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“Magnificent, Charming, Romantic”
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Galenia Estate
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

We recently had the pleasure of a stay at Les Hautes de Montagu and it was worth the wait. Located just out side of the town, the hotel has a rural farm like environment and features many beautiful buildings which create a wonderful 'farmstead' feel.

The rooms are large, well furnished with all the luxuries which one could expect. The bathooms are stunning, in fact the nicest which I have ever experienced on my travlels. We loved the outside shower and views accross the valley. My only regret was that qwe did not have enough time to go on a walk though the farm grounds and up into the mountain. The rivene looked so tempting, and we will definalty be back for more

Breakfast was treat, when food meets art.

Room Tip: I think that all the rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

What a wonderful surprise! Magical cottage style bungalow with a view. So cosy with log fire and chairs around for when it is cold. Luxury bathroom including an outdoor shower. We only stayed the one night which was a shame. The hotel has its own nature trails, mountain views and the scenery with a view to Montague . Garden and pool area was very inviting. Surprise little chapel wedding venue with beautiful modern wall paintings depicting The Last Supper and The Nativity Journey.
Breakfast on the terrace was amazing!
We went into Montague for dinner, Jessica was recommended and booked us. French style and delicious.
If driving on Route 62, don't miss Les Hauts for a stay! If you are looking for something different this is it.

Room Tip: All seem to be the same high standard.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Do not let the words B&B put you off... This place is as luxurious as a 5 star hotel. On arrival the property was clean, well decorated and the owners were very warm and welcoming. Our room was perfect. Huge bath, outdoor shower, high ceilings, mini bar and a fabulous view of the scenery.
Breakfast was great quality and plentiful, with another fabulous view.
As others have mentioned, not much goes on in Montagu so you will need a reason to be visiting, however if you need to stay there, Les Hauts is the place you should stay at. It is the most beautiful, relaxing and romantic place you could hope for.
We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stayed here just one night and it wasn't enough. Situated just outside the lovely town of Montagu this is a gem of a hotel. The grounds are filled with wildlife (an ostrich ran ahead of us all the way up the long drive), olive groves and lavender.

Our room was spacious and decorated with a real eye for luxurious detail. There was an outdoor shower and a great big roll top bath. The secluded terrace looked across to the mountains and scrubland which changes beautifully with the light. As the night was cold we fell asleep to a roaring log fire.

The breakfast was superb; several courses of delicious food served in the beautifully converted farmhouse.

We also visited the hot springs in town. Whilst we wished it was run by the Hauts de Montagu team it was a fun if tacky experience. We had a good meal at the Mystic Tin in town - which is worth a visit for it's chilled out friendly approach.

If you visit Montagu make sure you stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Lovely property in unique location at the base of a mountain with very warm French-Belgian owners who spent most of their lives in the Congo. Particularly good breakfast that would not have been out of place in a five star hotel. There are fireplaces, marked nature walks, and an inviting pool. Although the town of Montagu is a bit sleepy, this is a good place to get away from it all and just unwind.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We spent three days at Les Hauts de Montagu. This gave us time not only to enjoy 3 fantastic breakfasts but also to enjoy the views from the lodge and walk the many trails of the extensive grounds of the property, which have plenty to offer in terms of wildlife. The whole property has been developed with a lot of thought by its owners, Eric and Myriam who run the place with great enthusiasm. The rooms are both practical and beautifully decorated. Though dinner is not on offer at the lodge, there are a number of restaurants in nearby Montagu to cater for all tastes.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ettemar
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

We stayed at Les Hauts De Montagu for one night as we travelled on the beautiiful Route 62 between Franschhoek and Oudtshoorn. The property is located about 5 minutes from the pretty village of Montagu and affords splendid views of the surrounding mountains. On our way to the lodge we spotted Ostich! We stayed in a thatched lodge which was beautifully decorated (Lavendar Suite) and extremley spacious. We were particulary pleased with the open fire as it was a chilly evening. The sunset from our private veranda was incredible. Breaksfast was delicious and served in the main lodge. We would certainly recommend Les Hauts De Montagu.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Galenia Estate

Address: 3 km Ater Montaqu On Route | 3 Km After Montagu On Route 62, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Montagu
Price Range: £157 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galenia Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A guest lodge offering 450 hectares of abundant, indigenous flora and situated on the beautiful slopes of the Langeberg Mountains. This is a space of natural tranquility, beauty and comfort; perfect for nature lovers, relaxing getaway or a romantic weekend. Rooms are separated into six spacious en-suites. Each have their own fireplace, a bathroom with heated floors, a Victorian bathtub as well as an outside shower. From the veranda, guests have a spectacular view of the Karro Koppies. ... more   less 
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