Mimosa Lodge is among Montagu’s top accommodation offerings

Mimosa Lodge

Situated in the historic town of Montagu, just two hours from Cape Town, the award-winning Mimosa Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the Little Karoo.

Montagu was laid out on the farm Uitvlucht in 1841 and in 1852; it was named after John Montagu, the then Colonial Secretary of the Cape. Today, it attracts both local and international visitors seeking relaxation in the serenity of the countryside.

Located in the heart of Montagu, you will find Mimosa Lodge, a delightful retreat with an enviable reputation for personal attention, hospitality and care.

Set in a renovated historic building, it offers rooms with an Art Deco interior. Some rooms overlook their beautiful sub-tropical garden and others have access to the Victorian veranda.

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Accommodation at Mimosa Lodge

Mimosa Lodge boasts elegant double rooms for both overnight guests as well as those looking for longer stays. For your comfort, the rooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, heaters, safes, hair-dryers, complimentary Muscadel, a specialty of the area, mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities, fresh fruit and flowers.

In addition to the standard amenities, the unit has an honesty bar and a cosy lounge area. Here, you can relax book in hand, over a game or with a glass of Mimosa’s finest wine.

Or choose any one of their 11 Classic Rooms. Located within the main house – a charming 1859 national monument, the rooms are elegantly decorated in attractive hues that encourage relaxation. Inside you will find a shower or bath with hand shower as well as Double, Queen or Twin beds.

Their Garden Suites are equally popular with guests. There are 11 luxuriously-appointed suites, which are surrounded by beautiful gardens. All the suites include shower and bath, patio, Bluetooth Speaker, tea/coffee-making facilities as well as King, Queen or Twin Beds. Some rooms are wheelchair accessible and one room is wheelchair friendly.

Romantic couples or honeymooners will love their Orchard Suite. It is secluded and comes with its own private garden and champagne pool is perfect for a quiet romantic weekend away.

Inside, the suite boasts a shower and corner bath, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, private champagne pool with balcony and extra-length King-sized bed.

Facilities at Mimosa Lodge

Facilities at Mimosa Lodge include a lovely pool for those hot summer afternoons, an extensive beautiful garden, a bar as well as a wedding facility. Free parking is also available.

Mimosa’s multiple award-winning Restaurant is renowned for its superb cuisine, run by owner-chef Bernhard Hess, the emphasis is on local, fresh and seasonal produce. Their menu changes on a daily basis. Although it is a fixed menu, they do cater for dietary requirements and we are very flexible to meet your requirements.

Things to do in Montagu

The area is filled with activities for all. For the more active, there is rock climbing, trail running etc. There are nature trails and hot springs nearby that can be explored using the lodge’s rental bikes.

The acclaimed Robertson Wine Valley and Bonnievale are short drive away.

Reviews from Mimosa Lodge

“We had a perfect stay at the Mimosa Lodge. A very warm welcome from Bernie Wiese and the owner Family Hess. The traditional Dinner with the different Mimosa wines is outstanding. The price for it very fair! The visit should be a must!” wrote koppc2017 on their TripAdvisor page.

Jennifer W added; “Stayed one night at this charming boutique hotel, in a very large, comfortable room with vaulted ceilings, king size bed, large bathroom with separate tub and shower, and A/C. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of shops/restaurants. The garden is lush and has a nice pool available 24/7. Pool towels are provided. A nice English breakfast was included. 4-course dinner and wine pairing can be added on for an extra price, although we elected to walk the small town and eat at a restaurant.”

“Beautifully-aged bed and breakfast in Montagu. Spacious rooms with good value for money. And we had a fantastic evening with a delicious 3-course dinner (including different wines matching the food). And a great surprise with a great ‘Swiss after-dinner party’! Thanks Bernhard and your team!” said BigRedOne75.

Mimosa Lodge is located at 19 Church Street, Montagu. For bookings, call +27 (0) 23 614 2351 or email info@mimosa.co.za or visit mimosa.co.za. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook here.


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