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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
- 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
We are Very Close to All of the Wine Farms in the Roberston Valley
There are many many more but below are our favorites
- Ashton Cellars
Tel: +27 (0) 23 615 1135
Tel: +27 (0) 23 616 2141
Tel: +27 (0) 23 616 2835
Tel: +27 (0) 23 615 1901
- Van Loveren
Tel: +27 (0) 23 615 1505
Tel: +27 (0) 23 626 3661
- Quando Wines
Tel: +27 (0) 23 6162752/4
Tel: +27 (0) 23 6162890
Tel: +27 (0) 23 616 3430
- Bonnievale Cellars
Tel: +27 (0) 23 616 2795
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.