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The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo
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The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo

The Karoo is vast and places to visit in the Karoo are myriad. Divided into the Succulent, Nama, Klein and Grassy Karoo it straddles most of South Africa’s inner country, hogging the west coast, sprawling as far east as Cradock and Smithfield, extending north...
12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape
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12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape

The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you'll argue we've left off our list of the 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.  So, we'll quickly add the proviso that the fo...
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary – Tranquility is the Order of the Day
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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary – Tranquility is the Order of the Day

Donkeys are amongst the gentlest creatures on earth. They are also extremely strong, hard-working and hardy. This combination has, sadly, made them the victims of extreme abuse and neglect. In response to their ongoing challenges, Dr Johan and Annemarie van Zi...
I Love McGregor Because …
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I Love McGregor Because …

Hi, I’m Anette from Tanagra Wine and Guest Farm in McGregor, Breede River Valley. McGregor IS BEST KNOWN FOR its well preserved historic cottages, its eccentric people and its tranquil and relaxed lifestyle. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Tanagra under the gi...
Boesmanskloof Trail (also known as the Greyton-to-McGregor trail)
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Boesmanskloof Trail (also known as the Greyton-to-McGregor trail)

It is hard to imagine that the walk between McGregor and Greyton, both wonderful little towns in their own right and worthy of overnight stays at each, is a mere 15 odd kilometres (depending on which account you read, the distance varies between 14km and 19 km...
McGregor weaves a spell over you, and all resistance crumbles
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McGregor weaves a spell over you, and all resistance crumbles

McGregor is a wee village, tucked away in a valley at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains. It also happens to rest on a series of ley lines (spiritual earth energy connects here in a big way) that lend the village something the folk who live here term 'm...
Why I’m telling no-one about McGregor
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Why I’m telling no-one about McGregor

It isn't easy to find somewhere to stay on a farm that is remote but still close enough to a small town to provide light entertainment when needed and supplies when necessary. I spent quite a bit of time on the internet before I found our little gem on a farm ...