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1. Matjiesfontein

Matjiesfontein is a small karoo town situated between Touws River and Laingsburg in the Klein Karoo. It is a favoured weekend retreat from Cape Town and a unique stopover for travellers along the Cape to Johannesburg route. As the N1 highway doesn’t actually pass through this quaint Victorian town, you would need to actually make a point of turning off to visit. Matjiesfontein is more of a street than a town, but when you spend a weekend there basically everything you can see and do is a must. Take time to walk about and visit all the old historic buildings, after all the entire village was declared a national heritage site in 1975! The Lord Milner is a luxury historic hotel and a night…

2. Sutherland

Home of S.A.L.T The small town of Sutherland lies in the western Roggeveld Mountains of the Karoo. It is the perfect destination from which to explore the Upper Karoo, including other small town s such as Calvinia , Carnarvon and Middlepos. A visit to Sutherland is something everyone should undertake at least once. It doesn’t matter if you visit in the summer time or during the freezing winters, this little town is popular for its starlit nights, warm hospitality, snowy winters and dramatic landscapes. If you looking to marvel at the clearest, dark and star filled night skies then Sutherland should be your first choice, even the professionals agree. This sleepy town is home to the South African Astronomical Society and astronomers come from all over the country to use the…