Amy's  Place

Prince Albert     Western Cape    South Africa

 First time visitors to Amys will find a comfortable and spaciously designed haven which caters for up to 6 guests. In keeping with the Victorian feel of Prince Albert the rooms have high ceilings, are light and airy, with sash-windows and are furnished with all you may need for a restful stay in our delightful oasis in the Karoo.


Amys Place is a fully equipped self-catering home away from home with a television and electrical appliances such as a 4-plate stove with warmer; a microwave oven; a fridge-freezer; a dishwasher and washing machine. For those who enjoy cooking there is a Kenwood Chef mixer with liquidizer and juice extractor attachments; an electric hand beater and an electric frying pan for one pot meals. For those who prefer to braai there is even a Weber for your use.

We have provided cutlery, china and glassware for six.

Just off the kitchen/dining area there is a separate scullery/laundry with the dishwasher, sink and washing machine. It also contains a broom cupboard  which houses a vacuum cleaner, broom, ironing board and iron as well as a fire extinguisher, just in case!

Breakfast provisions of muesli, cereal and rusks are provided for your convenience.

There will be cold water, fruit juice and some milk from Prince Albert s very own Gays Dairy in the fridge on arrival. Tea, coffee and sugar are also provided so you can relax on our spacious patio/stoep after your journey and survey the view with a cup of what you fancy before setting off to explore Prince Albert.

Amys sleeping quarters include 3 spacious double bedrooms, all air conditioned, with plenty of closet space. The main bedroom has 2 extra-length single beds and has a luxurious en suite bathroom with shower and Edwardian-style bath.

The linen is scrupulously laundered white cotton percale and the bath sheets 

are white, thick and fluffy.


There is a second bathroom with a shower.  

The bathrooms are provided with toiletries and a hairdryer for your use.

The covered patio/stoep runs along the full-length of Amys Place, it is furnished with a bench and a table with six chairs and provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining and entertaining. If it is peace and serenity you are after then just enjoy the views of the Swartberg Mountain Range and the exquisite Karoo skies at dawn and sunset.

Amys Place and Prince Albert look forward to sharing the special flavour 

of Karoo magic with you and your family.

Attractions & Activities

Prince Albert is a unique Karoo village, nestling at the foot of the Swartberg range with wide plains stretching to the north-east. 

Tourism and farming drive the village economy. There is a supermarket, several butchers and Gay's dairy. Restaurants serve Karoo cuisine at reasonable prices and there are several coffee shops for light lunches and teas. There is a wide range of things to do: strolling round our galleries, museum and shops, guided walks, star-gazing,  story-telling, or simply lazing the days away. 

Village festivals include: the Town and Olive Festival in May and the Agricultural Show in October.  Concerts, soires and bazaars take place from time to time.

There are scenic drives across the mountains - the entrance to the Swartberg Pass is just a few kilometres away. A drive to Oudtshoorn takes just over an hour and a quiet road takes one to the Karoo National Park in 1 hours.



Rates range from R300.00 to R400.00 pppn, all seasons, depending on the number of guests and length of stay. The cottage is let as a unit.


103 Mark Street, Prince Albert,

Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Contact details:

Steve and Pandora Winks: +27 (0)23 541 1235

Steve Mobile: +27 (0)82 459 2625

Pandora Mobile : +27 (0)82 216 2340


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