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Ghost Walk... Historical Ramble... a "Treasure Hunt" walk for children... 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: 084 673 1710 or 023 5411 211follow me on facebook


Booking is essential 

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whatsapp: 084 673 1710 or 023 5411 211



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. 




The walk is through the streets, along pavements and roads, so sensible shoes are best.

                                         All walks are 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 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. 



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


The Prince Albert "Treasure" Hunt Walk ~ a school holiday treat for younger children.

Prince Albert Treasure HuntPrince Albert Treasure Hunt



The Prince Albert Treasure Hunt Walk has been devised to entertain (and educate) children from the ages of 4 to 10 and takes just over an hour. We wander along pavements and quiet streets, ticking off the "treasures" we see on a worksheet.    At least one parent or grandparent or other responsible adult needs to accompany them - and they can expect to have fun too! 

Join me as we hunt for 'treasures' in our special village

Bookings are essential

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

All walks are taken at your own risk.   

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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


Ailsa is truly an exceptional story teller who had us mesmerised with her stories of this beautiful town. We booked the ghost tour but she quickly picked up that we were enthralled with her stories of the general history and current events of the town and she fluidly adjusted her talk to accommodate our interests and queries. I couldn’t recommend her more (& her prices are such good value for money).

Lisa de Boer November 2023


We've just arrived back in Cape Town and want to thank you so much for the highlight of our trip. What an incredible home you have in that little town. As English teachers, we were both struck by your wonderful story telling. Your pupils must have hung on each word. We do look forward to our next walk.

Paddy Kew-Simpson  October 2023


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

whatsapp: 084 673 1710  or call 023 5411 211


 Booking is essential for all walks 


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