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PRINCE ALBERT CELEBRATES 250 YEARS

August 2012

2012 in Prince Albert is the year of celebrations where the village will be "honouring our past, inspiring our youth." We celebrate 250 years since the De Beer brothers; Zacharias, Mathys and Johannes Arrived to establish their farm de Queekvalleij at the foot of the Zwartberg.

FEBRUARY 2012

  • Wed 1st PA Garden Club Birthday party. Ernst van Jaarsveldt, Succulent Riches of Southern Africa
  • Friday 3rd Fruit Festival for Senior Citizens
  • Saturday 18th The best of the Kieliebeentjies Valentine Evening
  • February is dedicated to our young people with drama, coloring-in competitions & story writing
  • Patchwork Theatre presents "Prince Albert’s Story"
  • Dedicated to our youth & P.A. Garden Club celebrates their birthday

Valentine Special Karoo View Cottages. Spoil your loved one, Stay for 3 nights & get 4th free & special hamper of treats. When enquiring please quote KV Feb Special to ensure you receive correct quote. Conditions may apply.

MARCH 2012

Cape Argus weekend 10th March – Wishing all our cyclists Good Luck & hopefully not too much wind for you this year. For those travelling down to C.T. don’t forget we are only 45km off the N1 (20min drive) if you are wanting a stopover either on your way down or back home

  • Huis Kweekvallei turns 40 & the ACVV celebrates 100 years
  • Saturday 10th March Reunion for Huis Kweekvallei staff and donors
  • Friday 16th Life enriching weekend course Ds. Danie Du Toit
  • Saturday 24th Star Gazing with Astro Tours
  • 26th – 30th March Huis Kweekvallei will be hosting tea parties
  • School holidays: 23rd & 30th, so don’t forget to plan well ahead for your choice of accommodation
  • Saturday 31st is the start of the KKNK in Oudtshoorn, which makes for a great days outing
  • Saturday 7th is the last day of the KKNK in Oudtshoorn

APRIL 2012 Annual

  • Olive Festival, Witblitz Stoking & Friends of the Museum celebrates 30 years
  • Saturday 7th Birding with Japie Claassen
  • Saturday 14th Raise a glass of Witblitz whilst enjoying potjiekos around the fire – why not take a weekend break, as the Saturday market will be in full swing, whilst watching how Witblitz is made where they still use the traditional antique still – quite fascinating
  • Thursday 19 – 22 Photography course with Louis Botha, Landscaping & Portraiture
  • Friday 27th & Saturday 28th Annual Olive Festival – full program details to follow
  • An exhibition of photographs of Prince Albert Architecture – then and now, will be launched
  • Month of public holidays & 2 long weekends, don’t forget to plan ahead for your choice of accom.
  • MAY 2012: Month of Arts and Crafts & Star Gazing
  • Friday 25th – 31st Art & Craft Festival (will send more info once released)
  • Saturday 26th Star Gazing with Astro Tours – www.
  • Karoo View Cottages May Madness Special – less 36% on standard pppns rates:

Stay for 4 nights & only pay R280.00pppns- 2 persons sharing - children welcome at Std rates. Inclusive of health breakfast provisions, firewood & firelighters. All suites have large log fireplaces, aircon with heat control & wall heaters. Please quote KV May Special to ensure you receive correct quote. Conditions may apply.

JUNE 2012:

  • Library celebrates 150 years
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Art & Craft Festival continues
  • Library has lots of fun planned for the month
  • Friday 29th from 18h00 Moonlit Market in the "markie"

JULY 2012

  • Victorian Month in Prince Albert. NB: Watch this space for updates on an exciting Victorian Dinner / Feast & possible distinguished guests from abroad! ?
  • Saturday 07th Tea in the Toelstedes’ garden in memory of Outa Lappies
  • Saturday 28th Victorian Saturday Market

The Karoo’s best kept secret are our winter months, so why not plan a quiet time away and enjoy our Aloe Ferox’s on the Koppie, as they come into bloom in showers of different shades of reds & oranges & watch the sunbirds in all their magnificence as they feed:

Karoo View Cottages Winter Special: R296.25pppns - 17th July – 31st July

Stay for 3 nights & get 4th night free - 2 persons sharing - children welcome at Std rates. Inclusive of health breakfast provisions, firewood & firelighters. All suites have large log fireplaces, aircon with heat controls & wall heaters. Please quote KV Winter Special to ensure you receive correct quote. Conditions may apply.

AUGUST 2012:

  • NGK Bazaar celebrates 150 years & Karoo View Pamper all ladies
  • Karoo View Cottages Celebrates Spring as our Koppie comes alive in an amazing purple haze as far as the eye can see: Stay for 3 nights & get 4th night free - 2 persons sharing R296.25pppns – children welcome at Std rates. Inclusive of health breakfast provisions, firewood & firelighters. All suites have large log fireplaces, aircon with temp controls & wall heaters. Please quote KV August Special to ensure you receive correct quote. Conditions may apply.
  • Karoo View Cottages Pamper Hamper for our special ladies as we celebrate National women’s day Thursday 09th, and suggest you take a long weekend break.

Karoo View Cottages Women’s Day Special: Special lucky draw Pamper Hamper for ladies, staying 09th -11th inclusive. Spring Special will also apply – R296.25pppns – children welcome at Std rates. Inclusive of health breakfast provisions, firewood & firelighters. All suites have large log fireplaces & aircon with temp controls. Please quote KV Women’s day special to ensure you receive correct quote. Conditions may apply. The men are not forgotten however, as the NGK Bazaar is not to be missed – see below

Saturday 11th Annual NGK Bazaar, fantastic opportunity to stock up on your Karoo Lamb. An amazing experience, not to be missed, as the NGK is transformed for a day

23rd – 26th Photography course with Louis Botha, including a landscape & portraiture workshop www.louisbotha.co.za Thursday 30th & Friday 31st Hoerskool Zwartberg Kultuuraand

Keep a look out for our next Newsletter for our September & October specials – or keep a look out on our website: www.karooview.co.za as Richard and I look forward to welcoming you to Prince Albert to join us in our 2012 celebrations.

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