A different lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle…
lbertinia lifestyle has something for everyone, from adrenalin sport to scenic beauty and tranquil surroundings. Golfing, bird watching, game drives, 4×4 routes, angling and aloe product factories can all be found within a 10 minute drive.
Aloe Park is set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Langeberg Mountains enclosed by untouched nature. A feeling of contentment prevails here, and the sense of community and hospitality in this beautiful pocket between the mountains and the ocean is unsurpassed.
Complete catering for your day-to-day
Albertinia has a quaint, beautiful town centre and Aloe Park is located conveniently for easy access to all these local amenities. Treat yourself to a haircut or manicure in one of the beauty salons, or browse for a bargain in one of the local shops.
Drop in at the charming Albertinia Country Hotel where the food is great and an afternoon tea (or wine) goes down a treat! If good dining tickles your fancy, you can explore other area offerings such as the Serengeti’s Restaurant at the Garden Route Game Lodge or the De Wingerdt Restaurant in Riversdale, to name but a few.
A gateway to the seaside
ith Aloe Park situated with easy access to the N2 you have direct access to a major city like Cape Town to the west and George to the east. Nestled between the towns of Riversdale (40 km away) and Mossel Bay (52 km away), friends and family will have plenty to see and do with scenic seaside destinations within close proximity, including
- Gauritz 13km,
- Botterkloof 22.9km,
- Stilbaai 23.7km,
- Boggomsbaai 30km and
- Vleesbaai 41 km
George Airport is also just over an hour away, making it easy for long-distance family and friends to come and visit you while offering a picturesque drive to Aloe Park to start off their visit.
A golfer’s paradise
Albertinia boasts its own 9 hole golf course with driving range, chipping green and practice bunker. In addition you are within easy reach of some of South Africa’s most spectacular and top rated courses, such as
- Fancourt in George, designed by Gary Player
- Pinnacle Point in George, designed by Peter Matkovich
- Mossel Bay Golf club, originally by Robert Grimsdell
- Simola in Knysna, designed by Jack Niclaus
- George Golf Club, laid out by Charles Murry in the 1930s
- Knysna Golf Club designed by George Strydom and Jock Fraser
All these courses are world renowned and set to impress all, from beginner to professional.
A nature lover’s delight
n Aloe Park the chirping of birds, croaking of frogs and buzzing of bees greet you every morning. Surrounded by indigenous wild life, bird life and a variety of stunning and rare fynbos vegetation, walking and cycling excursions will not disappoint. During spring and summer it is a floral paradise and within close proximity of
- the Gouriqua hiking trail
- the Attaquaskloof hiking trail, between Mossel Bay and Oudsthoorn
- the Botterberg Hiking trail near Mossel Bay starting at the Imbabala Game Reserve
- Tierkop hiking trail in George and
- Outeniqua Hiking Trail near George.
If you are an avid bird watcher you will be able to observe an array of birds locally. You can also visit the Garden Route Game Lodge located only 6 km away where they offer a ‘Bird Watching’ bird walk daily, either on your own or accompanied by a guide. In addition the Lodge offers a Cheetah Walk where you can observe and walk with this endangered species, as well as reptile encounters where you can learn more about these mysterious creatures.
Fine wine at your fingertips
o the west of Albertinia you will find the wine capital of South Africa. You can spend afternoons on your stoep at Aloe Park sipping a selection of wines obtained close by in Herbertsdale Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar or experiment with a locally produced taste from Edenberg Wines.
With easy access to the picturesque and world renowned Route 62 wine route your winters at Aloe Park could be warmed up with a nice red wine sourced from close by destinations such as Calitzdorp and Barrydale.
Home of the Aloe
Located just around the corner in Industrial Road you will find the House of Aloe where you can learn more and buy aloes and aloe products. You can pamper yourself with a cosmetic treatment at the salon and watch a traditional healing demonstration, or buy seedling plants to nurture in your own back garden in Aloe Park.