Weekend Wanderings – Matjiesfontein






old london bus



Matjiesfontein is an old Karoo town that was a popular train stop during the last century. Today it is not more than a one street town with a hotel, 2 museums, a post office and coffee shop. And don’t forget the beautiful lamp posts and big red London bus! Matjiesfontein was founded in 1884 by James Douglas Logan. It is well known for its beautiful historical buildings and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1970 after restoration. This little town is situated just off the N1 near Laingsburg. Be sure to stop off for a lunch or stay overnight in the Victorian Lord Milner Hotel next time you are travelling between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

images: Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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