One of several dams on the estate
Traditional Cape Dutch architecture
The Homestead and Cottage Suites
Relax in the sunshine
Dinner overlooking the olive grove
Comfortable cottage suites
Cottage Suite terrace
Bird watching hide
Galenia Estate, Montagu, Western Cape
Charming, rural, boutique hideaway overlooking the Klein Karoo
Available as part of a tailor-made holiday in South Africa designed for you by our destination specialists
Just 3km from Montagu, on scenic Route 62, the Galenia Estate is a renovated Huguenot farmstead encircled by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, enjoying beautiful views from its charming guesthouse and cottages across the Klein Karoo. Set in over 1,000 acres, this tranquil hideaway is well worth including on a tour of
the Western Cape. Galenia features in our suggested 10 Night Tour of South Africa's Cape Region
Galenia's ten suites are twin or double semi-detached rooms set within five thatched cottages, each with its own covered stoep – Afrikaans for a veranda. The spacious suites all have a seating area with an open fire log and mod-cons include WiFi, satellite TV, safe, minibar, and a tea and coffee station. Bathrooms have a free standing bathtub and an outdoor shower.
Activities & Experiences
Guests are encouraged to join the guided morning 'estate walks' - taking about an hour - before breakfast and can also enjoy an afternoon olive familiarisation and tasting during their stay to learn more about the various cultivars and the complete process from tree to bottle.
Numerous walking trails are easily accessible and suitable for an undemanding ‘adventure’ into unspoilt nature and, for those who want to up the pace, mountain bikes are ideal for some of the longer trails.
Galenia’s location is an ideal base for exploring the nearby Robertson Wine Valley, the Breede River, the Koo Valley and the Klein Karoo.
Facilities & Services
The Main House is where the dining room (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner) and sitting room are located, plus a large terrace. There's also a swimming pool, dotted with sun-loungers, in the garden.
Weather & Seasons
Year-round destination but the best months to visit are from September to March when it's warm, sunny and dry.
It's about a 2 hour drive from Franschhoek, about 2 hours from Cape Town, and about 2 hours from Hermanus.
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