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 &
museums

Olives Farm Produce

olives &
farm produce

Views

beautiful
views

Hiking

walks &
hiking

Mountain Biking

mountain
biking

4x4

4×4
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.

~ 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.

Prince Albert Church

~ 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.

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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.

~ 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.

Weltevrede Winding Road

~ 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

A Gem in Prince Albert

We decided to do a ‘road trip’ back from Cape Town to Johannesburg and thought Prince Albert would be a good stopover. Fortunately we chose Dennehof – which has national monument status having been built in 1835. What a quaint and beautiful spot with gorgeous gardens, amazing bird life (even a resident spotted eagle owl in the tree outside our room) and stunning rooms tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast was served in a lovely glass conservatory out of the wind with a great view onto a wetland teeming with birds. The food was delicious and healthy and beautifully presented by smiling, friendly servers. WIFI connection was good with routers placed strategically. The hosts, Inga and Albert were fabulous and gave us helpful tips on where to go and what to do. Visits to the local museum, the fig farm and cool local eateries were well worthwhile. This little guesthouse is highly recommended – an absolute gem.

~ Kingfisher226
26 Nov 2021

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The only place to stay in Prince Albert

For months we had been looking forward to our first visit to Prince Albert and staying at Dennehof, and we were blown away by the beauty of the town and the exquisite accommodation. What a lovely experience to stay in an old farm house close to nature and beautifully decorated with authentic touches and modern comforts to keep everyone happy. The breakfasts were generous and made with wonderful local and fresh ingredients. All of the recommendations for things to do in town proved a hit and we also found some beautiful art pieces to take back home. Thanks to Albert and Inga and the rest of their staff for taking care of us so well.

~ JohnW10042
24 Oct 2021

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Are you looking for a little piece of heaven?

We were referred to Dennehof by friends in the UK and South Africa, who are very discerning travellers – ‘there is only one place to stay in Prince Albert and that is Dennehof Karoo Guesthouse”. We followed their recommendation and checked in for 4 nights and enjoyed every single moment. The warm genuine welcome, comfortable luxurious rooms and morning breakfasts served in a beautiful setting were outstanding. The guesthouse is set on the edge of the village is perfect offering birdlife galore – even a resident African Eagle Owl which said a personal goodnight and good morning each day. A little piece of heaven and no better resting place enroute to your next destination – rest a while, do not rush, join the slow movement and meet charming friendly people of Prince Albert.

~ suemacg
28 Nov 2021

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