Today Renee and I went to the little Karoo near McGregor in search of a Protea Canary. We did not find one, but in our efforts we found a wonderful road up to the communications tower on Galgberg. The road climbs from McGregor at an altitude of 240 mamsl through farmland and eventually onto a tarred service road to the tower. It is a narrow and steep road that winds up to a final height of 1400 mamsl! The views are spectacular and the vegetation is beautiful fynbos. We saw a couple of klipspringers and very few birds, but it was well worth the drive. Luckily we did not meet any other traffic on the road.
We had lunch, an excellent meal, at the lovely Cafe Temenos, complete with peacocks and a small art gallery, on the main road in McGregor.