Holiday Accommodation in Albertinia

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Albertinia Hotel AlbertiniaHotel / Lodge
Aloe Ferox Guest Rest AlbertiniaSelf-catering
Garden Route Game Lodge      AlbertiniaHotel / Lodge
Guinea Fowl Guest Lodge AlbertiniaHotel / Lodge
Mrs Smalberger AlbertiniaSelf-catering
Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve AlbertiniaSelf-catering

Albertinia
The area surrounding Albertinia is an eco-paradise with breathtaking views stretching from the coastal area right along the Gourits River over the dune lands to the South of the N2 up into the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains to the North.  These natural areas where one can enjoy outings in a safe and friendly environment, an abundance of bird life and a mild climate.

Here you can find some of  the finest examples of Cape fynbos, (or Cape macchia) a unique collection of about 6500 different species of plants that grow on South Africa's Cape coast.  Many of these species are indigenous to Albertinia and the coastal nature reserve is home to many of them.

Albertinia has derived its motto "Home of the Aloe" from the abundance of aloes growing in the district.  This has given rise to a very big health and cosmetic industry.

Nearby the town towards the Gourits River is a privately owned game reserve where you can view the "Big Five" in a malaria free area. 

There are two mapped and marked routes to help you explore the area.   On the historical Gourits River Drift Route, you can experience the thrill of a bungy jump or swing from the old bridge, the original African bungy site as well as seeing a large collection of cycads and the aloes of the Vals River Pass.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Dunes Route - it passes through the largely uninhabited Canca Valley, where the famous Albertinia thatching reed is harvested and a great place for viewing leucadendrons and proteas in season (September - October).
 
Albertinia offers a variety of accommodation in B&B's, guest farms, nature reserves and at the famous Albertinia Hotel - 'the home of good food since 1900'.

Attractions
Historical guided tour through the town.
Ostrich farm, ostrich products
Guided tours through the aloe factories
Game viewing (The 'Big Five')
Fish traps from the Khoisan hunter-gatherers (Still in working condition some 4000 years later.)
"Speedster" Car hire facility
A beautiful little chapel overlooking the ocean - the perfect venue for an intimate wedding.

Activities
Bungy jumping
4x4 Route
Hiking trail
Horse riding
Excellent fishing facilities both at Gourits River Mouth and along the Gourits River
Whale watching (Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve)
Bird watching
Fly-fishing
Guided or unguided walks through the Fynbos
Golf (9-hole sand course)
 
Nature reserves
Rein's Coastal Nature Reserve

Game Parks

Garden Route Game Lodge

Heritage sites

N G Church
Albertinia Hotel (Are applying for heritage status)
The school, the hotel and the church are all over 100 years old)

Tourist Routes

Historical Gourits River Drifts
The Dunes