Things to do in Greyton
Greyton is best-known for its delightful Saturday Morning Market where visitors are hard-pressed to resist the famous lemon-curd pancakes or eccentric mixes like duck and cherry pies. However, the foodies' delight is certainly not the only thing that attracts visitors from across the Western Cape. The picturesque village beckons people of all interests with its range of outdoor activities, artistic characteristics and tranquil country ambience.
Greyton is fast becoming a well-known destination for mountain biking and now boasts 65km of excellent biking trails, all entirely off-road. Some of the trails on the edge of the village are flat, fast, fun and safe and have been built with children and novices in mind, making Greyton the perfect environment in which to enjoy mountain biking as a family. Then there are trails like the red route that are more extreme and beckon only the fit and experienced riders. Whether you prefer long distance, steep ascents or a casual ride through a scenic countryside there is something for you.
For those that prefer to be riding on four legs instead of two wheels it is easy enough to arrange a horse riding outing. Trail rides, horse riding lessons and carriage rides are all available depending on your level of expertise and sense of adventure. The outdoor adventures in Greyton don't stop there however. The Greyton Nature Reserve is a gateway to bubbling streams, waterfalls, diverse fynbos and wildflowers that can all be observed on a walking or hiking trail. The prolific birdlife is something to truly admire as well. For those avid birdwatchers there is a Greyton bird list and birding tours if you desire a keen eye to point out the winged beauties that have made the area their home. Outdoor enthusiasts can also swim in the river, canoe, take 4x4 trails, play tennis or bowls and simply let their feet do the walking as they take in the fresh mountain air.
While adventurers may be in their element, those that savour things at a slower pace will also be spoilt for choice. Greyton is home to an incredible calibre of artists that draw inspiration from the scenic surroundings. Take a meander through the art galleries or even take an artistic workshop to stimulate your creative side. Then there are Norma Muscroft's doll houses that seem to come to life as you peep into the miniature world. Every detail has been thought out and they even have working lights and characters in varying poses. Most certainly a unique attraction to see.
For those in search of inner peace there are several wellness treatments or retreats that can accomplish just that. There is also yoga, bridge or line dancing for some added fun. Then there are some events like the soiree weekends that celebrate classical music that should certainly be diarised.
For educational fun the interesting historical village walk is a gentle stroll that will transport you back in time. It is an informative activity that will illuminate Greyton's past. Visitors can also stroll through the shops to acquire wonderful items for your home, retro furniture or original artworks. The spoiling doesn't need to end there though. The places to eat in Greyton are exquisite in both quality and friendly service.
If you are wondering where to stay in Greyton there is an expansive list of accommodation to suit your taste that includes both the quirky and the classical. Greyton truly is a charming place to visit what with the list of things to do and see.