Services

The Goatshed Restaurant

The Goatshed Restaurant Few restaurants can claim to have their own set of mascots, but this rustic eatery on the splendidly fair wine estate boasts a crew of charming goats that’ll make your visit here unforgettable. Whet your appetite with a cheese, or go the whole, erm, goat, and tuck into the menu, which features platters brimming with the goat’s milk cheese alongside charcuterie, pickles...

De Leeuwenjagt Restaurant

Compiled by culinary legend Cass Abrahams, the Cape Malay menu of this estate favourite brims with slow-cooked traditional feasts like denningvleis and lamb curry, all featured with suggested Seidelberg wines. For those seeking something more conventional, there’s another menu starring springbok shank and dukkah-rubbed beef fillet. Open 9am-4pm daily; 6-8pm Fri (in...

Café Juno

As whimsical as Tertia du Toit’s paintings, which are sprinkled across the venue, this quirky café is kitted out in a miscellany of restored, multicoloured antique furniture and crystal chandeliers. As the signboard outside exclaims, there’s ‘not only breakfast’ on the menu, although these guys are known for theirs, dished up day-long. There’s a host of healthy options...

Bosman’s at Grande Roche

Bosman’s at Grande Roche The late Bosman’s chef Frank Zlomke left some pretty huge culinary shoes to fill, but his successor Roland Gorgosilich is certainly doing a stand-up job. Continuing in the same vein, incorporating local, seasonal produce into his fine-dining fare, gourmands can expect the likes of poppy seed and black pepper springbok loin with butternut and ginger purée and balsamic...

Backsberg Restaurant

Backsberg Restaurant This wine estate eatery is renowned for its spit-braai lamb, which takes centre stage during Sunday’s ever-popular buffet lunch, an event that comes with a side of live music. The summer menu features platters filled with charcuterie, cheeses and preserves, and sumptuous smoked trout with a creamy basil and chardonnay sauce, whilst the winter bill stars heartier eats...

The Vic 1906 Hotel

The Vic 1906 Hotel Sexy nouveau-Victorian chic is the order of the day at this hotel situated bang in the middle of town. Rooms boast swanky chandeliers, Persian carpets and big broekie-lace balconies that come complete with beckoning daybeds. Rates R700-R1 300 per room.

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat This mountain hideaway is a real gem. The eco-friendly self-catering cottages, circled by fynbos fields, are creatively outfitted by Swiss-born owner Jurgen Wohlfarter. Faraway Cottage (with its outside bath) is a favourite for romantic sojourns, while folks in need of R&R can book a catered stay in the old farmhouse. Rates Camping R50. Self-catering R190. Dinner, B...

The Mystic Tin Bed and Breakfast

The Mystic Tin Bed and Breakfast A charming outfit boasting inviting rooms and a magical garden. Spend your days exploring the village or relax with a pint of cold beer – owner Wayne Raath brews his own in his petite micro-brewery, aptly named the Karoo Brew. Rates R110 (backpacker); R390 per room.

The Montagu Country Hotel

The Montagu Country Hotel This apricot-hued Art Deco darling is run by the charming Gert Lubbe who goes out of his way to keep guests happy. Situated bang in the middle of town with a striking retro façade, the hotel will charm the socks off Art Deco buffs – choose between spending the night in one of the hotel’s retro Art Deco rooms or a serene garden room. Enjoy a Swedish massage at the on-...

Ye Old Tavern

A newbie on Montagu’s dining front, plying comfort staples like steaks, burgers, bobotie, fish and chips and pizzas. Prices are reasonable, the vibe is laid-back and the unique touches by chef Sonya Ribeiro – like complimentary starters of petite vetkoek with home-made chilli jam; and warm, crusty garlic bread served up with pasta dishes – have patrons lining up outside...

Die Stal

This country restaurant is definitely worth the drive out of town. Chef Suzanne Venter’s black-board menu changes daily and the fare is mouth watering – think grilled pork fillet with red wine-spiked pears, walnuts, blue cheese and mash or lamb and litchi salad. Dishes are presented with flair. There’s also a kiddies’ menu and play area to amuse the little ones. Open 8am...

Mimosa Lodge

Mimosa Lodge Well known in foodie circles, this award-winning haute cuisine spot is headed up by Swiss chef Bernard Hess. Mimosa offers a four-course set menu, paired with a selection of fine wines, and on arrival diners are treated to complimentary welcome drinks. Want to make a weekend of it? Book yourself into one of the lodge’s twenty-three stylish double rooms. Open Season 7-8....

Jessica’s Restaurant

Jessica’s Restaurant Much loved by locals, this dining favourite is named after the owners’ bulldog, Jessica. The vibe is romantic and unpretentious and the cuisine, dished up by chef Heinrich-Werner Blom, is continental with Eastern influences. At the time of writing, Blom was planning a sousvide menu (slow cooking under pressure), but a regular à-la-carte fine-dining menu will still be...

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa Serenity and restoration awaits Located in the world famous Cape Winerlands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most romantic getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of five star luxury, the impeccably appointed Le Franschhoek Mountains and is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes. This large five-star hotel has all the...

Kendall Cottage at Allée Bleue

Kendall Cottage at Allée Bleue A stay at Kendall Cottage is a little like having your own country house, with just the glorious vineyard and orchard views for company. This oh-so-romantic cottage, luxuriously furnished, offers two spacious bedrooms and an airy living area. Even if you only book one room, the entire cottage is yours, so privacy is guaranteed. Rates: R2,200 per room.