There’s a wonderful self-catering cottage called Rietvlei Grove close to Montagu, where Croydon and I get away to sometimes. You can expect long visits from Buddy the Retriever, who is in reality a Beckett fan, as this gallery demonstrates.
Rietvlei Grove Farm is about 8km beyond the pretty town of Montagu, and is a quiet, away-from-it-all option for any weekend, summer or winter. We are partial to large pots of stews, so cold winter weekends have their own appeal for us out here, especially since they also have an old-style welcome Dover stove that can be lit. At any rate, here is the friendly resident dogger Buddy reciting Beckett.