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Breede River Valley Montagu Western Cape South Africa

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There are some homeowners who effortlessly weave a rich story through the style and character of their home’s wares, who create a narrative for their houses to sing to those who wander through their open doors. Indeed, the owners, have spun a Cape Dutch fairy tale in the rustic and infinitely charming form of Jonkmanshof.

The historic 1854 Cape Dutch farmhouse is situated in the tiny town of Montagu, in the western part of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Despite its modest population count, the little farm town boasts some of the most majestic of mountain landscapes. Painted in the traditional warm ochre hue, the gabled farmhouse front looks over the gravel garden, a bevy of small ponds, the generous farm pool, and the surrounding mountainous wilderness.

The interior of this home is brimming with nostalgic, richly South African, old-world beauty. From the handmade clay tiles beneath one’s bare summer feet to the original river-reed ceilings, Montagu House is something to behold. Almost every room is inhabited by a curated collection of the most magnificent antiques, all of the well-loved and well-used.

In the living room, the rich red walls seem to blaze with the light from the original fireplace, whilst the kitchen, as grand as it is inviting and cool, offers a respite from the summer heat and perhaps something to nibble on your afternoon walk through the citrus garden. The library, otherwise known as the ‘Room of Curiosities,’ is one of the owners’ favorite spots, amidst the century-old books, treasures, and talismans, take a seat, grab the nearest novel and escape.

This is a getaway home of rare and dignified beauty. Once you leave it’s doors you will have made a generous, elegant, eccentric and richly distinguished new friend in the form of Jonkmanshof.

In Room Facilities:

* King size beds
* En-suite bathrooms.
* Bath and/or Shower.
* 100% pure Italian bed linen.
* 100% pure cotton bathroom Towels.
* Seating areas in each bedroom
* Closet
* Hairdryers in each room
* Cotton gowns for each room

Area Information:

Montagu lies nestled between two mountains. It's crystal clear air is free of any pollution. It is strategically situated between the Garden Route and Cape Town, offering a most picturesque drive.

The weather is perfect: far enough South to escape the heat of the Klein Karoo; far enough North to get away from the long wet winters of the Cape.

Montagu is host to less than ten thousand inhabitants, with a variety of entrepreneurs, hoteliers, a cabinetmaker, a cheese maker, a teddy bear maker, restaurants, and artists.

The area offers a rich history. The most interesting museums being the Montagu Museum, Joubert House ( the oldest local house/residence), the British fort and the natural gardens in town.

The Robertson / Ashton / Montagu wine route is known throughout South Africa. Some of the most well-known wine farms being Van Loveren, Graham Beck, Zandvliet, and Weltevrede.

There are a variety of footpaths to choose from. Lover?s Walk is ideal for an early morning stroll, especially with tortoises, dassies, guineafowl, Egyptian geese and the odd baboon or small buck that shows itself.

Montagu also have some excellent places to do rock climbing.

Niel Burger's tractor ride to the summit of the Langeberg and the optional potjiekos is a must.

Then there are the famous hot springs, situated less than 3kms outside of town at the Avalon Springs. Those who suffer ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism find the warm waters most beneficial.

Property Facilities:

* Fireplace.
* Firewood (supplied in winter).
* Farm style swimming pool
* Daily servicing
* Concierge service - booking dinners and sightseeing
* Secure Parking.
* BBQ.


* In walking distance from all restaurants.
* Close to the famous Hot Springs
* Historic Museums
* Safe Hiking trials
* Horse Riding
* Rock climbing
* Mountain Biking
* Beautiful mountains, a superb climate


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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Montagu Reviews

Belinda Behr
10 May 2021

The Keisie and Koo scenes.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Peter Bailey
07 May 2021

Climbing, climbing, climbing.
Quaint, clean town.
Beautiful environment.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gawie van Blerk
04 May 2021

The Dried Fruit Factory Shop is a must to visit. Its a pity the hot springs was closed to all day visitors due to Covid.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Marius Jonas
18 March 2021

Quiet little town with all the charm of a bygone era. Loved that they kept so much of the old town and restored so many places.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jonathan Happe
15 February 2021

Small town.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Samantha Henry
30 August 2020

Sonya’s beautiful cosy little cottage was an amazing weekend getaway. Sonya is a brilliant host and I will definitely be returning.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Roblene Wareley
23 March 2020

Montague is so picturesque. The mountains, the stunning views, the lushness. Always a good place to go for a peaceful weekend away.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tootie Milburn
19 November 2019

Love the Saturday morning market and the general vibe of the town.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jilly Kuhnert
12 November 2019

Beautiful town with good restaurants and friendly people.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
tamsyn bezuidenhout
12 September 2019

Really lovely place , very relaxing , my kids loved it.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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