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South of the towering Riviersonderend Mountain range and situated at the confluence of two major rivers lies Greyton, one of the Western Cape’s most endearing villages. When entering Greyton, visitors are immediately captivated by the chocolate-box scenes of quaint lodgings, tea gardens under shady trees and brightly coloured birds attracted to the foliage. Many of the Greyton properties are of historic significance, set amongst beautifully appointed gardens with the mountains as a suitable backdrop. And everywhere you turn, there are friendly locals to ensure a pleasant visit.
The area was surveyed and laid out as a freehold cultural village by a farm owner in the mid-1800s and was named Greyton after Sir George Grey, the then-Governor of the Cape. Today, the village design remains mostly unchanged.
Greyton regularly features in TV magazine shows and other national media and has become a haven for city folk seeking a weekend retreat. Charlie the pot-bellied pig, a resident at a local restaurant, occasionally welcomes visitors.
Top 8 reasons to visit Greyton
1. Collect a map of the village from the info centre and walk or cycle (a local company hires out bicycles) the Historic Walk, a route that points out the numerous places of historic interest in Greyton. Another interesting route is the Art Meander.
2. Visitors arrive from all parts of the Cape to attend the Saturday Morning Market, the stall owners offering unique arts and handmade crafts, gift ideas, fresh produce, 2nd hand books and local delicacies.
3. The village has 4 mountain bike routes to suit all levels of biker and the Greyton Classic Mountain Bike Race is a popular annual race on the MTB calendar.
4. Lovers of classical music will appreciate the Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival that showcases young, rising violinists and pianists, opera stars, choirs and a philharmonic orchestra. The event takes place in May at... Show more