Montagu is a scenic two hour drive from Cape Town, surrounded by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Lying between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn on the renowned Cape Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, Montagu offers a range of attractions, from healing hot springs to historic museums that are well worth a visit. Browse our extensive list of Montagu accommodations below.
Montagu is known as the “mountain meccaâ€ of the Cape, surrounded by the Langeberg mountain range, and characterised by endless orchards, vineyards, rock formations, and healing hot mineral springs. It is a year-round holiday destination, boasting warm summers and although it has chilly winters, the changing scenery and sunshine make a visit to Montagu at any time of the year worthwhile. A range of excellent Montagu establishments offer accommodation in various styles, from modern guest houses to quaint B&Bs that won’t leave you out of pocket.
Montagu’s most famous attraction is its hot mineral springs that reside at a temperature of 43ËšC. Spend your days relaxing in the warm, healing waters and feel the tension of everyday city life melt away. Spending time in Montagu is a great way to unwind. There is an extensive list of activities to enjoy such as fishing, river boat trips up the Breede River, and a circular walk through the idyllic Montagu Nature Garden. Adrenaline junkies will get a thrill out of mountain biking, abseiling, and paragliding. While here, make sure you visit Sambona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu Golf Club, Leidam Bird Sanctuary, and the Montagu Village Market, held each Saturday, which offers everything from local and organic produce to hand crafted gifts.
Montagu is one of the best examples of a late Victorian agricultural village in the Western Cape. It boasts a number of preserved Cape Dutch and Georgian National Monuments - with Long Street housing 14 of the town’s 22 national monuments alone. Don’t forget to visit the three historical buildings (Joubert House, Old Mission Church, and the KWV Building Complex) that comprise the Montagu Museum. The museum has been declared a national monument, and boasts a collection of oil paintings and drawings by the famous South African artist Francois Krige, as well as an archive filled with a large collection of documents and photographs, relating to the history of Montagu.
Other activities in Montagu include tractor rides up to the summit of the Langeberg to enjoy traditional South African potjiekos, donkey cart rides, scenic walks, hiking, game viewing, and bird watching. Venture out along the Cape Route 62 and explore over 50 wine cellars, go olive and cheese tasting, or tackle the rock climbing spots in Montagu known to be the best in South Africa.
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