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Touwsriver / Matjiesfontein



Matjiesfontein, a lush oasis in the Little Karoo, was founded in 1884, by the legendary James Douglas Logan. It has become well known for its splendid historical buildings as well as the intricacy’s that make this village unique.

Sparkling with an era long past, it was restored to its former glory and declared a National Monument in 1970. Step back in time and take a trip on an Old London Bus that does a daily tour, sip on your wine aboard an original steam train and be summoned to dinner by the sounds of trumpets playing.

Home to stop-overs by the Rovos Rail and Blue Train, Matjiesfontein is indeed an intriguing Village. With its collection of museums, whispering pepper-tree courtyards, hidden alleyways and pristinely manicured gardens, Matjiesfontein continues to mystify its visitors.

Touwsriver had its roots established as a railway station built in 1877 and was the first major locomotive depot after Cape Town. Of interest, are San rock paintings that can be seen in this area.

Jonathan D. Rawdon - Matjiesfontein : website : e-mail
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