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.

Aloe
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

Amazing Place to Stay

Dennehof is an old historic property lovingly restored with none of its original character being lost. It is so comfortable and stylish – we just loved staying there. The owners/hosts manage the property personally and ensure the highest standards are met at all times.
Breakfasts are superb – I just can’t wait to return!

~ jtrayn440389
Feb 2020

read more reviews

It Always Draws Us Back

When the dusty dirt roads of the Karoo call us back we always head to Dennehof in Prince Albert. They offer excellent rooms beautifully decorated and clean, their hospitality is amazing and they serve the best breakfasts ever.
We always love our stay.

~ Explorer37737663767
Jul 2020

read more reviews

Great Place

My daughter and I had a lovely break after Xmas madness at Dennehof Karoo Guesthouse. Tasteful decorated rooms. Breakfast is delicious. Staff all very friendly. Would love to stay there again. Prince Albert is a lovely town to explore and Dennehof is located just outside the main street.
Very relaxing atmosphere.

~ Monica C
Jan 2020

read more reviews