Things to Do

Tourism office and museum

The tourism office in Voortrekker Street has a wealth of information and maps of the area. The small museum is also situated here for all the history-enthusiasts. This will be your port of call to arrange a tour around the village in ‘The Noddy Bus’; to rent a bicycle for an hour or so; or to purchase a booklet for self-guided walking tours through the village. The different styles of architecture and building styles (eg cob, straw-bales and sandbags etc ) are highlighted in these guides and you will be able to see homes built using these methods.

www.tourismmcgregor.co.za

Temenos Retreat

Enter a world of enchantment in the heart of McGregor. You will be assured of a unique and nurturing experience as you visit these gardens of exceptional tranquility and beauty. Country hospitality, a wide range of healing therapies, abundant bird life, relaxing libraries and Tebaldi’s Restaurant which serves superb, classic, seasonal cuisine are just of the few of the surprises in store for you.

www.temenos.org.za

 

Wahnfried 

Wahnfried ~ Nicknamed “A Home for Music in McGregor”, Wahnfried is a must visit for music and film lovers! Wahnfried is a home in McGregor (27 Bree Street, on the corner with Buitekant) purchased by Michael and Freddie with the intention of it being used for the benefit of the Village, now and in the future. The vision for the house was to create a venue for cultural events, such as live music, recorded music and films. The Moroccan inspired house, with its double volume ‘salon’ and excellent acoustics is furnished with an 1873 Bechstein grand piano, comfortable chairs and a quality film projector system, is the perfect venue to enjoy a spot of arts and culture! Films are shown in high definition, the with surround sound. Musical events are held every Sunday and films are shown on Thursdays and/or Fridays throughout the year. Please contact me for the latest programme or click on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249818678469447/

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

The vegetation in this rocky part of the Little Karoo is known as arid Robertson Karoo. Succulants dominate, including dwarf trees and shrubs. Patches of mountain renosterveld are found on the higher ridges and hills and sweet-thorn trees along the seasonal watercourses. Fields of flowers colour the countryside in spring. Animals and birds can be seen in their natural habitats either from a bird hide or along one of the walking / hiking/ cycling trails.

www.capenature.co.za

 

McGregor Art Route

A number of art venues are open to visitors all year round or by appointment.

www.artroutemcgregor.co.za

 

The Krans Nature Reserve and Lei Water Dams

Put on your walking shoes and enjoy strolling through this area rich in natural fauna and flora. To cool off, take a dip in the Lei Water Dam on your way home again.

www.capenature.co.za

Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail

The Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail winds through the Riviersonderend Mountains in the Robertson Karoo region of the south-western Cape. The trail links the small towns of McGregor and Greyton.

www.capenature.co.za

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