To the South towards Cape Town (2 hours) you enter the Boland. To the North towards Barrydale (40 minutes), you enter the Fruit Pantry of South Africa of the Little Karoo. To the East towards the N1 (45 minutes) you will experience the vastness of the Great Karoo. Drive to Cape l'Agulhas (approximately 1 hour) the most Southern tip of Africa, and you can watch whales in the Overberg region.
Montagu lies nestled between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges. The village offer a perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route. Robertson Wine Route is on our doorstep, and might be the best kept secret in South Africa. The general perception is that the Wine Routes closer Cape Town offers the best Wine Route experience, but in this Wine Route one can taste wine on a barge, have sundowners on the river and even have dinner served while drifting soundlessly down stream. Visit our suggestions for a four day stay in Montagu and discover the "magic" of this historical village.
The climate is perfect ... Far enough South to escape the heat of the Karoo, far away North to get away from the long wet winters of the Cape. In winter, the days are warm and sunny, with the occasional hint of rainfall. Autumn brings on a kaleidoscope of colours. In October, Montagu becomes a picture perfect haven with the abundance of roses for which it is famous.