Day trip to Prince Albert
Set off for the idyllic Victorian village of Prince Albert at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.
Weltevrede Fig Farm: This beautiful place, where time seems to stand still, is one of the first fig farms in S.A. With over 2000 fig trees, they produce dried, fresh and bottled figs, jams and preserves. Visit their charming farm shop for some yummy bottled goodies or drop by for a cup of coffee and some temptingly delicious fig tart and other fresh bakes.
Gay’s Guernsey Dairy: Gay van Hasselt started her business 30 years ago milking 3 cows in a stone kraal. Today her cheese boasts numerous international awards from London, Dublin and France. Thanks to Gay’s herd of free-ranging, happy cows, you can sample superb handmade dairy products made from only the best quality raw milk.
Fransie Pienaar Museum: This one’s for the history buffs. Come see this unique collection of antiques, artefacts, interesting exhibitions and historical records of the area. The museum even has its own witblits distillery where this “white lightning” is still produced in the traditional way.
Wolwekraal Nature Reserve: Join Wolwekraal for an environmental education tour to learn more about Prince Albert’s geology, botany, natural & cultural history. You can expect some spectacular scenery and an abundance of bird, plant and wildlife on these fascinating 2h guided nature tours.
O for Olive: – This olive farm’s café-restaurant with its stunning views of the Swartberg Mountains produces a boutique range of flavoured olives, tapenades and the finest extra virgin olive oil. Visitors are welcome to take a tour of the farm or they can simply unwind at Café O and enjoy delectable cakes, freshly baked breads, tapas and tasting
If traditional country cooking is what you’re after, Prince Albert offers plenty of excellent choices. Fill up on some tasty Karoo delicacies before making your way back via the Swartberg Pass or the equally stunning