The Old Mill in Montagu
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The Old Mill in Montagu

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A visit to Montagu in the Western Cape would not be complete without visiting the Old Mill in the Kloof. The old Watermill is not only a historical landmark in the town, but is placed at the end of Loverslane and at the beginning of the valley which gives ends with the hot springs on the other end of the valley. This area has been destroyed several times through flood water, but the Mill has survived assault of water and neglect.

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