2 Night stay for 2 sharing in a Bungalow, Self-Catering.
De Bos Guest Farm (Montagu - Western Cape)
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De Bos Guest Farm is your perfect base in Montagu
The scenic drive on the R62 from Cape Town to the small Karoo town of Montagu, with its own unique blend of expansive plains, rivers, twists and bends as well as rugged mountain landscapes, is quite a treat for the senses. Still, it’s what awaits you after the Cogmans Kloof pass tunnel that is truly breath-taking.
Nicely hidden in a rocky mountain valley, Montagu is a town of lush gardens, orchards, vineyards, historical buildings, coffee shops, craft markets, fine restaurants, hot springs, sunshine, golf, friendly locals and lazy evening strolls. The nearby rock faces, however, make it a major rock climbing destination for thrill-seekers in addition to its hiking and mountain biking trails.
Without a doubt, the most appropriate way to explore this dorp is from the De Bos Guest Farm, a working pecan nut farm that is located in the foothills of Cogmans Kloof and within walking distance of Montagu’s lazy main street.
The De Bos Guest Farm offers a variety of comfortable family-centric, self-catering accommodation options, which include shaded camping areas, a backpackers’ barn, three private en-suite rooms, a garden cottage and four fully-equipped bungalows.
I found the garden cottage and bungalows very clean and neat, while the kitchens had all the basics one would need for a long self-catering stay. Each unit has its own braai place. While the units don’t have TVs (not that you’ll need one), there is free Wi-Fi available.
While the camping sites have no electrical points, there is access to a dedicated kitchen with a double gas hob, fridge and washing area. The Backpackers’ Barn, which was built during the 1890’s, is great for those travelling light.
Meanwhile, the Barn can sleep up to 13 people consisting of seven stables, each with two comfortable beds. There are two bathrooms with clean toilets, washbasins and hot showers as well as a fully-equipped kitchen.
There is also a communal pool on the farm for those hot summer days, with loads of open areas for children to explore while you relax with sundowners. The farm is 100% pet friendly and I met Nana and Blossom, the resident donkeys.
Owners – who are your hosts, Tracy and Andy, bought the farm about two years ago and have been hard at work to turn it into a place that offers the best experiences for their guests.
According to Tracy, offering great accommodation at affordable prices as well as the experience of life on a working farm in the middle of town, is what sets them apart in the area.
I recommend the De Bos Guest Farm for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone needing a comfortable ‘ base camp ’ from which to explore Montagu. For more information, call 071 462 8812 or visit www.debos.co.za .