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An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …
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An hour or two in Matjiesfontein …

The train rolled into the famous little Klein Karoo village of Matjiesfontein on a late October afternoon and with a long screeching, slowed and finally halted. The wind was icy and the last rays of the sun, casting a golden glow, were doing their utmost to ke...
Botterboom Hiking Trail
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Botterboom Hiking Trail

The Botterboom Hiking Trail is, in its entirety, a two and a half day hike and was designed to give adventure to both serious walkers and casual outdoor enthusiasts. The region, steeped in history, is exceptionally pretty and the trail takes in all aspects ...
Joubert House – a day in the life of what it was to live in the 1850s
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Joubert House – a day in the life of what it was to live in the 1850s

Annette Cilliers is a national treasure. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Joubert House, a house museum and national monument that is like a flashback to what a home must have looked like on any given day in Montagu in the 1850s, is palpable. She speaks about t...
Beaufort West, so much more than a typical Karoo dorp
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Beaufort West, so much more than a typical Karoo dorp

Beaufort West is regarded as the halfway mark when travelling on the N1 between Cape Town and Bloemfontein. The highway runs right through the town, which is lined with a myriad of places to stay. But what we noticed when last there was that the town appears t...
Kuier a while at the Klein Karoo Klassique
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Kuier a while at the Klein Karoo Klassique

Every year the Klein Karoo Klassique Festival is held in Oudtshoorn during August and you will be able to enjoy wines from the Klein Karoo (from as far afield as Montagu), ostrich and game dishes and classical music. And when you order your wine at restaurants...