The festival


Our official Eroica festival venue is the old KWV distillery on the corner of Kohler and Lang streets in the heart of Montagu. From now on it will always be the home of our Eroica festival, official registration and the start and finish. The venue is open year-round as a gallery, and there are many exciting improvements planned over the next years. Our aim is to introduce an Italian flair to the proceedings from this year on, to give us South Africans a true taste of that illusive Italian culture.

The ride

Our four categories on Saturday normally start from about 07:00 and as riders come in throughout the day, the festival will be in full swing. There will always be great food, craft beer, local wines and all kinds of snacks for sale as riders arrive back at the KWV festival venue. There will be live music, dancers and even old bicycles, motorcycles and cars on display. The official speech and prize giving for the NOVA Eroica victor will be at about 19:00, followed by out authentic Italian-style dinner in he KWV courtyard. 


Montagu is packed with many wonderful places to stay - from quaint little guest houses to exotic, rustic farm stays, and everything in between. You can even camp, with over 5 campsites in the area to choose from. The best resource we can direct you to is the official Montagu Tourism website (, where all types of options are clearly laid out and easily searchable. Of course, there are other options too, like the private community-based online service Airbnb (


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