Activities in the Area
The quaint village of Montagu lies nestled between two mountains ranges in western Kannaland. It was once known as "Agter Cogmans Kloof". Montagu is surrounded by mountains with unusual and beautiful rock formations. The area is world renowned for rock climbing, walking and hiking trails and is a growing destination for both road and mountain bike trails.
The Montagu, Ashton and Robertson Wine Routes are close by, with many exceptional wine farms worth a visit.
Some of the most well-known are:
- Van Loveren
- Graham Beck
To name but a few.
For an extensive up to date list of coming events and things to do in and around Montagu speak to us and we will assist where possible or visit www.montagu.org.za for more information.
However, if you wish to relax Montagu Vines is known for its tranquillity and restfulness. Enjoy the gardens together with the abundant birdlife. Cool off in the small splash pool or lounge on the lawns enjoying the glorious views of the surrounding mountains whilst sipping a glass of local wine, before strolling into town for dinner.
There are numerous restaurants, serving lunches and/or dinners in the town and surrounding areas, which offer simple to sophisticated meals. Your hosts will be happy to assist you in selecting and making a reservation at the restaurant of your choice. All restaurants in Montagu are within an easy 10-15 minute walk.
The area offers a rich history - the most interesting museums being the Montagu Museum, Joubert House (the oldest local house), the British Fort, the old Mission Church and the natural gardens in the village. The healing powers of the Hot Springs have been enjoyed for over 200 years. Guests are able to explore its history, enjoy a light lunch or visit some of the arts and crafts venues through the area. Montagu is a rich agricultural area, famous for fruit and wine farming. Visit the famous local dried fruit and nut shops.
The weather is perfect - far enough south to escape the heat of the "Klein Karoo"; yet far enough north to get away from the long wet winters of the Cape. Autumn brings an array of colours as the vineyards in the region prepare to lose their leaves in winter. During winter, the days are warm and sunny, with the occasional hint of rain. Spring brings a kaleidoscope of colours, from the tiniest wild flowers to the fruit tree blossoms in the orchards. Between October and March, one can expect longer, sunny days, with the fragrance of roses drifting on the air and warm balmy evenings.