Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)

Greyton to McGregor Hike (Bosmanskloof Trail)

It’s a good idea to do this hike from the Greyton side as the accommodation in Die Galg is very beautiful. The trail is 14 kms each day but full of uphills at the beginning and end of the first day.

To do the hike you need to get permits and a booking for the accommodation in Die Galg. Also, it was worthwhile staying at the campsite the night before to save us driving all the way to Greyton on the morning of the hike.

Permits

Available from Cape Nature, (021) 659 3500. In 2006 it cost R60 pp. You need to keep your receipt as this is your permit that you need to carry on you while doing the hike.

Die Galg

The family that runs the accommodation is the Oosthuizens (023) 625 1735. In 2006 the cost was R50 pp per night. The most awesome thing about this place is (apart from the views) that you can organize with Mr Oosthuizen to have some groceries waiting in the fridge for you. Obviously there is a small fee that he charges for the service, but it was so worth it to not have to carry all the meat to have a super braai! Also, there is a kitchenette with an indoor braai place and a hot shower. (Indoor braai concept sounded a bit wierd but was great!) The rooms are dormitory style ranging from rooms sleeping 10 to about 15 or so. There are mattresses but you’ll need your own sleeping bags.

Campsite

We stayed in the municipal camp site the night before at a cost of R10 pp per night. It’s a bit arb to find but there are hot showers and the setting is quite nice. You can get the number from the Greyton Tourism Office at (028) 254 5414.