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