Montagu is a town situated on R62, a road that cuts across some of the arid Little Karoo. It is a historic town, and many of the buildings date back to early settler days, giving the town lots of character and atmosphere. There are cruises along surrounding rivers on offer, and the wine estates of the region are just starting to come to prominence; most of them offer tastings and cellar tours. The surrounding mountains are a haven for hikers with many popular, self-guided walks available. Within the town itself you might like to visit Montagu Nature Garden, with its quiet paths and attractive plants and flowers. Montagu makes a great daytrip from somewhere like Swellendam and there are accommodation options available in the town itself.