Link your Karoo road trip with a Victorian sojourn in Matjiesfontein, to the awe-inspiring sight of the Valley of Desolation; and finish off in Nieu Bethesda with a visit to one of the Karoo’s most precious cultural treasures, the Owl House.
Olive Schreiner, one of the first voices of literature and feminism in South Africa, lived in Matjiesfontein for a number of years.
Matjiesfontein is a place saturated with history—you simply have to walk down its quiet main street to feel the hum of the past all around you.
Our lovingly curated gardens are an oasis of green amidst the Klein Karoo scrub; a fertile desert hideaway that attracts diverse birdlife.
You’ll find our Farm Stall inside the old Masonic Hotel (also known as Ou Losieshuis); just through The Coffee House.