There is a challenging 4 x 4
route in the Swartberg Nature Reserve. Booking and
permits are essential and hikers will receive preference
in the event of booking over the same
Presently being restored to
it's fully functional glory of days gone
Klein Karoo National Kunstefees - click here for
Olive Festival - APRIL
Festival - AUGUST
Agricultural Show -
Harvest Festival - NOVEMBER
to quite a number of artists, the Prince Albert Art
Gallery is situated on the main road next to the Fransie
Pienaar Museum and houses several local artist's works
Prince Albert is one of the
very best celestial viewing regions in Southern Africa
with cloudless skies and a pollution free
With more than 200 species of
bird to be found, Prince Albert is a paradise for
birders and trips can be arranged for bird
The Dutch Reformed Church
situated on the main road through Prince Albert is by
far the most conspicuous of all the buildings. The
church was completed in 1865 and is in pristine
condition. The clock was only built later in 1885. The
metal wrought-iron fence was completed in 1885.
original organ, which is now in the Zeekoegat Church was
donated by Cecil John Rhodes.
The British used the
church as a fort and lookout tower during the Anglo-Boer
The Church can be viewed in the mornings -
Monday to Friday.
the local dairy and sample their delicious cheeses,
yoghurts, milk and cream.
There are several suggested
scenic route trips which you will find on our MAP page.
Take advantage of an unforgettable opportunity to make
Karoo Lodge your base whilst you explore the many
natural wonders of this very unique region of South
Africa. Nowhere will you find a landscape with so many
contrasts, so rich in geological wonders, flora and
fauna in abundance and hospitality which is
1. Not to be missed are the famous
world famous heritage sites Cango Caves which are a mere
36kms from Karoo Lodge.
2. Swartberg National Park:-
"The Hell" - Gamkaskloof
Go to our map
page to see our suggested round route
Take an interesting
guided walk through the town - approximately 1.5
Olive, fig, apricot and prune -
all these are successfully cultivated in the fertile
soil of Prince Albert. The town's fruit is well-known on
European Supermarket shelves as a most superior
Visit olive farms where you can sample and
buy olives and olive oil made locally.
Albert is home to one of the largest dried fig farms in
the Southern Hemisphere. Visits can be
Prince Albert is the largest producer of
quality Mohair in Southern Africa. Products are
available at various outlets in the town.
Fossilised dinosaur footprints
Believe it or not, there's an
"au naturelle" 18 hole golf course with the most
magnificent views of the Karoo landscape so don't leave
the clubs at home!
Tel: 023 541-1841
Prince Albert is famous hiking and
mountaineering territory and a must for mountain
enthusiasts. There are many varied day walks and
overnight hikes to suite your mood and energy levels or
challenging Cape Sandstone rock faces and peaks to
extend your wits. Provisions can be bought at the local
supermarket in Prince Albert. Your hosts George and
Elsabe will gladly inform and advise you on the many
interesting hiking routes in and around Prince
Permits are required for certain hikes
and are obtainable at the local Tourist Office just down
the road from Karoo Lodge.
If you're a keen
photographer of the outdoors, this is an opportunity you
should not miss. See some of the most spectacular
sunrises and sunsets from the mountains and vast
BEST MONTHS FOR HIKING - April / May and
September / October
Held every Saturday morning
next to the Fransie Van Zyl Museum. From Karoo Lamb to
fruit and vegetables, cheeses, home-made jams and
preserves, home baked bread and pickles, the Saturday
market is once again becoming a tradition as of
The Fransie Pienaar Museum
offers visitors a glimpse of the cultural and historical
past which moulded this beautiful town. The museum
collections grow day by day as inhabitants make valuable
contributions to the museum in order to preserve the
proud heritage of this gem in the Karoo.
distillation process of Witblitz on the premises, still
in the original copper stills!
The house in which
the museum collection is housed, was built in 1906 and
first served as a hospital ( 1952 until 1978) for the
inhabitants of Prince Albert.
Tel: 023-5411 172; R4
per Adult and 50c per child
are outstanding mountain biking opportunities in and
around Prince Albert.
See the locals weave their
magic with the highest quality 100%