Montagu is a village with a soul and the gateway to the Karoo. It is located in the Western Cape at the start of the very famous Route 62. A village that was once chosen as ‘Village of the Year’, due to its beautiful location with spectacular views, its well-preserved architecture and its wonderfully warm thermal springs. Originated in ± 1820 by the Trekboers, it was named after the secretary of the Cape Colony; John Montagu.
A village where the ox wagons passed through Longstreet not very long ago. And where more national monuments can be found in 1 street than anywhere else in South Africa. Fascinating historic buildings and beautiful architecture take you back to the time that Montagu even had its own means of payment!
Route 62 has its own wine route and you will already find more than 40 different wine cellars. Go for a delicious taste and decide on the way to give your trip more ‘swing’ by booking a River cruise or going on a tractor trip into the mountains. You can then visit the Guano Cave where centuries-old Bushman petroglyphs can be found. Great view insures!