Yellowstone Cottage in McGregor

Looking for a quick getaway where everything stands still? Be sure to add Yellowstone Cottage in the ‘country retreat’ of McGregor to your arsenal.

With the stress of 2017 that was coming to an end, I knew a little travel excursion would do wonders for both Courtney and I and, McGregor was high on the list of towns I wanted to relax in.

We departed quite late in the afternoon; making the travel time just over two hours along the N1 stretch towards Robertson. This charming little cottage is nestled at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains; making it an ideal escape. Most of the town’s roads are still gravel so be aware that wherever you’ll be staying, it will be on an untarred road.

Owned by Allie and Peter, there are two lovely Cape Georgian style cottages; one suitable for a family of four and one known as the Honeymoon suite that sleeps two so we ended up staying here. Peter welcomed us in and he was such a lovely host; informing us of everything to do and see in this quaint little town.

The cottage is open and extremely spacious with a lawn and a great patio to have afternoon drinks at. Inside, the area has that country town feel with a virtual absence of applied decoration yet has a touch of colour to brighten up the room.

We should’ve told them that we not here on an actual honeymoon since the bed, basin and various other nooks in the room were decorated in flower petals and heart ornaments. Yet, it made the one night stay all that more romantic.

The cottages are furnished with a queen-size bed, a lounge area with a tv and a fireplace in the corner for those cold nights. The kitchen is equipped with all the kitchenette essentials with a lovely table for two which was decked already.

The highlight of the cottage has definitely got to be the romantic oval bath in the room and a beautiful rustic stone shower outside.

The unspoiled town of McGregor is exactly how many describe it, “a true gem” and, great for kids and pets since many of the residents here love taking the dogs for walks.

Travel Tips

Getting there: The trip from Cape Town to McGregor is just over 164kms and takes roughly two hours to get there along the N1 towards Robertson.

When to go: This town is becoming quite popular so make sure to book your accommodation early. You can go all year round since it’s relative hot during both seasons.

Price: It’s R749.00 per night and can be expected to increase.

What to expect: It’s a self-catering accommodation so expect to bring your own food. There’s a small shop on the main road that has supplied in case you forgot something.

Websites to visit: We booked through SafariNow which you can find here. You can also book directly through them on their website here.

Until the next adventure.