"The nothingness (die niks), the wide open spaces and the deafening stillness... balm for the soul at sunset."

... this is the magic of Prince Albert, Jewel of the Great Karoo  





Prince Albert is now a town with its very own app   

The “Prince Albert - Great Karoo” app is a comprehensive information app for the town.  It is a tool for visitors and residents and has full information on accommodation, restaurants, shops, activities, emergency numbers, a directory of telephone numbers for businesses and services, a notice board, a real time events calendar and even a 30 question quest to get visitors to explore the town.

The app is available on Google Play and the App store and is free.

Thanks to Ellen Joubert of  PAOnline who has developed the app.



find out all there is to know about “Prince Albert - Great Karoo” free app available on



Here are the YouTube links to two Mooiloop programmes about Prince Albert.  CLICK and ENJOY! 

Deel 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWYY3n6Lpyc&ab_channel=Dr.EugeneBothaSouthAfrica

Deel 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSChOzjCAH0&ab_channel=Dr.EugeneBothaSouthAfrica



Proudly Prince Albert ~ Well done, Sandy Swanepoel!


Mike Elliot and Jerome Simonis of NSRI Knysna handing over the Directors Award to Alexander Swanepoel, for assisting his brother during the shark attack in Buffalo Bay nine weeks earlier. This award is only issued under special occasions where a crew member or somebody has done something significant to save a life. Well done Sandy! From left to right: Joshua Swanepoel, Mike Elliot, Caleb Swanepoel, Sandy Swanepoel and Jerome Simonis.


Recent blogs about Prince Albert

Getaway - Facts about Prince Albert 


The Tipsy Gypsy - Indie Karoo Film Festival


Vir ons Afrikaans lesers, hier is ’n nuwe Blog met stories oor Prince Albert, een gaan oor ons vullisdromme…



Planning to visit the Karoo and to be in Prince Albert and/or Calitzdorp?

Read what The Daily Telegraph (London) has to say

and we feature here too:

African Budget Safaris


  CLICK HERE to download a great article on Prince Albert from the British Airways magazine High Life SA


Prince Albert kruip onder jou vel in ~ Terésa Coetzee (Die Burger) – click here


NATIONAL GARAGE: 50ppm DIESEL now available in PA



Prince Albert Tourism on Facebook



Looking for pet friendly accommodation? Watch out for this sign  pet friendly


 Swartberg Hiking TrailPermits at Lazy Lizard, Kerkstraat, Prince Albert:  023 5411379

CapeNature have a concession with Lazy Lizard and hiking permits can be purchased directly from them. Maps are also available.



Prince Albert received some fantastic coverage in a 2014 issue of
Tourism Update.  To read the article click here


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Prince Albert was the Western Cape winner in the

'Town of the Year/ Dorp van die Jaar 2012' competition!

Western Cape Town of the Year 2012 Western Cape Town of the Year 2012

Come and see for yourself what made us a winner!

watch the Kwela programme on Prince Albert 

read the Rapport berig  about Prince Albert 

and the Rapport announcement of the winning town... 

Prince Albert's co-ordinates are 33o13′31″S 22o01′48″E 



Please observe parking regulations

The Tourism Office has received a request from the municipality to appeal to all visitors to adhere to our parking rules i.e. visitors should not park their vehicles facing oncoming traffic, be it in the road or on the pavement.


You can now reach Prince Albert Road on the N1 from Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban by travelling on the Greyhound Bus Service - click here for more information


Welcome to South Africa

  tel: +27 (0)23 5411 366  fax: +27 (0)23 5411 788    

e-mail: princealberttourism@intekom.co.za


Our header photograph was taken by Louis Botha http://www.louisbothaphotography.co.za/

All information is given in good faith. No responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions.

All content in Prince Albert Western Cape South Africa is copyright Prince Albert Tourism Association 2015 



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