& Accommodation Guide to South Africa
River Valley - Route 62 Scenic Route,
Western Cape, South Africa -
Ceres, Malgas and Montagu Accommodation
Photo by Robert
Wallace / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
|The Breede River Valley
located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is well known
for being the largest fruit and wine producing valley in the region. It
is also renowned as as South Africa's leading race-horse breeding area.
The Breede River Valley forms part of the Boland, bordering on the Klein
Karoo (Little Karoo) towards the east. The region stretches from Tulbagh
in the north, to McGregor in the south, Rawsonville
in the west and to Ashton and Bonnievale in the east. The valley's largest
town is Worcester, situated
almost in the centre of the valley. The main north-south rail and road
routes traverse the valley, including the N1 highway linking Cape Town
The gorgeous scenery and
picturesque views draw people from Cape Town for relaxing weekend breaks
and visitors from all over the world, wishing to experience a stay in a
place of sheer beauty.
ACCOMMODATION - GAME LODGES, SAFARI LODGES, GAME RESERVES - BREEDE RIVER
experiences a typical Mediterranean climate tempered by its altitude. The
town has warmer temperatures in summer, due to its inland location with
infrequent rainfall, however winters are cool to quite cold and wet, with
frequent snowfalls on the surrounding higher-lying ground, rarely falling
on the valley floor itself.
|Ceres is a town in
the Western Cape Province of South Africa, named after the Roman goddess
The name is appropriate ,
as the valley in which the town is situated is extremely fertile and is
a major producer of South Africa's deciduous fruit.
The town is situated in the
Warmbokkeveld (Afrikaans: "warm antelope field") Valley about 170 km north-east
of Cape Town, which is climatically warmer than the surrounding highlands,
and is known as the Kouebokkeveld ("cold antelope field").
Map of Ceres
Ceres is well-known for fruit
juices exported worldwide bearing the town's name. It is also famous locally
for winter snow and cherries: Cape Town residents flock to the town during
winter to ski or simply play in the powder - something of a rarity for
the otherwise mild climate they are used to - whilst in summer, people
come to pick cherries from "Klondyke" farm.
Wonderful area for game
watching, fishing, mountain climbing, abseiling, skiing and other adventure
browsing accommodation in Ceres - Breede
Kamma Private Game Reserve, CERES
Kagga Kamma is a very unique
private game reserve located near Ceres in the magnificent Cedarberg Mountains
of the Western Cape. It is totally malaria free and only 260km (±
40 min. flying time) from Cape Town. As a guest you can indulge in
the viewing of game from an open vehicle, enjoy a sundowner at the Ceres
Karoo escarpment as well as explore 6000 year old Bushman rock art. At
our mini observatory you can navigate the Southern skies with our powerful
high-tech 10 inch telescope. You can also learn more about the culture
and beliefs of the ancient Bushmen. At the Bushmen Lodge you can be accommodated
in one of fifteen luxury air-conditioned en-suite rooms (five resembling
Bushmen huts and ten resembling caves) nestled between unbelievable sandstone
ACCOMMODATION - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
- Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa
- a small, historic and scenic village on the Breede River just 35 km inland
from Witsand and close to Swellendam. Famous for the only remaining
hand-drawn pontoon in South Africa, which takes you across the Breede River.
Map of Malgas
Malgas Accommodation - Breede
Hotel & Conference Centre, MALGAS
inviting Malagas Hotel on the banks of the Breede River at Malgas combines
traditional Cape hospitality with modern comforts. The 45 warmly decorated
en-suite bedrooms feature reed ceilings. A wide wrap-around verandah offers
spectacular views of the broad expanse of the Breede River. Sip your
favourite beverage in Moxie's Pub and enjoy a leisurely home-cooked dinner
in the pleasant restaurant. The well appointed conference venue in
the Hotel seats 128 delegates. The Hotel's position on the Breede River
is ideal for water-based team-building activities. Sun downer cruises
can be enjoyed on a variety of boats accommodating from 10 - 60 guests.
Whale watching and game parks are in the vicinity.
TRAVEL GUIDE - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
|Montagu - Breede River
Valley - Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa
Montagu is a town
in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The town is named after the
former secretary of the Cape Colony, John Montagu. It is 180km from Cape
Town on the Route 62 scenic route. Montagu is a tourist destination, known
for its hot mineral springs and great scenic beauty. It is an agricultural
centre, where orchards and vineyards are in production and local herbs
are grown. Nearby rock formations make it one of the country's major mountain
climbing centres. Montagu is a stone's throw from the Robertson
Wine Valley. Montagu is also on the Klein
Karoo Route 62
Map of Montagu
BED & BREAKFAST/GUEST HOUSES - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH
accommodation options in Montagu - Breede
on Church, Bed & Breakfast, MONTAGU
on Church is conveniently situated in Montagu on Route 62. Only 2 hours
from Cape Town it is the prefect stop between Cape Town and the Garden
Route. 20 on Church have 4 Rooms all en-suite. This historic house has
been carefully renovated to combine old world charm with today's modern
luxuries. All rates include Breakfast which is served at Mimosa Lodge.
The rooms are all individually decorated and is equipped with a hair dryer.
The rooms are all en-suite with a shower only. 2 Rooms has a bath and shower.
Honesty Bar. Lounge. Garden. Restaurant. Pool at Mimosa
Church Street Guest House, MONTAGU
peacefully in the heart of Montagu, recently voted South Africa’s Favorite
Village. Our tastefully restored Victorian Luxury Guest House is set in
beautiful park like gardens with a sparkling swimming pool, surrounded
by panoramic mountain views. Amazing sunsets over Kogmans Kloof close
the day and herald glorious majestic star lit evenings in the dry Karoo.
We offer: A Luxurious honeymoon suite with a four-poster bed Tv,
en-suite Victorian bathroom with huge ball and claw bath and separate shower.
The stunning elevated garden-suite with a large and spacious lounge, Tv
and fridge, with a sundeck over looking the herb and indigenous gardens
and mountains, queen sized bed and bathroom with bath and separate shower.
A spacious twin room with en-suite bath and separate shower. A cosy double
room with queen bed and en suite shower set behind the veranda where the
morning sun streams in.
Inn, Luxury B&B/Self-Catering, MONTAGU
and luxury self-catering accommodation. Spacious and attractive cottages
under thatch, superb mountain views, exceptional hospitality. Excellent
value. Let us spoil you with wonderful sunsets, a sparkling pool, cottages
with distinctive character and delicious breakfasts. Walk to the village
centre, enjoy tranquility and champagne air. Safe parking, valuable advice
on surrounding areas and day excursions. Your hosts Joop and Monica
welcome you. We know that you will find excellent accommodation in
most places, beautiful rooms, attention to detail, delicious breakfasts.
SO WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? We have traveled extensively in our own country
and abroad, and can share valuable information with you on all areas of
South Africa, not only our immediate surrounds.
Vines Guesthouse, MONTAGU
Vines is situated in the historic conservation area of Montagu. The main
farmhouse was built between 1900 and 1910 and reflects the early Victorian-influenced
Karoo-styled farmhouses of that period. The garden rooms overlook
the wine-producing vineyard and compliment the stately main house. We offer
our guests a taste of old-fashioned comfort and luxury in the town of Montagu
on the world famous “Route 62”. You can relax in the splash pool
set in the tranquil gardens with magnificent old oak and milkwood trees.
Alternatively, you could lounge on the lawns with glorious views of the
vineyards and surrounding mountains, sipping a glass of Chenin Blanc produced
from grapes from our vines.
GAME AND SAFARI LODGES - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Game Lodge, Self-Catering/Full-Board Thatch Chalets, MONTAGU
in the spectacular mountains of the Cape Winelands, only 2.5hrs from Cape
Town and 30 minutes from the quaint karoo town of Montagu, African Game
Lodge is a private nature reserve which offers you a taste of nature
where you can relax and enjoy the scenery and wild animals without any
pressure. Well-appointed thatch chalets (self-catering or full board) are
luxuriously furnished for your comfort, but you can still light a braai
on your verandah and enjoy the vast plain and surrounding mountains as
the sun sets. We offer daily nature drives and game viewing to see
large game on our property, as well as a cheetah conservation and awareness
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
browsing accommodation options in Montagu - Breede
Lodge - Guest House/Hotel & Fine Dining Restaurant, MONTAGU
on the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain range in the heart
of Montagu on the popular Route 62 is Mimosa Lodge. Only a 2 hour drive
from Cape Town, Montagu is the perfect stop between Cape Town and the Garden
Route. Better known for the fine hospitality and superb cuisine provided
by the friendly couple Fida & Bernhard Hess, an award-winning Swiss
chef, Mimosa's restaurant is a culinary experience par excellence. Beautifully
appointed en-suite rooms open up onto a rambling garden littered with myriad
facilities including a sparkling swimming pool and deck, Bernard’s herb
and vegetable garden, croquet lawn and boules pitch.
Country Hotel, MONTAGU
Walking through the foyer
you get a glimpse of the courtyard, lush green lawn and swimming pool area
where guests unwind while enjoying the view of the nearby mountains. All
33 en-suite bedrooms offer air-conditioning and modern facilities to ensure
an enjoyable stay. After a delicious meal in the Wild Apricot Restaurant,
which offers a choice of traditional and continental dishes, our residents
pub, The Dog and Trumpet, is where pre-dinner drinks and after dinner night
caps are served until late. The Wellness Centre offer health treatments,
and include a steamroom. This, in combination with our mineral pool, ensures
you’ll be spoiled before you continue your journey. The hotel is
pet friendly* and offers the ideal weekend breakaway for Capetonians as
well as a convenient halfway stop-over between Cape Town and the Garden
SELF-CATERING / HOLIDAY RENTALS - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH
browsing accommodation in Montagu - Breede
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Accord Farm Cottages, MONTAGU
Accord Farm Cottages are located just outside of Montagu and offer picturesque
views of the Baden Keisie Valley. The cozy and well-appointed units feature
a covered verandah with BBQ facilities and views. Each chalet has a living
area, air conditioning satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Activities
in the surrounding area include hiking, cycling and a visit to the popular
hot springs in Montagu.
Sanctuary, Self-Catering Apartments, MONTAGU
Sanctuary in Montagu offers elegant self-catering accommodation, overlooking
the valley and with two private pools. Located 200 m from Avalon Springs
and set on a 2.5 ha private estate, guests can prepare their own meals
using the kitchen facilities in the apartment. Several restaurants are
located in Montagu town, which is a 5-minute drive from Little Sanctuary.
The spacious luxury apartments are equipped with a lounge and dining area,
a TV with selected satellite channels and spacious bedroom. Activities
in the surrounding area include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching
and golf. The Montagu Golf Club is 1.4 km and the scenic Route 62 is about
3 km away from the property.
browsing accommodation in the Breede River Valley