The Olive Branch - February 2014

February and our thoughts turn to love… Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, so why not spend a romantic weekend with the one you love here in Prince Albert?

Pam at The House Eatery will be serving a 3 course meal with a complimentary glass of bubbles to start the evening. Cost: R200 per person. Numbers are limited, so please book early. Pam: 023 541 1069, or …

Book now for your Valentine’s Day dinner at the Swartberg Hotel’s Victoria Room. R300 per couple. Includes a 3 course meal, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a special gift for every guest. Limited space. For bookings contact 023 541 1332 or

Cat Simoni brings Valentine Love Songs to the Showroom Theatre on 15 February 2014. For tickets please visit the Showroom booking site or contact Fourie Munro 023 5411 563 / 074 639 4304.
The February and March Showroom programme includes:
•    the Cadillac String Quartet on 8 February 2014;
•    Bradley Burgess, classical pianist, 19 February 2014;
•    Heinz Winkler, the original "South African Idol", 22 February;
•    Mathys Roets, Legendary Singer Songwriter on 1 March 2014
•    the phenomenal Barry Hilton, The Way I see it (one show only) on 8 March 2014.

Brian Finch will celebrate 45 years in music with a Cocktail session on 21 February and a Spit braai on 22 February 2014 at Mustang Sally's.
Contact Marion: 072 151 5693 or for more details and tickets.

Prince Albert now has its own Yoga School. Shasha Yoga opened during January. Carl, Charli and Louisa offer daily basic and intermediate classes and weekly Tibetian yoga sessions at their studio in the National Centre. They have a kiddies’ class too. Visit their website to find out more. Charli also teaches tap dance classes.

Louis Botha offers the first of his 2014 photography courses here in photogenic Prince Albert from 20-23 March 2014, so it’s time to make a booking. Download his course pamphlet or visit his website.

One of the authors who graced our 2013 Leesfees was Chanette Paul whose novel Siende blind has just been awarded the LAPA award for the most popular novel of 2013. Congratulations Chanette!

Talking festivals… if you want to hire a stall for the 2014 Olive Festival (25-27 April), please send your details through to  You can follow plans for what promises to be a very special 21st birthday Olive Festival on our Facebook page.

Bring your Valentine to Prince Albert… see you on 14th February!

Visit our website for full details on events, restaurants and our wide range of accommodation.

Read about our Specials here.
For more information & accommodation bookings contact Zelia
phone: 023 5411 366, fax: 023 5411 788
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The Olive Branch is compiled for distribution by the Prince Albert Tourism Association by The Story Weaver


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