Mimosa Lodge Montagu


An oasis in the semi-desert Little Karoo, Montagu is located along the picturesque route 62 which connects Cape Town and the Wine Lands with the Garden Route.


It is an enchanting place. The semi-desert’s climate guarantees 360 days of sunshine a year, a spring dominated by the blossoming flowers all around and a mild, sunny winter perfect for hikes and other outdoor activities.


Situated amidst all this natural beauty is the Mimosa Lodge. Having recently been renovated, the four star lodge read more » and its Swiss owners place great importance on conserving the charm of a private guest house without sacrificing the amenities a modern hotel offers.


The most striking characteristic of the Mimosa Lodge is the highly personal and attentive service. A large and beautifully designed garden frames the hotel and many of the vegetables and herbs used in the kitchen are grown there.


Apricot trees provide some welcome shade in summer. The serene atmosphere disturbed only by a bird’s song is the perfect backdrop to relax from everyday life. A saltwater pool, heated in winter, extends its invitation to take a refreshing dip.


Everything has been arranged to provide some quite activities. A bowling court set in the gracious garden permits a pleasant competition with your friends. The Mimosa’s library holds many an interesting volume in store for you.


However, it is the restaurant that is always regarded as the hotel’s highlight. The owner himself is the kitchen’s enthusiastic and skilled chef. After an excellent dinner, the guests are invited to visit “The Club”, a bar spoiling you with its large selection of fine wines and whiskeys. Choose a drink and while away the night at the campfire chatting to the other guests.


The region has a special attraction: the hot springs of Montagu. Just a stone’s through away, the 40°C hot pools are at the opening of a deep canyon. Imagine yourself soaking in the steaming water, admiring the brilliant sunset and the breathtaking landscape – how good does it get?


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At the Mimosa Lodge guests can choose between nine classic rooms located in the main building or the seven suites which are each independently accommodated in cottages in the garden.


Every room has read more » been individually designed with an eye for details. The result is stunning and creates a highly cosy and comfortable atmosphere culminating in the small pleasantries the staff will surprise you with each day.


Come home to your suite and discover a fresh fruit basket, a carafe of cool spring water and one of Muscadel, a local white wine, awaiting your return.


The suites and rooms all feature a private, modern bathroom which has been spaciously designed and provides both a bathtub and a shower cabin.


The nearly always perfect climate can be best enjoyed directly in front of your suite. A private sitting area is the perfect spot to read a book or enjoy a warm evening with a glass of good wine.


Set apart, the Orchard Suite is the Mimosa Lodge’s ultimate luxury accommodation. Spread out over one and a half levels, the suite not only offers superb housing but also a private terrace with a pool. Add the spectacular backdrop of the panoramic mountain range …and relax letting the truly holiday begin.


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Not only the Mimosa’s bowling court and swimming pool promise diversion, the exciting area has much to offer. The historical Montagu can be explored on an easy stroll and features both interesting architecture read more » and the so called “Artist’s Route”.


A unique attraction are the thermal springs located at the opening of an impressive canyon not far from the Mimosa Lodge. Springing from the rocks at a perfect temperature of 40° Celsius, the natural pools invite you to take a relaxing swim.


The larger area of Montagu and the Outeniqua Mountains has all the prerequisites of the ideal location to hike or go on a mountain bike tour. Those who wish to venture further will be pleased to learn that guided day tours into the heart of semi-desert Little Karoo can be easily arranged.


No matter whether you decided to spend several days at the Mimosa Lodge or would just like to benefit from the location making the Lodge a wonderful stopover for those travelling between the Garden Route and South Africa’s ostrich centre Oudtshoorn – the Mimosa Lodge constitutes first-rate accommodation in a first-rate environment that will have you thrilled...


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