GPS:       S33 57.085   E19  49.696     /     S33  57' 05"   E19  49'  42"

Welcome to the Heart of the WineValley 

We are Geoff and Dorothy Botten along with our backpacker mutts Gracie, Jessie and Phoebe, waiting to welcome you to our little world of peace and serenity that is McGregor Backpackers


McGregor Backpackers is situated in the heart of our timeless village at the end of the road to nowhere.  We are a marriage between a budget guest house and a Backpackers, offering the  best of both at very affordable rates.

We care for families and friends, groups and special occasions, for bikers and hikers.  For hikers we offer a shopping service so you don't have to carry extra weight across the mountain.  We also offer a pick up service from the trails end and a delivery back the following day.

10 Reason to stay at McGregor Backpackers

  1. Affordability and value for money
  2. Our hospitality - we are famous for it
  3. Variety of comfortable accommodation  - most with bathroom en suite
  4. Central location, we are a gentle stroll to everywhere of interest in the village
  5. Premium DSTV and Fast Wi-Fi both free
  6. Crisp bedding and fresh towels
  7. Wonderful fires and beautiful night skies
  8. Our "friendship" table
  9. Tranquil and relaxing gardens and bird life
  10. Safe off street parking


Whether you are here to unwind for a few days or for business, we will strive to exceed your expectations.


There are many activities for  visitors to McGregor.  For the energetic, there are krans walks, mountain biking and bird watching.  Visit Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve and do one of their gentle walks or tackle the Rooikat trail with its ups and downs, you are guaranteed  an unforgettable experience.

There are a number of local wineries to visit.  We highly recommend Lords Wines with their small but incredible range of award winning wines.  Bemind, our local boutique winery which produces wines that are on a par anywhere in the world.

Therapies for the tired body and soul abound.  Let us know when you make your reservation and we will arrange your choice of therapy from a wide array of therapists.

From Thursday to Sunday afternoon you can visit Eseltjiesrus, a home for abused and abandoned donkeys. Its not a sad place by any means as the donkeys live out their retirement surrounded by love and care.  Visit their bistro for light meals, tea and coffee and wine sales.  Visit the bookshop, all proceeds go to the care and upkeep of the donkeys.

Across the road from us is the cultural hub of McGregor, Wahnfried, our theater where classic movies, operas and ballets are shown regularly as well as many live performances by a variety of talented performers.   We can send the latest list on request.

We are pet friendly and welcome your faithful companion if they are social and don't expect to sleep on our beds.  One pet per family please.

Visit TRIP ADVISOR to see what guests who have stayed with us have to say about their stay.  If you have never had a backpacker experience, we suggest you jump right in and make ours your first

Visit our Facebook page to see what we regularly get up to with our Friends


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