Town of Eastern Cape
Molteno: Historical Information and Surroundings
Molteno was founded in 1874 and named after Sir John Molteno, the first prime minister of the Cape Colony. The area experiences warm summers and chilly, dry winters, with occasional snowfalls. The town is situated high in the Stormberg Mountains and is approximately 150 km from the country's only ski resort, Tiffindell.Molteno is home to Ouma Rusks and the Stormberg biltong factory.The town has several botanical gardens, a monument to Queen Victoria, and an historic library built from local stone.The Molteno Museum is located in the stone library building and portrays the history of the town...