Most of the guests that come for a stay on the farm wonder how I’m adjusting to moving away from my life in Somerset West and living in Montagu. The answer isn’t really a simple one. It’s been quite difficult having to deal with not being able to see my family and friends as often as I would like to. At the same time I’ve fully learnt to appreciate the value in having my own space and alone time.
“I’ve come to understand how important it is to have time on your own to think. Planning your future and maybe even just get to know yourself a little better.”
Living in a city like Cape Town – even a place as quiet as Somerset West can get very busy. There’s always activity around the city and most of the time weekends are dedicated to fulfilling our social obligations. In a profession as demanding as the hospitality industry most times even down time is hard to come by.
Another perk I’m quite grateful for is living on a working farm and getting to see the day-to-day functioning on the premises. I love starting my day off with the sounds of the birds singing and bees buzzing its so relaxing. Beautiful sunsets, the shadow of the mountain as the sun rises is what you are constantly surrounded by. I can’t even begin to describe the view of the stars at night. It’s something I believe everyone needs to allow themselves to experience at least once. A huge part of the experience is how wonderfully secluded the farm is. It’s away from traffic, and all the buzz associated with city life – the perfect place to run to when you just need a chance to disconnect and have a little quiet time
The great thing about Montague is also that quiet time doesn’t only have to mean staying indoors, with such a huge variety of activities to choose from I’ve never felt bored.