A Love Of Art & Heritage
Of Mountains & Healing Waters
As one of a small cluster of famous fruit-growing and wine-producing farm towns, Montagu stands out with its rich history, artistic charm, unique location nestled between mountains and its healing thermal springs. Proudly positioned on the world’s longest wine route that extends from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, we won’t blame you if you don't make it further than Montagu.
With their whitewashed walls and tin roofs, the architectural charm of the Little Karoo’s farmhouses are synonymous with homely welcomes. Adding to that familiar comfort with a modern architectural design, four-years in the refining, sets the scene for the BluVines Experience.
Ornate Victorian wrought-iron patio lace, delicate decorated ceilings and statement chandeliers sit comfortably with minimalist design features, Bauhaus inspired concrete seating and a wall of wines in the tasting room. A highlight of the BluVines setting is the outside sundowner deck where a glass of Cap Classique pairs perfectly with the fragrant rosemary garden and the Langeberg mountain views.
Just 2-hours away from the crowds of Cape Town, the impressive Langeberg mountains have been a source of quiet inspiration for adventurers and artists from long before 1887 when the Cogmanskloof Pass was hewn through.
Hidden away between the east and west Langeberg mountains, Montagu is aptly known as the ‘mountain mecca’. The attraction of the mountains comes not only from hiking or biking across them, but from the trickling rivers and the ochre rocks, the hardy spekboom succulents, and the petals of the vibrant yellow and pink sewejaartjies that dot the mountain faces.
Hiking trails can be enjoyed for all levels of experience, and fitness from a gentle ramble on Loverswalk to a tough climb towards the Bloupunt summit.
An out-of-town escape since its founding, Montagu continues to attract day-trippers and holiday visitors looking for an escape from the city noise and to discover its arts, history and natural beauty.
Lovingly preserved examples of Cape Dutch and Georgian houses and monuments line the town’s main street. Hundred-year-old farmhouses and townhouses remain as family homes passed through generations or have been brought back to life as galleries, restaurants, museums and boutiques.
The thermal springs that filter through the rocks from below the mountains continue to hold an appeal for visitors, but it’s the star-filled Karoo skies, the rich flora and fauna and the Montagu charm that is truly healing.