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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.
Getaways in and around McGregor
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R200pp

McGregor Welgedaan Farmhouse

McGregor, Western Cape

Rustic farmhouse near the start of the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail - 8km from McGregor

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Fossil Hills Farm Accommodation

McGregor, Western Cape

Fossil-rich farm outside McGregor with three private cottages and a sprawling house for groups - 3km 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

Let's cut straight to the chase with a few choice quotes posted on that little known website called Tripadvisor. “Lovely place, exceptional hosts, don't miss it!”; “Couldn't ask for ...

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Tumbleweed Cottage

McGregor, Western Cape

Stylish three-bedroom cottage with swimming pool - in McGregor

Beautifully restored and set in a lovely garden with splash pool close at hand, Tumbleweed Cottage is a gem of a getaway. It sits proud in McGregor itself and features oodles of charm, style and mod-...

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Klipspringer

McGregor, Western Cape

Secluded mountain-top cottage - 10km from McGregor

Best we set the record straight before we get cracking on this one: those new low-profiles on your Corsa bakkie ain’t going to cut the mustard here. Klipspringer on the Groot Toren mountain top ...