Activities at Avalon Springs vary from active to relaxed. While most make a beeline to our hot pools, there is plenty to do and see on the property, but also in and around Montagu.
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
While spending your holiday enjoying the hot springs at Avalon, be sure to set aside a day to explore the historic town of Montagu. Winner of the Kwela Western Cape 'Dorpie van die Jaar' in 2022, and KFM's 'Dorpie van die Jaar' in 2021, Montagu is jam-packed with culture, heritage, and, most importantly, excellent food and wine. Don't skip the Montagu Museum, Nature Gardens, and the Montagu Cellar. The Montagu Park Market runs every Saturday at Euvrard Park on Bath Street.
A favourite Badskloof walking trail leads between the hot springs and Eyssenhuis/Ou Meul at Joubert Park. This trail extends for a manageable 2.2km and takes approximately one hour. Permits are available from Reception or the office at Joubert Park. A few metres from Avalon Springs is a staircase climb leading up to the cave just above the resort, where the views are certainly worth the climb! Another popular option is the Aasvoëlkraans Route, which begins on Riebeeck Street in Montagu, covering only 3.2km and taking just over an hour to complete. Other Popular walking and hiking options nearby include Lovers Walk, Bloupunt, and the Cogmanskloof Trail.
The great thing about the Western Cape for golf enthusiasts is that no matter where you go, you are usually in close proximity to a course. As luck would have it, Avalon Springs is just a short drive from the nine-hole Montagu Golf Club. Play a round of golf with the majestic Langeberg Mountains as a panoramic backdrop.
A stone's throw from Avalon Springs is the Breede River Valley, where outdoor activities abound. Take your pick from hiking, fishing, sailing, and river cruises. Our Avalon Springs staff are always on hand to help you book – particularly the River Goose boat trip. Of course, you could always dabble in some wine tasting at Viljoensdrift whilst tucking into a picnic basket packed with treats from their deli.
The Avalon Springs team can also help you book a tractor ride at Protea Farm. With ample seating in large trailers, you'll amble up to 1,500 metres above sea level for the most exquisite views of the Langeberg Mountain range and over the top of Robertson. This experience includes a fantastic potjiekos meal, with more than enough wine, juice, coffee, and tea included, not to mention plenty of dried fruit and nuts to snack on, proudly sourced from the Montagu district.
Montagu has rapidly become a mecca for mountain bikers. The town even boasts an annual MTB fun ride held in August. Various routes are easily accessible through the Langeberg wilderness area. You can use the Montagu MTB map as a guide to the best trails, with new ones added all the time. This region is a special place for a family ride, with inspiring mountain views, rugged terrain, and unique rock formations.