Recent News

Caring Community
I had the privilege to take a deeper look behind one of the very “busy” and caring NPO’s in Montagu and chat to Olin Kiewietz of Change Agents S... see more
Dear Friends Of Montagu And Concerned Montaguers
Panic causes anxiety, weakens the immune system and inhibits creative thinking. The crisis we're causing surrounding this issue can cause more dam... see more
World Travel Market Africa
The World Travel Market Africa took place in Cape Town on the 10 - 12 April. Around 5880 travel industry professionals attended this exhibition.... see more
New Herb & Craft Shop
In its 37th year, the Montagu Museum Heritage Herb Project has always been one of the attractions on the list of many a tourist. This project which wa... see more
P-J at World Travel Market
Our Montagu-AshtonTourism Chairman, P-J Basson from the Montagu Country Hotel, had the privilege to attend the 2018 World Travel Market in London whi... see more
Local is Lekker Indaba
This year's Local is Lekker Indaba held in the quart yard of the MMACC (KWV Centre) turned out to be a huge success! 42 Stallholde... see more
Museum Week 2018
International Museum Day (on or around 18 May) is a global celebration that takes place annually on or around 18 May - and ICOM (the International Cou... see more
AGM 2017 - Report Back
On Tuesday 26 September the MATA AGM took place at the Montagu Golf Club. The good -looking catering done by Avalon Springs nearly stole the sp... see more
A Perfect Two-Day Hike
By Matthew Sterne - Montagu is considered the home of South Africa’s rock climbing culture so we knew we would find some gorges and peaks wor... see more
What is new at MATA ?
Speed Marketing Evening Like the better-known speed dating, Montagu-Ashton Tourism hosted a Speed Marketing, "Soetes and Sop evening... see more
New Chairman for MATA
Welcome and Congratulations to our new Montagu-Ashton Tourism Chairman! Pierré-Jacques (P-J) Basson is a familiar face to most of us and ... see more
Bird's eye view - our Valley
Bird’s-eye view : Perspectives from above - Montagu and our surrounding areas, A couple of times I’ve had the honour to fly... see more
Montagu hosts L’Eroica Event
The popular international ride, EROICA, made its debut in Montagu on the 23rd April 2016. This international cycling series, is an It... see more
Nasionale Melktert Dag 2016
Suid Afrika is die enigste land in die wêreld wat ‘n Nasionale Melktertdag vier, maar Melktert is tog deel van ons tradisies. Terwyl my mond water ... see more
Thumbs up Van Loveren!
VAN LOVEREN NAMED BEST TRACK-and-TRAILS EXPERIENCE FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Van Loveren has received a big thumbs-up from MTB and outdoor enthu... see more
Makiti Fever!
Are we ready Montagu? The Makiti Festival is HERE ! There is a full programme on offer so let's give it our support, welcome our visitors ... see more
Cogmans upgrade to kick off
The upgrading of the TR31 (Main Road 31, between Ashton & Montagu) was scheduled to commence on the 24th July, but will likely now kick off somewhere... see more
Melting pot of Montagu
Melting pot of Montagu ... That is how the front-page cover of the July 2015 Country Life Magazine reads. Yes, Montagu is the f... see more
Tourism continues momentum
By Mareletta van Zyl Montagu-Ashton Tourism continues its year of Momentum ... Momentum : the strength or force that s... see more
Lending our Support!
The Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association, in collaboration with the Breede River Winelands Rotary Club, sponsored a group of aspiring dancers from Dance... see more
Midnight in Montagu 2014
Midnight in Montagu- filled with community spirit, fun and love. All great ideas start with some FUN in mind ... so it seems that one ... see more
Rose Show Enthralls
The 2014 Rose a resounding success! - Review by Max Waldron After a week of frantic activity this year’s Rose Show has drawn t... see more
Message from our Chairman
Sometimes, we need to remind each other about who we are and what Montagu is about. This is one of the essential pillars of what makes Montagu such an... see more
Colourful Montagu
Colourful Montagu! Makiti, rain and showbiz … On the weekend of 26-28 September the party spirit hit Montagu… and everyone t... see more
Growing Sport Destination
The Cape Winelands is positioning itself as a fast-growing sport tourism destination The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) ha... see more
Gruelling Run for Hospice
By: Mitch Clayton-Cragg, BRH Media & Communications Co-ordinator Between 1st - 15th March a Robertson resident and acknow... see more
Our Members raking in Awards
Our congratulations go to Montagu Country Hotel for winning a 2014 Travellers' Choice Award. The Award Category was: "... see more
Farmer Redbeard - Top Travel
We were proud to welcome TOP TRAVEL (an extension of Top Billing) when they visited Route 62 a couple of months ago. FARMER REDBEARD ha... see more
160 Birthday for Jouberthuis
Jouberthuis not only turned 160 years old in November, it also celebrated its 30th year as a Museum! It is without doubt one of Montagu's most tre... see more
Eco Club - Nick Norman Talk
Nick Norman, co-author of the book: ‘Geology off the Beaten Track – Exploring South Africa’s Hidden Treasures’, drew a large audience when he... see more
Introducing our new Chairman
Having been involved in tourism in Montagu for the past 5 years, I have directly experienced how important tourism is for our area. Tourism brings peo... see more
Tourism Award Winners!
The Cape Winelands Mayoral Tourism Awards took place at the Leipzig Country House in the Nuy Valley this year. Montagu-Ashton Tourism once aga... see more
And the Potjie Winners are..
The "local is lekker" girl, Mareletta van Zyl and her partner in crime, Anne-Marie Coetzee from the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Office, kicked some... see more
Monthly Photo Competition
The Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association has launched a brand new - monthly - Photo Competition. The aim of this competition is to assist us to ... see more
GROW Staff Training Workshop
The GROW Skills Development Project (a joint initiative of the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association and the Breederiver Winelands Rotary Club) held the ... see more
Breyten Boeke Fees
Last weekend, Friday 5th July 2013, saw 15 of the country’s literary greats descend upon Montagu to infuse the town with culture! T... see more
Mountain Mania 2013
Montagu Mountain Mania 2013 was an unqualified success with some 550 competitors lining up for either the Trail Run or the Mountain Bike events. The D... see more
Preserving our Untamed Pride
By Myrna Robins, SUNDAY ARGUS IT WAS a good news event, and the guests loved every minute of it. The auditorium at the Graham an... see more
The Feathered Nest
(This article, by Nancy Richards, appeared in the Sunday Times in January 2013) Chance encounters add an unexpected high note to a ... see more
Montagu Events 2013
"2012 certainly proved that MANY HANDS MAKE FESTIVALS WORK! With collaboration between local business, tourism, NPO’s, charities and volunteers,... see more
Eco Club Outing to the Koo
By Martin & Wilhelmien van Zyl An invitation to a trip up into the Koo Valley from the Little Karoo village of Montagu, was eagerly acc... see more
2012 - our year for Awards!
CapeInfo News announced that the result of the SA Destination Award is in !: ..... SA Destination Awards – the winners! ... see more
October Town Challenge
The Montagu October Challenge is all about living up to the challenge. By entering you commit to doing and exercise activity every day for the month o... see more
Winners of Tourism Awards
At the recent Cape Winelands Mayoral Tourism Awards event - a prestigious Gala Dinner held at Kronenburg just outside Paarl, three of our Mon... see more
Meet the 2012-13 Committee
The new MATA Committee had their first meeting after the AGM, on the 11th September 2012. At this meeting Mareletta van Zyl-Wohlfarter was re-... see more
Awards for 2 MATA members
We are proud to announce that 2 of our MATA Members, Mimosa Lodge & Fraai Uitzicht, received the prized American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award fo... see more
Youth Festival huge success
The Montagu Music, Art, Drama And Dance Festival (M.M.A.D.D) was once again a huge success this year. Young artists, musicians and performers from Mon... see more
Wrapping up an exciting Year
Even on a tight budget anything is possible if you set your mind to it. When I submitted the 2nd of the Bi-Annual Narrative reports on Tourism... see more
Cogmanskloofpas opgradering
Cogmanskloofpas gaan verbeter word deur Alet Janse van Rensburg - Die Burger STELLENBOSCH. – Bouwerk aan die Cogmansk... see more
Our popular Village Market
MONTAGU VILLAGE MARKET - Yours and Ours and an Authentic Experience for Visitors! The Montagu Village Market remains the meeting place ... see more
Bi-Annual Narrative Report
For period 1 July 2011- 31 December 2011 The new Montagu-Ashton Tourism committee started the new term with vigor and passion, w... see more
An Epic Event for Langeberg
It is with great excitement and anticipation that the Langeberg Municipality wants to share the Good news with ALL!!!........ The NINTH ABSA CAPE E... see more
Montagu a Finalist again!
Montagu is in the 'Competition Limelight' again and is a finalist in the South African Destination Awards Competition! To quote... see more
Newsletter from our Chairman
Opportunities multiply as they are seized – 2012 is the Tourism Opportunity Year! Phew! A collective sigh is what I can... see more
Welcome back Marriette!
Marriette Barnes - a familiar face in the Tourism Office for many years, is back in the saddle! Marriette started working at the Mont... see more
Accredited MATA Members
Watch out for the new Montagu-Ashton Tourism Member Plaques at the entrance to the establishments of our Accredited MATA Members! These owners... see more
Meet our new Chairman
Meet Mareletta van Zyl Wohlfarter, our new Chairman for the 20111/2012 Tourism year! We asked Mareletta to tell us a bit more about he... see more
The outgoing committee of the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association held a very successful and well attended AGM at the Conference Centre at Montagu Spri... see more
Arangieskop Trail a hit!
Some extracts from a letter recently sent to our Langeberg municipality by a tourist who did the Arangieskop Trail when the mountain was covered in sn... see more
Visitor Statistics
By Nelda Wiese (Committee member, Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association) Although these figures are based on visitors to the touris... see more
Meet our Team!
Welcome to Anne-Marie Coetzee (right in photo) and Tabita Williams (middle in photo), who started with the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association early in... see more
Montagu Rocks!
There is a GREAT article on Montagu in the January edition of GETAWAY Magazine ! See it online on : see more
Gifts for Guests!
Great gifts to leave in the guest rooms ! Order a gift box of Muscadel, Muscadel Glasses and Dried Fruit (optional extra) at either ... see more
SATSA Security Tips
Where and how do I report incidents of tourism-related crime? After you first call SAPS at 10111, and your security provider f... see more
Industry Surveys optimistic
Cape Town Tourism Industry Surveys Reveal Cautious Optimism for Summer 2010/2011 Cape Town Tourism has launched a series of tourism surv... see more
Still not a MATA Member?
Benefits of the Montagu-Ashton Tourism Association (MATA) explained.... Role of the Association We are ... see more
Travel and Safety Tips
The Tourism Office has a small supply of Tourism Safety and Support pamphlets (giving numbers to phone in the event of an emergency) in stock a... see more