It's Springtime in the Western Cape when all the flowers open their faces to the sun. The beautiful village of Prince Albert in the Groot Karoo is the perfect base from which to plan your Western Cape Province road trip. Read up on the many community and adventure activities you may want to add to your holiday travel itinerary.
Revive your spirit and find your inner Zen when you book a yoga retreat in September or October at Simply Saffron in the Karoo’s beautiful village of Prince Albert when staying at our beautiful four-star De Bergkant Lodge .
Our vast Karoo region offers visitors a chance to see some of Africa’s unique wildlife offerings on self-drive and guided safari adventures.
Read up on our selection of national and private game reserves which offer visitors a big game wildlife experience en route between Cape Town and the Karoo.
Don't miss the Klein Karoo Klassique taking place from 8 to 11 August 2019 in Oudtshoorn. It's an annual arts festival celebrating classical music, local art, delectable cuisine and blue-ribbon wine and a perfect opportunity to celebrate Women's Day on the 9th August. See you there and don't forget to inquire about our comfortable accommodation at the foot of the Swartberg Pass offering a full range of amenities from underfloor heating to swimming pools and sauna. We are also #petfriendly!
Visitors to the village of Prince Albert, as well as guests staying at De Bergkant Lodge, can book a daily wellness and relaxation massage under the competent hands of our bespoke and expert in-house masseuse. Choose from various practices such as Swedish massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, lymph drainage and feet, hands and head massage techniques. Book your session now by calling T +27 (0)23 541 1088.
What is the Karoo? A vast region in the Western Cape of South Africa with its own unique animals and 6 300 plant species of which almost half occur nowhere else in the world. Don't miss the start of the annual Spring flowering season in September. Book early with 4-star De Bergkant Lodge in Prince Albert and discover a landscape supporting a fascinating ecosystem rich in biodiversity and the ongoing efforts to conserve and protect its wild beauty.
Looking for a weekend of culture, community and outdoor adventure? De Bergkant Lodge's true Karoo hospitality will keep you nestled in 4-star comfort while you discover Prince Albert's thriving heritage and arts and crafting community at the foot of the Swartberg Pass. From art galleries to gift ware, fine dining and internationally acclaimed personalities, discover how this tiny heritage town made it into the New York Times Travel section...
South Africa’s National Biodiversity Institute is calling on nature lovers to help it save the Karoo — with science. Scientists know very little about the plants and animals in the Karoo, and there is an urgent need to document the indigenous species found in this important part of South Africa before development takes over. Here's how you can help with 'citizen science' while visiting the Karoo on your travels or as an online volunteer.
With plentiful sunshine and vast stretches of desert landscape, South Africa’s Cape Karoo offers a unique, drought-resistant answer to survival of flora across its dusty expanses.
Now you can bring the beauty and colour of the Cape’s hardy endemic species into your own Karoo garden and assist in the survival of these dwindling beauties.