The best months to visit the Karoo are during August, September and October when the weather is milder in which to enjoy the beautiful mountain and fynbos covered landscapes capped by clear blue skies as migrant birds return and new life is birthed.
The beautiful village of Prince Albert in the Great Karoo is the perfect base from which to plan your Western Cape Province road trip and the many community and adventure activities you may want to add to your holiday travel itinerary.
Find us @ Swartberg Pass
You can reach the village of Prince Albert by either travelling the renowned Route 62 from Cape Town or from the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay which brings you through Oudtshoorn and over the world-famous Swartberg Pass.
If you are travelling from the province of Gauteng, Prince Albert is your next rest stop after the town of Colesburg.
While the Karoo is a vast moon-looking landscape, it teems with life and offers a unique variety of cultural, heritage and adventure activities no matter your age or lifestyle preferences.
Here’s just a teaser of activities and festivities to expect this Spring:
The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert is a world-class
theatre in the heart of the Karoo and just strolling distance from De Bergkant
Lodge’s front door. The musical show ‘Slam Jam’ debuts on 31 August 2019 and holds the People’s Choice Award from the Battle of the Bands, so expect a rocking show. On the 7th
September 2019 listen to pianist and composer 'Culpo' who will deliver you a musical journey across the genres. Ask our front office manager @ De Bergkant Lodge about making ticket
Barrydale in Bloom takes
place from 12 to 13 October 2019 in Barrydale where you
are invited to stroll through the village’s Open Gardens ranging from quirky vegetable patches to sizeable farm gardens, together with a host of stalls with homemade delights and handmade
crafts and a Cape wine-tasting on the Sunday. Direct your inquiries to the Barrydale Tourism office.
The Montague Makiti Festival from 22 to 24 September 2019 offers three days of art, old cars, wine, spirits and muscatel, dog shows, cultural displays, mime, music
and historical walks. Don’t miss the magic of Russell Fox's 'Mind Hacked' show at the KWV Gallery paired with Chef Bernhard Hess and Mimosa wines for an once-in-a-lifetime experience into the unknown. Enquire further at the Montague Tourism
Between the towns of Oudtshoorn and Hotel De Rust in the Klein Karoo, Ma Betty’s Traditional Xhosa Cultural Village is situated in the
impoverished township of Bongulethu where you can experience
traditional Xhosa activities, culture, cuisine, dance and
storytelling. Xhosa is South Africa’s second biggest home
language, behind Zulu and Bongulethu translates to “Our pride” in Xhosa. Transport to the cultural village can be arranged from the local
Oudtshoorn Tourism Office.
- Cape Town’s unique floral kingdom together with the Karoo’s succulent variety of species comes alive in Spring. Visit the viewing hotspot in the western section of the 30 000 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park to see white and yellow daisies in bloom or head up to the Roggeveld Escarpment for deeper hues of purple, orange, red and pink petalled blooms. The mountains of the Swartberg Pass which descends down into the village of Prince Albert offers its own indigenous display of Spring plants and succulents which have adapted to their rugged mountain landscapes.
Book your accommodation ahead of the Summer season by calling T: +27 (0)23 541 10 88 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org - we look forward to hearing from you!