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
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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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