Country houses in Greyton
Greyton is situated on the banks of the Riviersonderend River and provides stunning country-style hospitality and estates. From farm accommodation to expansive country houses, you’re sure to find a little bit of heaven in plunge pools and beautiful landscapes all around this region.
This perfect getaway is less than 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town and guarantees memorable holiday fun and relaxation. Something that travellers often appreciate when visiting any of the farms or estates around Greyton is the unforgettable rustic experience. This includes the beauty of being lulled to sleep by crickets under a clear, crisp Milky Way - which is extremely visible here compared to urban skies.
Country houses in Greyton are close enough to the village itself that you can really appreciate what this small town has to offer. Yet they are also far enough that you’ll be able to take in the peace and tranquillity of the country side. For enthusiasts of historic buildings, some of the cottages and farm accommodations around the village even date as far back as 1865! And don’t forget the fun of mingling with other visitors and locals in this Western Cape treasure.
Staying in the country provides a lot of opportunities to take in the wonderful mountainside surrounding Greyton. You can easily spend hours upon hours discovering amazing routes for bikes and hiking, as well as trail running through the pristine wilderness. And in this part of the Overberg, you should never be surprised to end up sharing a trail with a donkey or horse cart.
One of the great pastimes in this rustic village is taking in the wealth of historic Cape Vernacular architecture and exploring the tranquil settings surrounding the Overberg Mountains. There is even an aesthetics committee in Greyton to ensure that all new buildings meet the requirements of maintaining the village’s authentic charm. You can explore rustic lanes under the shade of majestic oak trees, as well as foot bridges across lei streams in lush gardens. This is a town where old traditions prevail while being complemented by an enchanting diversity of people.
Enjoying a country house or farm accommodation in Greyton offers some of the best perks in the Western Cape. Discover awe-inspiring, snow-capped Riviersonderend Mountains in winter - with several majestic waterfalls – or the beautiful wild flowers that carpet all of the surrounding farmlands in spring. This quaint countryside town really is a great getaway, any time of the year!