A detour down a side road leads to the discovery of a secret gem of a dorp
"I’m stung by the fact that this is not going to be easy to find either."
It’s a cool and crisp morning in early December. I’m skidding away from a roadside cactus in full bloom, dripping with dew and rain from an unseasonal front. I’m in a hurry to get to Montagu to meet my artist brother, Casey van der Leek, driving through towering, Homeric landscapes. Approaching Montagu I enter settings our famous great-grandfather Tinus de Jongh painted almost a century earlier.