The entire village of Matjiesfontein in the dry, arid Karoo is a national monument flying both the British and South African flags indicating its involvement as a base for the British Army during the Boer War.
It fell into decline after the Victorian era, when it was a fashionable health retreat, but has now been completely restored to offer a variety of accommodation. The Lord Milner contains beautifully furnished bedrooms with baths, plus a charming courtyard suite.
The antique filled lounges and library open onto spacious courtyards and verandas. What used to be Logan's general store has been restored as a coffee house serving refreshments, scones and toasted sandwiches.
Matjiesfontein Village is a visitor, romantic and historian's dream. It has a rich background, dating back to its roots in the late nineteenth century. From its ties with the Boer War, to the pioneering spirit engendered by its founder, James Logan, it is steeped in the history of an era, the echoes of which still reverberate through the streets and buildings. Accommodation
Main Building Guest Rooms:
* Ensuite bathrooms
* Music and In-house telephone
* Laundry facilities
* Some suites feature double full-length bathtubs
This is probably one of the oldest buildings in Matjiesfontein, and Jimmy Logan was himself a Mason. The Lodge has a welcoming atmosphere and is available for family accommodation. The Garden Mews are also located here.
Built in a somewhat Italian-Victorian style, the Villa and its garden have a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere, its large shuttered doors opening onto a private terrace shaded by palm trees and bougainvillaea. The Villa was once occupied by Jimmy Logan's son (also Jimmy) and his wife and two step-children. It has now been converted into four spacious bedrooms, each with a dressing room and double-bath.
The Reston Villa consists of 4 rooms including a Honeymoon suite
Swimming Pool Suite
The 2 bedroomed suite caters for 4 persons. It includes a double bed, 2 single beds, a bath and shower. Located on the riverbed and lush gardens, the suite also bears a private swimming pool and patio.
4 Self Catering Cottages
The cottages are equiped with all the requirements for comfortable accommodation: cooking utensils, stove, fridges, kettles, etc. Spacious, secure and secluded, they can accommodate 6 people.