Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:On the fringe of the Grand Karoo, the Lord Milner Hotel, the last authentic vestige of Victoriana, sits in all its past glory as a "must" stop on the N1 national highway linking Cape Town to Johannesburg and the northern part of South Africa. The Lord Milner's 58 guest rooms have been well maintained over the years and a high standard of service upheld.
The esprit de corps of the courteous staff, the clean crisp air and the warmth of the atmosphere surrounding the Hotel, makes for a relaxing and revitalising stay. A pond, fountains, a riverbed a sparkling blue pool and beautiful lush gardens can be seen around the hotel and guest rooms. Along with the blood-red sunsets, remarkable fauna and flora and its age-old traditions, Matjiesfontein and the Lord Milner Hotel gives itself to the ultimate tranquil escape.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Matjiesfontein Village, Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
- American Express
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Diners Club
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Wedding Facilities
- Non Smoking
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Directions to Matjiesfontein Village
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 20° 34' 55" E / 33° 13' 54.1" S
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Driving to Matjiesfontein Village in Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 233 km / Duration: 2 hours 27 mins|
|1.||Head south||0.1 km|
|2.||Slight left toward Michigan St||0.6 km|
|3.||Turn left toward Michigan St||0.1 km|
|4.||Take the 1st right onto Michigan St||0.4 km|
|5.||Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd||0.7 km|
|6.||Merge onto Settlers Wy/N2 via the ramp to Somerset||3.9 km|
|7.||Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville||1.5 km|
|8.||Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300||14.1 km|
|9.||Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N1/Paarl/Worcester and merge onto N1
Partial toll road
Destination will be on the right
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