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18 February

The greater Pietersfontein Community is pleased to inform the general public of the establishment of the ‘Pietersfontein Conservancy’ – the 99th Conservancy registered in the Western Cape by CapeNature. A […]

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20 January

The Water Source in Keurkloof This picturesque 3km‑long kloof that joins the Cogmans Kloof Pass is a well known local landmark. A strong spring a kilometre up the kloof was […]

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20 January

How Cogmans Kloof got its name The name of the scenic kloof that links Montagu with towns along the Breede River valley is derived from the name of a former […]

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20 January

The intensely folded rock strata of the crags to the east of this point are a striking example of why the parallel mountain ranges that run for more than 800km […]

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20 January

Following incursions by Boer forces (aided by Cape rebels) into the Cape Colony in late 1900, the British built a series of forts atop strategic mountain passes to block the […]

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20 January

The first safe route through Cogmans Kloof, which links the western end of the Little Karoo to the Breede River Valley, was built by renowned road engineer Thomas Bain. It […]

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20 January

Hodges Bridge, located at the southwestern end of the kloof, was the first road bridge built in the spectacular Cogmans Kloof. It was opened in early 1872. The bridge was […]

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20 January

The Montagu area has experienced at least 10 major floods since the town’s establishment in the early 1850s. 1867 The first recorded flood was in 1867, when the Keisie River […]

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20 January

Over the years, flooding of the Cogmans River has periodically devastated Ashton and the surrounding farmlands. The floods of 1981 and 2003 caused major disruptions to local economic activities.In January […]

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28 September

When it comes to honey, Montagu is blessed. Availability however was under threat because of the drought which lasted many years. Enjoying one of the wettest winters Montagu has seen […]

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