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Ghost Walk... Historical Ramble... Story telling...

Ailsa Tudhope ~ the Story Weaver of Prince Albert

 

The Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, shares the stories and heritage of Prince Albert with visitors.

Her Walking Tours in and around Prince Albert are informative and good fun and her evening Ghost Walk has provided entertainment for guests of all ages since 2002.

Ailsa is a registered tour guide and a member of the Cape Tour Guide Association. 

You can contact her on

Tel: 023 5411 211follow me on facebook

e-mail: story@storyweaver.co.za

Booking is essential 

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Join me on a Ghost Walk - booking is essential

The Ghost Walk

Join me for a pre-dinner walk around the streets of the village, in the company of the Ghosts of Prince Albert.

We set out at dusk and wander through the streets as darkness descends. The stories introduce you to characters who have lived here over the years - and the ghosts who don't want to leave! A light-hearted "one-woman show" on the move, which reveals some of the village's treasures and hidden skeletons. 

The walk takes 1½ hours. 

OFFERED YEAR ROUND - STARTS AT 6.30PM OUTSIDE THE FRANSIE PIENAAR MUSEUM 

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

The walk is through the streets, along pavements and roads, so sensible shoes are best. All walks taken at your own risk!

 

A winter Ghost Walk - wrap up warmly! 

 

A Summer Ghost Walk, heading for the Graveyard...

 

History on a dustbin? Yes, but only in Prince Albert!

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 ofPrince 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. Since I teach on a part-time basis this is an afternoon walk during school terms and during the during the cooler school holidays it becomes a morning walk. 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. 

 

 

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

 

 

Prince Albert Stories in the evening

From time to time I am invited to join groups of visitors to our guest houses to tell pre-dinner stories about Prince Albert from the days of the original farm, Kweekvallei, how we came to be named after Queen Victoria's consort, experiences from the Anglo-Boer War, how the Swartberg Pass came to be built and anecdotes about curious characters such as Hennie 'Velsambreel" - the umbrella man whose nephew pushed him round the village in a cart. 

The hour-long programme includes entertaining yarns, little known facts, good laughs and a couple of ghost stories. 

If you are visiting us during the school holidays please make a booking well in advance since the Ghost Walk keeps me very busy then.

 

Light-hearted entertainment with a knowledgeable guide and storyteller

 

We were VERY FORTUNATE to have both the Historical Ramble and Ghost walk during our visit to Prince Albert. Our truly amazing and magical story teller Ailsa transported us through history with her fantastic knowledge and animated story telling skills. She absolutely made our visit!                 A Total MUST for any visitor!

Almarie and friend from Sedgefield  January 2018

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When next you're in Prince Albert, do yourselves a favour and go on the Ghost Walk with The Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, as night falls and the (mostly benign) ghosties come out to play. She's a masterful storyteller and a mine of knowledge of the town and its people's history.

Briony Chisolm April 2018

 
Out and about with The Story Weaver.
Thanks to Briony Chisolm for the photo.
 
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 Ailsa Tudhope is the Story Weaver

Tel: 023 5411 211

e-mail: story@storyweaver.co.za

 Booking is essential for all walks 

 

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