This white-washed, thatched cottage is typical McGregor-endearing and is set in a lovingly cared-for garden. It boasts magnificent views and being within walking distance of all McGregor has to offer, is the perfect place from which to explore the village and surrounding area.

Where is it? 
McGregor, Western Cape  

Why stay there? 
Plum Tree Cottage has everything you could need and is set in a beautiful garden with magnificent views. It makes for a wonderful retreat from the world! There’s also a wooden chalet adjacent to the cottage that sleeps two if there’s more than one or two of you.  

Can I take my dogs? 
Plum Tree Cottage is pet-friendly so well-behaved dogs can join you. There’s plenty of space to snoop about, a fairly large patch of lawn and the property is fenced. The village of McGregor is also very pet-friendly.  

Can I take the kids? 
Children are welcome. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge, as well as the chalet adjacent to the cottage (ideal for teenage children).  

How much does it cost? 
R395 per person per night sharing for the cottage, R250 per person per night sharing  for the chalet and R190 per child (under 12 years old) per night. Note: Two night minimum stay required.  

Contact details 
Telephone 023 625 1409,  email

It’s not often that you’ll spot a pair of pigs with a baby trotting behind them while enjoying a morning cuppa. But that’s exactly what happened when I stayed in Plum Tree Cottage in McGregor.  Being in a true country town, you are likely to spot chickens and guinnea fowl from your stoep too!  

The thatched and whitewashed cottage is typical McGregor-endearing and is set in a lovingly cared-for garden with a large patch of lawn out front that both kids and dogs will enjoy. There’s a braai area where you can take in the view of the McGregor mountains while grilling your chops and wors. Inside the cottage you’ll find a cosy lounge with comfy couches and a fireplace for chilly nights, an open-plan kitchen (that boasts a washing machine and tumble dryer), a bright and cheerful bedroom with queen-sized bed (and the best duvet ever!) while the bathroom has both a bath and shower, along with lovely plush towels. The fridge is huge so you won’t have a problem fitting in all your food and drinks, but they do supply tea, coffee, milk and rusks. The kitchen is very well-equipped for a self-catering stay, including a stove and microwave along with all crockery and cutlery, but if you don’t feel like cooking the cottage is within easy walking distance of restaurants in the village.

There’s also a writing desk with a view of the mountains that’s perfect for those who need to do a bit of work, or perhaps write a novel. Plus there’s WiFi if you need it. However, it’ll be far more tempting to get stuck into a book or browse through a magazine from their bookshelf than check on your emails!  

The smell of thatch, wide dirt roads, the crowing of roosters and croaking of frogs all add to the peaceful rural experience while retreating from the world at Plum Tree Cottage and it’s definitely a place I will be returning to in the future. Hopefully there will be more additions to the free ranging pig family by the time I go back!  

Inside information 
While you are there you can expect to get a visit from Mac, a local feline who loves to pop in. He’s rather cute and very vocal! However, if you are allergic to cats or your dogs don’t like cats, it’s wise to keep this in mind.

Published August 2018 | Hosted by McGregor Accommodation