Coming home to La Montagne you will be spoiled with beautifully decorated rooms, the restful interior of the lovingly restored old Swartland house and the tranquil spaces of the verandas and garden. All guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with superior beds and quality linen, en suite bathrooms, coffee & tea making facilities, bar fridges and air-conditioning.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast on the veranda, watching village life go by, or in the dining room in the company of The Great Old Bookshelf. Spend a lazy afternoon in the garden or enjoy a nap on the back stoep under the Wisteria. La Montagne has two comfortable lounge areas where one can either catch up on some reading or enjoy the full range of DSTV channels. FREE Wireless internet is available in all areas.
Riebeek-Kasteel is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, situated at 80 km north-east of Cape Town in The Riebeek Valley together with its sister town Riebeek West.
In Room Facilities:
The Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the main house at La Montagne consists of seven well appointed double rooms, all with superior beds and quality linen, en suite bathrooms, coffee & tea making facilities, bar fridges and air-conditioning.
Rooms 3 & 4 are on on the ground floor of the old house and Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in the loft with the spectacular day and night views through their roof windows. Rooms 5, 6 and 7 are in the Garden.
Places to visit in Riebeek Kasteel
* De Oude Kerk Museum
* Hermon Street
De Oude Kerk opened its doors in 1855, but due to lack of money, a pastor didn’t arrive in Riebeek Kasteel until 1881. The building is now a museum that pays tribute to the Voortrekkers who settled in this valley and you’ll find plenty of wagons, farming implements, school desks, hymn books and other antique knickknacks.
Look out for the horse-drawn hearse with a coffin (on the left as you enter) that dates back to 1880. Due to the shortage of wood during the flu epidemic of 1918, bodies were wrapped in a sheet before being placed in the coffin and after the funeral the coffin was re-used, time and time again. De Oude Kerk is also rumoured to be haunted and many visitors have reported feeling ghostly cold spots, especially by the old pram displayed in the museum.