The Matjiesfontein Cemetery

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We were driving along the N1 towards Matjiesfontein when I noticed two memorials on a hillside and we turned off on to a very bumpy dirt road to investigate. We had found the Matjiesfontein¬†Cemetery, about 10 kms west of Matjiesfontein … Continued

The Station Museum at Matjiesfontein

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The station at Matjiesfontein was built in 1878 as part of a grand plan to open up the interior of South Africa for trading. Originally it was a small depot but the station developed into an influential business under the … Continued


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It had been a long, hot day filled with wonderful scenery. We travelled¬†from the winelands of the Tulbagh Valley into the Warm Bokkeveld through Michell’s Pass, and from there into the Little Karoo. And then, after driving through miles of … Continued

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