Albertinia

Aloe vera industry in Albertinia and Klein Karoo wine route

History of Albertinia

Province: Western Cape
Garden Route
Coordinates:34°12′S 21°35′E
Area:5.76 km2
Municipality: Hessequa

Albertinia is considered to be the endpoint of the Klein Karoo Wine Route. There are several vineyards at the foot of the mountains. It was laid out in 1900 on the farm Grootfontein, and the new village was proclaimed in 1904. However, it only became a municipality in 1920. It was named after Johannes Rudolph Albertyn.
Albertinia is known for the aloes which grow in the area The juice of these plants is used in the health and skincare industry.

In the late 18th century a traveler and explorer Sir John Barrow discovered deposits of yellow and red ochre, it was not till 1925 that mining began. These mines are the main source of ochre today. Quartzite and kaolin are also mined in the district

The license plate prefix for Albertinia is CES

Things to see and do in Albertinia

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Useful Numbers

  • Disaster Management – 082 443 0390
  • Emergencies 028 713 2222
  • Municipality;028 713 7858
  • Police: 028 735 8040
  • Traffic department: Riversdale– 028 735 8040 / 028 713 7817 or 028 713 7818
  • Fire: 10177 | 044 279 1415
  • `Water:028 713 7858
  • Electricity:028 713 7858
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;28 735 8023
  • Library:028 735 8023
  • Albertinia sports stadium: 028 713 8000
  • Closest hospital;Riversdale Hospital-028 713 2445
  • Clinic-028 735 1045
  • Pharmacy;Emarmed Medical Centre-028 735 1942
  • SPCA: Garden Route SPCA-044 693 0824
  • Schools:
  • Albertinia High School -028 743 1357
  • Oker Primary School-028 735 1095
  • Museum;076 541 5811
  • Tourism; 028 735 1000                                                                                                             
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