Peaceful Montagu (named after John Montagu - the Colonial Secretary of the Cape) is one of the most picturesque towns is the Western Cape.
The town in steeped in history and is famous for its awe-inspiring rock formation, orchards, vineyards, architecture, local herbs and hot mineral springs. More recently it has become famous as the gateway to the Little Karoo and also the scenic heart of Route 62.
Whether you want adrenalin flowing, a quite relaxing weekend, or anything in-between, the Keisie, Montagu and the surrounding areas have something for you.
Here is a list of nearby attractions but covers only a small fraction of the total:
Cape Route 62 (also know as the Mountain Route) is the tourist route in the Western Cape that meanders between Robertson and Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth, offering a scenic alternative to the N2 Highway. It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear steams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora.
Route 62 runs through Montagu and continues along towards Barrydale and beyond, offering what is believed to be the worlds longest wine route.
The trips are on a Wednesday and Saturday. The tractor pulling its load of sightseers will meander its way up the Langeberg Mountain to an altitude of 1500m above sea level.
On the way you will have a bird's eye view of the Koo Valley and once at the top, you can look over the Robertson Valley below.
Then a quick stop at the mountain hut for a surprise and you will be on your way down again.
Traditional South African luncheons can be enjoyed at the boma. Booking is essential for both trip and lunch.
Montagu is a rock climbers paradise with over 300 bolted routes at all grades and good climbing weather most of the year.
Guided climbs are available (booking essential) as is local climbing information. Montagu is also host to the Cogmans Rock Rally, with over 100 bolted routes to pit yourself against
The nearby Avalon Springs Hotel is a luxury spa resort that boasts hot springs and a range of natural therapy for the tired body and soul. Day visitors are required to pay an entrance fee
Montagu Tractor Rides