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Museums

Long Street. The town's oldest local dwelling, it epitomises the lifestyle of the late 19th century and includes an indigenous medicinal herb garden.

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The old neo-gothic Mission Church dates back to 1907 and displays a collection of valuable furniture, paintings and objects d'art from Montagu. Herbal remedies and herbal products are also on sale here.

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Hot Mineral Springs:
Montagu's springs' healing powers have enjoyed renown for over 200 years. The water is pumped continuously from the eye of the spring. An open-ended flow system through the complex ensures that all the system's water is constantly replenished. Open for day-visitors every day.

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Famous Tractor ride:
Starting at Niel Burger's Protea Farm (29 kilometers from Montagu on theR318, the road to Touws Rivier), the tractor trip takes the passenger to the summit of Arangieskop (1500m above sea leverl) and back. Spectacular views! The trip takes 3 hours and at the end, one can indulge in a traditional "Potjiekos" meal. The tractor rides are very popular and advanced booking is absolutely necessary. Every Wednesday and Saturday. Tariffs as from 1 March 2011;

Tractor Trip: Adult - R  90 p.p   High School children - R 45 p.p.   Primary and younger - R 40 p.p

Potjie-Kos:   Adult - R 100 p.p  High School children - R 70  p.p.   Primary and younger - R 40 p.p

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Montagu Nature Garden:

You are invited to enyou the tranquility of this indigenous garden, to walk the 1.7 km circular trail, to admire the views from the top of Bessiekop, to watch bird life (a bird hide is available) and to join us for tea/coffee and home baked snacks (every Tuesday, April/November 10am to 11.30 am). You are most welcome Contact: Tel: +27 (0)23 614 3565

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Montagu Village Market

Held every Saturday morning and public holidays, in the park opposite the tourism bureau in Bath Street  offers a sampling of local arts, crafts and cuisine, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the friendly locals. An exciting, vibrant, bustling local market, filled with crafts, bric-a-brac, antiques and vintage goodies, delicious egg-and-bacon breakfasts, cakes, jams, pickles, olive oil, bread and baked goodies, alpaca fleece knits, free range meat, deli, clothing, furniture, gifts, jewellery and so much more! All locally sourced and produced, handmade and / or restored.

Contact: Tel: +27 (0)23 614 1895

 


African Game Lodge:

Montagu has some fantastic nature-orientated activities and is a wonderful area to spend a few days exploring what it has to offer.  African Game Lodge welcomes day visitors to our reserve, and offers the following activities for day visitors:

Morning Combo - Spend the morning with us experiencing the wonders of our private reserve. This program includes a nature & game viewing drive, brunch and our Cheetah Awareness program.  Daily at 08h00. (Seasonal variation on times may occur) Duration approximately 4 hours. Booking Essential.

Afternoon Combo - Join us for lunch followed by our Cheetah Awareness Program. End the afternoon with a nature and Game Viewing drive through our reserve to experience nature at its best. Sundowners and Dinner at the lodge is an optional extra.  Daily at 13h00. (Seasonal variation on times may occur) Duration approximately 5 hours. Booking Essential.

Cheetah Awareness Program - We have four cheetahs at African Game Lodge.  We offer a cheetah Awareness Program at 10h30 and 14h30 daily (seasonal variation on times may occur). Duration is approximately 1 hour. This program is available at a small charge for Day Visitors. During the program you will see and can photograph our cheetahs and learn about Cheetah Conservation and what is being done to ensure the survival of this endangered species. Booking essential.

Guided Nature & Game Viewing Drives - our drives are relaxed and focus on the biodiversity on the reserve. Apart from seeing several game species such as eland, kudu, wildebeeste, etc, we also seethe fascinating geology and flora of the area. Scheduled drives take place daily at 08h00 and 15h30 (seasonal variation on times may occur). Duration is approximately 2 hours and includes refreshments. Booking essential.

4x4 self-drive- Day visitors with high clearance vehicles who would like to do self-drives on the reserve are welcome to book.  There is a charge for Day Visitor Self-drives. No picnicing is allowed, but day visitors are welcome to book a lunch at the lodge. Booking is essential.

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Sports


• Montagu Golf Club: open every day – for visitors a reasonable fee is charged

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• Horse back riding
• Poortjieskloofdam (free entrance)

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Rock Climbing; (click for more details)
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Montagu is recognised as one of the outstanding climbing destinations in South Africa.  Montagu’s rock walls offer a wide variety of high quality climbing opportunities at every level from beginner to expert.   The area has over 450 climbing routes which cater for climbers of all levels of experience.
Join us for a great day out and experience some of the best rock climbing in South Africa.
Climb safely with an experienced and accredited Guide.


• Fishing
• Walking/hiking trails/Montagu Mountain Reserve . Click here to read an article about    
   The Bloupunkt Trail from travel magazine    GO / WEG.
• 4 x 4 routes
• Mountain bike routes

Wineries

Montagu Muscadel: since 1940 Take Route 62 from Ashton through Cogmans Kloof and arrive in our majestic Klein Karoo town of Montagu, where the heart of Montagu Muscadel is. But not only that! You can also try our delicate dry whites, full bodied barrel matured reds and non-alcoholic sweet sparkling grape juice. Our passion for wine starts with the vines and is perfected in the bottle. Every season has a Montagu Muscadel moment. In the cold of winter, warm your body and soul with a Montagu Red Muscadel, in the heat of summer, cool down with a Montagu Summer Muscadel. The fun never ends!

 
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 09:00-16:45
Saturday              09:00-12:45
Public Holidays     09:00-12:45

Addres: 98 Bath Street/Bad Straat
Montagu
6720
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Montagu Co-op Winery

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• Rietrivier Winery
Robertson Wine Valley; more than 40 wineries. Yearly events: Wacky Wine Weekend (June) - Robertson Slow (August) - Wine on the River (October) - Hands-On Harvest (end February- begin March).