To visit Matjiesfontein is to take a step back in time; we’re taking a trip down memory lane and are calling on you to help us complete the My Matjies Memory yearbook and showreel! We’ll fill the photobook and showreel with your memoirs so that this charming town can tell its own story.
With four glorious days off just around the corner, there’s no better time than Easter weekend to arm yourself with a set of wheels and discover the scenic route that takes you to the majestic yet quirky village of Matjiesfontein. Replete with history and old-world charm, Matjiesfontein is a mere 2 hour and 45 minute drive from Cape Town, along the N1 highway, and will gift you with the getaway you’ve been hunting for this Easter weekend.
Walking into the town’s coffee shop is taking a step back in time – friendly waitrons, dressed in traditional Victorian attire, welcome you to sit down and enjoy a tasty Karoo breakfast, lunch or a slice of zesty lemon meringue paired with a cup of renowned Truth coffee, prepared by skilled baristas.
Escape the hustle & bustle of the city and treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic getaway in the Karoo for the month of love. A 2 ¾ hour drive from Cape Town, the village of Matjiesfontein boasts the perfect destination to experience magic, rich history and old world charm, all rolled into one.
Well worth the trip, staying at the Lord Milner takes one back a century. It is like living in a museum, with all the grandeur of days gone by. If you are lucky to meet them (we weren't), there are ghosts to be encountered in the hallways and in the pink church. Food is exquisite, staff friendly and entertainment by Johnny in the pub great - after what may... Read More
5 out of 5 for tasty hot food
5 out of 5 for piping hot food It is so rare that your main course and Malva pudding are delivered piping hot. The Lamb chops were extremely tasty and made more tasty because they were piping hot. Also served on hot plates. The historical ambience and Pub Piano player really add to a most memorable visit. Highly recommended
Another excellent visit to the Lord Milner Hotel
Step back in time and treat yourself to a visit to this historic hotel. I have visited around once a year for the past decade and always enjoy the friendliness and the history of the buildings and surroundings. The Laird's Arms is one of my favorite pubs anywhere in th world.
Fantastic - Must Visit!
This is a must add to your bucket list. Oom Johnny and the red bus made the trip extra special especially the entertainment he provided in the pub. Super friendly service for ALL staff and excellent food. Thanks for making our Christmas eve supper one to remember.