Badensfontein, Montagu

If you’re looking to unplug from the world and be surrounded by nothing than extraordinary mountain landscapes and lush bush then visiting Badensfontein in Montagu is the perfect staycation.

From our quick pit stop in Genadendal, we drove along the N2 through the R312 and then onto the R62 which is approximately a two hour drive. The roads are long but the views are the extra bonus points with semi-arid mountainous terrain that takes you through beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival at our destination, we collected our cottage keys and we realised then that it was another 5 minute drive through a dusty, unmarked road and into the middle of pure nature.

The Cottage

Situated 5km outside of Montagu, the cottage is simply decorated with items that distinguish the heritage of Montagu. It reminds me so much of our stay in Nuy Valley. Everything was well equipped in terms of kitchen utensils and household appliances especially the Doom that came in handy because seeing that we were so cultivated by nature, there were nature insects everywhere – don’t worry, nothing to big.

It accommodated everything from an indoor fire place, DSTV, a shaded porch with a braai facility and air-conditioning because it really is quite hot in the valley especially if you’re going in the scorching month of March. This place is ideal for a couple or a weekend away with friends seeing that it can accommodate four people with it’s two bedrooms.

The best part

Mornings were my ultimate favourite of the trip. I would set my alarming according to the sunrise and roast a pot of coffee before stepping out of the cottage to watch the sun peak out from behind the mountain. Curled up in a throw, we would sit on the pouch and admire the sheer beauty of Mother nature; listening to the birds chirp for the early morning rise.

Then came making breakfast which consisted of scrambled eggs, pork sausages, slices of bacon and of course, a hot pot of caffeine on the porch whilst the cool, cold air brought about the chills on your neck.

I loved how secluded we were from the world. It’s an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature while still being surrounded by vineyards and Klein Karoo Fynbos.

Night Time

Once the sun set over the horizon and the air began to cool, we started preparing food and watched how the mountain view turns from beautiful to spectacular in all shades of orange and purple. All one could do was listen to the nature sounds and wonder off on your own imagination while sipping on some wine. You could hear people’s laughter from the campsite down below and the peacefulness and tranquil surroundings of the valley.

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Until the next adventure.