McGregor Accommodation: Nearby towns with accommodation:
Stellenbosch Accommodation | Franschhoek Accommodation | Montagu Accommodation
Swellendam Accommodation | Stellenbosch Accommodation | Bonnievale Accommodation
McGregor is a small village in the mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is roughly 150km east of Cape Town.
McGregor is laid out on a simple grid, with few or no road names. Established in the mid-19th Century and largely unchanged since, it has become somewhat of a magnet for alternative lifestyles. The local Waldorf school has roughly 167 children. It is part of the broader wine route network of the Western Cape and is situated at one end of the popular Boesmanskloof Trail to the town of Greyton to the south.
The village irrigation system dates back many years. The edge of the streets have a water channel fed from the town dam. Each landowner has a slot allocated during the week where they get a few minutes to an hour of the channel flowing into their property. The time is a function of the size of the property. In the past year some controversy has arisen due to the reduction of the roster to every second week in an effort to keep a fuller dam.