Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prince Albert is a South African village in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape.

Prince Albert and the Prince Albert Valley is known for fresh and dried fruit, Karoo Lamb, olives, olive oil as well as locally produced cheese.

During April each year Prince Albert hosts the Prince Albert Town and Olive Festival. Visitors area treated to a street market, delicious food, music, an art exhibition, open homes and gardens, competitions, a half marathon, cycle race and lots more.The village of Prince Albert houses a large number of beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings.

Prince Albert is the perfect base from where you can explore the wonders of te area including the famous Swartberg Pass, Gamkaskloof and Meiringspoort. Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves are approximately 1 hours drive from Prince Albert and the George and other towns of the Garden Route approximately 2 hours.

A number of restaurants, coffee shops, interesting shops, gallery’s and other attractions and activities are also in Prince Albert and the Prince Albert Valley!

Accommodation available in Prince Albert includes Guest Houses, B&B’s, Self Catering Accommodation, farm accommodation and camping.

The Swartberg Hotel is a haven of character and atmosphere from the stylish rooms in the hotel and the cottage accommodation in the restful garden to the true South African delights of the dining room. In summer lunches and teas are served on the verandah, at the swimming pool or in the air-conditioned coffee shop. Evening meals are served in the gracious dining-room. During a chilly Karoo winters evening, when the mountains are capped with snow, log fires blaze in the lounge, dining room and ladies bar.

For more information on the Swartberg Hotel please click here.

Also visit our website, for more information on accommodation, things to do and places to visit, dining out and night life as well as venues for weddings and conferences in the Garden Route, Klein Karoo and other areas of the Western Cape of South Africa.

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