At approximately an hour and a half from Cape Town you will find the peaceful and picturesque village of Greyton, in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Greyton lies at the foot of the majestic Sonderend mountain range with its mighty oak trees, original thatched cottages, leafy lanes and breath-taking mountain views.
Greyton is best explored on foot or bicycle to make the most of the spectacular views and feel the quaintness of the village. Many of town’s original buildings and features are retained, including the original Lei water system of street furrows. There are also two old churches and some of the earliest cottages built between 1854 and 1860.
Greyton has a wide variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units. The area is a hiker and mountain-biker’s paradise, there are well-marked trails for every level of fitness and expertise. Greyton is the starting point for the famous one- or two-day Boesmanskloof trail. Other activities include tennis and horse-riding.
There is a craft market every Sunday in the village square and the annual Rose festival in October / November is not to be missed out on, among other great events. But above all, Greyton is a nature lovers’ destination.
Greyton has a thriving business community mostly geared towards the tourism industry and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities. See the business section for a list of advertisers, or add your own free Greyton business listing.
Some text courtesy of Greyton tourism.
|Greyton Tourism Office Information
|+27(0)28 254 9564/9414
|+27(0)86 517 1630
|29 Main Road