Be warned - there is not much food to be had between Cape Town and Montagu unless one stops in Robertson for lunch or at the Steers Pit Stop (Petrol Station) so were were STARVING by 17.00 hrs. Driving through Montague, trying to decide on a place to eat, we got flagged down by a lady sporting a white apron and a cheerful smile. She invited us into her Restaurant called The Olive House. What a find!. She hails originally from Split in Croatia (another wonderful city) and lived for many years in Germany before coming to settle in South Africa - firstly in Barrydale and then in Montagu. The menu offers South African fare for the tourists and locals - we opted for her delicious Croatian Platte. This consisted of: Bean Soup, Cabbage and Mince Roulade with Sauerkraut, Blitva (Spinach Potato Mash) Beef and Pork Sausage, Raznjici (Pork Kebab) Duvec (Spicy) Rice and a Pita Bake. Seriously interesting and tasty.
A late Victorian style house with a central passage of 30 metres, set on large, well-kept grounds, it's an iddyllic spot. The house is becoming derelict which is a great shame as the owner lives in Canada. One hopes that the rumours that she is soon to start on renovations will come to friution during 2013 as it is a great shame for the grand old dame to be unloved and falling into ruin.