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.
Nowhere do you feel closer to the heavens than under the clear skies of Prince Albert. De Bergkant Lodge invites you on a star-filled stay in 4-star luxury where Astro Tours will guide you across the galaxy on a journey of wonder and discovery.
Arriving at De Bergkant Lodge, nestled at the foot of the Karoo’s Swartberg Pass in Prince Albert, you are welcomed by the massive boughs of a sheltering Banyan tree. Many explorer, celebrity, past president, politician and visitors from both local and foreign shores have marveled at the size and beauty of the De Bergkant Lodge’s leafy sentinel spread wide at its 4-star entrance. Owners Michael and Renate are seen here welcoming past South African president FW de Klerk and his wife Elita.
Chef Hendry has launched De Bergkant Lodge's Artisanal Bakery offering at De Bergkant Lodge in Prince Albert in the Karoo. Guests booked at De Bergkant Lodge may enjoy his fresh baked offerings daily, while the Prince Albert community can order from the Lodge's regular bakery stand at their Church Street entrance or visit their stand at the Saturday morning Market. Expect local flavours and tastes with a few international favourites added to the delicious savoury and sweet baked selections.
Meet 'Amazing Grace', a rescue donkey who finds refuge at the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary in Prince Albert, after a lifetime of abuse. The Sanctuary stands as a beacon of hope for all abused donkeys in the Western Cape and a visit to support their efforts should not be missed!