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The village of Greyton is located in the north corner of the Overberg region at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains. Surrounded by fields of grazing sheep and farmlands, this quaint village is known for its peaceful, oak-lined streets. Fondly known as the Green Heart of the Overberg, Greyton offers a number of great activities which rings true to its nickname.
Those looking for a quiet getaway to the countryside will delight in the cozy self-catering accommodations which allow you time to take languid strolls through the pretty village and head into the hills of the beautiful Greyton Nature Reserve. Enjoy a great breakfast and steaming cuppa while waving at the locals walking and cycling past. Also remember to stop by the various art galleries to get a splash of inspiration from the funky artworks. You can also enquire at the tourism office about the historical village walk.
Those looking for a bit more adventure can be sure to find something to get the adrenalin pumping. Looking to dig heels in? Then take a hike and explore the various hiking trails surrounding the green village. Among the favourites are the Greyton to Genadendal walk, Loerkop Trail, Lower Gobos Walk and the famous Boesmanskloof Trail. Greyton also holds top-class mountain biking trails which has made it a popular destination for events like the Cape Epic and Dirtopia MTB Festival.
Families travelling with human and fur-kids can rest assured that quite a large number of accommodations in Greyton are pet-friendly and welcome families. The wide and safe roads almost beckon little ones on their bicycles and the big open plots allow for more than enough space for the kids to run and play.
Social butterflies can also rest assured that their schedules will be filled with excitement. Take a stroll through the village and stop by one of the quirky eateries for menus filled with locally sourced ingredients. A great stop is also the various markets and social events taking place during the year. Stop by the Saturday Morning Market and be sure to stock up on home-made and locally produced goodies.
The village of Greyton is also well-known for its green initiatives mostly headed by the Greyton Transition Town group. The popular community-based initiative aims to push the town towards a more resilient, sustainable village and turn it into the #1 green village in the country.
Be sure to make the most of your holiday with the smallest impact by visiting Greyton.