Welcome to Greyton
The village of Greyton is an enchanting place. Walk along the rustic lanes in the shadow of towering ancient oak trees and take the footbridges across leiwater streams to get a feel for the village.
Greyton is just less than 2 hours from Cape Town, far from the madding crowd and set deep within the sleepy Overberg. Set at the foot of the impressive Riviersonderend mountain range the backdrop of this country gem includes mighty oak trees, original thatched cottages, leafy lanes and breath-taking mountain views. The village is best explored by foot or by bicycle and there are a plethora of trails that will accommodate the novice and challenge the expert.
Although meandering between the coffee shops and enjoying snippets of conversation with locals can easily envelop you, it is advisable to take the time to explore some of Greyton's outdoor activities while visiting. The cycling and mountain bike trails are well-marked and there is a trail for every level of fitness and expertise. Then there is also horse-riding, yoga, bowls, tennis, bird watching, the famous Saturday morning market and doll houses that seem to come to life. To name but a few things to do in Greyton.
The Greyton Nature Reserve is one of the highlights of the area and it aims to safeguard the historical origins, heritage and ecology of Greyton and its surroundings. There is an emphasis on conservation management to protect and create interest in the flora and fauna, architecture, irrigation, natural waterways, crafts and cultural activities.
The village folk of Greyton are very much invested in wellness where various practices and yoga classes aim to still the mind and exercise the body in an effort to create holistic awareness.
There is also much effort being invested in creating solutions to help the community and minimise their effects on the environment through the Greyton Transition Town. Locals have begun by creating vegetable gardens, installing renewable energy, retrofitting houses with good insulation and inspiring community youngsters through environmental and humane education.
The places to eat in Greyton offer a wide variety of cuisine and every meal is individually prepared using the freshest produce from the surrounding farms. They are also not afraid to use their imagination when it comes to mixing styles and recipes to acquire the most flavoursome meals. Most of the places to eat have a garden or deck so that meals can be enjoyed beneath a leafy canopy or accompanied by sterling views.
Greyton accommodations are run by hospitable owners that are ready to share the charming history of the town and its people. Each accommodation has its own style and captivating characteristic so that you can choose to stay in the oldest house in Greyton or inhabit a tree-house for the duration of your holiday. The options are endless and there is a healthy variation between prices and amenities. During your stay, you will also find everything you need because the businesses in Greyton are there to meet every need.
The village of Greyton has a lot of heart and character that can only truly be experienced by spending at least several days in the tranquil, picturesque village.