On the steep hill, the border of Kanonkop reserve and above the town centre of Montagu, along the R62, on a property called by locals “hooggenoeg” or in free translation “high enough”, inspired by European monasteries and African traditional building, the environmentally and ecological responsible Mountain View Lodge Montagu was erected in 2013.
Relax in total privacy while enjoying our spectacular mountain views. Just above the town centre of Montagu, still within walking distance, Mountain View Lodge in Montagu is almost completely concealed from the street, this means privacy, relaxation and a 24h monitored and secure location.
The multiple Eco-Award winning property features an outdoors seasonal heated swimming pool and a deck which overlooks the town and valley. Each of the seven individually decorated room has garden views. They come equipped with a king-size bed, a fan, a dressing and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom has a shower with free toiletries. Hairdryers are available on request. Two of our rooms have interconnecting doors and can be converted into a 4 person family room.
The Belgian Restaurant at Mountain View Lodge serves traditional Belgian and South African cuisine on reservation. The bar has a wide variety of Belgian, imported and local beers as well as a collection of local wines. Attractions in the area include wine tasting at the wine farms along Route 62, river trips on the authentic River Goose, mountain bike routes and hiking. Montagu Golf Course is a 4-minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi and private parking is available. Chauffeur-driven trips are available for guests to book, Wine Tasting Tours, Big 5 Game Drives, City and Off-road trips. Cape Town International Airport is 182 km from the property, the Montagu Hot Springs only 2 km and Robertson is less than 30 km.
The lodge is registered as an ECO-accommodation and has since the opening been granted several rewards and recommendations as ecological responsible. Simple things like shower and basin water is recycled, filtered and reused for irrigation and flushing toilets, we banned tumble dryers (towels and bedding are a bit stiffer) and strictly limit the ironing. Laundry is done with ecological responsible soaps only. The rooms are ecologically designed (less windows) and naturally insulated (using amongst others air), to keep the temperature as stable as possible. A natural cool airflow is created in a rear corridor and as it should with an ECO-LODGE we have no Air conditioners nor additional refrigerators in the rooms.
Belgian & African Style Restaurant (on reservation).
Bar with local selected wines, Belgian- and local beers.
Seasonal heated swimming pool.
Roof deck, overlooking the whole valley.
Free secure inside parking.
Chauffeur driven wine tours.
To the South towards Cape Town (2 hours) you enter the Boland. To the North towards Barrydale (40 minutes), you enter the Fruit Pantry of South Africa of the Little Karoo. To the East towards the N1 (45 minutes) you will experience the vastness of the Great Karoo. Drive to Cape l'Agulhas (approximately 1 hour) the most Southern tip of Africa, and you can watch whales in the Overberg region.
Montagu lies nestled between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges. The village offer a perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route. Robertson Wine Route is on our doorstep, and might be the best kept secret in South Africa. The general perception is that the Wine Routes closer Cape Town offers the best Wine Route experience, but in this Wine Route one can taste wine on a barge, have sundowners on the river and even have dinner served while drifting soundlessly down stream. Visit our suggestions for a four day stay in Montagu and discover the "magic" of this historical village.
In Room Facilities:
Newly build en-suite rooms each with king-size bed, ceiling vent, dressing and mini-safe, coffee & tea. Buffet- and cooked breakfast available.
Montagu is a romantic, historic and charming village nestled between mountain ranges, halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route, and lies in the heart of the legendary Route 62. With beautiful mountains, a superb climate and plenty to do, it is the ideal breakaway.
Wine Cellar Tours to award winning wineries on the R62 - longest wine route in South Africa. Go in style with Mountain View Lodge’s private Rolls Royce or go adventurous on a chauffeur driven day-trip with R62 Adventure Tours.
Montagu golf club, A nine-hole course with beautiful surrounds. With Montagu’s good weather all year round, playing this course will delight golfers of all ages and kills. Multiple other golf courses can be found in the surroundings, one of our chauffeur driven cars will be at your service to take you.
Should motorcycle Walhalla exist, the Montagu area would be very similar. Great wide open spaces, mountains and mountain passes, little traffic, beautiful tar- and gravel-roads. Motorcycles can be rented at very good rates form our sister company www.MotorTouring.com
The network of 4x4 trails near Montagu was voted one of the TOP TEN 4x4 destinations in Southern Africa by the magazine, Drive Out, for four consecutive years.
The Montagu Tractor Trips to the summit of the Langeberg Mountains is a must, with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys.
Big five, safari game drive only 45 minutes away. Our chauffeurs and vehicles are at your service.
Montagu is recognised as one of the most outstanding climbing destinations in South Africa due to the quality and number of climbing routes available. Montagu’s rock walls offer a wide variety of high quality climbing opportunities at every level from beginner to expert.
Montagu has several mapped mountain bike routes available, all starting and end ending in the town.
A wonderful arts and crafts route which winds through Montagu, showcasing the talents of the town residents.
Relax and enjoy the wonders of the clean air and the breathtaking views while on these rugged mountains of the Langeberg with four different hiking trails.
River trips on the authentic river goose.
Horse riding in nature.
Fishing, motorcycling, golfing, tennis, bowls, squash, pistol shooting, the Big Five and much more to offer …