Explore Montagu

At De Bos Backpackers & Camping, you can simply put your feet up and relax, but for the more adventurous, there is so much to do. We are centrally situated and everything is a mere stone’s throw from the farm. We are within walking distance of a number of good restaurants, supermarkets, two splendid museums and lots of exploring to be done. Close by, there is rock climbing that is known as some of the best in the world. There are also spectacular mountain bike trails, superb road cycling and a host of rewarding hiking trials. Nearby there are famous hot springs and a warm water spa, horse riding, fabulous wine tasting, and everything to keep you entertained and happy.

The beautiful town of Montagu is just 190km from Cape Town and is at the gateway to the Klein Karoo. We are on Route 62, a popular tourist destination. We are an ideal base for excursions to the nearby Breede River Valley, a superb wine-producing region. Nearby is the world famous tractor ride to a viewing point at the top of the Langeberg mountains. There are 9-hole golf courses in both Montagu and Bonnievale. You name it, Montagu has it.

Enquire at Reception:

  • Mountain biking routes
  • Hiking
  • Wine routes

For all things rock climbing, please visit our Rock Climbing in Montagu page:

Rock Climbing Montagu
There are many spectacular hiking and rock climbing routes in the area.
Montagu is home to some awesome cycling events, such as the Eroica.
See the Langeberg Mountains on one of Protea Farm’s famous tractor rides.

Local Attractions

Flying Feet

Hire an arty “Dutch” bike from Flying Feet to explore the lovely town of Montagu, or book a guided tour of our town (walking, hiking or cycling).

Distance: 750 m
Phone: 076 891 3623

Protea Farm

The Protea Farm offers scenic tractor rides to the top of the mountain as well as delicious South African food. Please book in advance.

Distance: 32 km
Phone: 023 614 3012

Blue Mountain Adventures

Call Blue Mountain Adventures for gear hire and local guides. For climbers of all skill levels, offering 300+ bolted routes.

Distance: 850 m
Phone: 082 550 6819

Montagu Museum

Three historical buildings in central Montagu showcasing the history and art of this interesting area.

Distance: 850 m
Phone: 023 614 1950

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Entrance is free, but do support the donkeys with your donations, or buy a book at their store – all proceeds go to supporting the sanctuary.

Distance: 42 km
Phone: 023 625 1593

Heidiland Horseback Adventures

A variety of horseback rides are available, from a short sunset ride to a 4 hour trek with a picnic lunch.

Distance: 15,9 km
Phone: 073 033 5560

Montagu Nature Garden

These beautiful natural gardens set in a nature reserve offer a 1.7km circular walk.

Distance: 1,9 km
Phone: 023 614 2471

Montagu Bookshop

This local bookshop is the perfect retreat for book-lovers. It has a selection of new and used books.

Distance: 750 m
Phone: 023 614 2772

Alpaca Paddocks

Learn all about alpacas and some of the things made from their amazing wool as you interact with these friendly animals.

Distance: 4,8 km
Phone: 083 682 3828

Viljoensdrift River Cruises

Take a river cruise at the Viljoensdrift wine farm for a relaxing break, enjoying food and wine as you drift down the river. Bookings essential.

Distance: 18 km
Phone: 023 615 1017

Breede River Goose Barge Cruises

Idyllic cruises down the Breede River. Suitable for groups from 6 to 16 people per trip, with wine tastings on request. Bookings essential.

Distance: 24 km
Phone: 082 293 1803

Koo on Horseback

Breathtaking and scenic horse rides. Also ask about swimming with horses, picnics and refreshments as well as riding lessons for all ages.

Distance: 40 km
Phone: 076 943 3446

Historical Walks

Grab the special historical walk flyer at the Montagu-Ashton tourism office every day of the week and indulge in our well-preserved heritage.

Distance: 450 m
Phone: 023 614 2728


Dominate the hunting field with some paintball practice at African Game Lodge – open Monday to Saturday 9:00-16:00.

Distance: 31,7 km
Phone: 023 614 3176

Hicks Art Gallery
Flying Feet
Montagu Museum

Art Galleries

KWV Gallery

Enjoy the latest Art Exhibition in the KWV Gallery. A variety of local pieces are available at this historical venue.

Distance: 1 km
Phone: 023 614 1511

Joubert House & Herb Garden

For a day of history and heritage. This house is a National Monument, built in 1853 and features an indigenous herb garden with medicinal herbs used by the Koisan. Entrance is free (donations welcome).

Distance: 650 m
Phone: 023 614 1774

Ibis Gallery

Ibis is a small and informal gallery owned by Carolyn Metcalfe and Hennie Kok, used as an exhibition space for their own work where they can sell at reasonable prices and engage directly with the public.

Distance: 280 m
Phone: 023 614 1478

Hicks Art Gallery

Richard & Joy Hickman have turned their home into a fine art gallery, which is open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. Various artists’ works are on display, including a selection of Richard’s own work.

Distance: 800 m
Phone: 023 614 2961

For farm-style food and local goods, visit the charming Die Kloof Padstal.
A perfect stop-over for a meal, the Rambling Rose is a favourite with travellers.
The Barn on 62 is known for its delicious food and and super coffee.

Restaurants and Markets

De Bos Market

We host a local market right here under the pecan nut trees every first Sunday of the month. Join us for live music, delicious food and fresh local produce.

Enquire at reception.

Montagu Village Market

Every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 12:30 you can visit the town market for a collection of crafts, antiques, locally made goods and delicious food.

Distance: 400 m
Phone: 084 389 0121

Greenlands Farm Table

Meet Glen and Sara in their awesome space filled with many treasures from their travels. Bring the kids and the pets, all welcome. You can also pop into the Greenlands Heritage Shed, the new home for the Langberg Veteran Tractor Club.

Distance: 22,4 km
Phone: 082 888 9689

Diesel & Crème

Enjoy an "out of this world" milkshake while using the photo opportunities with some classic cars, old world diners and so much more.

Distance: 62,3 km
Phone: 028 572 1008

The Pastry Place

Meet pastry chef, baker and chocolatier Alfred Henry - see an artisan at work and be sure to taste at least one if not all of the day’s creative offerings. For those hot summer days, enjoy some of their scrumptious Artisan Ice Cream.

Distance: 1 km
Phone: 082 447 4888

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Langhoogte Farm

Visit this two-dam sustainable trout farm for delicious food and fresh trout, and a lovely lesson in sustainable living.

Distance: 27,1 km
Phone: 082 748 6448

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Taste olives, olive oil and more. For absolute indulgence and the perfect way to spend a Sunday – order a platter with cold meats, olives and more.

Distance: 20 km
Phone: 076 979 9135

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Capedry Montagu Farmstall

Packed with all sorts of dried fruits and nuts. Book a tractor tour of the orchards or visit the on-site bistro or wine boutique.

Distance: 2,1 km
Phone: 023 614 1134

22 Church Street

This casual bistro-style restaurant serves a variety of contemporary South African inspired dishes. Bookings recommended. A small kids menu is also available.

Distance: 550 m
Phone: 023 614 1200

Mystic Tin

A cosy eatery offering a range of meals from burgers to grills to salads and other favourites. Kids are welcome.

Distance: 600 m
Phone: 083 232 2841

Die Stal

Situated on a picturesque local farm, the owner and chef creates delectable country food with fresh local produce.

Distance: 9,4 km
Phone: 082 324 4318

The Rambling Rose

This inviting and relaxed family restaurant serves local traditional meals as well as favourites such as burgers, Portuguese and other European dishes.

Distance: 700 m
Phone: 083 401 4503

The Barn on 62

Open Tuesdays to Sundays. They offer light, homegrown and contemporary breakfasts and lunches as well as a small bar with a selection of beer and wine. Closes at 4pm.

Distance: 1,6 km
Phone: 082 824 2995

Die Kloof Padstal

This charming restaurant offers all day breakfast and delicious meals alongside the farm stall’s collection of locally made crafts, snacks and supplies.

Distance: 700 m
Phone: 023 614 2209

Wine Valley Safari
Ashton Winery
Platform 62

Wine Tasting

Ashton Winery

Let the kids loose at Ashton Winery - the play park will keep them busy, while for the adults – Don't miss an indulgent chocolate and wine pairing.

Distance: 12,2 km
Phone: 023 615 1135

Platform 62

Taste the local wine, gin & brandy offerings at Platform 62 in Ashton.

Distance: 9,1 km
Phone: 023 615 1834

Excelsior Wine Cellar

Blend your own bottle of wine at Excelsior Wine Cellar (you take home your own creation).

Distance: 15,7 km
Phone: 023 615 1980

Van Loveren

Take the kids for their own juice pairing at Van Loveren, while the adults can pick and choose among the interesting wine pairings.

Distance: 19,2 km
Phone: 023 615 1505

Wine Valley Safari

Book a Wine Valley Safari on the Zebra Bus for great views, delicious food and plenty of excellent wine at an affordable price. Hop-on / hop-off the open air bus and experience unique wine tastings, delicious local cuisine, warm country hospitality and stunning farmland scenery, the truly African way!

Distance: 750 m
Phone: 081 740 0145

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Segments in and around Montagu

Whether you're cycling, hiking, running, or rock climbing, don't forget to check out Strava for all the exciting segments and routes in and around Montagu!