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The Pont at Malgas

The Pont at Malgas

Before traveling from Cape Town was made easier by road, Malagas was an inland port for steamboats transporting provisions to the Swellendam area. Malagas was the name of a Hottentot chief, whose kraal was situated near the site of the Malagas village . The name of the village was changed to Malgas because in the early days of the Postal services, post for the village ended up in Malaga Spain! But today the village is not known for the steamboats, the Hottentot Chief, or even the port but rather from the man drawn pontoon across the Breede River. The pont was a service which was started in 1860 and is still in operation today as the last working example in South Africa. The pont runs from sunrise to sunset and hauls vehicles, pedestrian and livestock across the river.
Why not take a drive and experience a service from a bygone era.

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Sleeps: 30 in 5 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Tides River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

1.1km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Tides offers three self catering cottages and one Boathouse all are right on the banks of the river and have stunning views, verandahs and braai areas. Bedrooms have Queen size beds, 100% cotton linen. Kitchens are fully equipped.

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Sleeps: 8
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Breede Riverine Chalet

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

5.1km South East of center of The Pont at Malgas

The Breede Riverine is only a three hour drive from Cape Town's busy city life, which is close enough to serve as a relaxing weekend getaway for city dwellers.

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Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

12.0km North East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Waterkloof Guest House offers bed and breakfast on a working ostrich farm near Witsand in the Garden Route. Our free range ostrich farm, home to over 2000 ostriches, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg.

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Witsand Self Catering Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Witsand

24.9km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Witsand Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Witsand in the Garden Route. This gracious 3-bedroomed home (sleeps 6) is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand. The Breede Ri

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Koensrust Sea Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

45.0km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Koensrust Sea Farm is a beautiful self catering seaside getaway rich in wildlife and scenery near Vermaaklikheid along the south cape coast just 3,5 hours from Cape Town. It offers accommodation in 4 rustic self-catering options spread across the farm, ea

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
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The Beach Shack

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

45.7km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

The Beach Shack offers "on the beach" self catering accommodation in Vermaalklikheid, in the Garden Route. The Beach Shack (sleeps 8) is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from

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Sleeps: 32 in 4 units/rooms

Asher Riverside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bonnievale

47.6km West of center of The Pont at Malgas

Asher Riverside Cottages offers the perfect location for a relaxing family farm break-away or holiday. Asher Riverside Cottages have 4 private self-catering cottages beautifully situated amongst the vineyards on the bank of the Breede River over..

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