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Sylvan & budget bliss close to the centre of Montagu

De Bos -- a leafy haven on the banks of the Keisie River within walking distance of the centre of Montagu
De Bos — a leafy haven on the banks of the Keisie River within walking distance of the centre of Montagu
Marlies & Kingsley McCarthy — new owners of De Bos in front of the historic homestead.
The really cute and comfortable Garden Flat

It’s only three months since Marlies & Kingsley McCarthy took over the long-established De Bos Guest Farm on the outskirts of Montagu on the banks of the Keisie River, and one can’t overlook the improvements they’ve already made.

It had been neglected for many years and was in dire need of lots of loving care and hard work.  The former owner lives in Switzerland and the property was managed by his parents, who just didn’t have the energy the property needed.

The old buildings have enormous potential — the homestead, stables (now a quirky and much-enjoyed backpackers dorm), barn and cottages.  And Kingsley, an architectural draughtsman and project manager in his day job, is ideally placed to make the most of it.  Marlies on the other hand is charmingly on the ball when it comes to managing the business.

Her invitation to stay was enticing: “If you are in the Robertson Wine Valley there is lots to see but maybe you need a quite peaceful place to stay. De Bos Guest Farm has lovely rustic (basic) accommodation from camping to en-suite rooms, backpackers and bungalows. We are pet friendly so Beezus is very welcome. With all the Pecan Nut Trees, Oak trees and Kerrie Wilgers the heat of the day never seems too bad.”

It was a very enjoyable stay and very easy to recommend. We wish them lots of luck and we’re sure they will be a great asset to Montagu. Click here for more.


Shady camping and braai spots at De Bos Guest Farm, Montagu
Shady camping and braai spots
De Bos, Montagu camping alongside the Keisie River
Camping spots alongside the river are the most popular
Old wheels at De Bos in Montagu
De Bos is being restored with taste and imagination – a display of old wheels.


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