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Matjiesfontein

Main Road, Matjiesfontein 6901, South Africa
+27 23 561 3011
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A must see, we will be back again

I have always driven by Matjiesfontein and never taken the time to stop. This year we booked into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheFoodScout
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Centurion, South Africa
via mobile
Stay longer!

What a quaint and historic little town! Such a pleasure to see history preserved and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula B
,
Kloof, South Africa
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lord milner” (26 reviews)
“coffee shop” (17 reviews)
“rovos rail” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Main Road, Matjiesfontein 6901, South Africa
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+27 23 561 3011
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"lord milner"
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"coffee shop"
in 17 reviews
"rovos rail"
in 14 reviews
"cape town"
in 12 reviews
"car museum"
in 11 reviews
"post office"
in 9 reviews
"train station"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"small town"
in 6 reviews
"blue train"
in 6 reviews
"the pub"
in 6 reviews
"victorian era"
in 4 reviews
"boer war"
in 4 reviews
"the main street"
in 4 reviews
"cricket match"
in 4 reviews
"bus tour"
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"interesting museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always driven by Matjiesfontein and never taken the time to stop. This year we booked into the Lord Milner Hotel (also reviewed) and stayed over. The town is amazing with much to see despite being small. The museum and bus ride were great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a quaint and historic little town! Such a pleasure to see history preserved and enjoy the pleasures of a bygone era. Best coffee and french toast I've ever had at the post office coffee shop - perfect on a cool morning! Next time we'll...More

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual and historical town where the first cricket match between the English and South Africans, winners SA! Lots of small museums, small gift shop and coffee shop. Don't expect lots of shopping, it's not that kind of town.

Thank Anne N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a stay over we have spent time in the village, at the coffee shop and gift shop. Also relaxing in the garden and spending the night at the Lord Milner Hotel. It has been most gratifying to see the evident effort that...More

Thank Charles d
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here by complete accident (truely, the train had broken down and what a place to break down at). The preservation conditions of the Victorian Period buildings is RARE and extremely impressive! The township now has 300 residents, no crime and no squatters.

Thank ZaraIam
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Matjiesfontein is a wonderful look into a bygone era. What a very interesting and relaxing stop. We enjoyed our stay at this unique hotel where the staff are very welcoming and helpful. The food in the atmospheric dining room was excellent and served by attentive...More

1  Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Matjiesfontein was founded by one man who saw an opportunity to offer accommodation to travellers on the railway. Many of the people who work their now are descendants of the original workers. It's all quite eccentric, with a red London bus that tours the main...More

Thank Lucy I
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Take a tour of the hotel and discover some interesting history and facts of the town of Matjiesfontein. Once had 10 000 inhabitants, now only 300!

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here as part of the Rovos Rail trip. The street is kept beautifully clean and very welcoming. We particularly liked the motor museum at the end of the street. Too many of the cars from our childhood! There is a hotel with a...More

Thank Beverley S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here on our Rovos rail trip from Pretoria to Cape Town. it's an ok place to look around but reminded us of something out of a replica village! All public buildings are well kept with some interesting old vehicles.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
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