Prince Albert in the Karoo has grown a lot in the last decade or two. Now it’s known less as the town named after Queen Victoria’s husband than for its olive festival and local markets, its artistic refugees escaping Big City life, its renovated old houses and Karoo stoepies. Next time you visit, you might want to stay at the Dorpsplaas Cottage in Prince Albert.
Neat as a pin, it’s a comfy place to spend a few days while you explore the village. In an old cottage overlooking a beautiful garden on a boutique olive farm, it’s perfect for self-catering, with a lounge/dining room and a small but well-equipped kitchen that includes a two-plate hob, mini oven and microwave oven. The bedroom has a double bed and there’s a huge shower in the en suite bathroom. The cottage is right on the edge of town so you’re in walking distance of the main road and all its restaurants, coffee shops and galleries.
It was cold when we visited, so the down duvet, electric blanket and under-tile heating in the bathroom were welcome touches. There’s a fireplace and TV in the living room, as well as shelves full of books to keep you entertained in cold weather.
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