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About Malherbe Guesthouse

Malherbe guesthouse is a national monument and was built in 1859. The house has been lovingly restored and offers five en-suite rooms, four with private entrance and patio or verandah as accommodation. Rooms have a bar fridge, electronic safe, fan, a heater for the winter, hospitality tray and hairdryer, Wi-Fi hot spot, garden, rooms have air-conditioning for cooling and heating and TV with DStv. The guesthouse also has a spacious guest lounge where you can enjoy a complementary glass Montagu Muscadel.

The guest lounge overlooks the lovely secluded garden with beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountains. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or laze in the shade in a comfortable lounge chair. In the morning a scrumptious breakfast with home-made bread and fresh orange juice and is served on the terrace under the vines overlooking the garden or indoors.

Malherbe Guesthouse is perfectly located in Montagu, a historical village ideally situated on the legendary Route 62, winding through the Breede River Valley, halfway between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, and above the Garden Route. Secure off-street parking. Restaurants are within easy walking distance. Official Carrol Boyes Stockist.

We do not allow children under the age of 12 years of age. Children over the age of 12 years are welcome and will be charged as adults.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.


5% OFF 3 Nights or Longer Special

Stay between 29 Feb 2016 and 01 Jul 2020 and get a 5 % off

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 29 Feb 2016 and 01 Jul 2020)

Important Information

We do not allow children under the age of 12 years of age. Children over the age of 12 years are welcome and will be charged as adults.

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          Reviews for Malherbe Guesthouse

          28 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Steve Buissinne, South Africa
          20 October 2016

          Our stay was very enjoyable. The room was spacious and well appointed, with thoughtful little touches everywhere. The layout of the property gives complete privacy to each unit.Breakfast, served attentively by Micky, the hostess, was a delight.

          Sithembele Siko, South Africa
          18 January 2016

          The guesthouse has great facilities and is run very professional, we received a warm welcome even though it was in the evening.We are definitely coming back for a bit longer.The breakfast was just great as well. 

          Thomas Richter, Germany
          03 November 2014

          We enjoyed our stay in Malherbe Guesthouse.Lovely garden with pool, friendly staff and restaurants in walking distance.

          Louis VanNiekerk, South Africa
          03 October 2012

          We stayed over at Malherbe Guesthouse for the third time because it is such a pleasure. A very spacious room, firm bed and luxurious bathroom.

          Narisha Bailey, South Africa
          17 October 2011

          We had a great time. What a peaceful place. Beautiful garden.

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          Malherbe Guesthouse Map

          Malherbe Guesthouse is 0.4km from the centre of Montagu , the nearest airport 170km (Cape Town International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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