Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Matjiesfontein, fondly known as The Grand Duchess of the Karoo, was established by a colourful, entrepreneurial Scot, James D Logan. Matjiesfontein, once a lonely spot where locals gathered reeds from the banks of the Baviaans River to weave into rush mats. Perhaps it would have meandered quietly down the years in this tranquil way had it not been for the Cape Colonial Railways and a shrew Scot.
Matjiesfontein is also Afrikaans for Fountain of Little Mats and this picturesque little village is situated just off the N1 almost halfway between Cape Town (240km) and Beaufort West (220km) and remains a popular stop-over for train passengers and motorists alike.
Accommodation near Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
Rooiheuwel Holiday Farm - Beaufort West, Backpackers Lodges, Caravan and Camping, Guest Farms, Self Catering+ more details
Selfcatering Karoo Guest Farm situated in the beautiful surroundings of the escarpment of the Nuweveld Mountains in the great karoo with typical mountain Karoo landscape, 80 km west of Beaufort West. Three mountainous 4X4 routes - grading 3 in dry weather and one 4X4 route in riverbeds. Hiking Trails Birdwatchers Dual Purpose Motorbikers Horsemen (Please note we only provide the horsetrails, visitors ...
At this Beaufort West accommodation, your hosts Attie and Karin Arnoldi will welcome you to enjoy your stay at Donkin House, an up-market 3-star guest house in Beaufort West, in the heart of South Africa's Karoo region. They cater for business stops and families alike. A licensed bar and an A la Carte restaurant is on site where guests can enjoy a traditional farm-style dinner buffet every evening. ...
Olive Grove Guest Farm - Beaufort West, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Self Catering+ more details
20 Kilometres from Beaufort West lies an Guest house on an actual working Olive farm. Right off the N1 and 15 Kilometres on the N12, the farm house Beaufort West accommodation is flanked by thatched roofs and sparkling pools and lies on terraces of green grasses. With the Karoo genuine hospitality running through it, Olive Grove Guest House is the epitome of True farm style living. Star Graded Guest ...
Die Herehuis is luxurious as well as peaceful with the beautiful Nieuwveld Mountains in the background This Beaufort West accommodation is situated in the heart of the great Karoo, nestled between Cape Town and Johannesburg to make the perfect stop over during a long journey. The Guest House has a unique style which gives a romantic aura. Accommodation This accommodation in Beaufort West ...
Your German hosts, Marion and Zwingli, have created a charming home with a beautiful garden for the discerning guest who is looking for luxurious self-catering or B&B Beaufort West accommodation, in a secure and peaceful setting. Honeymooners and those seeking something special, will delight in the exclusivity that the suites offer. Haus Holzapfel offers two sunny and bright suites, which are beautifully ...
Karoo Gateway Guesthouse - Beaufort West, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering+ more details
Let Discover South Africa find you the perfect Beaufort West accommodation. Karoo Gateway is a spanish-styled guesthouse that originally operated as the Beaufort West SAA Airport building. The guesthouse is also known as "The Flight Deck" and still runs as a small airport. The spacious and luxurious en suite rooms are furnished and decorated in the earthy colours of the Karoo. There are ...
Discover South Africa has some great Beaufort West accommodation for you. Lemoenfontein, in the shadow of the Nuweveld Mountains, is a place where after a tiring drive down the N1 you will find calmness and tranquility. You will arrive and immediately you will be sitting enjoying a cool drink on the vast wooden veranda, gazing over measureless miles of veld. The Lodge was built as a hunting lodge ...
Ko-Ka Tsara Bush camp is in the heart of the great Karoo, this Beaufort West accommodation is intimate and exclusive and is surrounded by Nature Reserve that hosts more than twenty various species of game including Gemsbok, Wildebeest, Kudu, Eland and Giraffe as well as close to 200 varieties of birds. This accommodation in Beaufort West consists of seven chalets, a conference centre, a boma and acres ...
This Beaufort West accommodation offers peaceful lodging on a working farm. There is a farm stall on the premises that sells Karoo lamb, biltong (jerky), droÃ«wors (dried sausage), homemade jams and pies. They also have a variety of curios for sale. 24 km north of Beaufort West, 700m off the N1 The Shed Farm Stall and Accommodation offers stylishly-furnished, fully equipped chalets, each with ...
Cape Karoo Guest House - Beaufort West, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering+ more details
The Cape Karoo Guest house stands as a monumental Beaufort West accommodation with a rich history that dates back to 1902. So if there is anything to do with good old fashion hospitality and hosting of guests then this mini guest house is indeed a specialist. It is a cosy and affordable hideaway cushioned in a quiet suburb just outside Beaufort West in the Karoo. It enjoys the towering views of the ...
Things to do near Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
Beaufort West is situated south of a ridge of hills between the Gamka river and Kuils river and to the north of the Nuweveld mountains that is of great interest to archaeologists as it is said that its rocks date back 230 million years. Among the many ancient artefacts are fine examples of ancient Bushman engravings to be found on various farms and at nearby Nelspoort. Beaufort West is a typical ...
The Karoo Highland Route is situated in the north-eastern part of the Western Cape and southern part of the Northern Cape in South Africa. The route covers small Karoo towns such as Matjiesfontein, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Williston, Carnarvon, Loxton, Victoria West and Beaufort West and is commonly referred to as the Great Karoo. ...
Laingsburg in the Cape Karoo developed around the travelers and couriers which passed through it and were accommodated by the Greeffs at their family home on Zoute Vlakte (Salty Flats). These days Zoute Vlakte is used as the town's water supply. This area is a geologist's goldmine, and rich in fauna and flora. While only 280km out of Cape Town, the change of pace is noticeable, encouraging ...
Matjiesfontein, fondly known as The Grand Duchess of the Karoo, was established by a colourful, entrepreneurial Scot, James D Logan. Matjiesfontein, once a lonely spot where locals gathered reeds from the banks of the Baviaans River to weave into rush mats. Perhaps it would have meandered quietly down the years in this tranquil way had it not been for the Cape Colonial Railways and a shrew Scot. Matjiesfontein ...
Prince Albert is a delightful South African village in the Karoo, which is part of the Western Cape. Although we live in an arid region we are blessed with water from the Swartberg Mountains and the village is a little oasis. We enjoy a superb climate, with a high sunshine index and spectacular night skies. The village is a small gem, with beautifully preserved Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian buildings ...
Amalienstein, near Zoar and situated close to Ladismith (approximately 350km from Cape Town), offers a feast for the tourist interested in the rich mission station history of the Western Cape. The town and Lutheran mission station forms part of an area that is known as the Little Karoo. This area is semi-arid with jagged cliffs and gorges forming the landscape. Amalienstein is a mission station ...
Leeu Gamka, this small village straddles the railway line and the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West. The last of the now extinct Cape Lion, was shot here in 1857 and Private Schultz, said to be the tallest man in the British army, died here from wounds received in combat during the Anglo-Boer War. ...
Murraysburg, across the plains, under the Sneeuberg Mountains, offers tranquillity for environmentalists and eco-watchers A typical old-world Great Karoo town, tiny Murraysburg was laid out in the lee of hills set in picturesque surroundings. It lies in a scenic mix of mountains and plains. Murraysburg appeals to outdoor enthusiasts and environmentalists. Once an active and flourishing farming ...
Map of Matjiesfontein Tourism in Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 20° 34' 55.9" E / 33° 13' 52.5" S
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Directions to Matjiesfontein Tourism in Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.1 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
|10.||Turn right||1.1 km|
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Things to do near Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo
|Matjiesfontein, Central Karoo »||Current||Current|
|Laingsburg, Central Karoo »||24 mins||28.7 km|
|Amalienstein, Central Karoo »||1 hour 39 mins||121 km|
|Leeu-Gamka, Central Karoo »||1 hour 32 mins||154 km|
|Prince Albert, Central Karoo »||2 hours 2 mins||158 km|
|Beaufort West, Central Karoo »||2 hours 48 mins||228 km|
|Murraysburg, Central Karoo »||4 hours 4 mins||386 km|