I originally planned to stay 12 days in Cape Town with day trips into the Western Cape. After reading a bit more about the area and having a slightly better idea of the distances involved, I consider staying in some Western Cape towns to have more time to explore at a leisurely pace.
We don't want to spent more than R500 per night as a couple. After some initial enquiries it seems that some B&B's are willing to give a slight discount if we would be willing to stay at the same spot for 2 nights or more. We will be in the area from 10-15 August 2011 and haven't booked accommodation yet.
I'm currently looking at Paternoster, Arniston, and Montagu. I wonder if Paternoster and Arniston might be very similar so that it would be worthwhile skipping one.
Is it a good idea to stay in Montagu for 2 nights or even longer or are there other spots that you would recommend instead.
To give you a bit more background: We both love being outdoors and enjoy nature. We are keen on wildlife. We like hiking but not for more than a few hours. We like wine but wine tasting is not our number one priority. We enjoy good food and would appreciate recommendations. Reuben in Robertson and the Montagu options are already on my radar. I'm not keen on driving more than 2 hours at a time.
I hope your recommendations will help us moving forward with our planning of our first visit to the Western Cape and SA. Thank you!