Following a scenic approximate 130 km drive from Cape Town tourists will come across the picture-perfect village of Greyton. Set cradled amongst the majestic mountains of the Overberg in the Western Cape, Greyton is the perfect place to visit when wanting to escape the city rat-race.
Maintaining its true country style with friendly locals and open spaces, Greyton is such a special place to be, even in the chilly winter months.
The weekly weekend market in the Market Square is an absolute treat! This is where the local artisans showcase their work, delicious farm fare is found and where the fresh vegetables, cheeses and produce will overwhelm and delight you. It is the highlight of the week for many and is extremely popular.
Greyton’s amazing Victorian architecture will intrigue visitors. Two buildings in the village have been declared National Monuments : The Post House (1860) and the building in which Ploom’s Pottery is found. The Post House was once the village post office and is today an upmarket guesthouse.
Greyton has some prolific birdlife, beautiful wildflowers and fynbos as well as unique leiwater channels running next to the roads. Certainly Greyton is well-worth a stay whether its for the weekend or longer, visitors will keep coming back to experience this truly peaceful village.
There are several accommodation options in Greyton from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses to self-catering units and cottages. Whether you're looking for an intimate getaway or somewhere to host a large group, Greyton has something for everyone.
Greyton has many little walks and hikes around the village and in the mountains – maps and details are available from the tourism office.
Some of the things to do and see in Greyton are as follows:
Greyton may be small however its infrastructure is sophisticated with everything that visitors would need for their stay. The restaurants serve up delicious wholesome local fare. The business directory has a list of businesses for the area, alternatively you can add your own free business listing.
Watch our events page for up and coming events include the "Greyt Escape", a mountain bike and trail running challenge.