In the 'hood, Prince Albert as a destination

Prince Albert had its origins in 1762 when a loan farm named Kweeckvalleij "the valley of cultivation and plenty" was established in a green and fertile valley at the foot of the awesome Swartberg Mountains. Today, the town is one of the prettiest in the country - a place of great serenity and charm, with beautiful architecture, fascinating flora and fauna and great Karoo hospitality. Just 2 ... cont.

Deurdrift Street, Prince Albert, 6930, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Deurdrift Cottages

From Cape Town:
Drive north along the N1 towards Hugenote Tunnel towards Worcester. Proceed to De Doorns, Touws Tiver and on to Laingsburg. 89 km north of Laingsburg you will reach Prince Albert Road. Turn right onto the R407 towards the mountains and Prince Albert. After 45 km you will enter the village. Pass the BP Garage, drive approx 2 km along the main road until you reach African Relish on your left.

From Oudtshoorn via Meiringspoort:
Take the N12 to De Rust and then drive through Meiringspoort. Pass the village of Klaarstroom on your left and approximately 5 km further turn left onto the R410 to Prince Albert. The 45 km drive takes you through the Prince Albert valley towards the village. When you enter the village you will pass Miller's Restaurant on your left, approx 2km from this point you will reach African Relish on your right.

From Oudtshoorn via the Swartberg Pass:
Drive out of Oudtshoorn along Baron van Reede Street towards the Cango Caves. Three km before the Cango Caves you will pass Wilgewandel Resort on your right. Turn left at the next turn (sign posted Prins Albert and Swartberg Pass). You will pass the Matjiesrivier/Red Stone Hills turn off on your left, continue straight on, you will see a bush restaurant called Kobus se Gat on your left, drive straight on. The tarred road ends and becomes a gravel road, which winds up through the Swartberg Pass. You will pass several look-out spots - stop and enjoy the view. At the summit of the Pass (Die Top) you can look down into the Matjiesrivier Valley to the south and north towards the Great Karoo. Continue along the gravel road which winds across a plateau, past the Gamkaskloof turn-off on your left, and eventually descends in a series of switch-backs. You will cross the river at Tweedewater (the second crossing) and again at Eerstewater (the first crossing). The road continues out onto a plain. At the T junction, where you rejoin a tarred road, turn left. When you enter the village you will pass Miller's Restaurant on your left, approx 2km from this point you will reach African Relish on your right.

Amenities in the area

  • Post Office (0.14 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (0.18 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.35 km)
  • Laundromat (0.35 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.35 km)
  • Internet Café (0.45 km)
  • Grocery Store (1.2 km)
  • Bus Line (45.6 km)
  • Train Station (45.6 km)
  • Airport (159 km)
  • Car Hire (159 km)

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