There are some Capetonians who will drive all the way to Greyton on a Saturday afternoon just to eat at Abbey Rose and take a stroll through the quiet lanes of the area. Perhaps that’s all Greyton has to offer – the peace and quiet – but it’s fast becoming known as the escape of the moment.
Of course, that is not all Greyton has to offer; 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 peaceful little hamlet of Greyton, surrounded by the Riviersonderend mountains and farmlands, charms with gravel roads, thatched-roof cottages, oak-lined streets and pretty little gardens. It’s a friendly little town that you find after winding through the Cape Overberg’s emerald hills and fields of wheat, barley oats and lucerne.
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.
What to do in Greyton
Greyton is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You can look forward to fresh air, nature walks, mountain biking and hikes during your visit. For something unusual, be sure to visit the Donkey Sanctuary and Alpacas that happily call Greyton home.
Where to stay in Greyton
Where to eat in Greyton