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 the town of Montagu.
While spending your holiday enjoying the hot springs at Avalon, be sure to set aside a day to explore the quaint and historic “dorpie” (town) of Montagu. It’s jam-packed with culture, heritage and most importantly, good food and wine. Don’t miss the Montagu Museum, the Nature Gardens and the Montagu Cellar. The Montagu Park Market also runs every Saturday at Euvrard Park in Bath Street (directly across from the Tourism Bureau).
A favourite walking trail reaching out from Avalon Springs, is the one along the river leading up to the cave just above the resort. Another popular option is the Aasvoëlkraans Route. It begins on Riebeeck Street in Montague covering only 3.2 kilometres, and it takes just over an hour to complete. Montagu’s Badskloof Trail leads between the hot springs, and Eyssenhuis / Ou Meul at Joubert Park. This trail extends for a manageable 2.2 kilometres, and also takes approximately one hour.
The great thing about the Western Cape for golf-enthusiasts, is that no matter where you go, you are usually in very 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.
Not too far from Avalon Springs is the beautiful Breede River Valley. At the Breede River, the activities are endless. Take your pick from hiking, fishing, sailing, and of course, river cruises, which our Avalon Springs staff can help you can book at Viljoensdrift. Try some wine tasting on deck, while tucking into a picnic basket well-stocked from their Deli.
The Avalon team can also help you book a tractor ride on your holiday at Avalon Springs. With ample seating in large trailers, you’ll amble up to 1500 metres above sea level for the most exquisite views of the Langeberg Mountain range, and over the top of Robertson. This delightful trip 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, sourced straight 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 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, unique rock formations and plenty of sun.