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  • Charming, elegant country cottages offer all the comforts needed for a great stay
  • Pretty private gardens make for a sweet setting in a quaint little village
  • The region offers a wealth of beautiful landscapes to explore

Cape Cottages McGregor

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In McGregor

 

-33.9442, 19.8309

About

The two quaint Georgian cottages at Cape Cottages McGregor offer a delightfully romantic taste of laidback life in this quiet countryside town. Set in well-established, colourful gardens on the village’s leafy streets, the cottages are decorated with loving touches that create a real sense of home, and boast endearing features and good self-catering facilities.

The Sunbird Cottage is a haven of romance for couples, who will enter the property along a small path leading through a quaint wooden gate, past a rose garden and to the front door. Inside, the open-plan room has quirky decorative touches, reed ceilings and subdued colours, accentuating the warm country feel. The living area has a well-equipped Oregon pine kitchen, small dining table and a cushy leather couch where guests can cuddle up together next to the fire, indulging in chocolates, champagne or red wine.  

The romance continues with a huge in-room oval bathtub, big enough for two, while guests can shower under the stars in the rustic double outdoor shower. The cottage is shadowed by an old oak tree, and the vine-covered stoep is a lovely place to soak up the scenery of the private garden, with mountains providing a stunning backdrop.

Also set in rose filled gardens, Hoopoe Cottage has a similar open-plan design, but the country feel is infused with hints of Africa. With a sandstone fireplace and an indulgent oval double bathtub in the separate bathroom, the room is well-suited for romantic couples. Two more guests can be accommodated in the adjoining Guinea Fowl double room, which has its own little garden with an oak bench. From Hoepoe’s vine-covered stoep, look out for the pair of hoopoes - which gave the cottage its name - flitting around the garden.

In both cottages, guests are able to make use of braai facilities in sunny weather, and other amenities include ceiling fans, satellite televisions and wireless internet. Cots or camp beds can be arranged for small children or babies.

As a thoughtful touch, a romantic petal special is included in the rates for all guests, who will be treated to seasonal flowers on the beds, flower posies, pillow chocolates, tea candles and petals in the wash basin. At extra charge, Lindor chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine on ice will add even more sparkle to the occasion.

The cottages are situated close to the centre of McGregor and its quaint eateries, shops and art galleries. The donkey sanctuary makes for a fun family outing, while a visit to the Temenos Gardens will completely soothe the soul.

Visitors can also indulge in wine tasting at one of the surrounding estates, or go horse riding and hiking through the countryside.

Rates & Summary


Sunbird Honeymoon Cottage

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite oval bath and double outdoor shower
Kitchenette
Living area with fireplace
Private garden
Patio with braai area and mountain views

Hoopoe Family Cottage

Sleeps 4 in Queen and double rooms
Bathroom with oval bath and shower
Kitchenette
Living area with fireplace
Private garden
Patio with braai area and mountain views

Pricing

  • R 550 pp sharing

Rates vary according to season.

Catering

Self-catering

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in the peaceful country town of McGregor, Cape Cottages McGregor offers characterful, comfortable self-catering accommodation in two Georgian cottages. The cottages are stylish but endearingly homely, and both have pretty private gardens and huge oval bathtubs that are big enough for two people. The honeymoon cottage has the addition of a rustic outdoor double shower.

Summary

  • Charming, elegant country cottages offer all the comforts needed for a great stay
  • Pretty private gardens make for a sweet setting in a quaint little village
  • The region offers a wealth of beautiful landscapes to explore

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the cottages are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: wine tasting, art galleries, pottery studio, farm stalls, donkey sanctuary, zen garden, nature reserves, horse riding, hiking trails, mountain biking, scenic drives. 

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • No Catering
  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Hot Plates
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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