The relatively new Matatiele Museum houses exhibitions of the local pre-history, history and cultures of the town and district from the Stone Age to present day. The museum building was originally a Dutch Reformed Church that is made of sandstone and is now a National Monument, with the exhibits having been kindly donated by the local historical society, which collected artefacts of historical interest. The Matatiele Heroes Acre was built in memory of the many fallen heroes who passed away during the struggle era. Many of the victims’ bodies were exhumed from countries like Lesotho and Botswana and buried in South Africa.
The Mariazell Mission was built in 1904 and contains a self-sufficient hydro electrical system. A catholic mission, Mariazell is regarded as one of the best High Schools in the area because of its high pass rate and highly acclaimed politicians such as Patrick Lekota and Albertina Sisulu are alma maters. The institution is like a mecca for many catholic brothers and priests from around the world.