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Montagu

Relax in the healing waters of natural hot springs, hike to mountain lookouts and discover historical architecture at this picturesque town on the Western Cape. 

Montagu sits in a region of natural beauty surrounded by the Langeberg Mountains. Visitors are drawn to the town by its hiking trails and mountain scenery, historical buildings, bodegas and rejuvenating hot springs.

Stroll through the town center and picture yourself in a late-Victorian agricultural village. Built in 1853, Joubert House is Montagu’s oldest dwelling and one of 14 Dutch Cape and Victorian-era monuments on Long Street. Check out the collection of medicinal herb plants in the house’s garden. Find displays of medicinal plant research, period clothing and antique furniture at the Montagu Museum, located in the Old Mission Church. See local art at the KWV Art Gallery.

Visit the Montagu Nature Garden to spot indigenous plants and wildflowers. Follow the 1-mile (1.7-kilometer) walking trail that leads to a hilltop and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Cape Fold Mountains. Get involved in Montagu’s community spirit at the weekly Montagu Village Market, where local vendors offer arts and crafts, antiques, olive oils and delicatessen goods.

If you simply want to relax then visit Avalon Springs, where you can reenergize your body in the town’s famous hot springs. Pools of varying temperatures reputedly possess healing qualities and have been used since the 18th century.

Scenic walks, nature trails and mountain hikes abound in Montagu’s surroundings. Walk along the peaceful Keisie River or hike past craggy cliffs and mountain streams to the summit of Bloupunt Peak. Spot over 50 bird species at Leiwater Dam or join a cruise along the Breede River. Take a tractor ride to the top of the Arangieskop Hiking Trail, which affords spectacular views of the Langeberg Mountains.

Montagu forms part of the Klein Karoo Wine Route. Visit a bodega to experience one of South Africa’s most diverse wine regions. Various microclimates allow for the production of dry wines, pot-stilled brandies and ports, among others.

Montagu is a two-hour drive along the scenic Route 62 from Cape Town. Rent a car to get here and to explore the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation in Montagu

You can explore 11 Montagu hotel listings by browsing Expedia's user-friendly Montagu hotels guide.

Be sure to check out the luxury services at the Galenia Estate, which can be found at 3 Km After Montagu On Route 62, and the 7 Church Street Guest House, at 7 Church Street. Alternatively, the Mimosa Lodge, at Route 62 Church Street, and the African Game Lodge, at Driekuilshoogte Road, are two more budget-friendly options worth looking into.


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Mimosa Lodge

Mimosa Lodge

Route 62 Church Street, Montagu
4.0
of 5, from 4 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this romantic guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Montagu Museum and Hick's Art Gallery. Montagu Golf Club and Montagu Village Market are also within 15 minutes.

$99
Montagu Vines Guest House

Montagu Vines Guest House

2 Tanner Street, Montagu
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Montagu, this golf guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Hick's Art Gallery, Montagu Museum, and Montagu Golf Club. Cannon Hill and Montagu Village Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$78
7 Church Street Guest House

7 Church Street Guest House

7 Church Street, Montagu
5.0
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Montagu, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Montagu Museum, Hick's Art Gallery, and Montagu Golf Club. Montagu Village Market and Cannon Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$59
Montagu 4 Seasons

Montagu 4 Seasons

56 Bath Street, Montagu
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Montagu, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Montagu Golf Club, Hick's Art Gallery, and Montagu Museum. Montagu Nature Garden and Cannon Hill are also within 15 minutes.

$41
Squirrels Corner

Squirrels Corner

3 Bloem Street, Montagu
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Montagu, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Hick's Art Gallery, Montagu Golf Club, and Montagu Museum. Cannon Hill and Montagu Nature Garden are also within 15 minutes.

$35
Karoo Pride En Route 62

Karoo Pride En Route 62

Farm Ravenna, Route 62,Kruispad, Cape Town
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Northern Suburbs, this cottage is 0.7 mi (1 km) from Zevenwacht Wine Estate and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Mangwanani African Spa. Skilpadvlei Winery and Kuilsriver Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$56
Mountain View Lodge Montagu

Mountain View Lodge Montagu

33 Kohlerstreet, Montagu
4.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Montagu, this lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Cannon Hill and Montagu Museum. Graham Beck Winery is 22.2 mi (35.8 km) away.

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