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

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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10 months ago

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Founder, 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?

10 months ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

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

10 months ago
Founder, 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.

10 months ago
Director, I Am Cape Town

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

10 months 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. :)

2 months ago
Founder, African Travel Crew

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

2 months ago
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