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McGregor Snapshot

Over the past few years, the tiny 19th century village of McGregor has fashioned itself as something of a centre for alternative healing and spirituality, attracting individuals in search of enlightenment, deeper meaning, or, at the very least, a temporary illusion thereof. Despite the subtle facelift, McGregor still has the quaint personality of a turn-of-the-century village where time has been sedated and priorities postponed to the day after tomorrow: preserved white-washed cottages doze in unkempt gardens, water trickles down old irrigation channels, and the streets are all potholed dirt.

Things To Do

  • McGregor is one of those weekend getaways where time is irrelevant and every idle moment well spent. Enjoy.
  • The area has several hiking trails pegged at different motivational and fitness levels. The Boesmanskloof is best known: a beautiful 14km route linking McGregor and Greyton. Most approach the hike as an out-and-back-route, overnighting in Greyton and returning the following day. Advance booking and permits can be arranged by getting in touch with CapeNature. Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve also has one or two of its own trails, plus an easy mountain bike route and two bird hides.
  • Several coffee shops and restaurants have mushroomed in the village, all fine for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. 
  • The McGregor Winery is open for tasting and sales through the week and Saturday mornings. For something more novel head along to Tanagra Wine Farm (4.5km from the village) for a grappa tasting.. 
  • Get yourself a map and cycle the scenic dirt roads in the area; there are several informal circular options of a moderate gradient.
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Fossil Hills Farm Accommodation

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Onverwacht Cottage No. 8

McGregor, Western Cape

Remote rustic stone cottage near the start of the Boesmanskloof hiking trail - 16km from McGregor

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Tanagra Wine & Guest Farm

McGregor, Western Cape

Boutique wine farm with five luxury units aimed at couples and a new eco cottage - 4.5km from McGregor

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Orchard Cottage

McGregor, Western Cape

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McGregor, Western Cape

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Le Bonheur Guest Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

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