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“Perfect blend between luxury and relaxation”
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Galenia Estate
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We statyed there for 3 nights, looking to be near Mantagu and the Robertson wine route but wanted to stay out in the countryside. This is the perfect place if you looking for that.
The farmstead and the rooms have been beautifully renovated in a slightly rustic and comfortable cape style with enough luxuries and attention to details to make it feel special. As you arrive through the gates and drive up the long winding road up to the himestead you can see the owners have taken a lot of care.
All the rooms have good views across the olive orchards and the valley and hills beyond.
The breakfasts are 5 star+. Creative, fresh and varied.
The owners have carved out some short walks (few kms) across the farm which are worth a trundle.
Kudos to the owners who run a very efficient lodge with a splash of European flair without comrpomising on the relaxed atmosphere that makes the place special.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

The marvelous location in the rolling hills just 5 minutes out of Montagu and the perfectly layouted property in the middle of beautiful gardens and olive orchards with a very high degree of privacy make this little hotel the perfect getaway for one or many nights. The owners run the hotel impeccably and you can see that they love what they do every day.

Room Tip: All rooms have the same great view.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank quadrellas
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just spent two very restful nights in the beautiful setting tucked away in the mountains. Hidden from the road you are surrounded by mountains, but Montague centre just a minute away. Our cottage was immaculate with its own private verandah overlooking the pond and olive plantation. A cosy cottage, complete with open fire, very comfy bed, underfloor heating, luxury bathroom and a great optional and private outdoor shower. Eric's breakfast were sublime, a work of art. About 5 courses if you count all the pastries. Set us up for the day. All this and lots of hiking trials right outside your door. Will only book here next time we in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karan K
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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile


Great breakfast in the morning ,breathtaking views And hiking trials, nice accommodation with great fireplaces.lovely hostess &host,really makes you feel welcome ! Every second at this piece of heaven is speciAl! Very central located ! Hope to return soon!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a place to completely relax but plenty of walks within the grounds to keep you busy. The individual chalets are tastefully decorated and the views from your own terrace overlook the olive groves. The information given by the owners is excellent. Breakfasts are a work of art and the fruit plates are almost too good to eat. The occasional ostrich walking nearby was a bonus.

Room Tip: Any room is excellent
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Glynis C
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our way from Cape Town to Mossel Bay (via Stellenbosch / Franschhoek). This small lodge / hotel is located within a beautiful estate with really nice walking trails (between 30min - 2 hours). The scenery and the location / setting are amazingly beautiful, if you like tranquility and nature.
The rooms were very nicely decorated, absolutely clean, and the outside shower a highlight. Sitting on the small terraces overlooking the olive plantation with ostriches grazing right before us was just great.
Another highight was the amazing breakfast on the terrace of the main house. In total, an excellently renovated / restored / refurbished estate in a uniquely tranquil setting.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are quite similar and offer amazing views over the estate.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martin J
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed her for 3 nights as part of a recent trip to the Western Cape.

Les Hauts de Montagu has fabulous views, lovely walking trails and very comfortable rooms. Breakfast was superb. The pool area was comfortable and well maintained, with the same stunning views as our room.

Myriam and Eric were friendly and helpful hosts, and run an excellent lodge. Everything was perfect.

We loved our stay here - highly recommend to anybody looking for luxury accommodation in the area at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank rosieh
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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
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Montagu
Price Range: $227 - $475 (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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