Prince Albert is a tiny little village well-known for its olives and mohair. Despite its small size its main street boasts several art galleries and restaurants.
Check out the Lazy Lizard (see their Tripadvisor reviews) for lunch or to quench your thirst with their homemade lemonade (the "real" thing!). The Peruvian owner, Juan Pastrana, always has a smile for his customers. Unfortunately, no photo, but it's on your left shortly as you drive into town from the Pass.
After finishing up the Oystercatcher Trail trip, we took a couple of the other hikers out to see the Swartberg Pass and Prince Albert (after a quick drive through Oudtshoorn), coming back via the scenic Meiringspoort route (recently re-opened after torrential rains about 2 weeks ago). I was concentrating on driving, not taking photos - the steep, windy gravel road up the Swartberg pass is worth it for the breath-taking scenery as is the circuit through Meiringspoort. Well worth it if you are at loose ends for a day.
It was a chilly, early morning -but the meerkats didn't seem to mind (click on the photo to see more meerkat pics in the Flickr photostream from this trip)
Click on the map below to see where we went with Devey Glinister of Meerkat Adventures:
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