Did you know?
The village of McGregor has been described as 'the best preserved and
most complete example of mid-nineteenth century townscape in the Cape
Those who have travelled a lot will tell you that there are certain places that they arrive at knowing instantly that they never want to leave. McGregor is such a place. Nestled in the Boland region of the Western Cape, it is a town for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts.
Walking is big in this part of the world and there are a variety of hikes to satisfy both the amateur perambulator and the hardcore strider. You can stroll into the mountains and swim in beautiful dams and rivers or wander into the Vrolijkheid and Krans nature reserves where you can climb into a bird hide to watch the animals at the watering holes. Over 175 species of birds have been marked in the area.
If wine tasting is more to your fancy, then you are in the heart of Robertson's wine country. There are loads of tours and tastings in the area with some of South Africa's best new wines coming out of this region. There are also loads of amateur winemakers who will gladly chat to you over a glass of their own.
McGregor is said to be a sacred place where ley lines converge, giving the region a special energy. This myth has led to the town drawing in healers, artists and a host of other colourful characters. Reiki healing, massages, yoga and tarot readings are available. The Temenos Retreat Centre in town is a popular sanctuary where locals and tourists alike find themselves getting a good rubdown as the cares of the day wash away in mystical bliss.
The town also has loads of fine dining options and caters to the accommodation needs of most budgets. Alternatively why not have a picnic basket made up for you and spend the night camping on the mountain ridge?
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)23 625 1954
Temenos Retreat Centre