- Western Cape
- Prince Alfred Hamlet
The branch railway from Wolseley, through Mitchell's Pass to the Ceres basin, has its terminus at Prince Alfred Hamlet.
The village was founded on the farm Wagenboomsrivier belonging to Jan Goosen on 8th December 1861. It was named after Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, who had visited South Africa the previous year.
Prince Alfred Hamlet is a centre for deciduous fruit and potato growing, with substantial packhouses and railway facilities. Pears, peaches and plums are sent from here to many parts of the world.
A trip through the hamlet to the top of the Gydo Pass gives a memorable view of the Hex River Mountains.
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