Day 4: Montagu to Oudtshroon

So,  we’ve been on the road since Wednesday and we’re starting to feel the strain. The kids are missing their family and pets and we’re all getting on each others nerves. One of the biggest frustrations is packing and repacking the car. There simply just isn’t enough space – even though we have managed to sort what we packed originally and trim down what we packed today. We will have to trim down some more before we head to George on Tuesday,

We chose to take the road to Swellendam to get back to the N2 and it was so beautiful that we were very tempted to take a million pictures. Of course, since we can’t download the pictures until we get a functioning laptop, we have to be very frugal with the space on our memory card.

Day 4: Montagu to Oudtshroon

With us being on the road for so long, with the back seat still jam packed with tired, emotional children and everything we couldn’t fit into the boot or roof box, we arrived at the accomodation I booked to find that it must be accessed by a steep (4×4 only) kind of path with a sheer drop on the driver’s side. My nerves were shot by the time I reached reception.

Then, after we get to the room, which has a communal area in between to be shared by us and an elderly couple, we establish that it isn’t self catering as I originally thought, I didn’t book for supper tonight (because I didn’t know) and breakfast is R65 per head tomorrow morning.

None of this was mentioned on and this is not one of the places that emails you additional information beforehand. Most places will email you about directions, deposits and onsite restaurant prices, where applicable, without you asking for it.

But this is our base for the next 3 nights so we have to make the most of it. It is very beautiful and incredibly scenic but, when you are on a tight budget, it is anything but ideal.  I will brave the steep path back down to the road tomorrow and see what I can find to do, in Oudtshroon, on a Sunday. Wish me luck!

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  1. Hi Tammy

    Buffelsdrift Game Reserve is great…they have game drives or you can go feed the elephants (can’t remember the cost though). We went there on honeymoon in 2013.

  2. Hi Tami,
    Try the app “Airbnb” it’s amazing. Helps you find accommodation and you can search within your budget.
    Really thinking of you guys as you travel ?

    • That’s a good idea Inge, thanks. I’ve tried using Air B&B to book places in JHB and Durbs but the daily rate is so expensive. I seem to be accessing better deals on at the moment. 🙂 xx

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