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.

Magrieta Prinsloo Road, Prince Albert, 6930, Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Karoo View Cottages

From the N1
(for the less adventurous who want a more direct route or stop over):
• 476 km South of Colesburg
• 180 km South of Beaufort West
• 125km South of the Karoo National Park
• 45 km off the N1 from Prince Albert Road
• 155 km North of Matjiesfontein
• 400 km North of Cape Town via the N1 and the Hex River Valley
All roads are tarred, in good condition with spectacular views of the Karoo veld and mountains.

From the East Coast - perfect for the more adventurous who wish to explore poorts and mountain passes:
• 400 km from Port Elizabeth
• 332 km from Barrydale and 162 km from Calitzdorp along Route 62
• 245 km from Knysna via George / Oudtshoorn
• 185 km from Mossel Bay via Robinson Pass
• 175 km from George via Oudtshoorn / Meiringspoort
• 115 km from Oudtshoorn via N12 / Meiringspoort
• 67 km from Oudtshoorn via the Swartberg Pass
• 45 km from the Cango Caves via the Swartberg Pass
• 77 km from De Rust via Meiringspoort
• 55 km from Meiringspoort and Klaarstroom
• 157 km from Uniondale and the entrance to the Langkloof valley
• 148 km from Willomore and the entrance to the famous Baviaanskloof via Klaarstroom and the Prince Albert Valley.

All roads are tarred, with the exception of the Swartberg Pass, which is in good condition, unless it has been snowing. (There will be notices to advise you on either side of the mountain advising if the pass is closed.) NB: No caravans allowed over the Pass.

Karoo View Cottages are located towards the Northern end of the Prince Albert village, 350m off the main street, overlooking the village.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.35 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.35 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (1 km)
  • Business Services (1 km)
  • Car Hire (1 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Post Office (1.3 km)
  • Internet Café (1.5 km)
  • Bus Line (45 km)
  • Train Station (45 km)
  • Airport (200 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Caving
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Wine tasting

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