Accommodation in Montagu, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa,

Montagu Info - 

A Guide to Accommodation, ActivitiesRestaurants & Businesses in Montagu, South Africa


Montagu is a small scenic town known to be the historical link between Cape TownOudtshoorn, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape.  As the gateway to the Klein Karoo and part of Route 62Montagu is a remarkably beautiful town with so much to offer its visitors.

Montagu is one of the top rock climbing destinations in the world!  Surrounded by fabulous rock formations, energetic rock climbers flock here to experience the thrill of climbing.  The tourism office in town is the perfect place to collect maps and information on where to find the climbing points.

Walking around this interesting town is a history and art lesson rolled into one.  National monuments and architecturally appealing buildings abound, providing visitors with a “complete” experience.  Stop off at the many coffee shops, farm stalls and restaurants to taste the delicious local delights.

Montagu is known for its healing hot springs.  Hot water comes from a fissure estimated to be 3 km deep and was first documented in the late 1700’s.  The town was declared a health resort in 1936 and today there is a holiday resort encompassing the hot springs.  There are some fascinating walks around the resort, one even includes a walk up to a cave.

Montagu offers a relaxing and comfortable environment to the tourist or traveller who likes to linger a little longer. Montagu offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every budget and taste. Superb accommodation in hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Guest houses, self-catering units and camping are available.  Restaurants and pubs are within walking distance from most accommodation establishments. 

Much can be said about the things to do in Montagu, below is a small list, however there is much more.  The tourism office in the town centre is an excellent source of information on all the activities in the area.

  • Montagu Saturday market
  • Wine and river cruises
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Tractor trips
  • Day tours
  • Donkey Sanctuary
  • Wine tours
  • Nature garden
  • Montagu Museum
  • Hiking trails
  • Guano Cave
  • Golfing
  • Hiking

The activities directory provides information on advertisers in the town, while the events section provides a list of seasonal events.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Montagu.


Top 10 memorable family experiences in Montagu

  • Scenic Drives along Route 62: Embark on a picturesque journey along Route 62, famed for its scenic beauty and charming towns. Enjoy stunning vistas of vineyards, orchards, and towering mountains, making it a perfect family road trip.


  • Rock Climbing at Cogmanskloof: For the adventurous family, Cogmanskloof offers thrilling rock climbing opportunities amidst rugged cliffs and unique rock formations. Challenge yourselves and create unforgettable memories against the backdrop of Montagu's natural splendor.


  • Relaxing Hot Springs: Unwind and rejuvenate at Montagu's famous hot springs, where the whole family can soak in the therapeutic mineral waters. It's a tranquil retreat surrounded by lush gardens, providing a soothing experience for all ages.


  • Picnics in Nature Reserves: Immerse yourselves in Montagu's natural beauty with a family picnic in one of its scenic nature reserves. Enjoy a day of bonding amidst tranquil surroundings, birdwatching, and perhaps even spotting some wildlife.


  • Hiking Trails for All Levels: Explore Montagu's diverse landscapes through its myriad hiking trails suitable for all ages and fitness levels. From gentle walks to more challenging treks, each trail offers the chance to connect with nature and each other.


  • Fruit Picking: Experience the joy of harvesting fresh fruits at Montagu's orchards. From juicy peaches to crisp apples, the whole family can participate in this fun-filled activity while enjoying the bounty of nature.


  • Historic Architecture Walking Tours: Step back in time and discover Montagu's rich history through its well-preserved architecture. Take a leisurely stroll through the town's streets lined with charming Cape Dutch buildings, learning about its fascinating past along the way.


  • Family-Friendly Farm Stays: Immerse yourselves in farm life with a family-friendly farm stay experience in Montagu. Participate in daily activities such as feeding animals, collecting eggs, and exploring the countryside, creating cherished memories together.


  • Artisanal Food Markets: Indulge your taste buds at Montagu's artisanal food markets, where you can sample local delicacies and handcrafted treats. It's a delicious way to experience the town's culinary scene while supporting local producers.


  • Stargazing under the African Sky: End your day with a mesmerizing stargazing experience in Montagu, where the clear night skies offer a glimpse into the universe above. Bond as a family while marveling at the beauty of the cosmos against the backdrop of Montagu's tranquility.


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