Quirky and wonderful.
Amazing house and gardens with something to be explored at every turn. Art, sculpture, dogs and cats, guinea fowl, chickens, horses, and more to be found throughout. Beautiful setting. Mountainous backdrop. Lovely gardens and pool area. Welcomed with tea on arrival. Enigmatic host. Lovely freshly cooked breakfast served with flowers and sunshine. Short 15 minute walk to town. Try Jessica's restaurant - definitely on a par with the best Franschhoek has to offer. Would definitely recommend Aasvoelkrans for an alternative experience.
Couple from Ireland
14 November 2009
Wonderful rooms and gardens - a peaceful stay with a lovely helpful host
Beautifuly designed rooms in very private garden rooms which were very large and had private decks overlooking the garden. Amazing gardens with pool. For those that like animals a wonderfuly friendly bulldog. The owner was really helpful to recommend restaurants and provided a map with local points of interest to visit. She gave us a very warm welcome and let me wander down to see her horses. There was a lovely breakfast with homemade bread and jams, and hot breakfast cooked to order. i cant think of any negatives.
08 September 2009
A gem in the karoo
We stayed here last February for our 7th stay as it's one of our favourite places in SA. What makes it so special is the garden which is a riot of colours with different little nooks and cranies everywhere where you can sit and relax -we especially like watching the horses being trained as its a stud farm.The rooms themselves are as mentioned before are very quirky, luxurious, always full of fresh flowers and everything has been chosen with great care. Breakfasts are delicious under the trees with eggs from the chickens on the farm. Jeanne is a wonderfully welcoming and friendly hostess and we have enjoyed many a long chat with her , as in many places in South Africa it is her personality and warmth that makes the stay so enjoyable.
25 June 2009
The place to unwind!
We had a great time during our 4 night stay in March 2009. Thie two rooms of the Garden House were tastefully decorated at led on to the peaceful garden with wonderful mountain views. We had the use of a small salt water garden pool to help us relax at the end of a days walking and sight seeing. The great breakfasts by the pool each day will always be a wonderful memory. Jeanne always took time to gave us some excellent advice regarding the best rouites to travel and the places to eat. This small town has some excellent restaurants.
08 April 2009
Recommended without hesitation.
Stunning location, tranquility and quality combined. I you want peace, countryside, birdlife, hearty breakfasts, all whilst surrounded by picturesque mountains plus a good size pool for cooling off, this is your heaven. Oh and Montague has two excellent fine dining restaurants (Jessica's and Templeton's) and plenty of simpler ones too.
Anonymous, ---Not Specified---
11 March 2009
The most beautiful setting!!!!
This B&B is located in a wonderful garden, you basically live in little Garden-Rooms, all small very nicely decorated houses with lovely architecture. The garden is amazing and I would love to come back in Summer to enjoy it totally. The room was decorated with so much love to detail, lots of fresh flowers and lovely bedding / linen. The bed area has underfloor heating as well as a panel heating which makes it also cozy during coldish days. A place to hide away and enjoy romantic times! I am sure I will back! Thanks ;-)
Anonymous, South Africa
30 September 2008
If you are a lover of beauty, then do not miss this absolute gem!
This modern architect-designed house is crammed with flowers, animals, paintings, sculptures - to the extent that I spent hours just wandering around the beautiful garden and en-suite room, marveling at the wonderful objects - from gorgeous hand embroidered linen, to fabulous crockery to the masses of different exotic flower, which even make their way onto your breakfast plate - the term B & B just doesn't do this sybaritic experience justice. When I left, it stayed with me as the kind of house and lifestyle I would love to have for myself, and if you are in this gorgeously underrated part of the world - forget the Garden Route, do the Little Karoo - then please stay here - you owe it to yourself!
07 June 2008
We stayed in Aasvoelkrans in April of 2008, and were delighted with the experience. Montagu is a quiet and beautiful historic town, and the Aasvoelkrans b&b in fact stands out a bit because it is stylishly modern. The individual units gave us enough privacy but had a wonderful view on the garden, and the I thought the hostess was great. The linens are beautiful, a little bottle of local muscadel is left in the room, and Jeanne is very helpful with dinner recommendations and reservations in town. I'd go back all the time except for the 20 hour flight from Canada! And I must say that hostess Jeanne handled the local electrical "load shedding", which took place during the breakfast hour, very well. I unreservedly recommend Aasvoelkrans to anyone traveling through this beautiful corner of the world.
17 April 2008
We'd like to come back
Johan Mees, Belgium
30 December 2007
We had a fantastic weekend away at Aasvoëlkrans, Montagu. The room is nicely done with artistic touch on every corner of the place and very calming atmosphere. Will very sure come and stay again if we come to Montagu.
Meyke Tengku, South Africa
10 September 2007