Montagu Travel Guide

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Montagu Things to Do

  • Nature Garden

    Open daily. Loveliest in spring. Birdwatching in bird hide. Tea served Tues 10:00 - 11:30 (May - end Nov). W/ends: R1 per adult & 50c per child

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  • Hiking Trails

    Montagu has some good hiking trails, and a leaflet in the Tourism Bureau provides small maps and information about them.The best known is the walk through the Badskloof to the Hot Srpings; it's a 2.2km through the gorge and there is a R7 fee for use.There is also a 12.1km trail through Cogmans Kloof to the west of town, although the trail doesn't...

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  • The Bird Tree

    On the corner of Bath Street and Barry Street is a quite remarkable tree, absolutely covered from top to bottom in huge birds. Although there are a wide variety of residents here, the most obvious are the enormous sacred ibises and herons that just perch nonchalantly above the heads of passers-by on the pavement below. The tree is actually quite...

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  • Montague Church

    There is a lovely church in town which has been beautifully restored. The increase in tourism in the area has really helped to restore and preserve many of the old buildings. The town is well looked after and there are many beautiful gardens.

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  • Kontermanskloof 2

    You will pass through this hole in the wall and just after this there is a parking area and I think the hiking trail starts here.

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  • Kontermanskloof 1

    If you are approaching Montague from the Robertson side on the R62 you will drive through the very stunning Kontermanskloof Pass

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  • Avalon Hot Springs 2

    There are various pools you can swim in as well as waterfalls. There are some sun beds on the grass as well as a bar so you could spend some time here relaxing!

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  • Avalon Hot Springs

    Just outside of Montague you will see the Avalon Springs Hotel. The hot springs are said to have healing properties and are a very warm 43 degrees. Entry is R50 for Adults and R30 for children. There is a reduced rate after 6pm

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  • Dried Apricots

    And of course dried apricots are big business too. We saw many piles of apricots laid out in the sun to dry. Don’t forget to visit the dried fruit shop on the R318 on the outskirts of town.

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  • Apricots

    When we were here in January it was Apricot harvesting time. We bought some at Protea farm for a fifth of what it would have c0st us in Cape Town at the same time of year!!!

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  • Montagu Valley

    …you wind down the hills towards the lush green valley. The entire area is so scenic you will have no trouble finding beautiful scenery.

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  • Tractor trailer ride 10

    Above the outdoor potjie there is a foofy slide for the kids to play in. They get in a little sled type contraption and wizz between the trees. Great fun!!

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  • Tractor trailer ride 9

    Potjie - you can’t miss it!! There are different breads, various potjies (stews) and vegetables as well as desserts and tea and good old boeretroos – coffee served from big black pots on an open fire.

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  • Tractor trailer ride 8

    A potjiekos lunch is optional at the end of your trip and I can highly recommend it. It is served outdoors at wooden tables under the huge bluegum trees. A perfect setting to end off the morning. It is R50 for adults and R10 for under 5’s and R20 for children. You don’t get better value than this!

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  • Tractor trailer ride 7

    We ended up in the clouds and could not see anything from the top but we had a pitstop at the hikers hut and had some Muscadel (sweet wine) and dried fruit made in this region.

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  • Tractor trailer ride 6

    It can be cool when you get to the top and you are advised to bring warm clothes. In winter there can be snow so wrap up!

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  • Tractor trailer ride 5

    A major brand of tinned fruit is Koo and comes from this valley. Koo is the Khoi word for cold as it can get very cold here in winter which is good for the apples and pears which grow well here.

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  • Tractor trailer ride 3

    The views from the mountains are just breathtaking!. It provides a bird’s eye view of the Breede River, Keisie and Koo Valley.

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Montagu Restaurants

  • Preston's Restaurant

    Traditional & Continental a la carte menu. Great food - great atmosphere & music!Whilst the ambience is relaxed, Preston's is also known for its friendly and excellent service ! Dine in comfort in either the cosy Thomas Bain Pub (smoking section), in the main dining area (non-smoking) or alfresco on the sheltered garden patio. Airconditioned for...

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  • Josephine's

    Josephine's may not be the cheapest place to eat in town but the food is probably the best. We had the ravioli with gorgonzola sauce (R43) and the fillet in red wine jus (R95). Both were excellent. For dessert try the mixed berries with white chocolate sauce, ice cream and strawberry sauce (R26) is divine. Their health juices are also excellent!

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Montagu Transportation

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    by mvtouring Written Dec 29, 2009

    It is such a scenic drive and you will definately want to stop along the way, so if possible try and go there by car.

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Montagu Favorites

  • by jnpieters Written Nov 12, 2008

    Favorite thing: One day is too short for a stay in Montagu.
    So relaxed, close to more than 40 wineries, the springs, museums, tractor ride and now also the muscal express, good food, nice hiking trails, nature garden.

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    • Museum Visits
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    • Architecture

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