Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa
Montagu is the gateway to the Little Karoo and the scenic heart of Route 62. This pretty town offers spectacular beauty and excellent facilities, and is the historic link between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape.
The journey to Montagu is a beautiful and dramatic, winding through spectacular scenery and mountain passes. Some of the most famous wineries in the Western Cape are found along the way.
Montagu also offers a well developed hot spring resort and some of the best (and most challenging) sport and traditional climbing in the Western Cape. Montagu is located about 190 kilometres from Cape Town. It has a wonderful climate, with warm and balmy summer and mild winters.
Montagu is surrounded by hills and the unpolluted horizon is one of the town's main attractions. Another wonderful attraction is the spectacular flowers gardens in full bloom. The annual Rose Show in October is the showcase for Montagu's famous roses.
Montagu was founded in 1851 on the farm of Uitvlucht. The village was named after John Montagu, who was the Colonial Secretary of the Cape at the time. Montagu was previously known as 'Agter Cogman's Kloof' and is situated between Keisie and Kingna Rivers.
Montagu is centrally located between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. This tranquil town has a rural atmosphere and offers a variety of accommodation and restaurants to suit all needs.