Welcome to Greyton and Genadendal!

The Greyton and Genadendal area is an enchanting place. Walk along the rustic lanes in the shadow of ancient oak trees and take the footbridges across “leiwater” streams to get a feel for village life.


Greyton and Genadendal are set deep within the Overberg, about a two-hour drive from Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of the impressive Riviersonderend Mountains, the backdrop of this country gem includes its mighty oak trees, thatched cottages, leafy lanes and breath-taking views. The village streets are best explored on foot or by bicycle, and there are a plethora of trails to suit the novice and challenge the expert.

Although meandering between coffee shops and enjoying snippets of conversation with some of the locals can easily envelop you, it is advisable to take the time to explore some outdoor activities while visiting Greyton and Genadendal. 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, and the famous Saturday morning market 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, Genadendal and their 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 and Genadendal are invested in wellness and their holistic lifestyles include yoga classes that aim to still the mind and exercise the body.

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 / Genadendal offer a tasty variety of cuisine and every meal is individually prepared using the freshest produce from the surrounding farms. 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.

Accommodation in Greyton / Genadendal is run by hospitable owners that are ready to share the charming history of the area and its community. Each accommodation has unique and captivating characteristics so that you can choose to stay in Greyton’s oldest house or even 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 / Genadendal 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.