Upcoming Events


Friday 6 October

Meet in the morning at the Drostdy Restaurant  carpark, share cars, and depart 10h00 on the R62
Drive North to Oudtshoorn then De Rust and have a light picnic lunch (bring your own) in the  beautiful Meiringspoort at the main rest area. We should be there by 13h00. Leave Meiringspoort at 14h00 and head for Prince Albert.
Baviaanskloof Cape Dutch Opstal  - a possible stop for "Padkos"
Arrive in Prince Albert 15h30 to 16h30 and settle in
Dinner. The restaurant is still to be confirmed. (somewhere with nice wine)

Saturday  7 October

Early farmers market for breakfast,

Visit the Fransie Pienaar museum

After which we will see local craft demonstration, blacksmith, weavers & crafters

(Like Swellendam the above are only open in the mornings )

Afternoon walk one of the irrigation furrows (which still operates in the town, unlike ours) and see it in operation, including an old water mill. Judy McGuire will be our guide.
Dinner and perhaps a ghost walk if we feel so inclined.

Sunday 8 October

Visit some of the historic houses of the town to include  the dairy in the "opgekleided "  building and Vergelegen a magnificent Cape Dutch House which holds Lydia  Barrella's mineralogical collection  which is one of the best private collections in SA .

We will then begin the journey home via the Swartberg Pass to Calitzdorp and home.

There are several B&B’s in the town. Your committee has booked into Karoo-Rust. We suggest you look at the following sites to find accommodation that suits your requirements. We suggest trying to find accommodation in town to save on having to drive each time we get together.




NB! Once you have booked please let Carol know so that we can keep tabs on who is coming for planning purposes. Carol’s email address is:  carolannpodd@gmail.com


All costs for accommodation, meals etc are for you own account. We also require an

“admin” fee of R30 per person for a gift for our tour guide.

If you are a passenger in someone’s car, please offer to share fuel costs

Estimated Travel costs

Total 625km. pluslocal driving @25km = 650km =65xR22.40 = R745.60 total cost of petrol (Fuel consumption: Assume 10Ꙇper100km)

Please do join us on what promises to be a fun and interesting get away.

Kind regards,



There are many different routes to and from Prince Albert.. The routes below are based on Google Maps, are the shortest and on tar roads

Prince Albert outing:

Sdm to Prince Albert via Meirings poort: 332 km (4hrs);

PRINCE ALBERT  to Oudtshoorn via Swartberg Pass = 72km + Oudtshoorn to Sdm: 221km.

IF you are interested in al



Carpark Drostdy restaurant



October 6, 2023
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October 8, 2023