Activities Prince Albert

Things to do in Prince Albert and Surrounds

There are a myriad of things to do in Prince Albert and surrounds. Our beautiful Karoo town has so much to offer, we look forward to sharing all her delights with you. Please contact us with any questions you might have or specific packages or tours we can help organise, we are here to make your Prince Albert experience as memorable as possible.

History Museums

history &

Olives Farm Produce

olives &
farm produce




walks &

Mountain Biking



mountain pass

Prince Albert Church

~ Small Town Life ~

Take a stroll through town and discover why many visitors struggle to leave beautiful Prince Albert, where gorgeous historical homes and super-friendly locals broaden the appeal of small-town life. The town is famous for farming and olives therefore a visit to Prince Albert Olives, O for Olive, or Kredouw Olive Estate should certainly top the to-do list.

Visit the happy cows at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy and stock up on divine cheeses, yoghurt, and other fresh produce at Tannie Marie’s deli, or sample delicious fare at any one of the restaurants dotted about town. For art enthusiasts, galleries abound, or for a more historical experience, the Fransie Pienaar Museum will lay out the full history of this fascinating town.

~ Explore the Surrounds ~

Experience a historical walking tour with Prince Albert’s Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, or a more light-hearted yet informative ghost walk to learn about who still lurks behind old town walls.

Learn about the geology, botany, natural and cultural history of the southern Karoo desert with Sue Milton-Dean’s biodiversity walk in the spectacular Wolwekraal Nature Reserve. An early morning or late afternoon walk or trail-run up Gordon’s Koppie offers hikers spectacular aerial views of Prince Albert and surrounds.

Weltevrede Winding Road

~ Climb the Pass ~

No trip to Prince Albert is complete without a visit to our backyard playground and national monument, the magnificently majestic Swartberg Pass. Officially opened in 1888 and referred to as the rubicon of gravel passes, Thomas Bain’s engineering masterpiece is the oldest unaltered pass in South Africa and must be experienced and explored, either from the comfort of a vehicle, or more sportingly on foot or mountain bike.

~ Explore the Surrounds ~

There are a myriad of self-drive or guided tours slightly further afield. A trip to Weltevrede Fig Farm is a must, not just for the spectacular scenery en route, but for the highlight which is the oasis of fig trees and coffee shop with tantalising fig treats at the end of the 26 km road.

A drive up Swartberg pass can be extended to Die Hel in Gamkaskloof for a fascinating historical glimpse into what was and still is (albeit on a smaller scale) a thriving farming community that only received road access in 1962. Alternatively carry on over the pass towards Oudtshoorn for a visit to the world-famous Cango Caves, ostrich farms and many other attractions.

Swartberg Pass

A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.” ~ Burt Bacharach

The Best Guesthouse in the Karoo

We had the most wonderful 3 days at Dennehof and would have loved to stay longer. Inga and Albert are so friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They make fantastic recommendations on what to do in the area, where to eat etc and will make all your reservations on your behalf. We were in the Cottage which was so lovely and spacious, beautifully decorated but still in keeping with the old farm style. A very comfy bed, high quality linen and towels.
The daily breakfast was delicious and if you must leave before breakfast Inga will make you the most delicious cheese and ham toastie. For what you get the rate that is charged is very reasonable and great value. This will be the only guesthouse we will stay in Prince Albert and hope to be back next year. Sending lots of love and thanks to Inga and Albert

~ suethompson2023
21 November 2023

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We Loved this Place

We can only say good things about our stay at Dennehof guest house.
Albert greeted us on arrival and showed us our room and the property. The property is beautiful and well maintained. We stayed in the Wagon Shed Suite and really appreciated the attention to detail, from the soaps and lotions to the luxurious linens and bathrobes, and the cookie treats on arrival. The decor is very tasteful and the bath outside under the stars was a treat! Albert gave us all the information on the local restaurants which was well received.
Breakfast in the orangery was delicious! Inga chatted with us about the day ahead and we realised that we should have booked for two nights! This would also have given us time to use the sauna and plunge pool…
Without question we will be staying at Dennehof on our next visit to Prince Albert, not just for the peaceful atmosphere and incredible sense of friendship that Inga and Albert have created, but also for Ferdinand of course!

~ Rebeccapaull
6 October 2023

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A Wonderful Stay

We booked the Kitchen Suite at Dennehof on our way to P.E. from Cape Town. We were warmly greeted by Inga, Albert, Ferdinand, and Ella after the five-hour drive. Inga immediately booked a restaurant reservation for our evening meal. The guesthouse is a converted 19th century farmhouse which is comfortable with modern conveniences. Our suite had a lounge with a working fireplace, a bedroom, a large bathroom, and a charming kitchen located in the main house. The property also has an outdoor deck for sundowners, a pool, a sauna, and safe parking. Inga and Albert briefed us at breakfast on all the attractions that Prince Albert has to offer including the Souk, art galleries, fig farm, dairy, and excellent restaurants. Prince Albert is an authentic farming community that also is home to an international contingent that makes the place laid back and cool. I highly recommend the Dennehof Karoo Guesthouse as a waypoint or a destination.

~ Henryicard2013
3 November 2023

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Karoo Hospitality with Extra Care

Albert welcomed us at our vehicle on arrival, knowing our names. From there onwards things only went even better! Rooms are fitted with antique/period furniture, exquisitely supplied with high quality linen, gowns and towels. Breakfast was great with a homely reception by staff. Fully solar powered, so, no blackout during load shedding! Wifi in rooms, and a well-detailed information sheet on the internet. Excellent!

~ NelisWillers
22 December 2023

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Prince Albert

Wir wurden schon vor Anreise von der Eigentümerin Inga (spricht deutsch) über alles notwendige informiert. Der Empfang durch sie und ihren Mann Albert war dann auch sehr herzlich. Wir wurden mit allen möglichen Tipps (Ausflüge, Restaurants und Routenvorschlägen für die Weiterreise) bestens versorgt.
Das Guesthouse ist wunderschön und in einem top Zustand.
Klare Empfehlung.

~ Mspend347900
20 November 2023

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Quality and Hospitality

The guest house is a wonderful blend of quality and friendliness in an attractive and tranquil setting. Our room, the Windmill, was very comfortable and well furnished. The nights in early September were still cold and the fire in the bedroom was most welcome. The choice of breakfasts was good and interesting and the food was delicious. Restaurants in the town are only a short walk away.

~ Manorfarmnf
15 September 2023

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