McGregor is located in the Cape Winelands Region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Complete with white-washed cottages, misty mornings, healing centres and a quaint village atmosphere - all makes McGregor one of the most sought-after holiday destinations. Whether its for a quick weekend away or a longer retreat McGregor will definitely fulfil all expectations. Sharing the climate of the Little Karoo which is hot in summer and cool in winter, McGregor is ideal to visit all year round, catering for these conditions.
Situated at the base of the Riviersonderend Mountains the town offers wonderful hiking and walking trails. The 19th century architecture of the town will make you feel like you have stepped back in time, especially considering that McGregor has the reputation of being one of South Africa’s most sacred sites containing a huge amount of "energy" - hence the number of holistic healers that have settled here.
McGregor has an excellent Waldorf School encompassing education and nature – what a wonderful way to learn!
Local artists of all varieties have managed to set up a very successful art route which draws tourists in to experience the local talents, who sell direct from their studios. The route is mapped out and available at the tourism office in town. The McGregor Heritage Society works hard to retain the historical significance of the town and ensures the towns aesthetics.
There is no shortage of accommodation options here, from wine farms, self-catering units to country inns – McGregor has it all. See the accommodation directory for a list of advertisers.
Home to a wide variety of birds McGregor has many hides in the area for the avid birdwatcher to enjoy. Hiking and mountain biking are a firm favourite to explore the town’s surrounds. One can even take the Boesmanskloof trail from McGregor to Greyton, one-way in a day.
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McGregor has the basics and essentials necessary for a comfortable stay. There is a great selection of charming restaurants and coffee shops serving delicious country fare. The businesses in McGregor are unique and successful catering to both locals and tourists.