Welcome To Greyton

Welcome to Greyton… pure country, with no additives! Nestled in a hollow at the foot of the majestic Sonderend mountain and flanked by two rivers, Greyton is steeped in an abundance of history, fresh air, tranquillity and creativity. Greyton Tourism’s information centre is open during office hours from Monday to Saturday and is your essential orientation hub for information about things to do, accommodation, places to eat, local businesses and upcoming events in the area. Whether you are visiting the village for a few hours, want to get the most out of your weekend away, are planning a dream wedding, or have moved to the area and want to get connected with your local community, the Greyton Tourism team invite you to pop in so that they can answer any questions you may have.

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“Crowned as South Africa’s Dorp van die Jaar 2021 on the magazine show, Kwela!”

Prior to Greyton’s establishment in 1854, the verdant plains and forested ravines of the area were home to the Hassequas Khoikhoi tribe who had their kraals near the Gobos River. 

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The tribe's herds of cattle and sheep amassed thousands and were the reason why Ensign Schriver of the Castle of Good Hope was sent here in the late 1600s to barter with their head man, Captain Stoffel Koekson. So rich did Koekson become from this bartering that he eventually took his people to live in the Boschmanskloof, where he built them mud-brick houses, the foundations of which still lie under the Boschmanskloof’s historic houses.

Much of Greyton’s charm is owed to its Cape vernacular architectural heritage, which has remained largely intact. The village is an extremely popular weekend and holiday destination for visitors who enjoy its combination of old-world charm and modern conveniences.

Local Economic Development

Local Economic Development


Greyton Tourism works together with all entities that are involved in empowering Greyton as South Africa’s first transition town. 
The term transition town refers to grassroots community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency. This being said, the community of Greyton came together to build a resilient, sustainable village in which everybody enjoys security from the rising costs of fuel, food and other essentials. 

One initiative to uplift and empower the Greyton community is the Valley Food Gardens project. Read more, here

Information Centre

Information Centre

Greyton Tourism has a spacious information centre where you can browse and find all the information you will need to help you get the most out of your stay in the Greyton area, and further afield in the Overberg.

  • Maps 
  • Brochures
  • Gallery
  • Display Area
  • Video Slides
Things to Do

Things to Do

Whether you prefer outdoor activities or keeping busy indoors, Greyton Tourism promotes something to do for everyone.

Things to Do In and around Greyton

  • Markets
  • Art Meander
  • Historic Walk
  • Hiking (Bosmanskloof Trail)
  • MTB
  • Birding
  • Wine Tasting
  • Chocolate Tasting

Find these and other things to do in the Greyton area, here:



Greyton Tourism is your convenient connection to the large selection of accommodation available in the area. Whatever your choice you can be assured of an exclusive experience exuding old-world charm and country hospitality.

Accommodation in and around Greyton

  • Self-Catering 
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guesthouses
  • Country Houses
  • Lodges
  • Backpackers
  • Camping & Caravan 

Find accommodation in the Greyton area, here:

Places to Eat

Places to Eat

From wholesome home-cooked vegetarian meals and wood-fired pizzas with gourmet toppings to traditional South African cuisine and tasty meals to go, Greyton Tourism knows all the best places to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Places to Eat in and around Greyton

  • Restaurants
  • Pub n’ Grills
  • Coffee Shops
  • Farm Stalls
  • Local Markets
  • Take-Aways

Find places to eat in the Greyton area, here:

Local Businesses

Local Businesses

Greyton Tourism connects you with local businesses and service providers in a wide range of categories, in and around Greyton.

Local Businesses in and around Greyton

  • Agriculture
  • Animals and Pet Care
  • Art and Collectibles
  • Beauty and Well-Being
  • Building and Construction Businesses
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Educational Services
  • Financial and Legal Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Functions and Venues
  • Home and Commercial Security
  • Home and Garden Services
  • Media and Technological Services
  • Medical Services
  • NGOs and Non-Profit Organisations
  • Public Services
  • Real Estate and Rentals
  • Speciality Stores and Services
  • Transport and Courier Services
  • Travel and Tour Guides

Find local businesses in the Greyton area, here:

Community Events

Community Events

Greyton Tourism keeps you up to date with the latest community events.

Greyton Events

  • MTB Events (April, May, June, August and September)
  • Greyton Genadendal Classics for All (end of May)
  • Rose Fair Open Gardens (last two weekends in October)
  • Art Weekend Festival (third weekend in November)
  • Wine Festival Weekend (second weekend in November)
  • 1854 Restaurant Live Music (every Saturday)

Find out more about these and other events in Greyton, here:

Wedding Destination

Wedding Destination

Greyton Tourism is proud to promote the Greyton area as a picture-perfect wedding destination in the Overberg.

Your wedding guests will be enchanted by the sleepy hollow-like countryside, quaint old churches, welcoming function venues and the historic village with a fantastic selection of accommodation establishments that can sleep over 300 people per night.

Contact Greyton Tourism for detailed information about wedding venues, caterers and guest accommodation in the area.

Travelwise in Greyton

Travelwise in Greyton

Greyton Tourism is always on hand to answer questions and keep you updated about travel-wise information in and around Greyton.

Covid Information

Wearing a mask in public is mandatory. People are also requested to sanitise their hands before entering any public space.


This is about as safe as it gets on our beautiful planet, as such, travellers are advised to exercise the same level of vigilance they would when visiting any other town in the world.

Responsible Tourism Ethos
  • Leave footprints, not litter
  • Avoid using single-use plastic 
  • Recycle wherever possible.
  • Respect fynbos laws by only picking fynbos if it is a necessity. If you do have to pick it, do so carefully and without destroying it.
Greyton Video

Greyton Video

Greyton Tourism invites you to catch a glimpse of this beautiful region in the Theewaterskloof-area of the Overberg:



“Greyton Tourism is the information highway to the best-kept secret in the Western Cape. Friendly and knowledgeable start as well.”  Eben Joubert
“Usually staffed by two experienced staff, this office has all the information a tourist needs to make their stay in Greyton fabulous. Guides, maps, brochures and personal advice about your stay.”  John McGlashan
“Helpful staff and a fabulous booking agency for property in and around Greyton. The staff know all the accommodation and owner/managers. Great to have real people on hand if needed. Lots of info for things to do, visit and what's on!  An invaluable visitor resource, open daily.”  Dianne Dawes
“A great team with the best advice about Greyton!”  Warrick Kemp
“Greyton is our personal favourite weekend breakaway. It's at the end of the road into the mountains with nature and views. There are many different restaurants and coffee shops, guest houses and shops with a variety of handmade art and memorabilia. It's hidden, it's gorgeous, so don't tell too many people about this gem.”  Jaques Mouton



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