Prince Albert in the Western Cape of South Africa is one of those little small towns that seem to be imbued with a certain kind of hinterland magic. Flanked by lush vineyards and silvery olive groves, this tiny hamlet is home to talented artisans that range from cheesemakers and chefs to painters, writers, and thespians. One visit will keep you coming back for more, as the diminutive town at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Pass continues to draw you in with its singular mystique.
If you’ve been entertaining the notion of hosting an alfresco celebration in a wedding tent in and around Prince Albert, we’ve got great news – our team has rustled up three unusual destinations in this vicinity that are perfect for this kind of thing. Here goes!
Abrahamskraal is the ideal place to have a Karoo farm wedding. Situated 33km from Prince Albert, this picturesque guest farm is known for sunshine, serenity and the dazzling display of the Milky Way. The partially open-air function venue invites the Karoo landscape to form part of the wedding décor and your guests will enjoy the landscapes, sunset and the starry splendor. Combine the existing venue with a wedding marquee to host up to 200 guests.
The African Relish Café
The African Relish Café is not exactly a wedding destination per se, but if you’re a foodie on the lookout for an unusual venue, it could perhaps tick all of your must-have boxes. Book out the restaurant, invite a group of your closest friends and family and enjoy a shindig as the local chefs cook up a storm on your behalf. If you require space for dancing, enquire with management about adding a tent to the veranda, so you can set up a dance floor. Simple, fuss-free and 100% Karoo.
Elyolo Karoo Guest Farm
Elyolo Karoo Guest Farm is a working Karoo guest farm, where the visitors come in close contact with farm animals, game, birds and very interesting flora. This privately-owned three-star guest farm boasts self-catering accommodation and is situated at the border of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape near Klaarstroom. The wedding and conference venue has everything you need to put together a rustic, farm-style celebration that will keep everyone dancing till the break of dawn.
These wedding destinations in and around Prince Albert in the Western Cape may be a little offbeat, but it’s just the ticket if you want to do something different to celebrate your nuptials. For smaller weddings in this area, you can also look at hosting intimate gatherings or weekend-long celebrations at guest houses or guest farms. Would you like more of this kind of insider advice about eventing destinations in South Africa? Keep your eye on the blog – we’ll be sharing more of the good stuff in coming weeks and months.