Bonnievale is known as The Valley of Cheese and Wine for a good reason. There are 4 Co-operative Wine Cellars, 4 Estates and 2 private wine producers in the area. The oldest wine cellar in the Bonnievale area is Nordale Wine Cellar. The Robertson Wine Route, which includes all the wine cellars in the Bonnievale area, has in recent years won great acclaim in South Africa and around the world, for the production of outstanding white and red wines.
Ashton, situated about 10km outside Montagu, is ideally suited to explore this beautiful region.
The 19th century village of McGregor, dreaming away in a quiet valley at the end of a road going nowhere, is home to artists, craftsmen, healers and colourful characters. Here life is slow, tranquil and gentle. Beautiful preserved white-washed cottages nestle in half-wild gardens, water trickles and burbles down old stone irrigation channels and one almost expects to see the shadowy figure of a woman in the garb of yesteryear, with a basket of roses over her arm, disappearing around the next corner.
Situated on Route 62 in the Klein Karoo, about 2 hours from Cape Town, Montagu was chosen the "Engen Town of the Year 2002". This peaceful town is steeped in history and is famous for its awe-inspiring rock formations, orchards, vineyards, local herbs and healing hot mineral springs. Visitors will discover our wildflower nature garden, bird sanctuaries, nature reserves, museums, art galleries, historic homes, lovely hiking trails, 4x4 and mountain bike trails and ideal rock climbing opportunities.