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Attractions

Do not think there is nothing to do simply because you are in a small rural village in the Great Karoo! Here are just some of the many activities in and around Prince Albert:

In Prince Albert
• The Showroom Theatre in town is one of the most popular spots in the area. This world class theatre and cinema hosts a variety of concerts, film festivals and more.
• Have an ethereal experience on the famous Ghost Walk as you roam with the ghosts of this historic village and hear their stories.
• Visit the Soet Karoo shop that specialises in Muscadel. Local villages produce this sweet dessert wine in the small vineyard behind their house in Kerkstraat.
• Eat out at the nearby Prickly Pear or experience authentic Karoo culinary fare at African Relish, where you can enjoy traditional favourites such as cinnamon cake with fresh cream, biltong and butternut soap or slow braised lamb.
• Cheese lovers should not miss a visit to Gay’s Dairy Farm. The farm produces delicious cheeses, dairy products and full cream milk. Cheese tasting and dairy tours by appointment.
• Savour the creativity of local inhabitants exhibiting their artwork at the Prince Albert Gallery.
• Enjoy a guided historical walk through the village.

Scenic and Outdoor adventures
• Explore one of the hiking trails on Grootwaterval Farm on foot, bicycle or horseback.
• Go cycling or mountain biking in the scenic mountains of the Swartberg Pass.
• Drive to the top of the Swartberg Mountain Pass, then hike down with your picnic lunch and enjoy a cold beer when you reach the river. This area also offers great opportunities to view various bird species.
• Enjoy a game drive with tea or an evening drink and dinner at Weltevrede Fig Farm.
• Experience an early morning 2km guided nature walk on a farm near Prince Albert to see Lithops and other small succulents, birds and insects.
• Prince Albert is known for its spectacular night skies, so be sure not to miss an astral tour to view the celestial splendour of the Southern Hemisphere.
• Take a trip to the Swartrivier Olive Farm, a local family-run business to learn more about how they grow and process olives.
• Visit the Renu-Karoo veld restoration indigenous nursery 1.5km north of the village (near Swartrivier Olive Farm), open weekdays and by appointment during weekends.

Day outings
• Visit some of the wine farms in the area such as Fernskloof (producing certified organic wines), Meiringspoort or Bergwater in the Prince Albert valley.
• Take the John's Donkey day trip over the Swartberg or hike over the mountains into ‘The Hell’ with an accredited tour guide.
• Visit Weltevrede Fig Farm to see how locals pick and dry Adams figs during the season that runs from January to May.
• The Karoo National Park is a worthwhile visit and is two hours' drive away.
• Other nature outings include a visit to the Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve (around 30 minutes drive).