Bring your loved one, or the whole crew - Avalon Springs Resort offers facilities to suit a range of travellers heading through the town of Montagu.
Cogman's boasts a rich and warm décor, is fully airconditioned & heated and the venue is available for private functions, weddings, etc. The latest edition to the restaurant is a light, wonderfully cosy part of the restaurant that overlooks our beautiful gardens, with an authentic reed ceiling overhead adding to the rustic, outdoor ambiance.
In the fast pace of today's world where everyone is under constant pressure, why not take some time off to come and relax.Trading hours from 08:00 – 18:00 daily.
Booking in advance essential.
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Join us for coffee and something sweet or enjoy your morning newspaper with a cup of coffee. Air-conditioned, The JM Lounge is also the ideal meeting place for a pre-dinner drink or a winter's evening spent chatting, playing games or just watching sports on the "telly" in front of a fire.
Situated at the main hot spring pool, next to our Function Lapa (Boma) is "The Place To Be" on a hot summer's day. Covered by cool African thatch, you can sit back, enjoying a long, cold drink and still keep an eye on the kids in the pools, whilst taking in the stunning natural rock setting of the entire hot spring pool complex. In the late afternoon, you will be delighted at the many different animals that appear on the rocks high above the pools and unless you are superhuman, you will simply "just have to let go" of all your worries and woes.
The Café is open seven days a week from 07:00 until 22:30. As the light meals come from the kitchen attached to our Café, this section of the menu is also available to non-resident guests as take-aways.
Please exercise the necessary patience as all meals come from a central kitchen and need to be prepared and cooked. Thank you!
Judging by some "early graffiti" which was found during the excavations of the present-day pool complex "modern man" has known about the springs since the late 1700's and the "graffiti" referred to above, is a chiselled rock inscription by an "A.J. De Wit" dated 1812.
Popular history tells us that a 'Trekboer' (Pioneer Farmer) had injured his hand whilst repairing the wheel on one of his ox-wagons and whilst bathing the hand in a stream nearby, discovered that the water was warm and decided to trace the stream to its origins....the hot springs had been discovered! Allegedly the Farmer's hand, after repeated bathing in the water, healed in no time at all & the news of this "miracle spring" quickly spread throughout the Cape Colony. People started coming from all over the country (and world) to experience this natural wonder for themselves...
However, based on the fact that there are various Khoi (Bushman) drawings on rocks and in caves in the greater Montagu area, one can safely assume that the springs were most certainly known to these people for hundreds, possibly thousands of years before the aforementioned "discovery" and as such the real date of the origin of the spring is lost in the mists of time.
During "modern times" the spring and the land surrounding it has had a varied history and over the years, has changed hands many times with various owners putting it to different uses.
Since 1982, these springs are now part of the Avalon Springs Spa Resort Hotel and whilst the process of getting here, as well as the levels of luxury enjoyed by visitors from far and wide, are much improved since 200 years ago, the springs are as natural and perfect as they have always been...
Flowing naturally from a fissure in the rock face, in a cavern some 5 meters underground, these waters have healing powers which have yet to be fully understood. Although the water comes to the surface at 43°C, it reaches the various pools at different temperatures due to the distance the water needs to travel. The rate of flow is unaffected, even by the worst droughts that the area has experienced, it is obviously coming from very deep down, with an estimated depth of the source at about 3kms.
The water is 100% clear & clean with a near-perfect Ph when it reaches the surface and it contains a number of minerals, chemicals & other trace elements, it is obviously undergoing natural filtration and picks up properties of the various rock strata that it is being forced through.
This "natural perfection" allows Avalon Springs to pump the water directly into the various available pools and spa baths WITHOUT treating, or in ANY WAY changing it, and as such visitors are able to enjoy these waters in their most natural form. For hygiene reasons the water is, of course, chlorinated, but is NOT recycled and is continuously drained off into the river that flows past the property you are ALWAYS enjoying a natural wonder at its finest.
The Resort now boasts its own cold swimming pool and by popular demand, the Pool deck is now the area to be on those really hot summer days. Enjoy!