Greyton is nestled in a hollow surrounded by the absolutely stunning Riviersonderend Mountain range and is a popular spot for Overberg tourism. In fact, if you ask any local they’ll absolutely claim it’s the most beautiful village in the Cape. Not only does this acclaim make the town a huge attraction for anyone who loves hiking and walking, but it’s also an adventure hub for mountain bikers and horse riders seeking a thrill. One of the big draw cards is that in summer exploring the majestic country-side means being able to take a plunge in one of the many refreshing mountain pools.
Whether you’re exploring the nature reserve along the river or the historic walk through the town, you’ll be enchanted by the scenery and community. There is a fantastic Saturday morning market that is famous for its fresh, locally produced and wholesome foods, as well as naturally inspired products and crafts. You’ll be able to find exquisite roses of almost any description on display at various stalls. Also take a stroll through wonderful gardens and explore the tastes of the Cape with the amazing delicacies on offer.
While Greyton is a small village, it can sleep more than 300 people a night and this makes it a popular spot for weddings. Not to mention that the local churches are idyllic and historic, which makes for a perfect ceremony. Surrounding farms and estates also provide wonderful facilities for anyone who would like the backdrop of thriving vineyards and majestic mountains for their big day. Greyton is also a popular town for several annual MTB events, which attracts cyclists from around the country and even the world. For the last two decades the annual Greyton Rose Fair has also been a big hit with botanical enthusiasts from near and far.
One of the greatest benefits of this agricultural town is the amazing cuisine. There are several amazing restaurants in Greyton that serve premium coffee, decadent desserts and succulent mains. You’ll also find that all of the ingredients are freshly grown or baked on surrounding farms, stimulating the local economy. If you’re travelling with children there are even cafes that have specially designed areas for children to play in while you grab a bite.
In short, this is a thriving part of the Overberg and the perfect getaway for almost any type of traveller. From couples to families and even adventure seekers, your ideal vacation is a waiting for you in Greyton.