Montagu is blessed with the wonderful climate that the Western Cape offers. It has warm to hot summers, mild winters and long spring and autumn months. The town is surrounded with hills. The unpolluted horizon is one of the chief attractions. Flowers are a passion among the town’s gardeners. The annual Rose show in October is the showcase for the towns famous range of roses.
One of Montagu’s chief attractions are the radioactive hot springs situated on the edge of the present day town. It is not certain when these were first discovered but the refreshing and healing waters were known about in the early history of the town.