Two Dam Sustainable Trout Farm is situated on Langhoogte, an off-grid farm outside of Montagu ,Western Cape.
The farm is currently focused on the responsible farming, production of artisanal rainbow trout products and eco-friendly self-catering accommodation.
Activities on the farm include fishing and tours and tastings to day-visitors and guests as well as hiking, mountain biking, birding and spectacular sundowner views.
Duration: Approximately 2 – 2.5 hours
Includes an in-depth look at the sustainability initiatives on the off-grid farm and a tasting of the artisanal rainbow trout produce on offer.
Tasting includes a selection of trout products, fresh farm bread and a mix of local beverages.
Tastings need to be booked in advance and are only available on Fridays and Saturdays for a minimum of 6 people.
The two farm dams offer fishing, depending on season and rainfall. Fish to be caught include: rainbow trout (charged per kg – typically caught best in the colder months), grass carp (Strictly Catch & Release – they are specially introduced sterilized exotic fish, which help in keeping unwanted aquatic plant growth to a minimum), Mozambique tilapia (C&R- typically caught mostly in summer) and Cape Kurper (C&R).
The farm has a number of designated hikes, ranging from easy to semi-strenuous.
For the more adventurous there is also much unmarked territory to explore.
The gravel roads are quite and great to explore the mountains and valleys.
The gravel roads around here see very little traffic and are great for a mountain-bike ride. The greater Montagu area has some great rides too. A map can be obtained from the tourism bureau.
Grab your binoculars and journey to Langhoogte to view some of the stunning cape Fynbos and Karoo bird species with some rare local specialties such as the Layards Tit-babbler, Fairy Fly-Catcher, Protea Seed-Eater, Black Sparrow-Hawk and Verreaux Eagle, a pair of which can be regularly seen hunting Dassies from the eco-friendly cottages.
Langhoogte is lucky enough to have access to one of the best spots in the Montagu area to watch the sunset across the epic landscape of the cape fold mountains. Especially tempting when accompanied by a sundowner of choice.
The Tourism Bureau in town has all the information you need.
The Saturday Village Market is also very popular and here you can buy home-made and locally produced
breads, honeys, jams, mustards, olive oils and so much more. The market is held every Saturday from 8am -12pm on the open grounds opposite the Tourist Information centre in Bath Street.
Montagu Hot Springs (023 614 1150) Entry times to the Resort are from 08h00 to 22h00 daily and enable you the use of the Hot Spring fed pools and the Picnic/Braai facilities.
Rock Climbing (Tel: 023 614 3193, Cell: 082 696 4067) Montagu is the most developed sport climbing area in the Western Cape (if not the country). 100's of sport routes of all ranges of difficulty. +/-400 Single Pitch & a good few Multi-Pitch Sport Routes.
Montagu Museum (Tel: 023 614 1950) The three beautiful historical buildings Joubert House, Old Mission Church and the KWV Building Complex that comprise the Montagu Museum form an integral part of the architectural heritage of Montagu and Long Street in particular.
Tractor trip (Tel: 023 614 3012)The tractor, meanders its way up the Langeberg Mountain with a bird’s eye view of the Koo Valley and, once at the top, you can look down into the Robertson Valley.
After a brief stop at the mountain hut for a surprise, you head down again.