Prince Albert is situated in the Great Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Just 72km from Oudtshoorn over the majestic Swartberg Mountains, or 88km through the awe-inspiring route of Meringspoort and the beautiful Prince Albert Valley. Prince Albert is a delightful South African village in the Karoo. Although situated in an arid region, Prince Albert is blessed with water from the Swartberg Mountains and the village is a little oasis.
There are many accommodation options in this small town due to a large amount of tourist activity. Accommodation includes lovely guesthouses, B&B's, Farm stays, self-catering units and a quaint Hotel.
Prince Albert is the ideal place to throw off the stresses of modern life. You can relax under the vast blue skies, ponder the crystal clear stars at night, breathe the fresh mountain air while cool water from the Swartberg Mountains gurgles down the little canals on every street. Admire the 13 national monuments and sometimes funky Karoo-style homes, enjoy the art galleries, good Karoo food and hospitality.
Wine, olives, figs, and an undying interest in cultural history have put Prince Albert on the map. This beautiful little town is different from others in the Central Karoo, but it offers the same warm welcome.
The more adventurous activities include cycling down the steep gradients of the Swartberg Pass! Visitors to Prince Albert are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. All types and flavours are on offer. Please see our Restaurant Directory for all the Prince Albert presents to you. Every Saturday morning there is the farmers market where delicious local fare is served.
Prince Albert has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.