About Karoo Khaya
Set on a small holding within town Karoo Khaya is a relaxing home away from home – great for just about everyone. A day or two here and you won’t want to leave …
Karoo Khaya has two cottages available for B&B and two large self-catering units.
All of the units - whether B&B or self catering - are decorated with a touch of the Karoo and have large bathrooms (with free standing Victorian baths) and lounges. Tea, coffee and rusks are available in all the rooms and each one is also fitted with a fridge. Interesting reading material on Prince Albert and the surrounding areas is accessible in the rooms or in the communal lounge. A sleeper couch is available for children
Megan and Peter (the local doctor) want you to feel at home at Karoo Khaya. Escape the heat of the Karoo day or enjoy a sundowner in the sitting pool with a waterfall - all in an enclosed garden. Karoo Khaya has a boma with braai facilities (wood and braai equipment supplied).
We have a guest lounge with DStv and an extensive library – all overlooking the garden and expansive vista’s of mountains and windmills. Pets are welcome and kids will love the farm animals and are welcome to help out at feeding time. Feel free to explore the massive vegetable garden and pick what you’d like for dinner. Adults will appreciate the distant Karoo hills at dusk and the rising night sky from the first floor sundecks. There are no lights or town noise to spoil the experience.
Olive oil and preserves made on the premises are available for purchase.
Karoo Khaya is in walking distance of just about everything in town and both Megan and Peter are passionate about the town: nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, at the very edge of the Great Karoo, Prince Albert is a very special place where people come to find tranquility, inspiration and the lamb, fruits, cheeses and hospitality for which the region is famous. It is also very much still a working 'dorp' with a vibrant and diverse local community.
Just some of the things you can do in town:
• Take a guided historical walk to learn more of the history of the town and its beautifully preserved Cape, Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture
• Drive the Swartberg Pass
• Visit the Prince Albert Art Gallery – where many South African artists work is on display
• Visit the local tannery and weavery
• Visit the Francois Pienaar museum, where a local farmer distills witblitz
• Go on a ghost walk
• Ramble on the koppies surrounding town
• Visit one of the smallest vineyards in the country and taste it’s award winning “Soet Karoo”
• Visit the local dairy and taste (and buy) some of its international recognized cheese’s
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