The very first thing we looked up and booked when we decided to go to Montagu was the legendary Montagu Tractor Trip. “What makes a tractor trip so special?” you ask. Well, this isn’t just any old tractor trip. The trip takes place on Protea Farm about 35 kilometers outside Montagu and was started in 1985. The tour meanders it’s way up the Langeberg Mountain to an altitude of 1500m above see level with some of the most breathtaking views you can imagine.
We made our booking for the morning trip and made sure we were there nice and early. Each tractor and trailer takes about 45 people and on the day we were there they had 90 people booked. The best seat in the house is the one on the front of the tractor although it really doesn’t matter where you sit as the whole experience just rolls out all around you. Niel, who started the tours in 1985, and his son Pierre drives the two tractors themselves and expertly (you can see they’ve done it a couple of times already) navigates them up the the winding track.
The higher we went up the mountain the better the view got. Its one of those trips where you keep on taking photos because you don’t think it can get any better, but it does. Better and better. The Koo Valley to the west opened up below us and we litterally had a bird’s eye view all around.
While at the top we could see the second tractor make the trek up the mountain