The cute coffee shop and petrol station in main road Matjiesfontein. From the (supposedly) haunted Lord Milner Hotel to the museums and red bus tour - what to do in the tiny Victorian village of Matjiesfontein in South Africa's Western Cape.

Sep 15 Wanderings: History and charm in Matjiesfontein

The cute coffee shop and petrol station in main road Matjiesfontein. From the (supposedly) haunted Lord Milner Hotel to the museums and red bus tour - what to do in the tiny Victorian village of Matjiesfontein in South Africa's Western Cape.

From the post office and gift shop to the (supposedly) haunted Lord Milner Hotel, museums, cute coffee shop and red bus - what to do in the tiny Victorian village of Matjiesfontein in South Africa's Western Cape

Sep 15 Wanderings: History and charm in Matjiesfontein

From the post office and gift shop to the (supposedly) haunted Lord Milner Hotel, museums, cute coffee shop and red bus - what to do in the tiny Victorian village of Matjiesfontein in South Africa's Western Cape

Thank you @Matjiesfontein for a lovely stay!

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Thank you @Matjiesfontein for a lovely stay!

What we did see: Lord Milner Hotel, Matjiesfontein

What we did see: Lord Milner Hotel, Matjiesfontein

The Forgotten Route Train Tour to Matjiesfontein| Western Cape Tours From Cape Town South Africa 22-April-2016

The Forgotten Route Train Tour to Matjiesfontein| Western Cape Tours From Cape Town South Africa 22-April-2016

On the fringe of the Great Karoo, the Lord Milner Hotel appears as if out of a conjurer's hat: an authentic tribute to Victoriana, and the heart of Matjiesfontein Village. 15 rooms @ R1270  Hotel = The Lord Milner; Motel = kamers op hotelgronde

On the fringe of the Great Karoo, the Lord Milner Hotel appears as if out of a conjurer's hat: an authentic tribute to Victoriana, and the heart of Matjiesfontein Village. 15 rooms @ R1270 Hotel = The Lord Milner; Motel = kamers op hotelgronde

A Corner of the Bar This is one end of the fossilised 19th century Laird's Arms bar in the Karoo village of Matjiesfontein. Serious – this is the real, original thing, not some recreation. It is attached to the Lord Milner Hotel. There is a symphonion in the corner too. If you've never heard one of these playing, and have the chance, don't miss it.

A Corner of the Bar

A Corner of the Bar This is one end of the fossilised 19th century Laird's Arms bar in the Karoo village of Matjiesfontein. Serious – this is the real, original thing, not some recreation. It is attached to the Lord Milner Hotel. There is a symphonion in the corner too. If you've never heard one of these playing, and have the chance, don't miss it.


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