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Matoppo Inn

South AfricaGreat KarooBeaufort West 7 Bird Street


Matoppo Inn 

This wonderfully restored 17th-century drostdy building nestles inside a huge, verdant garden estate with a pool and in the midst of the Great Karoo. It is an elegant, urban retreat with a romantic history, a distinct sense of design and a dedication to service quality. Matoppo aan de wagenweg offers luxurious accommodation in Beaufort West in the piece and serenity of a spacious Karoo environment, whether you are here on holiday, for pleasure or on business. 

Our Accommodation 

Choose between the antique guest rooms, the family units and a room for the disabled. All tastefully, individually decorated rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer and electric blankets. 

Beautiful facilities for functions, weddings or a conference are also available. 


Breakfast, lunch and supper are served in the dining area dating from the 1830s. High wooden ceilings evoke a bygone era, while big sash windows let fresh Karoo air and sunlight into the space where shining yellow wood floors previously hosted great meals, state functions and balls. 

In the summer, you can dine on Karoo cuisine in the courtyard or in the comfort of your own air-conditioned room. To keep the Karoo winter chill at bay, dinner is served beside a roaring wood fire. Chefs produce a three-course meal based on a menu option made by you. Please make your dinner reservations prior to arrival. 

Short History 

Today known as Matoppo Inn, Matoppo House has a long and rich history that dates back to around 1835. It is one of Beaufort West's most magnificent and stunning historical homes, stark in its simplicity. The main home was erected for Magistrate Johannes Jacobus Meintjies, the famous Andries Stockenström's son-in-law. Though it was Meintjies' private residence and hence not technically a 'drostdy' (official residence of a landdrost or magistrate), it has been known by that term for a long time. 

Because it quickly became the town's social center, Meintjies Street, which leads to the gate, was extended to 80 feet (24,4 meters), the same width as the main street, so carriages could turn at the gate. Later, the street was transformed into a lively market with a smithy. Today Matoppo House serves as a pet-friendly guesthouse.

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