The little town of Montagu is a real gem to stumble upon, situated on Route 62 just 2 hours from Cape Town. It is acknowledged as the gateway to the Klein Karoo but really it is much more than that.
Montague life is slow and the people are friendly. A stroll down Long Street might give you a taste, as many of the buildings hark back to the days of the ox-wagon explorers, giving Montagu the record for more national monuments on a single street than any other town in South Africa.
Furthermore, there are myriad activities to sink your teeth into. For the outdoor adventurer, Montagu offers some of the best rock climbing in South Africa, an array of mountain bike routes and hiking trails of various lengths. The town has an abundance of bird-life, including the rare black eagle, which you might be lucky enough to spot while out on a walkabout.
If you prefer a more relaxing getaway, Route 62 is a recognised wine route, producing some excellent wines. The Saturday morning market is famous for its deli-style delights, particularly cheeses and lovely crafts. If you're looking for an alternative activity, the tractor trips are a very popular novelty tour, taking you to the top of a nearby hill to admire the view from up high. On the opposite end of the scale, you could hop on a boat for a river and wine tour on the near-by Breede River. Finally there are the natural hot-springs, providing a warm, submersive experience, and a healthy little restaurant culture.
Montagu accommodation options are as varied as the town itself, offering anything from camping on the outskirts to luxurious stays in boutique hotels and BnB's on the high street.
Stay in Montagu for a wonderful weekend escape.
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Welcome to "Les Hauts de Montagu", a guest lodge offering 600 hectares of abundant, indigenous flora and situated on the beautiful slopes of the Langeberg Mountains. This is a space of natural tranqui... Read More
Kruisrivier farm is located in the heart of the little Karoo, nested in the middle of majestic mountain ranges and adjacent to the Anysberg game Reserve.With 2500 ha grounds covered with natural fynbo... Read More
The Kogman & Keisie Guest Farm is nestled between the charming village of Montagu in the Klein Karoo and the mountains of Montagu Nature Reserve. Montagu is a favourite destination of many a traveller... Read More
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For the discerning self caterer this luxurious four star "home away from home" is conveniently situated in walking distance to all amenities, close to the nearby wine farms, Avalon Hot Springs and ma... Read More
Kingfisher cottage is a renovated 100-year-old stone farm cottage with no shortage of charm and character. The cottage sits in a quiet valley where guests will experience a peaceful and tranquil holid... Read More
AasvoŽlkrans is a B & B on the outskirts of historic and picturesque Montagu - the Western Cape's gateway to the Little Karoo. The main house and guest units were designed by the host's award-winning ... Read More
Rainbow Glen guest farm is located conveniently close to the Cogmanskloof hiking trails and has a splendid view of Kanonkop from all of the cottages. Guests can enjoy the pool on hot summer days as we... Read More
Considered the Western Cape's Premier Wildlife Destination
The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route... Read More
Situated only 3km outside Montagu on the R62 we invite you to come and have your ultimate outdoor experience. Montagu is only a two hour scenic drive from Cape Town. We have warm summers and crisp, ... Read More
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In a pristine valley surrounded by the spectacular Langeberg mountains, lies African Game Lodge, part of a conservation project dedicated to Wildlife Rehabilitation, Awareness and preserving Bio-diver... Read More
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Love Montagu and the surrounds. Road works currently all over, but it will be even better once upgrades is done.
- Adriaan Marais
Love Montagu. Beautiful little town, extremely friendly people.
- Naomi Harris
Beautiful and full of historical surprises.
- Horace Dramwell
Beautiful old town.
- Mr Schutte
Montagu is wonderful. It is our retreat, the place we go when we want to get away from it all. There is so much to see and do in and around Montagu. The hospitality, kindness and friendliness of the people, as well as the beauty of the area is what draws us and keeps us coming back.
- Cindy Norton