Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), a South African NGO that encourages and monitors fair and responsible practises in tourism establishments and activities, has added the Montagu Country Hotel in Montagu to the family of FTT-certified businesses.
The hotel has been investing in energy saving initiatives like solar, low-energy lighting, compost-making with biodegradable waste and water-saving initiatives. It is also active in the local community, providing soup for the village soup kitchen, working closely with a hospice and the local Rotary branch which both use the hotel for meetings. The Montagu Country Hotel also supports various schools, charities and churches in the area and ensures that its procurement is kept local, as far as possible, especially where meat and fresh produce is concerned. Most of the hotel's staff come from Montagu and the various villages and communities which surround it.
The town of Montagu is located near the picturesque Robertson Wine Valley on the famed Route 62 about 180km from Cape Town in the western Little Karoo.