Malherbe Guesthouse - Guest House, Accommodation in Montagu, Western Cape


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Malherbe Guesthouse - Guest House accommodation in Montagu Western Cape

General Description     

Owners Joop and Micky warmly welcome guests to their Cape Dutch style guesthouse / B&B / accommodation in Montagu, South Africa.

Malherbe guesthouse is a National Monument and was built in 1859. The house has been lovingly restored and offers 5 en-suite rooms, 4 with private entrance and patio or verandah as accommodation. Rooms have a bar-fridge, electronic safe, fan, a heater for the winter, hospitality tray and hairdryer, WI-FI HOT SPOT, garden rooms have air conditioning (cooling & heating), satellite TV/DSTV. The guesthouse also has a spacious guest lounge where you can enjoy a complementary glass Montagu Muscadel.

The guest lounge overlooks the lovely secluded garden with beautiful views of the Langeberg mountains. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or laze in the shade in a comfortable lounge chair.

In the morning a scrumptious breakfast (with homemade bread and fresh orange juice) is served on the terrace under the vines overlooking the garden or indoors.

Secure off-street parking.
Restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Laundry service in town (collect & return).

Malherbe guesthouse is perfectly located in Montagu, a historical village ideally situated on the legendary Route 62, winding through the Breede River Valley, halfway between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, and above the Garden Route.

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Attractions / Things to do

Joubert House: Long Street. The town's oldest local dwelling, it epitomises the lifestyle of the late 19th century and includes an indigenous medicinal herb garden.

Old Mission church: The old neo-gothic Mission Church dates back to 1907 and displays a collection of valuable furniture, paintings and objects d'art from Montagu. Herbal remedies and herbal products are also on sale here.

Hot Mineral Springs: Montagu's springs' healing powers have enjoyed renown for over 200 years. The water is pumped continuously from the eye of the spring. An open-ended flow system through the complex ensures that all the system's water is constantly replenished. Open for day-visitors every day.

Famous Tractor ride:
Starting at Niel Burger's Protea Farm (30 kilometres from Montagu on the road to Touws Rivier), a tractor ride goes to the Langeberg mountain tops. Spectacular views! The trip takes 3 hours and at the end, one can indulge in a traditional "Potjiekos" meal. The tractor rides are very popular and advanced booking is absolutely necessary, through Montagu Toursim Office Tel +27 (0)23-6142471.


• Montagu Golf Club: open every day – for visitors a reasonable fee is charged
• Horse back riding
• Rock Climbing
• Fishing
• Walking trails
• 4 x 4 routes
• Mountain bike routes


• Uitvlucht Winery
• Montagu Co-op Winery
• Rietrivier Winery
• Robertson Wine Valley; more than 40 wineries. Yearly events: Wacky Wine Weekend (June) - Robertson Slow (August) - Wine on the River (October)

Services / Facilities
All rooms are en-suite en have been furnished for your comfort.
The beds are made with crisp linen and in the bathrooms you’ll find fluffy towels and a selection of quality personal care items.
Facilities in all rooms include: Bar-fridge, electronic safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fan for those sunny summer days and a heater for the chilly winter nights.

Room in the main house (rear of the house, room 2)

Enjoy the atmosphere of CAPE DUTCH living. Room with a high ceiling (cool in summer) and wooden flooring. This room are furnished with antiques.
Bedroom with queen size bed, bar-fridge and electronic safe. Spacious bathrooms with shower and (small) bath

Comfort garden rooms (room 3 & 4)

Complete privacy with separate entrance and private patio. Contemporary room decorated with African touches.
Spacious bedroom with queen size bed and TV (M-Net), bar-fridge and electronic safe. Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

Deluxe garden rooms (room 5 & 6)

Pamper yourself with privacy and a luxurious room furnished in contemporary African style.
Imagine French doors leading onto a private verandah.
Bedroom with extra length twin beds, bar fridge, fireplace, electronic safe, TV (M-Net).
Walk-in closet/dressing room with ample space for your luggage.
Spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower, bath, separate toilet and double vanity unit.


In the morning a full breakfast is served, either outside on the terrace under the vines of indoors in the cosy breakfast room. Breakfast is a feast with a variety of fresh fruits, yoghurt, home-made bread, freshly squeezed orange-juice, cold meats and cheeses, eggs prepared on order.

Enjoy a dip in our swimming pool in the lush garden. There are secluded and shady corners where you can relax, read a book or sample the Montagu wine. For those wishing to bask in the Montagu sunshine, there are plenty of sun lounges. After all, this part of the Western Cap is renowned for its fabulous climate.

Rates 2010 - 2011
Low season (1 May – 30 September): R 345 - 415

Mid season ( 7/10 June 2009, min. stay 2 nights): R 415 - 480

High season (1 October – 30 April): R 415 - 480

2 Nights or Longer Special
5% discount on any stays of 2 of more consecutive nights between October and April.

Visa/MasterCard accepted
Rates are per person sharing per night and include a full breakfast. Single on request.
Children Policy;
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted. Children of age 12 and over are charged as adults.

First Cape Dutch House / National Monument on your left hand side, when you enter Montagu from Cape Town/Robertson direction. 

Physical Address
17 Long Street


023 614 3617



086 5030325


Malherbe Guesthouse


072 5545680    

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