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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 Guesthouse, a free range ostrich farm, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. A few minutes drive will take you to the holiday town of Witsand with its superb beach and fisherman's paradise

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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

This gracious 3-bedroomed self catering home is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Witsand Beachfront Selfcatering Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Witsand

28.2km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Beachfront Selfcatering Accommodation situated in Witsand offers a big house with various groundfloor units, Right in front of the house is the beach.

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms

Guesthouse LaRachelle

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Swellendam

31.4km North West of center of The Pont at Malgas

Swellendam, nestling below the majestic Langeberg mountain range, is the historical heart of the Overberg with many fine examples of early Victorian and Cape Dutch architecture.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Oumas Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Heidelberg, Garden Route

42.8km North East of center of The Pont at Malgas

Oumas Vila is a large 6 bedroomed house and can sleep up to twelve people. We do not hire it out to more than one party of people at the time. The house is situated in a quite part of town in historical Fourie street. The herritage foundation ...

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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 seaside private getaway rich in wildlife and scenery 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, each with its own...

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

The Beach Shack

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

45.7km East of center of The Pont at Malgas

The Beach Shack is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage situated right on the beach on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from Cape Town and lies halfway between Witsands and Stilbay.

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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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