Things To Do in McGregor

Eating Out- Restaurants & Coffee Shops

A good selection of charming Restaurants and Coffee Shops serve good country food in and around McGregor - see our dedicated Restaurant page for more detailed information.

Art, Pottery & Galleries

McGregor is home to many talented artists and has several Galleries - including Edna Fourie's Edan Gallery on Voortrekker Street, and a Pottery Studio.

Bird Watching

 McGregor is home to a wide variety of birds and there are several hides in the area for the more serious birdwatchers. Others will be charmed by the bustling Guinea fowl, jewelled Sunbirds, African Hoopoe and brightly coloured Weaver birds - to name just a few - and I personally feel very honoured when a solitary owl returns my hoot from a nearby tree as I lie in bed at night. 


Bring your own for some serious cycling or hire a bicycle from the Tourism Building on Voortrekker St & find out if you can still ride a bike - they say you never lose the knack!

Cob Building

Jill Hogan, McGregor's resident cob building and permaculture specialist is a mine of information on the various forms of eco building.

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

ESELTJIESRUS DONKEY SANCTUARY has moved to new premises, just outside Mcgregor and is open to members of the public. Thursday- Sunday


Whilst McGregor can hardly be described as a fishing destination, visitor Shane Fessel from Germany spent many pleasant early morning hours fishing at the Lei Water Dam just outside the village.

Nature Walks

THE Kleinberg Trail - Badge Hill Walk

The McGregor badge can be seen on the hill from the village of McGregor and this is an easy 2 hour walk up Badge Hill. The walk begins in Kantoor Street along the old Robertson dirt road past the brickworks on the left and just follow the signs up the trail to the right and you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the village and surrounds.

Rheebokskaal Olive Estate

Very interesting tours of the Olive Estate are available by appointment - visit McGregor Tourism Office for details

Saturday Morning Mini Market

This little market starts at 8:30/9am on a Saturday morning and can be found outside the NG Church opposite the "Old Post Office" Building corner Voortrekker & Church Streets. Fresh homebaked goods, homemade jams and cheese as well as a bit of this and that can be purchased - but be quick - blink and it's gone!

Scenic drives

A drive through McGregor along the road to nowhere past the leiwater dam and Lords' Winery to the very top of the mountain is not to be missed as the views are superb - and the fynbos and proteas an absolute treat when they are in flower. Keep driving to the very top, and although your GPS might tell you that Greyton is "just over there" but whilst it is only 15kms as the crow flies, you need to circumnavigate the mountain range as the "Road to Nowhere" is just that.

Wine Tours

Detailed information is available at McGregor Tourism on the main road Voortrekker Street.