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Greyton, Cape Overberg

Greyton, Cape Overberg

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The peaceful little hamlet of Greyton lies surrounded by the Riviersonderend (river without end) mountains and farmlands some 90 minutes from Cape Town. Greyton is fast earning the reputation as a perfect weekend getaway.

Essentially lost in time Greyton, named after Sir George Grey, twice Governor of the Cape, is a picture-perfect rendition of an old town with its gravel roads, thatched roof cottages, pretty little gardens and beautifully restored buildings. The people of Greyton are friendly and the route into the village of Greyton along the R406 as it wends its way through the emerald hills and fields of wheat, barley oats and lucerne of the Cape Overberg, a most pleasurable drive. The sun always seems to shine in this part of the world and the oak-lined streets of Greyton, where ducks cavort in the canals and donkey carts clatter, are as much a way of life as the many outdoor activities.

The historical buildings of the Post House, St Andrews Church, the Smouswinkel and a number of others, are worth the visit alone and, for Capetonians especially, Greyton has become an antique and craft hunters’ delight with everything from bygone treasures to pottery.

Greyton in the Cape Overberg
There is a craft market every Sunday in the Greyton village square and the annual Rose festival, in October / November is not to be missed. But above all, Greyton is a nature lovers’ destination. It lies at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountain range and, besides the multitude of day walks in the area there are also a couple of hiking trails.

The Noupoort hike takes one to the summit of Kanonberg whilst the Boesmanskloof Trail takes six hours to reach McGregor, on the other side of the mountain range, during which it meanders through mountain side, the Gobos River gorge, a number of refreshing pools and nine waterfalls. If you’re not hiking or walking, travelling by bicycle in the town, which dates back to 1846, is regarded as the most sensible alternative. A weekend away in the quaint village of Greyton with its shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries is simply a pleasure.

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average visitor rating: 5/5"Great place for a chilled getaway were you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around you. There are some great mountain bike trails to go on if you are ..." - Mike, Cape Town

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Greyton Nature Reserve

The Greyton Nature Reserve, a series of rugged mountain slopes and incredible paths set within fynbos and wildflowers (in spring), lies on the edge of the town of Greyton. The reserve is famous for its one-day hike that traverses the Riviersonderend mountains between Greyton and McGregor ... more information

Mountain and Meadows Route

Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Mountain and Meadows Route starts in Villiersdorp, the assumption being that you have already done the Green Mountain Eco Route. Take the R43 from Villiersdorp back to the N2, direction Caledon. After a short distance, take the R406 towards Genadendal ... more information

Riviersonderend Conservation Area

This is without doubt a particularly beautiful part of the Cape Overberg. The Riviersonderend Mountain range hugs the conservation area, which is predominantly rugged, filled with forested kloofs, rivers, gorges and peaks that beg to be climbed. It is a hikers’ paradise, in other words. The mountainous parts of ... more information

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Loerkop Hiking Trail

Where: Greyton
How much (per person): Free

Greyton offers the 3 kilometer Loerkop hiking Trail which will take you about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete. The route startson the low bri ... more information

Genadendal Handweavers

Where: Genadendal
How much (per person): Free to browse

The Genadendal Handweavers initiative was launched by The Kraal Gallery, who recognise the value of unique hand-woven art forms and the effe ... more information

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Restaurants in Greyton

Abbey Rose Restaurant

Where: Greyton

Abbey Rose is a charming Restaurant and coffee shop rated as one of the best restaurants in Greyton by the locals. Signature dishes include lamb shanks, oxtail, spare ribs, bredies, really great h ... more information

Greyton Market

Where: Greyton

Every Saturday morning at ten, Greyton's Market Square is abuzz with activity, where people flock to buy the freshest home produce of all descriptions. This market is famous for its products which ran ... more information

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Greyton Rose Fair

Location: Greyton
Duration: 2 days

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event starts: 25 October 2014

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