Montagu is the western gateway to the Little Karoo as well as the scenic heart of Route 62, the historic link between Cape Town, the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth (ADDO Elephant Park).
Montagu is about 2 hours drive from Cape Town. It is the perfect stop for tourists travelling between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth is about 6 hours drive to the east.
A unique rural atmosphere distinguishes Montagu as one of the best kept late Victorian agricultural villages in the Western Cape. The many attractions and the fact that Montagu is centrally situated makes it a sought after tourist town and perfect base from where the countryside can be explored.
There are a number of hiking trails in the area as well as opportunities for rock climbers. The hot springs just outside of town are very popular. Horse riding, golf, tennis, bowls and other sports can also be exercised.