Posted on Tue September 28, 2021.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta

Loaded with history and old-world charm, Matjiesfontein is a mere 2 hour 45 minute drive from Cape Town, along the N1 highway, and will gift you with the getaway you’ve been yearning for.
But, why not make the journey part of the adventure?

Our beautiful country is to be explored and discovered. Take the road less travelled and grab the opportunity to support local – discover delightful stops, foodie spots and other sites along (or detouring) the way! We’re sure your music playlist is long enough to keep the good vibes going on your road trip.

Opportunities are endless, whether you are travelling from the Western Cape, Gauteng, KZN or anywhere else in South Africa. In the spirit of Heritage month we’re collaborating with Road Trip RSA, Road Trip Magazine and Radio EcoHealth, helping South Africans uncover the best of local travel, hidden gems and rich history.

Road Trip RSA app boosts South African tourism by promoting thousands of things to see and do. Monuments, museums, memorials, POi’s - all listed, with a navigation function - and lots of history and stories about the roads less travelled. It’s filled with nuggets of information and facts – hello history buffs!

Road Trip Magazine offers a wholly fresh approach, emphasising the vehicle in combination with the road trip, the journey, the quest, the adventure, the destination, the goal. It’s about the destination, highlighting the journey and of course always about the car on the journey – hello vehicle enthusiasts!

Radio EcoHealth is a non-commercial online radio station organised by the Pierre@EcoHealth community. Tune into the Road Trip with Diederik segment, every Wednesday from 13h00 to 14h00, and listen to stories, learn the history and visit places you’ve never been before.

To help you kickstart your next road trip adventure, we are excited to launch a giveaway competition in collaboration with Road Trip RSA, Road Trip Magazine and Radio EcoHealth!


Stand a chance of winning a 2-night stay for 2 people sharing at the Lord Milner Hotel, including breakfast.


Answer the following questions via the entry form (link below) AND complete the actions to secure your entry and a chance at winning:

1)    Subscribe to the Matjiesfontein travellers & guests newsletter

2)     Download the Road Trip App to answer: Which former British Governor of Paphos is buried in Matjiesfontein?
NB: Download either via the Apple App Store or Google Play store

3)     Visit the Radio EcoHealth Facebook page to answer: Dewald Smit is host of the Road Trip with Diederik show - what is his stage name?

4)    Register for the free online Road Trip Magazine


Your final destination welcomes you to the charming town of Matjiesfontein – as we’ve heard it called, “an open-air living museum” – which will take you a step back in time…and we couldn’t agree more.

Complete with scrumptious Karoo cuisine, fresh air and warm hospitality, it’s a getaway to rejuvenate the spirit!

With the spring sunshine giving us all the vibes, it’s time put to those adventure shoes on (or kick it back pool-side), with holiday mode turned ON!

PS – don’t leave your fur babies behind! Ask us about our pet friendly rooms, so your four legged friends can enjoy the downtime too.

To book your stay with us, contact us on bookings@lordmilnerhotel.co.za 

With love from,

The Matjiesfontein Team