McGregor

McGregor

McGregor Village

McGregor is a small village in the mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is roughly a 2hr drive from Cape Town. According to the 2011 Census, the population is 3125.

The village was established in 1861 and was originally called Lady Grey. It was renamed in 1905 in honour of Rev. Andrew McGregor, who had been the Dutch Reformed Church minister of the Robertson District for forty years.

There is plenty to do for all the family with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunningly beautiful scenery on the famous Route62, the longest wine route in the world.

McGregor is situated at one end of the popular Boesmanskloof Trail ending in the town of Greyton. This stunning hike winds its way through the Riviersonderend Mountains that separate the two villages, passing the 750m (2,461ft) high point of Uitsigpunt and leading you to your destination via a series of waterfalls and pools that are great for swimming. En route you will see plenty of Fynbos, Protea and Erica species as well as wildlife including Baboons, Klipspringers, Common Duikers and perhaps even Caracal. Bird-wise there should be Malachite Sunbirds, Cape Sugarbirds, Black and Booted Eagles and Jackal Buzzards.

Your host, Ian Summers, is available to take you on tours of the local Robertson Valley Wine Route and the fantastic and abundant local hiking trails, including the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail.