‘The Grand Duchess of the Cape Karoo’, Matjiesfontein was established in 1884 and remains as charming as ever.
When you arrive you are overwhelmed by the fact that the town is literally frozen in time and the locals want to leave it ‘just as is’. The Lord Milner hotel is a popular sleep over spot and one of the most haunted hotels in the country! Ask about Katie and why she still roams the halls of this enchanting place.
It’s been a favourite destination for over a hundred years and well-known personalities, including Cecil John Rhodes and the Sultan of Zanzibar are said to have visited. The famous writer Olive Shreiner took up residence in this quant space in the Cape Karoo. Today, the whole town is a national monument and it is also believed to be the most paranormal place for miles!
Enjoy Karoo lamb for dinner, you won’t be sorry, the area is known for producing some of the most tender meat in the world and people flock here to sink their teeth into it.