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Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
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Member since: 12 Feb. 2016

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Aloe  From R1200 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Cottage with one double bedded bedroom en-suite bathroom with bath ... and shower. Living room with an open plan, fully equipped kitchen. Living room is equipped with a double sleeper couch for children. Braai facilities with Wifi and air-con. Serviced daily.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R1200 /night

 

 

Windpomp  From R1200 /night

 

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom.

Cottage with one double bedded bedroom en-suite bathroom with bath ... and shower. Living room with an open plan, fully equipped kitchen. Living room is equipped with a double sleeper couch for children. Braai facilities with WiFi and air-con. Serviced daily.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 1 Sofa bed

From R1200 /night

 

 

Meerkat  From R1100 /night

 

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

A romantic 250 year old self-catering cottage fully furnished with ... a cosy fireplace and air-conditioning( hot and cold). Bathroom with bath and shower. Meerkat has its own braai area as well. The outside shower is a highlight.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

From R1100 /night

 

 

Olive  From R1200 /night

 

Sleeps 3 people, 1 Bedroom.

Double bed en-sweet,Air conditioned. Kitchen livingroom and braai facility. Living ... room with an open plan, fully equipped kitchen. Living room is equipped with a sofa bed for children. Serviced daily.Free WiFi

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double, 1 Sofa bed

From R1200 /night

 

 

Rooster  From R1200 /night

 

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom.

Rooster is a self catering cottage with lots of character. ... The kitchen is equipped with all the necessities to make your holiday special. The open plan Living room is spacious and has a free WiFi. The bedroom is en-sweet, fitted with an air conditioner.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen, 2 Single

From R1200 /night

 

 
Full Kitchen
TV
Selected DSTV Channels
Electric Blankets
Fridge
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Aircon

Each cottage offers you the following:

* Private outside entrance
* Private entertaining area with braai facilities
* Off-street parking for Windpomp, Meerkat, Olive and Rooster.
* Full sized, fully equipped private kitchen
* En-suite spacious bathroom with walk in shower, luxurious bath and vanity
* Lovely bedroom with comfortable bed and 200 Thread count, white poly cotton percale linen
* Mosquito nets and repellent

In Room Facilities:

* Vanity area with good lighting, mirrors, hairdryer, lots of hanging space and extra coat hangers
* Lounge and dining areas with cosy, comfortable seating
* Air-Conditioners with heat controls
* Electric blankets with individual controls
* Netflix/Youtube in Aloe, Windpomp, Olive and Rooster
*Fireplaces in Aloe, Windpomp and Meerkat

Your kitchen will be equipped with:
* Four plate gas stove (Meerkat has a two plate stove)
* Microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee plunger.
* Refrigerator with freezer
* Full self-catering inventory
* Salt, pepper, serviettes, placemats and dishwashing liquid are supplied for your convenience.

Area Information:

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 kms from the foot of the awesome Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Swartberg including Gamkaskloof (The Hell) and Meiringspoort.

Hiking, mountain biking, birding and botanical excursions are major attractions. Aside from a superb climate, with a high sunshine index and spectacular night skies, the village itself is a small gem, with beautifully preserved Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings. Of these, 19 are National Monuments. Prince Albert is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, especially figs and apricots. Karoo lamb, olives, olive oil and homemade cheeses are local delicacies.

Activities for visitors include a guided historical walk through the town, a well marked "koppie trail" with almost 100 listed plants, fossil hunting and stargazing, a tractor trail to the olive farm, traditional Karoo meals and a visit to the delightful Fransie Pienaar Museum - and there is ample hotel and guesthouse accommodation to suit all preferences and pockets.

Prince Albert is well situated for overnight stops from Gauteng, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Garden Route resorts and beaches are two hours south by road. Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and the Karoo National Park are just an hour away.

Property Facilities:

For your convenience we also offer the following:
* Cottages are serviced daily at no extra cost
* Cell phone service
* International adapters- please ask if required
* High speed WiFi

Attractions:

Activities:
Prince Albert is filled with exciting and interesting things to see and do. If you stay a while longer, you will be surprised by how much does go on in this tiny Village!
I will name just a few:
* Astro Tours
* Art After Dark at Villa Kruger
* Take a drive or scenic walk around the village taking in its Historical Route including 13 National Monuments. Maps available at the Tourism Office or Museum.
* Bushman Valley offers Hiking trails, fossils, breathtaking views, Bushman shelters and museum.
* Fossil Tours
* Fransie Pienaar Museum
* Ghost Walk
* Hiking (Various Trails)
* The Gallery which hosts numerous art exhibitions during the year
* Holistic Health with Colour Therapy
* John’s Donkey will take you to the dizzying heights of the Swartberg Mountains and down into the depths of ‘The Hel’
* Massages/ Bodytalk
* Guided Nature Walks with Renu-Karoo Veld Restoration
* Saffron Wellness
* The Showroom Theater –A World class theatre and cinema in the this beautiful Karoo Town
* Saturday Market
* Various outstanding Restaurants catering for all from real home cooking right through to those delightful cordon bleu style meals
* Quaint little shops to visit which include antiques, jewellery, interior decorating, Karoo Looms, gifts etc.
* Gay’s Dairy with Cheese tours
* Wine Route with Wine Tasting
* Kredouw Olive Farm
* SoetKaroo wine Estate in the Main street of PrinceAlbert
* Prince Albert Olives & Olive tree Nursery
* Swartrivier Olive Farm
* Weltevrede Fig and Fruit Farm
* Avoova ostrich Eggshell Designs
* Photography and Photographic courses
* Mountain Biking, Cycling and Hiking along various interesting routes
* Swartberg Hiking Trail- collect a map and permit from the * Lazy Lizard restaurant
* Prince Albert Karoo Golf Course

What to see in the area:
* Gamkaskloof/Die Hel
* Gamkapoort Dam
* Meiringspoort
* Swartberg Pass
* Weltevrede Valley
* KKNK in Oudtshoorn
* Oudtshoorn where you can ride an ostrich while visiting an Ostrich Show Farm
* Visit De Rust/Klaarstroom/Oudtshoorn/Calitzdorp for Port etc.
* Rust en Vrede Waterfall; The Great Waterfall
* Cango Caves
* Wilgewandel Holiday Farm en-route to Oudtshoorn
* Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
* Cango Wildlife Ranch- Oudtshoorn

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Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Self Catering
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Cancellation Policy Strict
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Reviews

Dennyl Cole
17 July 2021

A last minute booking and a highlight of our trip. A delightful and beautifully restored cottage which had all we needed and more! Highly recommended!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mike OBrien
06 January 2021

Awesome place, really enjoyed it.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Caitlin Meyer
18 December 2020

We love staying over at Ta Mala's! They accommodated our special request, easy check in, beautiful and super clean place, really felt like home!! Wonderful hosts!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Joanne Pretorius
09 February 2020

What a beautiful cottage. Perfect for a few days stay.
Pool was welcome in the intense Karoo heat.

Superb. 5 out of 5
EMMERENTIA VAN ROOYEN
25 August 2019

We absolutely loved this cute, historic cottage. A lot of attention to detail. Very comfortable & central location.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Prince Albert Reviews

Christa Keown
16 June 2022

Beautiful small town situated in the Karoo. Very friendly and accomadating people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Toni Rothbart
27 April 2022

Swartberg Pass access.
Galleries and restaurants.
Like visiting the past.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Christie Minnaar
14 March 2022

'n Absolute moet besoek juweel in die Karoo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
09 February 2022

Great food, shops and Swartberg pass is a must-do.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johan Wahl
12 September 2021

Everything!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sonja Odendaal
21 June 2021

It is a beautiful little town with good coffee, G & T's ( best ever at the local hotel) and friendly people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Theo Fisher
07 June 2021

The main road setting, restuarants, fleemarket, musuem. Cleanliness, Friendly People.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Clare Madden
09 May 2021

Lovely little gem of a town. Lots of things to do, eateries and little shops and galleries to visit. At the base of the most spectacular mountain pass in all Africa.

Superb. 5 out of 5
sharon de swardt
06 October 2019

The charm and character of this town impressed me. The Karoo gardens are beautiful and there are interesting local products for sale. I recommend the book shop in Marlene's home.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
23 October 2018

Peace and quiet; feeling of safety; good clean air. We attended a wonderful photographic course with Louis Botha.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swartberg Pass