The lovely small Victorian town of Matjiesfontein has been declared a national monument in its entirety. A Scot, James Logan, founded the small settlement at the end of the nineteenth century. He built a hotel and restaurant here and supplied water to the railways. During the Anglo-Boer War, a British garrison was stationed here and the hotel served as a military hospital with a lookout post in the tower. The town used to be a popular and fashionable health resort that could count Cecil John Rhodes among its many visitors.
It is conveniently situated on the main national road between Johannesburg and Cape Town and thanks to some colourful residents, the town is also gaining a reputation as a cultural and entertainment centre.
Entertainment And Shopping
London Bus: This bus makes daily tours through the town and has a very witty narrator as a tour guide.