I got to re-discover McGregor a few weekends ago thanks to McGregor Country Getaways. The lovely Mira organised a fantastic media weekend for a group of bloggers. We were whisked from one fabulous spot to the next and got all the inside info which was invaluable.
This tranquil little village is only a 2 hour drive from Cape Town which makes it a great weekend destination. With it’s quaint thatched cottages and quiet dirt roads, surrounded by mountains and so much natural beauty, McGregor really is a gem. Fresh country air, starry skies and the odd cow here and there all add to its appeal.
As we discovered, there really is so much to do in and around McGregor. I’ll be sharing some of the highlights today and tomorrow, enjoy…
If you’re visiting over a weekend, you can check out the Saturday Morning Market across from the church. There are only a handful of stalls so get there early for a coffee and bite to eat before everything sells out!
We got to hear the Unistars Band as they marched through the village which I loved. Next up for us was a tour of the village on The Noddy Bus. Unique to say the least!
If you’re a fan of olives, be sure to visit Villagers Farmstall and do a tasting to try the various olive products from Rhebokskraal Olives.
McGregor is home to a number of resident artists as one can imagine. Who wouldn’t want to retreat to this idyllic spot and spend your days painting? We popped into the Edna Fourie Gallery and got to meet the artist which was lovely.
We also visited Wahnfried which is a beautiful Moroccan inspired home purchased by Michael and Freddie with the intention of it being used for the benefit of the village. They hold regular music events and screen classic films. Think Cinema Nouveau but in a more intimate and comfortable venue!
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McGregor Country Getaways arranged a fabulous media weekend away. We were provided with accommodation and given a personal tour. As always, the opinions & thoughts herein are my own.
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All photography: Lana Kenney ©