The Ideal Stay in McGregor
Two nights is an ideal period to stay as there is so much to explore in the region. If you are in town on a Saturday, the church bazaar, or market offers up a selection of homemade goodies. Located just 20 minutes from Robertson Wine Route, enjoy a morning wine tasting followed by lunch at one of the many vineyard restaurants. Also worth a visit is Owl’s Rest Olive And Lavender Farm.
Just before you enter McGregor, is the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary. This farm provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected, and elderly donkeys. Here they are given the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment.
The town itself has numerous art galleries and artists’ homes to visit. Otherwise stroll up and down the main street, shopping for bric-a-brac, antiques, and collector’s items.
Rediscover the pleasure of creativity in a workshop with inspiring potter, Alila Hofmeyr — and make happy memories as well as beautiful reminders of your stay! The landmark Millstone Pottery is a stroll away from your Villa, and Alila’s workshops suit all levels, from beginners and 7-year-olds up.
Where to Stay:
- Lucky Crane Villas– We stayed at the newly built, Lucky Crane Villas. Modern and stylish self-catering homes with uninterrupted views looking out into the surrounding mountains and nature reserve, yet just a few minutes stroll from the town centre. Each home features a chef’s kitchen, outdoor BBQ and a pool.
- Green Gables Country Inn
- Lord’s Wine Farm
- Temenos Retreat – Situated 50 metres from Edna Fourie Gallery, Temenos Retreat features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace.
Otherwise, there are a number of smaller, quaint bed & breakfast options to consider too.
I recommend visiting this beautiful region.