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
  • Important Information
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


The balance is due seven days prior to arrival. A minimum booking of two nights will apply over long weekends. Only one vehicle is permitted per unit and per site. Additional vehicles must park at the office. A refundable breakage fee of R150 and key deposit will be due on arrival for the Bushlapa Family Units, Tented Family Units and Stone Cottage. Any damages to the property of Guano Cave will be for the account of the person renting the facilities. Right of admission is reserved.

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

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