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Prince Albert

Here you can wander down to the dairy to buy your milk, cream and yoghurt, and  visit our Saturday market for fruit and vegetables picked that morning, fresh baked bread, homemade jams and pickles.

Every April we hold our Prince Albert Olive Festival when the village entertains crowds of visitors to a street market, delicious food, music, an art exhibition, open homes and gardens, competitions, a half marathon, cycle race and lots more.

Just 2kms from the foot of the awesome  Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert is the perfect base for exploring all the wonders of the Swartberg including Gamkaskloof - "the Hell" and Meiringspoort

Activities for visitors include a guided historical walk through the town, a ramble along the "Gordon's koppie",  a ghost walk in the evening, star tours,  trips into the Swartberg Passa visit to the Prince Albert Gallerywhere numerous South African artists display their work, local shops, the weavery,  traditional Karoo meals, and a visit to the delightful Fransie Pienaar Museum where a local farmer distills "Witblits".

Hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, birding and bird- watching are major attractions. (see what to do

The villages of Klaarstroom and Leeu Gamka fall within the municipal district.

Prince Albert is well situated for overnight stops from Gauteng, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Garden Route resorts and beaches lie a two hour drive to the south. Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and the Karoo National Park are just an hour's drive away.
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* There are another five National Monuments in the district, including the Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof