Things to do in Prince Albert
Prince Albert may be a small town, but it’s packed with fun activities for everyone.
Prince Albert local and registered tour guide Ailsa Tudhope takes you on a twilight walk through
the town as darkness descends, introducing you to Prince Albert’s rich history, fascinating
characters, and ghosts! It’s a fun pre-dinner activity for the whole family that reveals the town’s
hidden treasures and hidden histories. The walk takes about an hour and half.
Gays Guernsey Dairy
Gay van Hasselt started what is now known as Gay’s Guernsey Dairy in 1990 when she started milking three cows in a stone kraal. She soon discovered that there was a demand for fresh milk in the community and started selling to a few customers who would arrive with their empty containers and get their daily supply of milk while on their morning walks.
O for Olive
Situated just minutes from the famous Great Karoo town itself, Swartrivier Farm is home to beautiful olive orchards and the O for Olive brand, a popular café-restaurant, and a sweeping view of the Swartberg Mountains.
The Wolvekraal Nature Reserve is a must-see for nature-lovers. Be prepared to be astounded by the unique biodiversity, geology and history of the area in this two hour guided nature walk.
Walk the Koppie/ Koppiestap
A breathtaking and deliciously photogenic view of Prince Albert and the Karoo landscape is just
20 minutes away along the Gordon Koppie trail. Head to the top of Cromwell Street and soak in
the natural beauty of the area (no permit required).
Prince Albert Gallery
Within the surroundings of such arid and stark beauty that the Karoo landscape offers all around, the artists on display at the Prince Albert Art Gallery fully captures and contrasts the colours of human perception and experience.
Stargazing Astro Tours
South Africa has the Southern celestial “Big Five” looming in its skies, and Prince Albert is an incredible destination for viewing them. The surrounding area’s dry climate constitutes an average of five cloudless nights per week!
Kredouw Olive Estate
Kredouw Olive Estate is a small attractive organic farm lying at the foot of the Kredouw Pass in the exquisite Prince Albert Valley on the R407, between Klaarstroom and Prince Albert
AVOOVA is one of South Africa’s most innovative and unique manufacturers of luxury gifts and homeware decorated in a smooth / tactile veneer of ostrich eggshell and made right here in Prince Albert by a team of skilled local artisans.
The Showroom Theatre
The Showroom Theatre offers an array of entertainment throughout the year - from musical performances to classical films and live comedy. Visit their website to see what's on in advance and book your spot!
Tasting room: Open daily from 10:00 - 16:00. Sundays from 10:00 - 14:00 by appointment. Runners & hikers can enjoy a 16km trail on the farm.
Experience the Karoo with Prince Albert’s traditional Riel Dancers. A lively Riel Dance performance is executed by a group of local dancers in the village. More information can be obtained from [email protected]
African Relish is a recreational cooking school in the Karoo town of Prince Albert. Experience South African produce, cuisine and enjoy African Relish either as a planned experience or part of an extended food tour.