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Rooiberg at Matjiesfontein

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Rooiberg-bus.jpgGM Johan Dippenaar andJohn O’Reilly of Matjiesfontein,  Johan du Preez, Rooiberg’s CEO, andJohn Theunissen, who has been the guide for the “Showtime!” mini London-bus tour in the village for more than 30 years.

Matjiesfontein has been in the news recently - partly thanks to the recent  publication of that splendid book of that name by Dean Allen - see my review under Books. The little Victorian village in the Karoo has been on my list for another visit ever since, and then, getting this image of its London bus, splendid in new coats of paint, has strengthened this urge.

Rooiberg has been supplying the hotel's house wine for an impressive 25 years, and marked the occasion by giving the famous red London bus restorative coats of paint. No doubt  it will continue taking passengers for a mini tour of the village attractions for another quarter century or more...



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