06 Jan Making the most of Montagu
Take Route 62 , the scenic alternative to the N2 highway leading you to Montagu, the gateway to the Little Karoo. Expect a journey filled with twists and turns, as you pass through a mountainous region fringed with wild flowers and magnificent landscapes that implore you to take out your camera and indulge in the natural the beauty of the Western Cape.
The little town of Montagu is found at the other end of mountain passes between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape. Explore a beautiful region that invites summer all year long.
Health and Wellness
Montagu is known for its natural hot springs. You need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Indulge in Montagu’s hot springs for a therapeutic experience that aims to revitalise. Montagu has great resorts and spas such as Avalon Springs and Montagu Springs.
Montagu is muscadel country, producing an array of sustainable wine products ranging from dry white wine and matures reds to rich and fruity muscadels and grape juice. Enjoy a great selection from Montagu Wines and Spirits Company and Montagu Cellar; both wineries are in partnership with the biodiversity and wine initiative (BWI). The BWI seeks to converse natural habitats and encourage sustainable farming practices.
Montagu Mountain Reserve – Take a walk along the trails that lead to a beautiful mountain range and popular spots such as Joubert Park, Kanonkop, Cogman’s Kloof and Lovers Walk. Montagu is revered for its great rock climbing facilities. Explore more than 200 bolted routes. If a long walk is what you need take a hike through an area rich in biodiversity. The nature reserve is home to tortoises, dassies and other forms of wildlife.
Montagu Nature Garden – The wild flower reserve offers a great panoramic view of Montagu. It is the perfect place to view the Cape Folded Mountains. It is home to numerous succulents, fynbos, geophytes, shrubs, trees and “vygies”; teeming with wildlife.
Montagu Guano Cave – The guest farm offers a tractor trip into the mountain for cave experience like no other. Stories of Khoi and San ancestors line the cave, home of thousands of bats. The Guano Cave offers day and night facilities that range from horse riding, swimming and swimming in heated pools to a petting farm. Rabbit World is home to Chinchillas, Gerbils, Snakes, guinea pigs and rabbits. If you left your camping gear a home, sleep over at Stone Cottage.
Montagu Dried Fruit Route – Take a tractor trip through a rich countryside that gives rise to orchards and drying fruit fields. It is the ultimate tour for the best dried fruits, nuts and wines.
The town of Montagu has a rich history. Take some time off to visit its museums and artistic hot spots. Take a trip down memory lane by visiting architectural masterpieces that withstood the test of time.
The Old Mission Church – This relic houses a collection of bibles, church artefacts and wedding dresses from back in the day. The Old Mission church contains a wing dedicated to Indigenous Medical Plant research.
Joubert House Museum – This museum is dedicated to the child at heart. It contains a variety of toys and porcelain dolls from the 80s.
KWV buildings – It is the place to view the town’s industrial architectural history. Go back in time with the museum collection of agricultural vehicles and antiquities.
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