Lots to do

After breakfast, Mai's Guest Lodge offers space to simply laze the day away, or you might want to venture forth

on a walk around the village. Mai can also recommend day drives with spectacular scenery.


Mai's Guest Lodge
Prince Albert

 

The sun shines nearly every day of the year and even in winter you might enjoy a dip in the sparkling pool in its sheltered courtyard. 

 

Mai's Guest Lodge
Prince Albert

 

Mai's Guest Lodge
Prince Albert

 

The cosy lounge is an ideal place to catch up on reading or web surfing... if you bring your laptop Wi-Fi is available.

 

Mai's Guest Lodge
Prince Albert

 

Relax on the front stoep at Mai's Guest Lodge

 

Relax on the front stoep at Mai's Guest Lodge

 

Prince Albert has a multitude of delights to entertain you and many are within walking distance!


Massage treatments, reiki, facials and pedicures and yoga classes are available. 

Local and world acclaimed artists exhibit their work at the Art Gallery. The Fransie Pienaar Museum is recognised as one of the best local museums in the country. Their indigenous gardens include one dedicated to medicinal plants. 

There are interesting little shops to explore along the length of Kerkstraat.  At Karoo Looms you can see how mohair carpets are designed and woven. A short drive takes you to visit the local blacksmith. 

 

  The Prince Albert Art Gallery

 

   

In the evenings the Story Weaver, Ailsa Tudhope, entertains visitors as she relates tales about local characters and ghosts on her Ghost Walk, or tells stories over a pre-dinner drink.

The Showroom Theatre offers a wide variety of theatrical and musical shows and hosts a weekly film night.

Once it is dark Astrotours can provide a fascinating glimpse into the crystal clear night skies (prior booking is essential, contact Tilanie on 072 732 2950).

  Ailsa Tudhope
The Story Weaver of Prince Albert
     

The SoetKaroo cellar is across the road from Mai's - here you can taste prize-winning dessert wines from one of the smallest wine estates in the country. 

A visit to Gay's Dairy and Deli is a must. The team produce cheeses that have won awards in South Africa and abroad. 

The local olive, wine and fig farms welcome visitors and there are hiking trails and 4x4 drives for guests who favour adventure activities. The Swartberg Mountains and the world famous Swartberg Pass lie to the South of the village.

  Gay's Dairy for award-winning cheese

 

   

Gamkaskloof, also known as "Die Hel", is a fascinating valley hidden in the Swartberg Mountains where a small, proud community lived in isolation for more than 100 years. Access was on foot and horseback and harvests of dried fruit and wild honey were carried out by pack animals. Now you can drive into the valley with local guides. For full details contact John Claassen (John’s Tours) on 082 575 5133 or Lindsay Steyn (Dennehof Tours) on 082 456 8848. Both also offer tours of the Swartberg Pass.

  The road into Gamkaskloof in the Swartberg Mountains

 

   

At Wolwekraal Nature Reserve, on the edge of the village, you can enjoy a guided walk with botanist Sue Dean.

Mai can advise you on day trips to explore the district. She can also recommend coffee shops for teas and light lunches. 

Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants where you can sample authentic Karoo fare after experiencing one of our magnificent sunsets....

  Mai's Guest Lodge Prince Albert


Take a guided Karoo veld tour on Wolwekraal with Professor Sue Dean