If one were to follow the dry and bleak terrain of the Karoo towards the magnificent Swartberg mountains, they would find at the foot of the Swartberg Pass, a valley of plenty; its fertile lands fed by a sizeable river and its greenery offering respite from the desolated surroundings. In this valley stands the charming town of Prince Albert, a gem of well-preserved Cape Dutch, Karoo, and Victorian buildings and sun-drenched streets.
Of the many historical buildings in the town, 13 are national monuments, making Prince Albert a town of historical importance and a great place to explore. Enjoy guided tours in the day and a ghost walk in the evening to gain insight into the town’s history. A slow drive through the Swartberg Mountains – which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – will reward visitors with breathtaking views.
Prince Albert is also conveniently located a mere two hours’ drive from the Garden Route. Plenty of sunshine and a pleasant climate mean that visitors can enjoy the Karoo weather without having to endure its sweltering heat. This climate is also ideal for the production of the delicious sun-ripened dry and fresh fruit sold throughout the town, for which Prince Albert is renowned.
- Lies in a green valley fed by a sizeable river and offers respite from the bleak Karoo landscape
- Its buildings are of historical importance with 13 of them being national monuments
- Guided tours in the day and a ghost walk in the evening introduce visitors to the town’s history
- In close proximity to the Garden Route, the Cango Caves, and the Karoo National Park
- Enjoys plenty of sunshine and a pleasant climate • Known for its sun-ripened dry and fresh fruit