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City Prince Albert

A village in the Karoo founded in 1762 as Albertsburg and in 1845 its name was changed to Prince Albert after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The village is just a small outdoor museum with numerous well-preserved and beautifully restored Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian style homes. Nineteen of these houses are now a national monument.

The healthy climate in Prince Albert with high temperatures (average 34 °) in summer and comfortable and sunny in winter (average 17 °).

With winter temperatures have cold nights and then it just falls back to around freezing ... Besides the beautiful surroundings, the clear starry sky as it can only be in the Karoo, there are plenty of other attractions. You can visit the farms where olives and vegetables are grown. Sheep farms provide for beautiful mohair here which can be traced back all over the world and became famous with the most beautiful shawls and blankets.

On holiday in Prince Albert it is about enjoying the hospitality, the quiet, the vast landscape and beautiful evenings under the stars. Delicious meals of Karoo lamb and local cheeses with fresh or dried fruit will contribute to the special memories of this serene village, surrounded by fascinating flora and fauna.

If you're here you definitely explore the beautiful surroundings. Take a tour through the Swartberg Mountains with its frenzied pass Gamkaskloof, where you are in 'The Hell' and you can end up taking a cool dip in one of the rock-lakes under a waterfall at the Meiringspoort. Mountain biking, hiking, bird watching and botanical tours are available for lovers of these activities.

Lovers of architecture can go walking through the village (possible with guide) and every now and again sit on a terrace to marvel at the beauty of architectural styles, the hospitality of the people and local delicacies. Visit the Fransie Pienaar museum or go for a tractor ride to an olive farm.

"The Supercuts Trail" is a walk outside the town and there you get acquainted with 100 different plants and you will probably come across fossils. Two hours to Oudtshoorn is where the Cango Caves and the Karoo National Park are and they are well worth a visit.

Your holiday begins at South Africa Specialist!