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Malagas Hotel is a family friendly country hotel situated in Malgas on the banks of the mighty Breede River. This is where time slows down to give you the relaxation and peace you need for a restful stay.

In summer cool off by the pool or enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace, in the colder winter evenings warm up by the fire in the Dining room or Moxie’s Pub.

Our meals included in the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate consists of a Full South African Breakfast and a hearty Table d’hote Home Cooked Dinner, try our selection of vintage wines to accompany your meal.

This tranquil setting within the Lower Breede River Conservancy area attracts a vast diversity of bird life. One of which is the Protected Blue Crane (National Bird of South Africa) which can be spotted on the gravel road winding through the farmlands leading to the hotel.


Malagas is 280km from Cape Town (approx 2 ½ Hours Drive). Take the N2 from Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s Pass towards Caledon. Approximately 6 km before Swellendam, turn right at the Malgas, Infanta turn-off. Follow the gravel road for 38km. Turn left at the Malagas Guest House sign, you will see the White Hotel Buildings on the left when you drive down the hill. Please remember, if coming from the Heidelberg side, that the “Pont” closes at 18h00. Once here you can’t miss us!

Please note that if crossing the river with the Pontoon (Ferry) it operates between 06h00 and 18h00.


Moxies Pub

Fully licensed bar open from 12h00 until late every day
Pool Table and Dart Board
Range of Vintage wines available.
Please note that this is the only designated smoking area in the hotel.


We have various seating areas available for guests including a Formal Dining Room, Enclosed Veranda (Glasshouse), Covered Deck and Outside Terrace.

Please note that we do not serve food or drinks at the Swimming pool area.

07h30 to 09h00 Breakfast (Included in DB&B Rates)
10h00 to 17h00 A la Carte Lunch Menu
12h00 to 20h00 Pub Menu
19h00 to 20h00 Table d’hote Dinner (Included in DB&B Rates) Dinner bookings essential.

Kiddies Lounge

Various toys and games available
Television with Children’s Movies

Adult Lounge

Television with full DSTV
Various Board Games


Volley Ball Set
Croquet Set
Jungle Gym
Swimming Pool

Water Sports

For your own safety all water sports are weather dependant and you are only allowed to go upriver from the hotel.

2 Seater Canoes
Paddle Boat


Although we have a dog, Suzie, we do not allow any pets on the premises.

Due to our location we have to limit the free wi-fi. A free allocation is provided and additional data can be purchased at reception.


Our well-appointed conference centre can seat 120 delegates, class room style.

Team building activities include:

Paddle boat
Cruises in our Leisure Liners


Visit our website for more information


Breede River Houseboat Hire operates from Malagas Hotel premises.

Leisure liners are sturdy, safe, and easy to drive crafts to spend a holiday on the water.

They have a kitchenette with a camp fridge, small gas stove and a scullery. A sliding door separates the two Cabins. In the fore cabin is a double bunk, as well as a bench that can be used as a bunk for a child. The table arrangement in the main cabin folds down to form the second double bunk. Please note that the bunks are not standard sizes (see diagram on the attachment below for measurements).

A very small separate compartment houses a hot water shower, wash hand basin and Porta Potty.

One double duvet / cover (or comforter), two double sheets, four pillows with pillowcases and two towels are provided in the front cabin.

Extra bedding and towels can be provided at an additional fee for the other bunks.

PLEASE NOTE: The boat is best suited for 2 persons, but it can accommodate 4 persons with Maximum a family of 5 (3 Adults and 2 children under 12).

A sliding door opens onto an outdoor cockpit area, which is ideal for fishing and the rooftop deck for tanning or bird watching.

The Breede River remains one of the most unspoiled holiday getaways in our country and is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Cruising limits is estimated at 40km.

The best way to describe the Houseboats is caravanning on water. Persons that enjoy fishing, bird watching or simply the outdoors love the boats. This cannot be compared to Canal boats in the UK or France where you can stop at shops and restaurants along the way. Malgas is a very remote destination - this is what attracts most people to this part of the Breede River.

* Please note and view the attachment below for more information about Breede River Houseboat Hire


Plot 153 Main Rd, Malgas, Western Cape, South Africa
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