Top Attractions

1. Greyton Nature Reserve

The 2 200 hectares reserve lies at the base of the Riviersonderend mountain range and forms part of the Cape Folded Belt. Considered Greyton's greatest asset the reserve is home to the Gobos river, ravines, high peaks, fynbos and a plethora of birds. Throughout the year different fynbos species flower but in March and April the reserve is covered in carpets of flowers as the winter rainfall begins. The reserve is perfect for hiking and the captivating scenery makes any journey worthwhile. Greyton Nature Reserve

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2. Cycling and Mountain Biking in Greyton

The clearly marked trails in Greyton range from smooth off-roads and forest trails suitable for the whole family to more extreme climbs that challenge the fit and technically skilled. The local cyclists and mountain bike riders are very enthusiastic about exploring the area and are happy to share their knowledge of the nearby trails. Their collective enthusiasm usually leads to a gathering early Saturday and Sunday morning where a group set off pedaling into the countryside. Visitors are welcome to join and it is possible to hire bikes in the village. Mountain Biking in Greyton

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3. Saturday Morning Market

The Greyton Saturday Morning Market has become something of a renowned event in the Overberg, and for good reason. Filled with a social buzz and the seductive smells of the many hand-made treats it is truly irresistible. The food is mouth-watering delicious and the fresh organic produce is locally sourced. Amongst all the edible treats are some arts and crafts, bio-remedies and second hand books to purchase. Leave with your belly full, pockets full of seedlings and spices, hands full of fresh produce for your kitchen and hand-crafted goods to decorate your house with. Saturday Morning Market in Greyton

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4. Historic Village Walk

Greyton's past comes to life on this historical walk through the village. The first building ever erected in Greyton still stands and there are many others that still remain from as early as the 1800s. Visit National Monuments and discover the history behind the town and how some of the buildings have changed roles over the years. Some buildings have been transformed from prison cells to accommodation; even the village blacksmith's old barn has been converted into a cafe. Visitors can pick up a detailed map from the tourism office and let the rich history guide their feet through the village. Historic Village Walk in Greyton

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5. Hiking

The Greyton Conservation Society and Greyton Municipality have worked together to mark off relaxed walking paths and more advanced hiking trails for all who visit the quaint village. It is common to encounter incredible birds along the way while the flowering fynbos paints the ground a myriad of colours throughout the year. Among the favourites is the famous Boesmanskloof trail, Gifkloof Trail, Greyton to Genadendal walk, Leiwater walk, Loerkop trail, Lower Gobos walk, Upper Gobos walk and Platkloof walk. On some of the walks dogs, horse riding and mountain biking are also welcome. Some trails may require permits which can be acquired at the local tourism office. Hiking in Greyton

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6. Norma Muscroft's Doll Houses

Norma Muscroft's doll houses, which are on show at Searle's Trading Post, are something to be admired. Every room is an awe-inspiring representation of a story from Norma's imagination. In every room there are characters that seem to come alive in that tiny space filled with complementing miniature artefacts and furniture. For example, you might find in one room an old gentleman sits reading a newspaper with a monocle in his left eye wearing a Harris Tweed jacket. The room he sits in is filled with an eclectic collection of things from his travels - a tiger skin rug, moose head, butterfly collection and a custom-made split cane trout rod. Every detail is carefully laid before you and makes Norma Muscroft's doll houses a must-see on your visit to Greyton. Arts & Culture in Greyton

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7. Bird Watching

The birding in Greyton and the Sonderend Valley is exceptional. Walking through the village often results in great bird watching as the Greyton Nature Reserve compares to bird watching hotspots like the Harold Porter and Caledon Botanical Gardens in the Overberg. There is a bird list of all the different species to be spotted in and around town that includes the rare likes of the Buff-spotted Flufftail, African Rail, Purple Heron, African Harrier-Hawk and Martial Eagle which are special to the Greyton area. That should get any bird lover twitching! A Genadendal resident who has an inherent passion for birds, has completed a bird-guiding course and now offers a guided bird watching experience. Bird Watching in Greyton

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8. Art Meander

Greyton is a haven for artists as they draw their inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. The calibre of artists is exceptional and there are various ways to experience their artistic creations. Take a stroll through the town and simply spot the pieces of art adorning walls here and there. Alternatively make your way through the art galleries or join an art workshop to get a better understanding of the creative process. Among the many artists in Greyton you will find a sculptor and painter that mould animal and human portraiture; an illustrator of children's books; landscape and marine painters and even a candle maker. Art Galleries in Greyton

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9. Horse Riding

With incredible surrounding scenery and open fields to canter or gallop across, Greyton is perfect for horse riding. There are a few operators that offer the four-legged adventure and you can do everything from horse riding lessons, carriage rides, pony rides and horse trails. Depending on your level of expertise you can do a trail anywhere from an hour to two hours in duration. Horse Riding in Greyton

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10. Wellness

Perhaps it is the soothing undulations of the surrounding mountain range or the therapeutic flow of the rivers that inspired the wellness centres to be born, but no matter its origin there is a large emphasis on wellness in Greyton. The village boasts a belly-dancing course, a skin practitioner, beauty salons, masseuse and pampering stations. There is also a healing centre that specialises in directing you back to stillness and vitality through a combination of meditation, counselling, massage, reflexology, applied kinesiology, Reiki, yoga and guided relaxation. One practitioner focuses on restoring your holistic presence through Ayurvedic massage and freeing your mind through Neuro-semantics and quantum physics. You are assured to leave Greyton mentally and physically rejuvenated and ready for any challenges life might send your way. Health and Beauty in Greyton

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