Prince Albert, Central Karoo - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:The heart of the Karoo is the dwelling place to an accommodation in Prince Albert that is inspired and inspirational to those that know it. The Swartberg Mountains are its canvas and the Karoo is the backdrop to this accommodation. It is the inspirational Swartberg Hotel and apart from being at the centre of the quaint and traditional surroundings of the Karoo, the cosy accommodation is 3 starred and also monumental. The hotel embodies the Karoo village's solid history and heritage and having being established in 1850, it encapsulates a certain aura that is both historical and monumental.
The Victorian goddesses stop over on the N1
The Swatberg hotel is the ideal stop over when driving alongside the N1; as it stands just a few kilometres from the Prince Albert turn off. With a Victorian visage, the hotel in Prince Albert is an eye-catching beauty it is not hard to miss and competes against none since it is the only hotel in Prince Albert. Being a National Monument in Prince Albert, Swartberg hotel manages to hold its own without losing its grace and impeccable presence.
Cocoon yourself in the thatched roof huts of the royal Prince Albert accommodation or enjoy the cosy alternative rooms in the main hotel. Enjoy the treasure trove of historical decor and antique feel that is threaded in the decor. Soak in vintage baths while you catch a glimpse of the enchanting sights of Meiringspoort and the towering Swartberg Mountains. The rooms are fully air conditioned and the hotel enjoys free internet access (WIFI) for those unexpected business trip stop overs.
Crisp, green gardens form a fortress along the accommodation in Prince Albert and the crystal blue pool brings an aquatic feel to the green surroundings. Mornings are characterised by cappuccinos and fresh muffins that are being prepared in the hotel's coffee shop. With the traditional and monumental Karoo hospitality, every guest will feel like they are a part of the Swartberg's long-standing family history.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Swartberg Hotel, Prince Albert, Central Karoo
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Disabled Friendly
- Gay Friendly
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for Swartberg Hotel, Prince Albert, Central Karoo
- Tourism Grading Council
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 22° 1' 48" E / 33° 13' 31" S
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Driving to Swartberg Hotel in Prince Albert, Central Karoo
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 388 km / Duration: 4 hours 4 mins|
|1.||Head south||0.7 km|
|2.||Turn left toward Michigan St||0.1 km|
|3.||Take the 1st right onto Michigan St||0.4 km|
|4.||Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd||0.7 km|
|5.||Merge onto Settlers Wy/N2 via the ramp to Somerset||3.9 km|
|6.||Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville||1.5 km|
|7.||Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300||14.1 km|
|8.||Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N1/Paarl/Worcester and merge onto N1
Partial toll road
|9.||Turn right onto R328
Destination will be on the right
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