Montagu is a small scenic town known to be the historical link between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape. As the gateway to the Klein Karoo and part of Route 62, Montagu 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.