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The elegant and charming town of Albertinia is another of the scintillating Garden Route’s most wonderful destinations. Albertinia, which is home to the Aloe ferox or Cape Aloe plant, lies at the foot of the supreme Langeberg Mountain range and boasts some of the most incredible views found anywhere along the Garden Route. Though it is relatively small, Albertinia, which was named after the Revered JR Albertyn, is home to a few very important industries in South Africa. As expected, because of the aloe plant growing prolifically throughout the area, one of the key industries is a skin care manufacturer who extracts the gel from the plants for dermatological uses; this manufacturer has an on-site plant that is open to the general public. Another important industry here in Albertinia is red and yellow ochre, which is used in the manufacturing of paints, and the colouring of cements and linoleum in South Africa. Besides this, Albertinia also has a prominent livestock farming community including ostrich farming as well as a natural thatch reed production company. But Albertinia is not only about industry and the economy – far from it actually. For holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the undulating nature the town is well-known for head over to Reins Coastal Reserve where you can hike and enjoy many fantastic outdoor activities. For the extreme sports junkies who are always looking for an adrenaline rush, the Gourits River Bridge offers bungee jumping, while rabid fans of the great game of golf can look forward to indulging their passion on one of the few remaining sand courses in the area. The Garden Route paradise enclave of Albertinia promises to be the ultimate retreat during your vacation sojourn.