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Dreams By Olive Schreiner

Posted on Tue September 15, 2015.

To a small girl-child, who may live to grasp somewhat of that
which for us is yet sight, not touch.

Note.

These Dreams are printed in the order in which they were written.

In the case of two there was a lapse of some years between the writing of the first and last parts; these are placed according to the date of the first part.

Olive Schreiner.

Matjesfontein,
Cape Colony,
South Africa.
November, 1890.

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Recipe: Scones from The Coffee House

Posted on Fri September 11, 2015 in The Coffee House.

The Coffee House occupies what was once Logan’s General Store in 1888 on Matjiesfontein's Main Street.

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A Matjiesfontein Ghost Story: Lucy

Posted on Wed September 9, 2015.

Matjiesfontein is reputed to be the most haunted town in South Africa. The history of this Karoo oasis includes; fortification during The South African War (formerly known as The Anglo-Boer War) as headquarters of the Cape Command, refuge for Jamieson Raid reformers, and the venue of controversial war crimes hearings.
With such a colourful history, many stories abound of ghost sightings, though they are after all just stories—or are they?
There are no malevolent ghosts here. The ghosts of Matjiesfontein are said to be both playful, and even mischievous, or they are totally unconcerned with events around them. 

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The Snake Eagle Thinking Path

Posted on Fri September 4, 2015.

The Snake Eagle Thinking Path in Matjiesfontein is the first permanent geoglyph created as part of the Karoo Geoglyph Project.

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Matjies Magic

Posted on Mon August 31, 2015 in Press and Advertorial.

To visit Matjiesfontein is to step back into time. We’ve had many time travellers over the last 120 years; among them have been dignitaries, authors, railway men, cricketers, and even war criminals—and many, many storytellers.

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