McGregor Property And Area Information

McGregor is a charming and quaint village situated at the base of the Riviersonderend Mountains in the Western Cape, around 150 odd kilometres from the Mother City of Cape Town and about 20 kilometres from neighbouring Robertson.

McGregor houses for sale
vary tremendously in price – from cottages on offer from R800 000 to the likes of guest houses for around R2 500 00 to R3 000 000.

Property in McGregor is sought after – both as weekend breakaway homes, for permanent residents as well as retirement property purchasers.

Vacant land or stand sales also form a fair percentage of McGregor property sales. Stands in McGregor vary from around R250 000 for a small stand in the village to around R750 000 for larger McGregor properties of half an acre in extent.

There is also a very active McGregor farm property market in the surrounding areas. The likes of boutique wine farms have proved popular with a select group of McGregor real estate investors together with so-called “gentleman’s farms” and McGregor farms offering business opportunities such as guest houses and resorts.

Owning a cottage or house in McGregor is not only a solid investment but also an ideal place for that long sought after weekend cottage where you can let it its quiet streets, surrounding mountains, birdlife, wine farms, balmy winters and hot summers allow you to wash away those urban blues.

Chas Everitt’s McGregor real estate office is conveniently located on Voortrekker Road McGregor where our resident McGregor property specialist, Shaun King is available to assist you with any of your needs. We specialise in property in McGregor and the surrounding areas.

McGregor’s History

McGregor has been on the map since it was established back in the mid 1800’s when it was first known as “Lady Grey” (there were 2 Lady Grey’s in SA at that time!) before it was renamed in honor of a local Minister - Andrew McGregor.

McGregor houses are well known for providing pristine examples of traditional old thatch cottages with mini orchards and gardens, all immaculately kept from the mid 1800’s.

Outdoor Activities in and around McGregor

McGregor has also been building a name as a result of its access to good hiking trails and nature reserves. The Krans Nature reserve which is on McGregor’s doorstep is under development and the likes of the Vrolikheid Reserve is a few kilometres away.

Well-known local trails in the area include the Kleinberg Trail which starts in the village, the Kingsrivier Kloof Trail, the Heron Trail, the Boesmanskloof Trail, the Genadendal Trail and the Rooikat Trail.

McGregor’s very “remoteness” forms a large part of its appeal as you really get the sensation of being away from it all when you visit – a major plus for its many Cape Town guests!

Local McGregor Services and Contacts

·        McGregor Tourism Bureau                                                 TEL: +27 23 625 1954
·        McGregor SAP Voortrekker Road McGregor                       TEL:  +27 23 625 8000
·        McGregor Clinic  Tindal Street McGregor                            TEL: +27 23 625 1932
·        Waldorf School Voortrekker Street McGregor                    TEL: +27 23 625 1710

 
Author: Barry Davies