MATJIESFONTEIN DAY TOUR

Language English
Price 4 200,00 ZAR for excursion
Capacity 7 persons max

Experience unique Matjiesfontein, declared a National Heritage Site in 1975, a colonial oasis in the African veldt 275-kilometres from Cape Town. Matjiesfontein, an insignificant railway stop in the Karoo, was founded in 1884 by Scottish railwayman James Logan. The Railways had reached the Kimberley diamond fields. Ignoring all advice Logan persisted in finding water which the railways paid dearly for. Dining cars were unheard of, Logan saw the potential of this remote Matjesfontein halt which became a fashionable Victorian health spa. Matjiesfontein hosted the first test match between England and South Africa, attracting many distinguished visitors – lord Randolph Churchill, Olive Schreiner, Rudyard Kipling. During the Anglo-Boer War, 10,000 British troops and 20,000 horses as well as a base hospital, were located at Matjiesfontein.

Let CAPEFUNTOURS transport you back in time and indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of a bygone age:

• Soak up history in the Transport and Victoriana museums (you’ll need more time than you think)

• Take a trip on the Old 1958 London Bus (the shortest tour in South Africa)

• Explore the British Army’s Anglo-Boer War encampment (still plenty of rusting bully beef cans to kick about)

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