Getaway Tuesdays – McGregor: Things to do (part 1)

by Karisa

This is part 3 in my Getaway Tuesdays series – if you missed parts 1 & 2 , hop on over here: 

So you may be thinking… Is there a lot to see and do in McGregor?  Well, despite its size, the answer is… Actually yes…  In fact, there’s so much to do/see, I’ve had to split this into 2 posts…

First up you can visit the McGregor Saturday Morning Market – it’s small & only happens for about an hour or so between 9am and 10am, but it’s got that cool old school feel one would except from a little village in the countryside.

We were lucky enough to also catch the McGregor marching band…

The stalls are all located under the trees across the road from the big church…

Expect to find freshly baked goods, sweet & savoury treats, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and a few arts & crafts…

This market is definitely a win with all the furry friends of McGregor… #PuppyLove

Then after getting your breakfast fix at the market, why not get on board the “Nakkeldas” for a tour of McGregor with a bit of history thrown in the mix:

Roaming around town, you’ll find the following points of interest in Voortrekker St (basically the main road of McGregor):

  • Deli Girls where you can stock up on a whole variety of goodies, or sit down for a meal:
  • Next door there’s a little shopping mall of sorts where there’s a cute little courtyard, a restaurant called Karoux and a gift shop called How Bazaar which sells everything from home decor to clothing and beauty products:
  • Across the road you’ll find Bemind Winesa true garagiste wine cellar (aka “garage wine”) currently producing only a MCC Brut & a Shiraz (with plans for more to come):

    “Bemind” is an Afrikaans word that translates to “beloved”

    Cool, casual setting…

    And both wines were beautiful…  Bemind is open for tastings Wednesday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 & Saturday 09:00 to 14:00 (other times by appointment only)

  • Then right next door is the Villagers Farm Stall where you can also stock up on all kinds of farm stall goods, sit down for a hearty meal, or do an olive tasting:

    That’s Annalien van der Colff – co-owner of the Rhebokskraal Olive Estate which is situated just outside of town.  You can contact them for various olive tours, or to stay on the estate.

    Annalien also gave us a tasting of their delicious red Cabernet and Merlot Wooded Grape Juices, alongside some olive-infused snacks. The olive soup was a definite winner. It kinda tasted like mushroom soup & was lovely and creamy…  For all the olive junkies out there – Annalien also has a olive recipe book which you can purchase at the Farm Stall.

  • If you’re looking for something more arty, then a visit to the Edna Fourie Gallery is a must:

    The garden is filled with interesting sculptural pieces and inside, you’ll find Edna’s beautiful paintings…  I found her style quite ethereal in a way, which really draws you in…

Just outside of town, you can also do a bit of wine tasting at Lord’s Wines:

Their wines have raked up quite a few awards… So you’re guaranteed to find a few bottles you’ll want to take home with you here…

Aaah yes… #Bliss…  Lord’s Winery is open for tastings Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 16:00 & Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00.  Having never heard of their wines before, I left there a new fan, that’s for sure.

And that’s a wrap… well for part 1 that is. We’ll keep going next Tuesday…

#TheGang – All that fresh country air, clearly doing us good… 😉


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