The best views of the town of Montagu are from the top of Kanonkop (Cannon Hill). The story goes that the original cannon which stood on this spot and dated from the 1800 was used at some stage for a salute of honor which went horribly wrong and caused a young man from the town to loose both his arms. The farmers then pushed the cannon over the edge of the hill. 20 years later it was retrieved to be fired again, but this time the whole cannon exploded and its spot stood empty until it was replaced by the present one. This cannon was taken out of the sea in Simon’s Town in 1988 after spending over 200 years on the ocean floor.
The view of the western side of Montagu looking towards Kogmanskloof
Looking over the rest of Montagu with the landmark Dutch Reformed Church right in the middle of the picture.