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Aasvoëlkrans Bed and Breakfast

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Wall to wall blue skies…”

Enjoy complete privacy in this country house with four garden rooms, warmed by splashes of colour and buckets of wild flowers, on a 6-acre Arabian stud farm in the famous greenbelt of Montagu in the picturesque
Western Cape of South Africa.

A perfect mix of nature, art and architecture, located where the rugged Langeberg mountains and Kingna River meet. Soak up the sun, enjoy wall to wall blue skies at the pool, or stroll along the art route in the late afternoon.

At night, bright starry skies accompany you to the nearby village restaurants.

Credit cards accepted.
Proudly South African.
4-star Bed and Breakfast.

The Beds

The three en-suite garden cottages ensure privacy with their separate entrances and patios from which to watch starry summer nights or enjoy the bright sunshine. The interiors of all the rooms (as well as Jeanne’s own magnificent home) are decorated with unconstrained care, and tasteful works of art – all with a subtle African flavour – adorn the walls. The detail extends outside too, with giant cacti and intriguing sculptures accentuating various walls and open spaces around the buildings, while on the lawn stooping metal birds and tortoises cause you to stop, look and look again.

The guest units each have a large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
All the bathrooms have showers and are decorated with paintings and kelims. The units have single and double beds to choose from, as well as heated floors for the wintertime. All linen is 100% hand-embroidered linen. The facilities can sleep six adults and four to five children.
The bedrooms in the guest units have private, shady little stoeps where you can relax and enjoy drinks and conversation.

A good night’s sleep is guaranteed by the combination of the complimentary Montagu Muscadel sweet wine and the crisp 100% Percale cotton sheets, which are designed by Julie Lombard, from Turning Leaves.
After awakening to the sounds of various indigenous birds, you may make your way to the breakfast area, where, depending on the weather, Jeanne will serve you breakfast on the patio or in the sunlight breakfast
room. Each cottage has under-floor heating to ensure comfort during the cold winter nights.

The Breakfast

Breakfast is served between 08h30 and 09h30. It consists of the freshest fruit Montagu has to offer, a variety of yoghurts, muesli and cereals, our famous dried fruit,
freshly baked bread, strawberry scones, bran muffins, cinnamon and apple crumpets. All baked goods are produced based upon your hostess’ mood.

Of course the standard country tradition of bacon and organic eggs produced by our very own free range chickens is part of the package.
Jeanne makes this her own by adding her special mix of mushrooms and rosemary. Bottomless coffee and tea to your liking is also on the menu.

Every morning the tables are a surprise with a different setting but with the same flair as the rest of the surroundings, with fresh flowers, herbs and locally made crockery, linen, table-clothes and serviettes.

Weather permitting we also do an outside sitting in the garden next to the pool between the local wildlife and tamer fowl and horses.

The Farm

Aasvoëlkrans is a stud farm,
so it offers facilities of the outdoors kind. In summer, cool off in the private swimming pool, or go hiking in the mountains. There is plenty sunshine in the large garden, and, when the sun goes down, the romanticism of bright starry nights.

One of the town’s main tourist attractions is the Montagu Hot Mineral Water Springs. The springs are situated at Badskloof and the water is a lovely 43° Celsius. Hike along the Aasvoëlkrans Hiking route, which starts at the B&B. There are various trails in the area to choose from, such as the Cogmans Kloof trail and the Bloupunt trail.

If you are a wine lover, it is well worth visiting the wineries around Montagu, such as Uitvlucht, Rietrivier, Drie Berge and the Montagu Co-op Wine Cellar. Go and see the Thomas Bain Memorial Plaque and the old English Fort near the tunnel in Cogmans Kloof. Otherwise, take a stroll in town and visit the Town Museum and other historic houses.

  • Children are welcome
  • Off-street parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback guided hike to the Aasvoëlkrans summit
  • Arabian and Thoroughbred horses
  • Horse riding catered for on the nearby Groenvlei riding farm
  • Award winning garden
  • Bright starry nights

The Outdoors

The mountainous area offers great hiking routes, such as the Aasvoëlkrans Hiking Route which starts at the Bed & Breakfast. Other trails in the area include the Cogmans Kloof trail and the Bloupunt trail

Montagu has also been described as a rock climbers paradise, some would go as far as calling Montagu the Rock Climbing Capital of South Africa, and the infamous face ‘Legoland’ is situated 5 minutes driving from the B&B. See the Rock climbing in Montagu gallery for photos taken at Legoland.

The recently completed Castle in the Sky rock climbing route is situated on the Aasvoëlkrans Hiking Route, ten minutes hike from the B&B.

The best climbing conditions are found between May and September.

Accommodation located in Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa.

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