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With its temperate climate and rocky outcrops Albertinia is home to a large concentration of Cape Aloes also known as Aloe Ferox. This hardy African plant has been used for many thousands of years to treat a myriad ailments – from scratches and burns to sun protection and purgative medication. Evidence of its healing properties have been found in ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian archives.

Albertinia boasts two factories dedicated to the extraction and processing of aloe juice to create a variety of beauty and wellness products. Visitors are invited to pop in at the factory shops, located right next to the N2 to purchase products as well as learn more about this magical indigenous plant species. However, don’t stop your exploration of Albertinia here. Head further into the town to experience the old-style hospitality for yourself. Soak up the tranquillity and reconnect with who you truly are. Founded in 1900 and named after Johannes Rudolph Albertyn – the first Dutch Reformed minister to serve the community – the town has a rich history that you can find out more about at the Cultural Historical museum.

quick facts

Aloe Capital of SA

Population: 6 372

Famous exports: Thatching Reeds & Ochre

info

Albertinia Tourism

Telephone: +27 (0)82 469 7106

contact via email

not to miss

  • Tour and shop at the famous aloe factories
  • Learn about ochre and clay mining
  • Find out more about the thatch industry
  • View the Big 5 on a game drive
  • Visit Albertinia Museum
  • Stay on a working farm (cattle, milk, olive, wheat, horse/ostrich)
  • Wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar

useful links

www.tripadvisor.co.za

www.grgamelodge.co.za

www.aloeferoxafrica.com

www.aloe.co.za

List of accommodation in Albertinia

emergency

Police: +27 (0)28 735 8040

Ambulance: 10177

Doctor: +27 (0)28 735 1942

Explore this town

Whispering Tree in Albertinia, one of SA’s Champion Trees.

The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) initiated a project to identify and protect trees worthy of special protection

Aloe Ferox

A well researched method of utilising the whole leaf of the aloe and not only the white inner gel makes Aloe Ferox products unique.

Garden Route Game Lodge

This malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5.

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