Prince Albert Accommodation

Karoo View Cottages

Our luxurious 4 star self-catering accommodation at Karoo View Cottages married with all your "home from home" comforts, including health breakfast provisions, free unlimited wifi in public areas, air-conditioners, fireplaces, pools and braai areaa, overlook the village of Prince Albert 350m away, with magnificent views of the Swartberg & Karoo plains. Are you dreaming of wide open vistas, spectacular views, peace and tranquility, sun rises, sun sets and clear starry nights, birding, nature, cycling or hiking? If so, Howard and Marion would like to invite you to share and experience their dream which they live every day in the quaint Karoo village of Prince Albert in the Great Karoo. "In the middle of nowhere, close to everywhere." Our Karoo View House is fabulous for group bookings / families sleeping 6 + in 3 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms, private pool, braai, log fireplaces and spacious living & dining with magnificent views. Step inside and discover tastefully decorated interiors with plenty of attention to detail, including double volume natural reed ceilings, offering 72 sqm of open-plan living and sleeping with air conditioners and large Karoo log fireplaces. Spacious en-suite bathrooms, large fully equipped kitchens and private entrance with safe covered off street parking at your front door. Relax and unwind after your travels with a sun downer on your private stoep or in our stone boma, which is fully equipped for braaing, whilst watching the awesome light changing as the moon rises up over the Swartberg Mountains. Two cottages are truly wheelchair friendly with level and easy access from car to inside, large roll in shower with grab rails, fold down seat and hand held shower, grab rails and trigger shower next to the toilet and ramp onto front stoep. Our complimentary Home Comforts include the following for our guest’s convenience: Welcome sherry & gift pack including interesting information of what there is to see & do in the area Health breakfast supplies; 2 cereals, home baked Muesli & Rusks, fresh farm milk, assortment of tea & coffee including coffee grounds for plungers & mocha pots - all replenished daily Kitchens stocked with; salt, pepper, toothpicks, biodegradable detergent, spray n cook, serviettes & paper towels, dishwashing swabs & towels, emergency lamps Bathroom amenities including Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Wash, Body Lotion, Soap, Mosquito repellent & Lotions as well as special Bathroom Emergency Pack, Hair Dryer & Coat hangers Daily servicing & replenishing of the above at no additional cost Free self-service laundry including biodegradable detergent & car, cycle or bike washing or alternatively 1 of our friendly staff will gladly do at a nominal cost Indoor fireplaces in each cottage which are stocked with firewood & blitz during the winter months, 3 fireplaces in the house Outdoor braai areas stocked with firewood & blitz – all replenished daily, house has private braai Unlimited WiFi at no cost. Excellent Cell phone reception DSTV Hospitality package including all Sports Channels Air-conditioners with heating & cooling Wall Heaters in all 4 cottage bathrooms Complimentary herbs & vegetables from our organic tunnel, season dependent, please check first We will gladly do grocery or refreshment shopping for ease of convenience upon arrival Guests are welcome to use our 2 Mountain Bikes at no additional cost   Accommodation at Karoo View Cottages: Safe, secure parking at your private entrance allows for easy access before you step inside your spacious 72sqm modern open-plan Karoo cottage comprising double volume reed ceilings, Karoo log fireplace, air conditioner, mozzie net, including all your "home from home" comforts. Children welcome and pets by prior arrangement. Beds with hip-support are complete with beautiful percale linen, luxurious duvet, 100% cotton throws, electric blanket and your choice of bed size. Tiled en-suite bathroom with either large shower or bath with 'his and her' vanities, including bath sheets, bathrobes, hair dryer, shaver point, wall heater, trigger shower and natural olive bathroom amenities. 2 Bathrooms are wheelchair friendly with easy access, large open shower, grab rails, special seat, 2 Shower Heads and grab rail next to the toilet. Large kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you would need to "cook up a storm" including coffee plunger, mocha pot and snack-which maker. Bed and Breakfast supplies, fresh milk and juice from Gayes dairy and "real coffee" are replenished daily including servicing of your cottage. Lounge and dining areas are luxurious, yet homely, with attention to detail in all aspects, including flat screen TV and free Wifi. Relax on your private stoep watching the ever changing shadows on the Swartberg Mountain as the moon rises or experience our magical star filled sky, whilst listening to your crackling fire in the boma or in your private braai area, all fully equipped including firewood, blitz and kindling, which are replenished daily. Pre-order a braai basket and pick your herbs and veggies with our compliments from our organic tunnel. As the dawn awakens, listen for the call of owls and wake to the chatter of birds as the sun shows her face over the Robert Gordon Koppie, whilst enjoying your magnificent Karoo view, in all directions, like no other in the village. Cottages have direct access to our natural indigenous gardens with nature paths that will lead you on a journey of exploration, whilst looking for Glacial Morrans, magnificent birds, interesting insects and beautiful flora. All 4 Cottages are equipped with the following for your comfort and convenience: 3 Cereals including Home baked Muesli, Home Baked Rusks, Prince Albert Honey, Home Made Marmalade & Jams. Nescafe coffee, Plunger coffee grounds, 5 Roses and Rooibos tea, White, brown sugar & Sugar sweeteners. Fresh Milk & Juice from our local dairy & Filtered Water, all of which are replenished daily. Salt, Pepper, Spray n Cook, Paper Serviettes, Paper Towel, Toothpicks, Dish washing detergent, swabs, T Towels. Kitchens are fully equipped including: 4 Plate Gas Hob with electric oven, Microwave, Large Fridge with ample freezer capacity and 1 cottage has a dishwasher. Lounge and Dining areas are spacious with comfortable seating for 6 people. Basket of firewood, firelighters/blitz and kindling. We offer you a choice of bed sizes, dependent on availability: EL King, King, Queen, EL Twin, Std Double Bed Sleeper Couch. Additional Single EL Beds - upon request, as well as baby cot with Percale Bed linen - additional cost. Extra Pillows, Blankets, Knee Rugs and Loads of Coat hangers. Two Cottages have double inter-leading doors providing convenience for families and friends sharing. Emergency Lamps, Lanterns, Candles & Lighter, as well as Electronic Safe. Mozzie Lotion, Spray and Bathroom Emergency Pack, Olive Shampoo, Conditioner, All in 1 Wash, Liquid Hand Wash, Bath Crystals, Hand & Body Lotion, Room & Linen Mist and Olive Soap. Additional, safe off street parking is available for trailers, motor bikes, mountain bikes and caravans with plug-in facilities. Use of Washing machine - detergent, portable line and cloths pegs supplied and Laundry Service is available during Low Season - at an additional cost. Use of DVD player and Library of beautiful Karoo books. Boma is equipped with everything you need: Braai Grids, Tongs & lighters, Firewood, Firelighters/blitz and kindling – all of which are replenished daily, as well as ample seating and table - great for bigger groups, including Umbrellas and Pool Lounger – you need only bring swimming towels. Veggie and Herb Organic Tunnel where you are welcome to pick your own salad greens with our compliments, however is season dependent. Welcome His and Hers Gift - Welcome Refreshment - Information Brochure packs. Stoep suite is private and fully self-contained: If booked then there are no other guests in the house which is adjacent. Private outside entrance offering a spacious en-suite bedroom with beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings thus being cool in summer and warm in winter and mock sash windows providing beautiful views Double bed & single bed and vanity with hair dryer Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and bath Including 50sqm south facing enclosed stoep, with lounge and dining areas and large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert and the Swartberg - same views as cottages Fully equipped self-catering Kitchenette with fridge and freezer, microwave, mini oven, double plate cooker, kettle, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, Cobb cooker, Webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, braai grids and tongs Private braai area and use of plunge pool Complimentary health breakfast provisions; 2 cereals, home baked muesli and rusks, farm milk & juice, 5 roses & rooibos tea, Nescafe coffee, filter coffee grounds, white & brown sugar, including sweetners, salt & pepper Safe, secure off street parking close to the house and property is fully fenced. Karoo View House, has 3 Spacious en-suite bedrooms sleeping 6, with extra capacity in each of the bedrooms & loft area. Log fireplaces, Hot-art fireplace & Air-conditioners in 3 bedrooms and living areas. Enormous open plan lounge with TV, DSTV with hospitality package including all Sports Channels, large open plan dining area and separate guest toilet Fully equipped open plan farm style kitchen, two 50sqm stoeps, Pool & Braai. The open plan layout of the house boasts beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings throughout, thus being cool in summer and warm in winter, mock sash windows providing beautiful views in every direction and with North and South facing stoeps which lead off the main living areas. Fully equipped large open plan Kitchen  Fresh farm milk, 5 roses & rooibos tea, Nescafe coffee, filter coffee grounds, white & brown sugar, including sweetners, salt & pepper Smeg 5 Plate gas stove & electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, coffee plunger. Large fridge with freezer capacity, ice trays, filtered water on-tap & stand-alone water filter. Dishwasher, Washing Machine Crockery, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans, egg boiler, blender, hot tray and loads more Emergency basket, recycle bins Providing all your "home from home" comforts for entertaining Air Conditioner & Hot Art fireplace Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2 - additional single beds may be added if required due to spaciousness Double bed Lounge area in front of large log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with large walk-in "his & hers" shower, double travertine vanities, wall heater, trigger shower, int. shaver point, leads out to private outdoor shower and garden Walk-in dressing room Opens onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2 - additional single beds may be added if required due to spaciousness and loft area Choice of either 2 single El beds or King EL bed Sitting area in front of log fireplace Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite bathroom with shower Leads onto north facing stoep with endless views over the Karoo plains Bedroom No 3: Our Stoep Suite is 50sqm and is self-contained, sleeping either 2 or 3 in an open plan en-suite bedroom with: Private outside entrance offering a spacious en-suite bedroom with beautiful double volume natural reed ceilings thus being cool in summer and warm in winter and mock sash windows providing beautiful views Double bed & single bed and vanity with hair dryer Air-con with remote heating & cooling En-suite fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and bath Including 50sqm south facing enclosed stoep, with lounge and dining areas and large sliding glass windows with magical views overlooking the village of Prince Albert and the Swartberg – same views as cottages Fully equipped self-catering Kitchenette with fridge and freezer, microwave, mini oven, single plate induction cooker, coffee plunger, toaster, egg boiler, Wok, Cobb cooker, Webber braai, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, braai grids and tongs North Stoep: Measures 50sqm, overlooks the natural Karoo plains for 100km's, built-in braai, bar area, pool, enclosed private garden, dining area & lounge area. South Stoep: Note that if the Stoep suite is booked this stoep will not be available. Measures 50sqm, overlooks the village of Prince Albert and the Swartberg, relaxing lounge area, library and day bed. Parking & Security: Safe, secure off street Double carport close to the house, plus additional parking Property is fully fenced and the house has an alarm with 24 hour armed response The following is provided for your comfort: White poly cotton percale linen, 100% cotton cellular blankets, bed throws, mozzie nets Electric blankets, anti-allergenic duvet & pillow inners, bath sheets, hand towels, swimming towels Bathroom amenities, mozzie spray & lotion, tissues, bathroom emergency pack, hairdryer TV & DSTV hospitality package - all Sport channels, selection of DVD’s, board games & chess set Free unlimited Wifi and excellent cell phone reception Basket of firewood, kindling, blitz, lighter, matches, braai grids & tongs Kitchen paper towel, serviettes, swabs, T Towels, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets, clothes pegs, emergency lamps & lanterns, lampolie Pick your own fresh veggies & herbs from our organic tunnel, behind reception - season dependent on what is available We will gladly provide you with the following at an additional cost: Additional firewood & blitz, daily servicing, personal laundry, car wash, braai baskets including lovely Karoo goodies and your grocery shopping.

Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate

We offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Karoo in five-star luxury. Our establishment's unique location allows visitors spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and a "farm" feel practically in the quaint hamlet of Prince Albert. The original farmhouse is a national listed building with an almost 360 degree view of the mountains and surrounds. It's the perfect place from which to admire beautiful sunsets and starry skies in summer, to warm up next to the fire in winter, or to take the perfect photos all year round. Our indigenous and exotic Karoo garden is great for exploring, or to relax in, and it complements the homestead perfectly. Guests are welcome to help themselves to seasonal fruit from our fruit trees and they will be treated to fresh produce directly from our vegetable garden daily. ROOMS PRINCE ALBERT SUITE “More than husband and consort, Albert was everything to Victoria, and Osborne was unthinkable without him.” – Sarah Ferguson The Prince Albert Suite is our premium flagship room. It occupies the entire, newly built west wing of the farmhouse and has access to its own furnished, private terrace and cool shaded garden. Guests can make use of their elegant private antechamber to receive visitors or to lounge and enjoy the comfort of their air-conditioned suite. This spacious room boasts sustainable reclaimed hardwood floors and antique armoires to store guests’ property and clothing. It also offers a comfortable, extra length, king-size bed, with an antique crystal chandelier adding a royal touch. In the modern Victorian-style bathroom, a scroll-edged bathtub and “his and hers” basins lend elegance, while heated towel rails, underfloor heating and a walk-in, wet room shower adds a cosy, yet modern feel. ARCADIA God made a beauteous garden with lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway that was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said “To you my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowerets tend, But keep the pathway open, Your home is at the end.” – Robert Frost, God’s Garden Arcadia, the name of a region in Greece, is an idyllic vision of pastoralism and the splendour and harmony of living close to nature. The Arcadia Room is adjacent to Mirtehof’s kitchen gardens where flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables sustain a buzzing community of insects, birds and small animals. Sit under the arbour and enjoy watching our garden hens searching for grub; or watch the resident geese gorging themselves on fallen figs in the orchard. These gardens lead the eye to green pastures where sheep, ponies and rescued donkeys live out their lives in open grazing fields of clover. As you enter the Arcadia Room, the values of antiquity will soothe you and give you a sense of serenity—soft pastel tones of the Persian carpet and original Oregan wood ceilings, combined with elements of nature reflected in the curtains and artwork above the King size bed. A dressing table; two comfortable lounge chairs, a coffee station with a bar fridge, wall-mounted satellite television, bedside tables with reading lamps and a luggage rack are featured in the room, as well as built-in wardrobes. The Victorian-style adjacent bathroom has a double vanity, and a spacious shower and a bath, with a full-length mirror. THE ORCHARD “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus. Guests who visit during the lovely months of autumn will enjoy the reverence of nature as the colours of the orchard at Mirtehof are mirrored by the autumn flowers on the curtains in the Orchard Room. The room is part of the old farmhouse where the century-old “brakdak” ceilings are still visible. The Orchard Room is believed to be the coolest in the entire house due to the clay and reed construction of the old ceilings. Ceiling fans and air conditioning keep the cool air moving and create a comfortable space from which to enjoy the courtyard and its quaint, four-spout fountain. The room offers a king-size bed and a sitting area with a reading lamp. There is a coffee station with a kitchen basin, a bar fridge, a television set with DSTV, a ceiling fan and airconditioner, underfloor heating and Persian carpets. The king-size bed and the beautifully restored Victorian-style black and white bathroom exude luxury and opulence feeling. The bedroom has underfloor heating, a shower and an antique Victorian bath as well as a double vanity. The room has access to its own terrace and boasts calm garden views.

Saxe-Coburg Lodge

Nestling beneath the Prince Albert, possible the prettiest small town in South Africa, with its Karoo style, Cape Dutch and Victorian houses lining quiet arboured streets. Canals lead mountain water into the lush gardens of flowers and fruit trees, a veritable oasis. Dick, Regina and Carmen welcome you to their historical Victorian/Karoo guesthouse (circa 1865) which has 5 luxury air-conditioned garden bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private entrances, patios, tea and coffee trays, safes, overhead fans, heaters, hairdryers, electric blankets, satellite flat screen television and bar fridges. A full English, continental and health breakfast is served under the vines on the patio or in the spacious Victorian dining room. The residents lounge in the main building has a reference library. Guest can relax in our park like garden with swimming pool and stunning views of the nearby Swartberg mountains. Laundry, fax and e-mail service. Free Wifi.  Safe off road parking. Local and South African history a specialty. Situated centrally, we are within walking distance to all the restaurants and places of interest. We are fluent in German and French.  

Tamala's Cottages

Welcome to the picturesque Prince Albert. Ta Mala's cottage is situated in Mark street 85 one block from the town centre. The house consists of three self-catering cottages. One night stays and children are welcome. The main cottage was build in 1860. All three cottages has a private entrance with fully equipped kitchen, living room and bedroom with en-suit bathroom fitted with a bath and spacious walk-in shower. Each cottage has its own private entertaining area with braai facilities. The cottages each has its own unique character. Aloe is situated in the front with a beautiful stoep on the roadside. Excellent for afternoon sundowners, typical Karoo style, especially if the 'leiwater' creates your calmness. Windpomp is situated at the back and can be joined with Aloe for bigger families. Windpomp's braai facility is excellent with views over the back garden. Entrance to Windpomp is from Nuwe street at the back of the property. Both Aloe and Windpomp has got flatscreen tv's with Dstv. Meerkat.... what can we say ? This is one of the gems of the Karoo. Build in the early 1800, with a "brakdak"( roof isolated by a mixture of mud and clay) this cottage will sweep you away with its cozy atmosphere. The only modern feature is the bathroom with a outside shower to die for. During renovations care was taken to keep this little cottage as close as possible to its original state. Meerkat can also be reached from Nuwe street and together with Windpomp has its own undercover parking. Ta Mala's is serviced daily, has 200 thread count, white polycotton percale linen and electric blankets for the winter. Make sure to enjoy the charms of Prince Albert on our two "dikwiel" bicycles to make your visit an experience to remember.