Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains is the quiet and serene village of Prince Albert. Here time is suspended in the dry and crisp Karoo air.
Prince Albert has a small local population, mainly engaged in farming and tourism. The village has many authentic Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings, thirteen of which are National Monuments.
Prince Albert is enjoying significant growth as a foodie destination. Cured hams, award-winning diary and wine labels form part of the offering. It is SA’s most prolific producer of figs and becoming a major player in olive oil production.
Hide curing, mohair wool production complete the offering. There are very large export fruit farms in the area, as well as wine producers, sheep farms and an export mohair trade.
Birding, hiking, cycling, stargazing and one of the few desert golf courses are other pursuits for visitors. The area is well known for its endemic veld plants.
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