Montagu is Famous for it's Rock Climbing

  • Montagu offers some of the best climbing in the Western Cape with many crags that vary in grade and steepness with excellent quality rock.
  • Rose Cottage is 5 minute drive from some of Montagu’s best crags.
  • Visit www.montaguclimbing.com
    For Climbing Gear Rental / Guided Climbing /Climbing instruction / Abseiling contact Justin – Tel: 082 696 4067 / justin@climbing.co.za

Montagu has Excellent Hiking Trails for All Levels of Fitness

  • Walk up to Old English Fort & Plaque in honour of Thomas Bain
    Situated on top of the tunnel in Cogmanskloof to the entrance of Montagu from Ashton’s direction. The fort was declared a monument in 1999.  The Plaque in honour of Thomas Bain –   Engineer and constuctor of Cogmanskloof and tunnel  is situated on the left side of the road directly next to the the tunnel on the Montagu side.
  • Aasvoëlkrans Trail
    Approximately 1½ hours.
  • Bessiekop
    1.2km circular walk in the Nature Garden. Begins and ends behind the tea garden.
  • Bloupunt Trail
    15.6km circular hike – approximately 6 to 9 hours. Begins at Ou Meul.
  • Cogmanskloof Trail
    12.1 km circular hike – approximately 4 to 6 hours.
  • Bad Kloof to Avalon Springs
    2.2kms and begins in Barry Street. A stunning scenic walk through Baths Kloof to the Springs.
  • Nature Garden
    Van Riebeeck Street.  Ideal for bird watching.
  • Guided Hikes – Tell: 082 696 4067 (ClimbZA)

The Mountain Biking Around Montagu is Great

From Rose Cottage, you can cycle right out of the property explore the many dirt roads in the area.   Every year Montagu hosts the Montagu Mountain Mania Mountainbike Race and in 2005, the Cape Epic even came trough Montagu. Here is an example of a nice 50km route that takes you up towards the Ouberg Pass and them dips back down into Montagu.

There are Many Excellent Restaurants in and Around Montagu

Breakfast & Lunches

  • The Padstal (The Kloof Farmstall)
    Tel: 023 614 2209
    Address: 1 Long Street, Montagu
    Info: Farmstall, breakfasts, light lunches, confectionery. Best Kids Playground. Licensed.
  • The Rambling Rose
    Tel: 023 614 3438
    Address: 36 Long Street, Montagu
    Info: Breakfast, lunch, tea. Licensed. coffee shop and tea garden.
  • The Orchard / Die Boord
    Address: Long Street, Montagu
  • Die Stal
    Tel: 082 324 4318
    Address: 8 km out of Montagu
    Info: great service and food – on the stoep-with natural and local ingredients.  NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES. Cash Only
  • The Barn on 62
    Tel: 082 824 2995
    Address: 60 Long Street, Montagu
    Info: Absolutely BEST coffee in Montagu.

Dinners

  • Ye Olde Tavern
    Tel: 023 614 2398
    Address: 22 Church Street
  • Mulligans Restaurant & Pub
    Tel: 023 614 3013,
    Address: 17 Bath Street, Montagu
  • Bourbon Street
    Address: Robertson

We are Very Close to All of the Wine Farms in the Roberston Valley

There are many many more but below are our favorites

You Can Visit the Montagu / Avalon Springs as a Day Visitor

  • Montagu Hot Mineral Springs
    Tel: 023 614 1150
    3 km outside Montagu. Situated at the entrance to Bad Kloof you have a choice of hot (43°c) or cold pools. Day visitors are welcome.

Montagu Farmers Market - Every Saturday from 8am till Noon

If you are here on a Saturday, you simply MUST check out the market.  Featuring a mix of local craft, plants, fresh produce and much more. This is a wonderful way to spend your Saturday morning in Montagu.
Every Saturday from 8am till noon in Euvrard Park, Bath Street.  You can easily walk from Rose Cottage to the market!

Fancy an Olive Oil tasting?

  • Mirihof Olive Farm
    Tel: 023 614 2512
    Buy your olives, olive oil and delicious tapenade at Mirihof Guest House and Olive Farm situated in Long Street in the heart of Montagu.
  • Marbrin Olive Growers
    Tel: 073 840 8228
    Address: Klaasvoogds East, 6706 Robertson, Western Cape
    They do fantastic olive oil and have been winning gold medals since 2011.  Visit them for a tasting – you’ll love it.

Montagu is Synonymous with Dried Fruit, right?

  • Montagu Dried Fruit factory
    Tel: 023 614 2862
    A self guided tour through Montagu Dried Fruit factory with tasting of the products. There’s a wonderful outlet where you can shop to your hearts delight.

Montagu is a Town that is Rich with History.

  • Joubert House (oldest local dwelling)
    Tel: 023 614 1774
    Address: 25 Long Street,  Montagu
  • Montagu Museum
    Tel: 023 614 1950
    Address: 41 Long Street,   Montagu

The Protea Farm Tractor Ride. Amazing Views & Fun for all ages.

  • Protea Farm Tractor Rides
    Tel: 023 614 2471
    They also offer an optional potjie kos lunch.
Protea Farm Tractor Ride
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