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Montagu, South Africa

Montagu, South Africa

Day 278

This quaint town is known for their hot springs. Located a couple of hours drive from Cape Town near the start of Route 62. We used this as our first stop on our road-trip through the Western Cape. We arrived early evening, in order to catch a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, we did not have ample time to scope out the area’s activities.

Things To Do & See

1) Hot Springs

Located at the Montagu Springs Resort. As a guest of the hotel you can use the hot springs, or elect to go as a day visitor. We can not vouch for this first hand as we elected to forego the obligatory visit to the hot springs during our quick stop in town.

2) Hike

There are a handful of hikes in the area. We were made aware of a handful of hikes that started from Old Mill. Visit the tourist office for maps and additional information.

3) Bird Watching

On the corner of Barry and Bath Street (not far from the information center) there are a set of trees that are home to hundreds of birds. Best to view in the last couple hours of daylight.

4) Cogman’s Kloof Gorge

It was recommended to approach town from the west/south from Ashton. Route 62 will winds through a scenic area and takes you through the center of a rock before landing you in town.

Restaurant Recommendations

1) Four Oaks

Based on a recommendation from our B&B, we ate dinner at Four Oaks. The food was fantastic. We would definitely recommend it for this alone. The atmosphere was a little odd and the owner/waiter had a bit of an air to him. However, the food made it worth the visit.

2) Ye Olde Tavern

A cute little tavern and restaurant located on Church street (directly across from the Church). We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink here, but must admit that the dinner selections looked appetizing.

Accommodation Options

7 Church Street

We stayed in a nice B&B in the center of town. The rooms were spacious and clean. The wifi was good and the breakfast was delicious.

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