Prince Albert

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, Prince Albert beckons travelers from Cape Town with its enchanting charm, rich history, and breathtaking natural beauty. Situated approximately 350 kilometers away from Cape Town, the remote nature of the town and the considerable time it typically takes to drive there make it an ideal destination for those seeking a quicker and more scenic journey by small airplane.

Prince Albert offers a range of accommodations to suit every traveler’s taste, with the historic Swartberg Hotel standing as a testament to the town’s storied past. This charming hotel exudes old-world elegance and offers modern comforts, providing guests with an authentic Karoo experience. We usually stay in one of the beautiful Perfect Hideways accommodations on offer – always gorgeous and of premium standard. 

For those seeking a taste of local flavors, Gay’s Guernsey Dairy offers farm-to-table delights, including artisanal cheeses and homemade preserves, showcasing the region’s agricultural bounty. If you get there at the right time you can watch the milking of the cows – great fun for the kids. 

Beyond its exceptional accommodations and culinary delights, Prince Albert boasts a plethora of attractions and activities to enchant visitors. The town’s quaint streets are lined with beautifully restored Cape Dutch and Victorian-era buildings, providing a glimpse into its rich heritage. Art enthusiasts will delight in exploring the local galleries and studios, where they can admire the works of talented local artists.

Nature lovers will find solace in the surrounding landscape, with opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and star-gazing amidst the rugged beauty of the Swartberg Mountains. The nearby Gamkaskloof Valley, also known as the “Valley of Desolation,” offers dramatic scenery and a glimpse into the region’s pioneering history.

For a truly immersive experience, visitors can partake in guided tours of the region’s olive farms and vineyards, sampling award-winning wines and artisanal olive oils along the way.

In summary, Prince Albert’s captivating beauty, rich history, and abundance of activities make it an irresistible destination for travelers from Cape Town. With its convenient accessibility by small airplane, coupled with exceptional accommodations like the Swartberg Hotel and culinary delights at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy, Prince Albert promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Karoo.