Beaufort West: Matoppo Inn

Matoppo aan de wagenweg is a beautifully restored drostdy building, dating back to the 17th century and is situated within a sprawling, lush garden estate in the heart of the Karoo.

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This guest house is an urban sanctuary with a romantic heritage, a unique sense of style and a commitment to service excellence. While traveling through the Karoo for business or leisure, you will find that Matoppo Inn is an elegant oasis which offers luxurious accommodation in the peace and serenity of a spacious Karoo environment.

Matoppo House has a rich and romantic history dating back to c.1835. Stark in its simplicity, it is one of Beaufort West’s most beautiful and impressive historical homes. The main house was built for Magistrate Johannes Jacobus Meintjies, the son-in-law of the well-known Andries Stockenström. Though it was Meintjies’ private home and therefore not strictly speaking a ‘drostdy’ (official residence of landdrost or magistrate), it has long been known by that name. Since it soon became the social hub of the town, Meintjies Street which leads to its door, was widened to 80 ft (24,4 metres), as wide as the main street, so that carriages could turn at the gate. Later the street became a bustling marketplace complete with a smithy.


Bar fridge, Tea/Coffee facilities, Air-conditioning, Electric blankets,
Hairdryer, Satellite TV with 40 DSTV channels.

Fold-out couches, Extra sleeping space, Family Unit with en-suite bathrooms.

Complies with the standards of Disabled Travel.

Antique bath and shower, His & Her basins, Fire Place*, Four poster bed.*

*depending on availability

Functions & Conferences

  • Venue hire for up to 100 persons.
  • Venue fee includes crockery, cutlery, glass, white tablecloths and napkins, tables, chairs and chair covers as well as table layout.
  • Projector and flip file chart available for conferences.
  • Food and beverages are to be quoted on in addition to the venue fee.
  • Water and stationery available at additional cost.
  • Children's parties.
  • Wedding venue.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a dining room which dates back to the 1830’s. High wooden ceilings create an ambiance of yesteryear and large sash windows allow crisp Karoo air and sunlight into a room where magnificent dinners, state functions, and balls were once held on the gleaming yellow wood floors.

Dinner is served beside a crackling wood fire to banish the Karoo winter chill. In summer, Karoo cuisine may be enjoyed in the courtyard or in the privacy of your own air-conditioned room. Chefs prepare a three-course meal, based on a selection that you make from the menu.

{Matoppo Inn is fully licensed}

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