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Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Prince Alfred’s Hamlet is related to the following pages: Western Cape Province, Breede River Valley

Accommodation, Camping, Guest Houses and Holiday Resorts for Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Edenvue Chalets, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Type: Self Catering
Contact: Coralie Botha
Fax: 023 313 3251
Cell: 082 494 4960
Postal address: PO Box 82, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, 6840

Hamlet Country Hotel, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Grading:2 star
Physical address: Voortrekker Road; 9 km from Ceres
Contact: Jos Kahn
Tel: 023 313 3070
Fax: 023 313 3682

In The Orchard, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Type: Bed and Breakfast
Contact: Doortjie van der Merwe
Cell: 082 446 3139

Longacres Guest Farm, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet

Type: Self Catering
Location: On the farm Longacres near Prince Alfred Hamlet; 30 km from Ceres
Contact: Jakki Fourie
Tel: 023 313 3367
Fax: 023 313 3684
Cell: 083 230 4121

Rhodene Farm Cottages, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet.

Type: Self Catering
Postal address: PO Box 20, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, 6840
Location: Rhodene Farm is on the Cascade Road, the turn-off between Ceres and Prince Alfred’s Hamlet
Contact: Ean or Glenda von Buddenbrock
Tel: 023 313 3607
Fax: 023 313 0073 / 086 502 3464
Cell: 083 270 3086

Rooikraal Farm Rondawel, Prince Alfred’s Hamlet.

Type: Guest Farm, Self Catering.
Description: Rooikraal guesthouse is located on the farm Rooikraal that forms part of Middelposboerdery in Prince Alfred Hamlet, 10 km from Ceres and 2 km for the village of Prince Alfred’s Hamlet. The house is nestled between pear orchards on a working farm. There is a huge 16-hectare dam only 500 m away that is perfect for water skiing, rowing, fishing and all kinds of outdoor activities. The house with its private fence all around it is perfect and safe for the whole family.
Bed capacity: The House can sleep 10, and the Rondawel can sleep 6.
On-site facilities: Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). BBQ facilities. Swimming pool.
Style: Children of any age are welcome.
Restrictions: Non-smoking throughout. Pets are not allowed.
Physical address: Rooikraal Farm, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Breede River Valley, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
GPS Co-ordinates: -33.2908449, 19.3438505
Contact: Corli.
Cell: +27 83 232 9593
Last edited: 2022/06/17

About Prince Alfred’s Hamlet, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

  • Prince Alfred Hamlet is a small town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
  • It was founded by Johannes Cornelis Goosen, who was born in the Klein Drakenstein and came to the Warm Bokkeveld as a young farmer.
  • In March 1851 Goosen bought the farm Wagenbooms Rivier from George Sebastiaan Wolfaardt at the “fantastic” price of £6 000. Ten years later he measured out first 80 and then another 10 plots and sold them for £6 000 each. These plots had water rights and each owner also received one morgen or 0.856 hectares (2.12 acres) of land to cultivate in the Bakoven River to grow feed for their animals.
  • While Goosen was busy measuring out his plots, Queen Victoria’s son Prince Alfred visited the Cape Colony. Goosen decided to name the new town after the Prince and so the name Prince Alfred Hamlet was born.
  • In 1861 the first school was established with 42 pupils under the tutorship of Master Strobos. The building, a temporary construction, was known as the “House on Sticks”. In 1871 the “House on Sticks” was demolished when a permanent building became available. It was also used as the church.
  • In 1906 the Prince Alfred Hamlet members of the Ceres Dutch Reformed Church decided to build their own church. D.G. Roux laid the cornerstone on 5 May 1906. Each member had to help by donating a delivery of the stones and each family bought its own pew. In 1926 a parsonage was built so that a full-time minister could be appointed to serve this congregation. On 5 November 1954 they broke away from Ceres “Mother” Church and Rev. I.B. Fourie took up the position of minister of the independent parish. On 25 April 1964 Fourie laid the cornerstone of the new church. The new building was opened on 14 and 15 November and the old building was converted into a hall.
  • On 10 April 1929 Prince Alfred Hamlet got its own train station. The Minister of Railways, W.C. Malan, applied the last bolt to the line before the train, filled with school children, left Ceres for the ceremony at Hamlet.
  • A Town Council was inaugurated on 8 December 1874 and on 28 December 1910 the town was given the status of Municipality under the Municipality Law of 1882. In 1926 a Town Hall was built and in 1979 the offices next to it were added.
  • The Hamlet Country Hotel is the oldest business still in operation. Part of the building was constructed in the 19th century and since 1940 the Kahn family has run it. Wikipedia
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