History

Province: Western Cape
Winelands
Coordinates:33°47′S 20°7′E
Area:32.71 km2
Municipality: Langeberg

Development after roads are built

Montagu in the Western Little Karoo lies between the Keisie and Kingna rivers. It was previously known as Agter Cogman’s Kloof. The settlement was established on the farm Uitvlugt(escape) in1851. It was named after John Montagu, British secretary of the Cape Colony from 1843 to 1853. He realized that the colony would never develop without efficient passable roads and transport. He was assisted by pioneering engineers who built passes over the mountains. The town was named after him in 1851. It received municipal status in 1895.

Healing hot springs

Montagu is known for its hot springs and its beautiful scenery. It is not known when the springs were first discovered but the indigenous people certainly knew of them. The settlers who discovered them drank the clear strangely flavoured water finding it refreshing and healing. News of the spring spread quickly and soon visitors flocked to the springs which now form the Montagu baths.
Montagu is predominantly an agricultural area where there are vineyards and fruit farms. There are many heritage buildings in Montagu and the museum displays many items of antique stinkwood and yellowwood furniture.

The license plate prefix for Montagu is CBR and the postcode is 6720

WEATHER IN MONTAGU TODAY

all listings in montagu

 

Things to see and do in Montagu:

 

[/vc_column_text]
[/vc_column][/vc_row]

Useful Numbers in Montagu

  • Police: 023 614 8300
  • Traffic department: Traffic 086 0881111-
  • Ashton Traffic Department-023 615 8901
  • Fire: 023-615 1085/6 (24 HRS)
  • Water:082 789 5359
  • Electricity:082 789 5360
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;023 614 1800
  • Library:023 614 8010 / 8000
  • Closest hospital;(General) – 023 614 8100
  • Pharmacy;023 614 1370
  • Hofmeyer hall:023 614 3687/023 614 8000
  • Montagu hall:023 614 3687/023 614 8000
  • King Edward Sports centre: 614 3687/023 614 8000
  • SPCA:023 615 2241
  • Schools:
  • Montagu Primary School-023 614 1640
  • W.A. Rossouw Primary School-023 614 1810
  • Hoërskool Montagu-023 614 1390
  • Ashbury Primary School-023 614 2680
  • Laerskool Koo  082 448 8915
  • Rietvlei IEK Primer 023 614 1365
  • Nuweleweland Akademie 023 100 0049
  • Museum https://montagumuseum.co.za/ 023 614 1950
  • Tourism  023 614 2471
  • Wild Animal Emergency: 082 496 2449
  • Bush and Veld Fires – 021 8874446                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Local Listings

Search