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  • Old-world charm in the heart of the richly historic town of Montagu
  • Take a tour of the town in a 1950s muscle car
  • Elegant rooms, a sunny pool and friendly pub offer holiday relaxation

Montagu Country Hotel

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Montagu

 

-33.7866, 20.1214

About

The Montagu Country Hotel was built in 1922 in a style based on a 1920's design evident in Paris at the time, and was restored to its former glory by current owner Gert Lubbe.

The cosy rooms are decorated in either an Art Deco or Victorian theme and furnished with antique pieces.

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Luxury rooms are spacious and mostly situated at the back of the hotel in the lush gardens, while the classic rooms are somewhat smaller and slightly less luxurious. All of the 33 rooms are air-conditioned and have amenities such as a televisions and hairdriers.

The hotel is well positioned to explore the delightful village and the mountainous scenery, and offers an exciting way of showcasing Montagu, the Route 62 wine route and the surrounding areas. Guests, and anyone visiting Montagu, can take a ride in one of three lovingly restored 1950s American Dream cars chauffeur-driven by either Gert Lubbe, or hotel manager PJ Basson. Outings are charged per hour and can take up to four passengers.

The uniqueness of the hotel’s health centre lies in the healing mineral water found in Montagu, which is pushed up from 120 metres under the ground and heated for use in the Mineral Bath. Users say that the water considerably lessens arthritic pains and muscle stiffness. Guests can take a soak here or use the steam bath before getting a massage or other treatment. 

Montagu is far enough south to escape the heat of the Karoo, and far enough north to steer clear of the wet winters of the Cape, so lunch is normally a sunny outside affair with a selection of traditional dishes enjoyed under a pergola. Local pianist Kosie Hanekom will play the baby grand piano while guests enjoy a more formal and romantic dinner. 

Rates & Summary


22 Classic Rooms

Mostly situated in the main building
Each sleeps 2 in double/twin beds
En-suite shower over bath

11 Luxury Rooms

Mostly situated in the gardens
Each sleeps 2 in double/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Breakfast included
Lunches and dinners available at the in-house restaurant

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

The Montagu Country Hotel lies nestled between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges in the Western Cape, on the doorstep of the Robertson Wine Route, and offers 33 beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms.  Designed in an eccentric Colonial Art Deco style, the Montagu Country Hotel oozes old-world charm and character throughout its rooms, restaurant, and pub. From here, guests can enjoy country hospitality and spectacular views of the majestic mountains surrounding the historical town of Montagu, and experience the rare opportunity to be driven around in a classic American muscle car.

Summary

  • Old-world charm in the heart of the richly historic town of Montagu
  • Take a tour of the town in a 1950s muscle car
  • Elegant rooms, a sunny pool and friendly pub offer holiday relaxation

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, hiking gear, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

Tarred roads lead to the hotel.

Activities & Attractions

  • Mineral pool
  • Hot springs
  • Spa and Health Centre
  • Hiking
  • Historical attractions
  • American Dream Cars tour
  • Robertson Wine Route

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Solar and electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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