Classic Route 62 stopover town with eclectic cafés and plentiful outdoor activities

Montagu is a small town found on Route 62 in the Breede River Valley. Showing traits of a late Victorian agricultural village, Montagu takes pride in its rich history and culture, displaying it in their darling art galleries, craft shops, and museums. As it is considered a top rock climbing destination, you will find nature enthusiasts taking on Montagu’s rock walls along with other activities like hiking, biking, and birding. Spend time in this charming town to discover its hot water springs and unlock some of the finest vineyard and farmhouse sceneries.


Take on rock climbing for various levels at one of South Africa’s best climbing destinations.
Hike trails of varying lengths to see striking rock formations and admire breathtaking mountain views.
Witness Montagu Mountain Reserve’s rich diversity of flora and fauna, from wildflowers to mountain critters.
Pop in at local Breede River Valley wineries for an unforgettable wine tasting experience.
Visit the Montagu Museum for a dose of the area’s history and architectural heritage.
Experience Montagu’s hospitality and local cuisine at one of the quaint restaurants or coffee shops.

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Best time to go to Montagu

The best time to visit Montagu is from September to March when you’ll experience pleasant average temperatures that’ll help you make the most of the wonderful nearby experiences. The hottest months are from December to February, with rain and cold showing up in the months of May, June, and July. With a mild climate and a mountain of activities and events to keep you entertained throughout the year, you’ll have a great time no matter when you decide to visit this picturesque town.

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Mimosa Lodge

Cosy, Edwardian-style guesthouse along the famed Route 62
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