Burgers Pass – Montagu, a set on Flickr.
I had planned to spend some of my free day in Montagu doing the now famous, tractor ride from the Protea Farm, about 30km outside of Montagu. In my ignorance, I thought I could just arrive and book it. Of course this was not the case and I found it was fully booked for a group tour. Note to self: remember to book in advance.
So I decided to take a drive out in that direction anyway, to see what the road was like and what was there. These photos were taken from Burger’s Pass, close to the farm. The tractor ride goes much higher up than this, so the views from there must be quite stunning. Better luck next time.
Nevertheless, I did some wine tasting at the Montagu Cellars and the Montagu Wine and Spirit Company on the way back and stopped off to buy some dried fruit at Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts. I enjoyed the Chenin Blanc for Montagu Cellars and the Sauvignon Blanc from Montagu Wine & Spirit, both excellent value for money.
The factory shop was a revelation with very reasonable prices, particularly if you buy in the larger packaging. This is well worth a visit if you enjoy these products, as well as various chocolate coated versions.As I get to explore this little town more, I find new surprises every time. The day ended with an excellent lamb shank ant Ye Olde Tavern, which appeared busier than any of the other establishments in town. Always best to go with the busiest place, although there are plenty of excellent eating establishments here.