Hiking, Walking And Nature

Some routes are for the casual walker and others for the more serious hiker. Some highlights below. Pamphlets available in the reception area.

Lover’s Walk

Also sometimes referred to as Mayor's walk is a short 500m walk along the banks of the Keisie river and below Kanonkop, through to Joubert starting at the upper end of Barry street, an ideal extension to the Badskloof trail. No entry fee/ permit unless done in conjunction with the Badskloof Trail (see below).

Badskloof Trail

A lovely 2,2km stroll through to the famous Montagu Hot Springs – our suggestion is to do it back and forth rather than walking along the roadside to get back to town (a tedious provincial road with a fair amount of traffic). Wear casual, comfortable shoes but not necessarily your best shoes as you will cross through the occasional puddle while walking there.

This trail offers a nice 1 hour walk through Badskloof with its many rock formations, rich bird life and sport climbing routes. The trail, as shown on the map, is only a rough indication, as the occasional floods have caused deviations of the trail. An entry fee of R36 per person is charged at the “Ou Meul” (meaning Old Mill).

Aasvoelkraans Hiking Trail

This hike is 3.2km long, it'll take around 1.5 hours to complete. The trail starts on Van Riebeeck Street opposite the Aasvoelkraans B&B. It's a nice short hike to a 430m viewpoint overlooking the Cogmanskloof with Fort Sydney and the tunnel (or cutting) in the distance. No entry fee / permit.


Definitely for the more seasoned hiker – this walk is 15,6 km long and rises over a 1000m from the start at Joubert Park to the summit and can be completed in 5 - 9 hours (you need to start early, have enough time, energy and lots of water) – not for the faint hearted – please tell us if you decide to do this hike, so we are aware of where you are.

Amble In The Montagu Nature Garden

See the local flora and fauna while sitting on the occasional bench to take in the view and your surrounds. A must for Montagu citizens and its visitors is the tranquil Montagu Nature Garden situated in Montagu South. You can also just relax and enjoy the surroundings at the Tea Garden which is open for tea and mouth-watering cakes on Tuesday mornings up until November. Be aware that during the height of summer the walk can be hot and dry with less growth.