Thursday, 15 November 2012

a weekend in mcgregor








This weekend my parents, grandfather and I visited my grandfather's wine estate in McGregor, in the Western Cape. The remote town (2 hours outside Cape Town) gleams old world charm with it's historical 19th century architecture. It was just the mini break I was needing - peaceful and relaxing. 

The flora in Mcgregor was breathtaking - how often do you get to see bright pincushion proteas growing wildly in abundance?! Or a field full of leeks? I rest my case.

We were lucky enough to experience perfect weather whilst we were down there too, allowing us to really take in the beauty of the town. McGregor boasts 2 nominees for 'Best country-style restaurant' by EatOut magazine - so, by my mom's insistence, we got to try both of them out - De Kaap restaurant and Karoux. If you are ever in the area, be sure to try out the Sunday buffet at De Kaap. (most of the fresh produce is sourced from their own vegetable and herb garden)

Here are a few pics from my weekend - please excuse the quality as these were all taken on my iPhone.


  1. Wow, Mcgregor does look a great little dorpie, and I love those Affieplaas dolls, freaky, but cute! Weren't they in some Volkswagen ad?

    And I laughed so much at that sign, does that shop sell Boeremeisies and Rooinekke? ahaha

  2. shared blogger love with a follow, hope you'll do the same :)

  3. fantastic place , want to buy land there at some point ,amazing ,,,,,