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City Montagu

Montagu is a town with a soul and the gateway to the Karoo. It is located in the Western Cape at the start of the famous Route 62. It is a village that was once chosen as "Village of the Year" by the beautiful location with spectacular views, its well-preserved architecture, and its delicious hot thermal springs. It originated in ± 1820 and it was named by the trekkers of the secretary of the Cape Colony; John Montagu.

It is a village where, not so long ago, where the bullock carts were driven down Longstreet and where more national monuments can be found in one street than anywhere else in South Africa. Fascinating historical buildings and beautiful architecture brings you back in time and Montagu even had its own currency ...

Learn about the history of Montagu by visiting the museums in Long Street, the Mission Church and the beautifully restored Joubert House, where there is also a medicinal garden. If you visit Montagu on a weekend, spend some time at the Saturday market. In the centre you will also find plenty of restaurants where you can dine and you can spend your evening appropriately.

Route 62 has its own wine route and now you will find more than 40 different wine cellars. Go for a delicious taste and decide on the way to give your trip more "panache" by booking a river cruise or to take a tractor trip into the mountains. You can then visit the Guano Cave where centuries-old Bushman rock paintings are found. Beautiful views are ensured and what an experience!

Besides laid back and relaxing, spending your time here it is also possible to drive 4x4 trails or take walks and mountain hikes, whether you go there on a mountain bike or not. In addition, rock climbing is a popular activity here. And if you gain blisters, then there are always the Montagu hot thermal baths where you can relax and heal nicely!

How relaxed it all sounds but there is also business done here and one of the world's best known companies from Montagu is: Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts. In South Africa, they are easily recognizable by the orange logo and if you have not tasted it yet.... now you have the chance.

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