Friday, February 29, 2008

Letters - Briewe

Why we enjoy Prince Albert

A few years ago we had the pleasure of reading a book “Over the Rainbow” by the Scottish writer, Gavin Bell. It was a fascinating story of his travels throughout South Africa, a part of which brought him to Prince Albert.

He touched on the history of the village and some of its colourful characters as well as the mystery and intrigue of the Swartberg Hotel. Such an episode in his book enabled us to plan a visit into the region as part of our first holiday to South Africa back in 2000.

An annual holiday to this great country wouldn’t be complete without visiting Prince Albert for a few days (and of course the enjoyment of staying at the charming Swartberg Hotel.) The real purpose of this letter is to commend the people of this grand village for the ongoing improvements, recognised by us for the last few years.

We enjoy many things about Prince Albert, the charm, the character, the cuisine – and even reading about the day-to-day village life in ‘the Friend ’. But most of all we enjoy the friendliness of the people of Prince Albert.

Tony & Ann Harper
Sheffield, UK

Avis opens in Prince Albert

Last November two members of Prince Albert's Tourism Association came to see me in George to discuss whether or not we could establish some form of cooperation for the mutual benefit of both Avis and the Association.

This was an intriguing idea since, in my experience, no such joint venture exists in South Africa, and I gladly accepted their invitation to meet with Bokkie Botha, Charles Roux and Zelia Mullins in Prince Albert for further discussions.

This was my first visit to Prince Albert (I am from Jo'burg) and it was my great pleasure to discover that you have such a delightful thriving community, populated, it would seem, by so many interesting characters.

As a result, I had no hesitation in recommending that Avis should establish a booking office within the Prince Albert Tourism office, and thus, earlier this month, my colleague Di Pollard and I returned to the town to set this up with Zelia.

We at Avis wish Prince Albert Tourism every success with this new venture and we look forward to working closely with you in the future.

Gadija Jappie
Area Manager - Garden Route
Avis Rent a Car

Thanks for finding our keys

We lost our front door keys on Monday, 4th February.

They were handed in to Shirley at the Municipality, where we eventually found them.

Thank you to someone for your much appreciated help.

Michael and Mavis Aggett.

Die Vrugtefees

Die Vrugtefees georganiseer deur die NG Kerk Vrouediens op Vrydag, 1 Februarie, in die Pastorietuin was ‘n voorreg om by te woon.

As ‘n inwoner bo 60 jaar (maar nog nie oud nie) wil ek baie dankie sê aan die organiseerders, werkers en almal wat vrugte geskenk het.

Sulke geleenthede maak ons dorp, Prince Albert, spesiaal.

Ione Auerswald

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