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The happiest town in South Africa Meet some locals from Montagu in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Montagu is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, about 180 kilometres (110 mi) from Cape Town in the Western Little Karoo.

Here's a few fun facts about the town:

🐑 Montagu was founded on the farm "Uitvlugt" in 1851, and is known for its hot mineral springs, scenic mountains, orchards and vineyards.

⛰ The 1266 m high Bloupunt peak overlooks the village and offers several hiking trails, as well as kloofing and mountain biking trails further afield.

📍 Montagu is near the Robertson Wine Valley, reached via the Route 62 scenic route.

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YouTube | Marketing Strategist, African Travel Crew

This might be the happiest place in South Africa.

The best description I heard describing the town was from the tourism manager Mareletta: "What muscadel is in a bottle is a summary of what Montagu people are about. You see the bottle but once you open it that absolute sweetness makes it different to anything else".

I tried to capture the feeling of this town in the video. What do you think?

2 years ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Great interviews and intro! Is the car available to hire? That would make for a great roadtrip!

2 years ago
YouTube | Marketing Strategist, African Travel Crew

They do tours to the wine farms in it, which is pretty cool. There is a company in Cape, Town City where you can hire classics to go touring.

2 years ago
Director, I Am Cape Town

This video gave me all sorts of feelings and transported me there, love it!

2 years ago
South African travel blogger, Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust

I grew up in Montagu! So special to see it finally getting the travel limelight it deserves. It is a really special small town in South Africa. :)

1 year ago
YouTube | Marketing Strategist, African Travel Crew

We love it. You're so lucky to have grown up there.
Thanks for watching.

1 year ago
Founder & Managing Director, CapeTownMagazine.com

nice note on the different pronounciations.

1 year ago
YouTube | Marketing Strategist, African Travel Crew

I thought it was quite interesting.

1 year ago
Founder & Managing Director, CapeTownMagazine.com

and lovely to see Mareletta in the video

1 year ago
YouTube | Marketing Strategist, African Travel Crew

Lovely lady

1 year ago
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The happiest town in South Africa was posted by Neil Jansson in Video , South Africa , Montagu , YouTube channel , Western Cape . Featured on Nov 25, 2021 (2 years ago). The happiest town in South Africa is rated 5/5 ★ by 1 member.
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