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Montagu, Western Cape


About Montagu

Montagu is a historic little town set in the scenic Langeberg mountains and blessed with an excellent year round climate. Nature is dramatically evident from the moment you enter the town through the Cogmanskloof Pass and you can see it is hardly surprising as to why Montagu is a magnet for climbers. The tumultuous geographic upheaval that created the mountains has created a passage from 3km down in the earth spewing forth hot, clear, clean, mineralised water for which Montagu is famous.

Montagu Historic Buildings

Montagu has a rich history which is preserved in the local architecture and the Al Fresco dining makes the most of this laid back ambiance.

Spending time in Montagu is sure to relax and recharge your batteries or, if you are an adrenalin junkie then there is a list of activities for you like mountain biking, kloofing, abseiling and rock climbing, zip-sliding and quad-biking.

Attractions in Montagu

Hot Water Springs

The Avalon Springs and Timeshare Resort offers healing hot springs in a wonderful family resort and is an ideal breakaway from the city rush or as a refreshing stopover.

Montagu Springs is the ideal, affordable holiday resort for the family. The surrounding beauty of the location immediately creates the right ambiance for a relaxing stay away from busy city life. Only two hours drive from Cape Town, Montagu is home to Muscadel and is close to both the Robertson Wine Valley and Breede River Valley.

Hiking in Montagu: The Gecko Hiking Trail is a 30km multi-day wilderness hiking trail. The 40-80 minute Aasvoëlkrans Hiking Trail is in the Southern part of the Montagu Mountain Reserve, opposite Aasvoëlkrans stud farm. The Bloupunt Hiking Trail is a circular day hike of  5 to 9 hours and starts with a 1km straight up section. The Cogmankloof Hiking Trail of 12km, like most hikes in Montagu, has beautiful views, amazing rock formations and wild indigenous flowers. Lovers Walk & Badskloof Trail in Montagu are charming walks that passes through beautiful cliffs along the Keise River to the springs.

Mountain Biking: Montagu has a very popular network of mountain bike trails set in beautiful scenery with options for all levels of fitness.

Rock Climbing: Montagu Mountains have become one of the ten climbing “hot spots” worldwide and every year sees an increase in overseas visitors.

Sightseeing in Montagu: The Leiwater Dam for birdwatching, The Alpaca Loom for beautiful natural products, The Montagu Guano CaveSheilam Cacti Gardens and the The Montagu Museum complex.

The Montagu Market takes place in Euvrard Park in Bath Street (directly across from the Tourism Bureau) every Saturday morning from 8H00 – 12H20.

Montagu Tourism Bureau Tel:  (+27(0)23 614 2471 at 24 Bath Street.

See our Day Trip from Worcester to Montagu or our R62 Self Drive Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth