Things to do on the Swartberg Circle Route
Prince Albert Activities
For a good dose of raw, rugged beauty, visit this idyllic little Victorian village at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains. Surrounded by vineyards, fruit and olive farms — Prince Albert is a well-preserved gem with rich local history, famous for the finest sun-ripened, fresh and dried fruit. Tasting rooms at various local olive farms also provide guests the opportunity to sample some of the highest quality olive products in the area.
Fernskloof Organic Wines
With the farm being 16kms outside of Prince Albert, you have the option of relaxing on the farm, whilst being close to all that Prince Albert has to offer. Not that our town exactly has a mall.. but what there is to see and do is indeed of an authentic nature.
Fransie Pienaar Museum
The Fransie Pienaar Museum is the cultural hub of Prince Albert. The museum displays one of the worlds largest fossil collections.
Prince Albert Olives
Fruit is grown and harvested in orchards in Prince Albert and outside the town near the Gamka river. The region is known for its clean and healthy air with ample sunlight and very cold winters.
O for Olive
We harvest between 50 and 80 tons of olives a year. These are hand-picked and processed on site, along with our extra virgin olive oil, which is cold pressed and bottled on the property. Our friendly staff members will happily take you on a guided tour to show you the whole process.
Die Hel (Gamkaskloof)
The remote and isolated Gamkaskloof valley is about 90km from Oudtshoorn and 60km from Prince Albert and is only accessible via the Otto du Plessis Road, which turns off from the Swartberg Pass.
The Showroom Theatre
The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert in the Great Karoo is a world class performing arts venue. It brings you musical performances – from classical to contemporary, drama, comedy and film.
Karoo Donkey Sanctuary
The Karoo Donkey Sanctuary is a registered Animal Welfare NPO and is located on a private farm, two kilometers outside the picturesque village of Prince Albert, at the base of the majestic Swartberg Mountains and at the gateway to the Great Karoo region of South Africa