are on sale at Lazy Lizard, Lah-di-dah and the Shop at the Swartberg Hotel. 
  • Saturday morning brings Market time - meet the locals and share the atmosphere.
  • Go star-gazing - our night skies are magnificent. 
  • There are wonderful drives in the district, along tar to Meiringspoort or gravel across the magnificent Swartberg Pass… details at the Tourism Office next to the Museum in Kerkstraat.
  • Go on a guided drive with John's Donkey - air-conditioned trips with a tour guide, including a 1 hour 'sundowner' at Eerstewater in the Swartberg Pass.

 

For the energetic…

  • parkrun every Saturday morning - a Karoo trail up onto the Koppie. Phone 023 541 1066 for details.
  • Go for a cycle ride - You can hire a bike at Prince Albert Cycles in Kerkstraat.
  • Do the Gordon’s Koppie trail, no permit required - enquire at the Tourism Office in Kerkstraat.
  • Walk a labyrinth on Gordon’s Koppie or on farms in the district - enquire at the Tourism Office next to the Museum in Kerkstraat.
  • Hike the Swartberg Pass day trails - be aware of the dangers of hiking when it’s too hot and too cold. The best months for hiking and cycling are April/May and September/October.  Permits are required and you can get one from the Lazy Lizard in Prince Albert or from Cape Nature on-line.

 

For foodies and wine buffs… 

For photographers...

  • Photographers thrive in the light and beauty of the Karoo: see Louis Botha’s photographs at the PA Art Gallery. 

 

To relax…

 

For Gardeners and those who’d like to know more about plants…

  • Renu-Karoo Nursery stock indigenous plants, including more than fifty types of pelargonium, native to the Swartberg Mountains.
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery around the town and learn about the geology, botany, natural and cultural history of the area on a two hour guided nature walk at Wolwekraal Nature Reserve. Phone Sue Milton-Dean 082 7700 206 

 

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