Montagu is a friendly village at the gateway of the Karoo. Voted Village of the Year for it's combination of hospitality, gorgeous views, beautiful architecture and fabulous Hot Springs.

Located a short 200 km drive from Cape Town, makes Montagu a popular weekend getaway. Visit fine restaurants, historic sites, markets, and then relax your cares away in the rejuvenating hot springs.

For those interested in historic architecture, you will be spoiled for choice. Montagu has some of the best kept homes from the ox-wagon days along Long street, with national monuments and museums in abundance.

You have a vast range of wines to choose from, with over 45 different cellars offering some of the finest wines for the connoisseur. The Route 62 Wine Tour enables you to savour the wine tastings, without the need to drive home afterwards.

Take a stunning river boat cruise on the Breede River or a tractor drive up into the mountains to drink in the most beautiful scenic views. Visit the Guano Caves, and identify many bird species, without having to walk very far. A short drive will take you to fine game farms where you are able to view the Big Five of Africa.

Leave the city rat race behind and discover why Montagu is known as one of the best places to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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4 out of 5 stars!

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Tranquil place for a stopover
Montagu is a quiet and nice town for a short stopover. Beautiful scenery, nice hiking routes, some small wineries and dried fruit farms.
Katerina Chaukina
South Africa


Charming town
Usually we drive straight through Montagu en route to Oudtshoorn and beyond. However we decided to spend a weekend in the town. We discovered some very interesting facts about the history of the town and the people from visiting The Museum and another house close by which was the first house built in the town. There was a very informative lady who told us the history of the area. We visited the many wine estates in the area and they were all top class. So too were the restaurants in the town where I had the best pasta I've ever tasted.
Lisa Grace
South Africa


Tranquil oasis
After a hectic year of living in the rat race of Gauteng, it was a pleasure to spend a few days in the oasis of calm that surrounds Montagu. We loved the rose gardens on many of the properties, the mostly level streets enabling an easy walk in safe surrounds to go to restaurants in the evening, and the opportunity to cycle through some stunning countryside. Our family ranging from 13 to over 50 years have all said we want to go back.
Malcolm Sims
South Africa


We loved the relaxed and friendly Saturday Market in the Main Street of Montagu. A big focus on health and organic products. Pancakes were amazing!!
Elna Wessels
South Africa


Stunning views and sunsets
Stunning views from the teepees and very relaxing and tranquil. Montagu is a stunning place.
desiree
South Africa


Geology abounds
The entrance to Montagu through the Cogmanskloof highlights the incredible layered rock formations of the folded Cape mountains. Montagu is itself located on the extremely interesting Bokkeveld Shale formations. It was while these rocks were being laid down under the sea that life is believed to have first emerged and taken hold on the land. These formations are perhaps best seen in the nearby Keisie Valley.
Stepanie Pienaar
South Africa


Sleepy town
Montague is a nice little town but visitors unfamiliar to the area should note that most shops etc close around lunchtime saturday until Monday. This is typical of towns/villages in the area and many of the wine farms will also close or have restricted hours at weekends. Apart from that there are some nice wine farms in the area and a couple of good restaurants in or around Montague.
terence dickinson
South Africa


Beautiful, restful little town
Over four days, my husband and I explored the town of Montague. We did a bit of hiking and walking - to Kanonkop, along Lovers' Walk and through the town to the Nature Garden. We found two Geocaches and some lovely meals at a variety of restaurants. We sadly didn't make it to the hot springs, but that'll be for next time. A great little town for a quiet long weekend.
Andrea Blaauw
South Africa


Montagu and the Wine Route
We enjoyed Montagu, lots of places to go to. Very close to other towns and the Wine route. Lovely charm and friendly people. Loved the mountains and the beautiful scenery around Montagu.
thea Vd Westhuizen
South Africa


Montagu Springs
I love Montagu, it is a gorgeous little town, very remote and lovely to " get away" too, with plenty of wine routing and outdoor adventures to keep you busy. We have had a lovely stay at various guesthouses, but wouldnt recommend Montagu Springs. That particular resort was of poor standard, but Montagu is always a nice weekend away!
Laura Snyman
South Africa


Montagu
Montagu is a charming, historic village nestled between two mountain ranges at the beginning of the KleinKaroo, halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route and is the heart of the legendary Route 62.With crystal clear air, beautiful surroundings, a superb climate it is an ideal destination for a holiday of any length. The village was named after John Montagu, a Colonial Secretary of the Cape, who unocked the hinterland by blasting the "hole in the wall".Montagu is a hiking and rock climbing paradise:Bloupunt Trail 15,6 km,Cogmanskloof Trail 12,1 km,Baadkloof Trail 2,4 km, and Lovers Walk,...
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Iris von Somnitz
South Africa


Montagu - a cut above the rest!
Montagu has a lot to boast about - one can wax lyrical about the well preserved historical value (particularly the architecture) of this quaint village, the 50+ excellent wine estates in the Langeberg region surrounding Montagu, the MANY Outdoor Activities unique to Montagu, the Hot Springs, the numerous excellent Restaurants and Accommodation Establishments, the unpolluted clear atmosphere, the spectacular mountains that cradle the town....but, above all, it is the friendliness and warm hospitality of the people that sets Montagu apart from the rest.
Ronel Preston
South Africa


Beautiful Montagu - the Gem of Route 62
Montagu, which is situated on South Africa’s famous Route 62 – reputedly the longest wine route in the world – has to be the gem of this area! A beautifully maintained Victorian town, nestled in a fertile valley and surrounded by stunning mountains. There is something for everyone in Montagu. Discover the past of this small town, by exploring its history on the ‘Historical Walk’. Or wander through the arts and crafts shops, both here and in the surrounding towns. Then, for the outdoor lovers, follow the Keisie River Bank as you stroll along Lover’s Walk. For the more adventurous, this then...
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Ursula Blamey
South Africa


Review of Montagu
Montagu, is a scenic 2-hour drive from Cape Town, surrounded by the Langeberg Mountains and is the gateway to the Klein Karoo on Route 62, reputedly the longest wine route in the world. It’s a year-round destination.Here you will find a community of smiles and sunshine, people who ask how you are - and wait for the answer, people who quickly progress from acquaintances to friends.Summers are hot and winters somewhat chilly during the nights, but the changing scenery, and sun shine makes an autumn-winter visit worthwhile.Scenic walks, nature trails and mountain hikes are all the rage in this...
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Elma Jass


Beautiful
Montagu is a beautiful place. We enjoyed it there.
Gerda Prinsloo
South Africa


Montague
Montague is a lovely little town. I preferred Montague to Franschhoek, it is not so commercialized. There are many restaurants and bars to choose from, a good array of shops for self-catering clients, and there are lots of things to do in Montague.
jill miles
United Kingdom


Lovely gem of a town
Montagu is a place to return to again and again. There's a real quaintness and rustic charm about the town. On Saturday mornings one can go to the farmer's market - great happening, with the freshest of food available for sale (it's right next to the NG Church, under some lovely trees). I recommend the tractor ride at Protea Farm, a visit to the montagu shop for dried fruit and wasabi peanuts, a drive to Robertson for the best chicken pie in SOuth Africa at Affie Plaas Farmstall, Viljoensdrift wine farm and a boat ride on the Breede River. You can pack yourself a picnic basket from the deli...
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Jana Cloete
South Africa


Little gem
I decided to go to Montagu as it looked halfway between our two main destinations. What a perfect little town. It was so pretty with quaint Victorian or older houses, green-roofed with ornate iron balconies. It has a beautiful Dutch reform church on the main street. The hot springs/outdoor pools were great for our 11 and 13 year old after being in the car for quite a long journey. The scenery on the way into town was spectacular. It has friendly and helpful shops and hotels and we felt quite safe and weren't worried about security.
Sue Baker
United Kingdom


Mystic little town
After we found the right place to stay and being well informed about Montagu, there was so much to see. It is definitely a mystic little town.
Annerie Cronje
South Africa


Dining experience
We planned a lovely evening out. It was a bit of a disaster though...we could not find a restaurant after 21:00 that could still accommodate us (on a Saturday night in November!). We had to go back to our guesthouse without having a meal. It was quite shocking!
Heinrich Herselman
South Africa