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Prince Albert Accommodation and Tourist Guide
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Welcome to Prince Albert

Prince Albert is a delightful South African village in the Karoo, which is part of the Western Cape. Although it is part of an arid region we are blessed with water from the Swartberg Mountains and the village is a little oasis.

ACCOMMODATION TOURIST INFORMATION
 •  Guest Houses & Lodges
   •  guided historical walk
 •  trips into the Swartberg Pass
 •  Fransie Pienaar Museum
 •  Prince Albert Gallery
 •  Mountain Bike Trails
 •  Sky Diving
 •  Adventure Activities

The pace of life is comfortably slow in Prince Albert. There is time to chat to the locals and soak up the peace. Prince Albert is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, especially figs and apricots. In the Prince Albert Valley, to the south of the village, farmers have restored vineyards last farmed in the 19th century. Karoo lamb, olives, olive oil and cheese are local delicacies.

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.

In 1762 Prince Albert's first permanent settlers, Zacharius and Dina de Beer, established a farm called Queekvallei. The water flowing from springs in the Zwartberg mountains was the life-blood of the farm and is still vital to the village's existence. In 1845 the governor gave the community permission to name their home after HRH Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. The village history is proudly celebrated in the local Fransie Pienaar Museum, one of the finest country museums in South Africa.

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