Montagu Guano Cave Resort

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  • The swimming pools
  • Bushlapa Family Unit
  • Tented Family Unit
  • Bushlapa Family Unit
  • Tented Family Unit
  • Tented Family Unit
  • Stone Cottage
  • Stone Cottage
  • Stone Cottage
  • Stone Cottage
  • The guano cave
  • Tractor rides, horse rides and pony rides
  • Description
  • Facilities
Montagu Guano Cave Resort is a hidden gem located at the foot of the Langeberg mountain range in the Klein Karoo, where you can find healing and rest for your soul. Montagu is on the scenic Route 62, only a two- hour drive from Cape Town and the town of Oudtshoorn.

Just 6 km outside of Montagu, on the road to Barrydale, awaits a day of activities and exploration. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, including tractor and horse rides to the cave, pony rides, hiking trails, 4x4 trails, fishing, an animal petting farm and a coffee shop.

For in-house guests there are four beautiful rock pools, two hot-water swimming pools and one cold-water swimming pool, as well as a hot-water kiddies pool. There is also a lapa with braai facilities at the pools for pool lunches, an open-air amphitheatre, and a large playground and jungle gym for the kids.

The Montagu Cave, also called the Guano Cave, consists of a large, high chamber at the back of which is an opening to a smaller and longer tunnel-like cave once filled with bat guano. In the 1890s, the guano was emptied out. Housing thousands of bats, the cave goes back as far as hundreds of metres, some of which are still to be explored. A bushman painting greets you at the mouth of the cave, telling you stories of a long time ago.

In 1964, an American archaeologist, Charles Keller, excavated and dynamited a third of the main chamber of the cave and found, buried among ash and red sand, several thousand artefacts shaped like spear-heads. His conclusion was that the cave was a factory site in which, some 20 000 to 50 000 years ago, hand-axes and other tools were made.
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering, Resort, Camping and Caravanning, Tented Camp
  • Sleeps: 166
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

2 Reviews on Montagu Guano Cave Resort

Nice quite rest full place to camp with your caravan.


12 January 2014

It is a very nice resort but the camping experience was not great. The pools, shops, animals and especially the caves are great - the staff were also nice - but not the camping. We had 2 sites but our sites did not have any shade - and one of the two sites was waterlogged: sites B1 and 2. (others do have shade but not site B1-6 beware) also the apricot pips used to cover the gravel hurt your feet so you always have to wear shoes or slops. They have great plans for the near future - Supertube, ski lift, ziplines and I'd love to visit again - but not camping - at least not on those sites - maybe the shaded ones.

Establishment's response

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your review, as we are a newly established resort of 4 years, some of the campsite trees that were planted is still very small, however we are in the process of providing shade-nets for the camp sites without shades. We have also already started planting grass on some of the sites, A 11-14 and B 11 and 12, hopefully by June we will be finished with most of the sites. The reason for the pips was a temporary solution for the dust.

Hope to see you again,

Yolande Wolmarans


31 December 2013

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Backpacker Hostel UnitX 2
Includes: Self-catering
We offer two backpacker units, each with 15 beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. The units are within walking distance to climbing routes, and guests also have access to the pools and all other amenities. No bedding or towels are supplied.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Beds Bunk beds, Single beds
Other Fireplace, Self-catering
 
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Sleeps 15 Price:
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Bushlapa Family UnitX 5
Includes: Self-catering
There are five semi-stone and canvas Bushlapa Family Units, each sleeping two adults and between two and four children. The units are suitable for individual or group bookings. Each unit contains two double beds and two single beds, a private bathroom with a shower, and a kitchenette with a fridge, kettle, two-plate stove and microwave. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels. Air-conditioners are a recent addition, offering both heating and cooling functionality, and each unit also has its own braai area. A separate lapa area with its own braai facilities is available for group bookings.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Single beds, Double beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Sleeps 6 Price:
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Camping/Caravan ParkX 13
Includes: Self-catering
Bring your own tent or caravan and camp on one of our 13 campsites, under the trees. Each campsite offers an electrical point and water tap. We hope you enjoy our recently-upgraded ladies and gents ablution blocks.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Fireplace, Self-catering
 
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Sleeps 6 Price:
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Stone CottageX 1
Includes: Self-catering
This comfortable two-bedroom, stone-built cottage can accommodate up to four adults and four children. The cottage contains two bedrooms; one with a double bed and the other with twin single beds. The bathroom contains a bath and shower, and the fully equipped, open-plan kitchen includes a stove, fridge-freezer and a microwave. The living area includes two double sleeper couches as well as two air-conditioners with heating and cooling ability, and a fireplace. The covered patio with braai facilities has a lovely view over mountains and farm. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Twin beds, Double beds, Sleeper couch
Other Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering
 
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Sleeps 8 Price:
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Tented Family UnitX 5
Includes: Self-catering
The five luxury cottage-style Tented Family Units each sleep up to two adults and two children, and are suitable for individual or group bookings. Each unit is open plan, with a double bed, a double sleeper couch and a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, freezer and a two-plate stove. The bathroom contains a shower-over-bath. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels. Air-conditioners are a recent addition, offering both heating and cooling functionality, and each unit also has its own braai. A separate lapa with braai facilities is avaialable for group functions.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower over bath
Beds Sleeper couch, Double beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Sleeps 4 Price:
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Backpacker Hostel Unit x 2

Includes: Self-catering

We offer two backpacker units, each with 15 beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. The units are within walking distance to climbing routes, and guests also have access to the pools and all other amenities. No bedding or towels are supplied.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Beds Bunk beds, Single beds
Other Fireplace, Self-catering

Bushlapa Family Unit x 5

Includes: Self-catering

There are five semi-stone and canvas Bushlapa Family Units, each sleeping two adults and between two and four children. The units are suitable for individual or group bookings. Each unit contains two double beds and two single beds, a private bathroom with a shower, and a kitchenette with a fridge, kettle, two-plate stove and microwave. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels. Air-conditioners are a recent addition, offering both heating and cooling functionality, and each unit also has its own braai area. A separate lapa area with its own braai facilities is available for group bookings.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Single beds, Double beds
Other Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, Balcony/patio, Self-catering

Camping/Caravan Park x 13

Includes: Self-catering

Bring your own tent or caravan and camp on one of our 13 campsites, under the trees. Each campsite offers an electrical point and water tap. We hope you enjoy our recently-upgraded ladies and gents ablution blocks.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom
Other Fireplace, Self-catering

Stone Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This comfortable two-bedroom, stone-built cottage can accommodate up to four adults and four children. The cottage contains two bedrooms; one with a double bed and the other with twin single beds. The bathroom contains a bath and shower, and the fully equipped, open-plan kitchen includes a stove, fridge-freezer and a microwave. The living area includes two double sleeper couches as well as two air-conditioners with heating and cooling ability, and a fireplace. The covered patio with braai facilities has a lovely view over mountains and farm. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Twin beds, Double beds, Sleeper couch
Other Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering

Tented Family Unit x 5

Includes: Self-catering

The five luxury cottage-style Tented Family Units each sleep up to two adults and two children, and are suitable for individual or group bookings. Each unit is open plan, with a double bed, a double sleeper couch and a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, freezer and a two-plate stove. The bathroom contains a shower-over-bath. Bedding is supplied, however guests must bring their own towels. Air-conditioners are a recent addition, offering both heating and cooling functionality, and each unit also has its own braai. A separate lapa with braai facilities is avaialable for group functions.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower over bath
Beds Sleeper couch, Double beds
Other Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, Balcony/patio, Self-catering

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