Montagu - Heart of Route 62
Malherbe guesthouse is a National Monument and was built in 1859. The house has been lovingly restored and offers 5 en-suite rooms, 4 with private entrance and patio or verandah as accommodation. Rooms have a fan, a heater for the winter, hospitality tray and hairdryer, garden rooms have TV with MNet. The guesthouse also has a spacious guest lounge with honesty bar. Enjoy a complementary glass Montagu Muscadel.
The guest lounge overlooks the lovely secluded garden with beautiful views of the Langeberg mountains. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or laze in the shade in a comfortable lounge chair.
In the morning a scrumptious breakfast (with homemade bread and fresh orange juice) is served on the terrace under the vines overlooking the garden or indoors.
Secure off-street parking
Restaurants within easy walking distance.
Malherbe guesthouse is perfectly located in Montagu, a historical village ideally situated on the legendary Route 62, winding through the Breede River Valley, halfway between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, and above the Garden Route.
All rooms are en-suite en have been furnished for your comfort.
The beds are made with crisp linen and in the bathrooms you?ll find fluffy towels and a selection of quality personal care items.
Facilities in all rooms include: Hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fan for those sunny summer days and a heater for the chilly winter nights.
Room in the main house, back side of the house (room 2)
Enjoy the atmosphere of CAPE DUTCH living. Room with a high ceiling (cool in summer) and wooden flooring. This room are furnished with antiques.
Bedroom with queen size bed. Spacious bathrooms with shower and (small) bath
Standard garden rooms (room 3 & 4)
Complete privacy with separate entrance and private patio.
Furnished with a mix of antiques and contemporary African touches.
Spacious bedroom with queen size bed and TV (M-Net). Bathroom with shower
Deluxe garden rooms (room 5 & 6)
Pamper yourself with privacy and a luxurious room furnished in contemporary African style.
Imagine French doors leading onto a private verandah.
Bedroom with extra length twin beds, bar fridge, fireplace, electronic safe, TV (M-Net).
Walk-in closet/dressing room with ample space for your luggage.
Spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath, separate toilet and double vanity unit.
Centrally situated between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the quaint little village of Montagu nestles in the western corner of Kannaland. A unique rural atmosphere distinguishes Montagu as one of the best-preserved late Victorian agricultural villages in the Cape.
Montagu has a number of the finest Cape Dutch houses. Most of these thatched roof houses date from the years 1853 ? 1870. It is generally accepted that Joubert House situated in Long Street, built in 1853, is the oldest house in Montagu. In 1983 it was restored to its former glory, and as a section of the Montagu Museum, it depicts the lifestyle of the late 19th century.
Montagu, once known as ?Agter Cogman?s Kloof?, lies between the Keisie and Kingna rivers which join at the western extremity of the town. In the 19th century the only exit to the West was through Cogman?s Kloof.
Now Montagu in the heart of Route 62 attracts many visitors who enjoy the scenery and buildings of a bygone era. In Montagu there is a variety of superb overnight accommodation and excellent restaurants. As the mountain Mecca of the Western Cape, Montagu is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside.
Joubert House: Long Street. The towns oldest local dwelling, it epitomises the lifestyle of the late 19th century and includes an indigenous medicinal herb garden.
Old Mission church: The old neo-gothic Mission Church dates back to 1907 and displays a collection of valuable furniture, paintings and objects de art from Montagu. Herbal remedies and herbal products are also on sale here.
Hot Mineral Springs: Montagus springs healing powers have enjoyed renown for over 200 years. The water is pumped continuously from the eye of the spring. An open-ended flow system through the complex ensures that all the systems water is constantly replenished. Open for day-visitors every day.
17 Long Street
Western Cape - South Africa
In the morning a full breakfast is served, either outside on the terrace under the vines of indoors in the cosy breakfast room. Breakfast is a feast with a variety of fresh fruits, yoghurt, home-made bread, freshly squeezed orange-juice, cold meats and cheeses, eggs prepared on order.
Enjoy a dip in our swimming pool in the lush garden. There are secluded and shady corners where you can relax, read a book or sample the Montagu wine. For those wishing to bask in the Montagu sunshine, there are plenty of sun lounges. After all, this part of the Western Cap is renowned for its fabulous climate.
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