The jewel of the Overberg

The picturesque village of Greyton, located at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, offers city-dwellers the perfect place to step out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

With its tree-lined avenues, colorful gardens, donkey carts and country atmosphere, Greyton has inspired many an artist, while visitors to the village can enjoy a wide variety of activities, including bird watching, fishing, canoeing, hiking, river-rafting, mountain biking and 4x4 trails. An excellent way to see the sights around Greyton is on horseback and there are a number of horse-riding trails to explore depending on level of experience. Wide open grasslands may suit beginners, while those with more experience can enjoy the winding, rugged pathways over hills offering breath-taking views.

A stroll through the streets of the village will reveal why a simple country lifestyle is so appealing. Stop off at the many little coffee shops and restaurants for some delicious homemade treats, or visit the galleries to view the incredible talent of local artists. If you happen to be in Greyton on a Saturday morning, don’t miss the local farmer’s market.

The Greyton Rose Fair, an annual event that has been held each October for the past seventeen years, attracts nature-lovers from far and wide to enjoy three days of fun and entertainment and, of course, the roses. Proceeds from the event go to charitable community projects funded by the Greyton Seniors Club. While the Greyton Rose Fair is a good enough reason to travel to this lovely village, as an added bonus the entire Overberg region takes on a special beauty at this time of the year, which cannot be described in words, but rather needs to be seen to truly be appreciated.


What to do

Only 90 minutes, or 130km scenic drive Eastbound from Cape Town, with its cradle of majestic mountains, Greyton will delight.  With the many picturesque walks around the town and into the surroundings nature reserve with its bubbling streams, prolific birdlife and aromatic fynbos, it is a heaven for nature lovers.
For the more ambitious walker, the 17km Greyton to McGregor hiking trail, with its spectacular gorges and waterfalls, offers a serious challenge. There are five golf courses within 60km of Greyton including the signature golf estate Arabella in Kleinmond.
Horse riding trails, swimming in the Riviersonderend River, bicycling around the area or a game of tennis or bowls offer further diversion in this tranquil country atmosphere.
 

Restaurants

Delicious meals, imaginatively prepared, are always on the menu in Greyton and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out.
There are a surprising number of excellent restaurants in Greyton, all competing to serve the best meals (and coffee!) in the Overberg. From fine dining at The Post House and Peccadillos, to fresh and fabulous at The Oak and Vigne Café, and Via’s Deli.
Villagers and visitors alike have many opportunities to indulge in fabulous food. For dog lovers and those with active children, Vanilla cafe has plenty of room for both to play! Abbey Rose fans love its home-from-home country cooking, while Searle’s serves traditional fare with a sophisticated twist. Enjoy 1854 and Pure Café, Greyton’s own vegetarian and vegan restaurant or even a take away from The Greyton Chippie!
 

Surrounding attractions

The Overberg region surrounds Greyton and almost feels as if you are in a whole different world.
The Overberg region encompasses Elgin, Hermanus, Botrivier, Gansbaai, Greyton, Theewaterskloof, Stanford, Caledon, Agulhas and Struisbaai.
In these regions there are a number of things to do, including visiting wine farms, hiking, mountain biking, dining at great restaurants, short and long stays at luxury and budget accommodation, festivals, markets, shark diving, safari, whale watching and much more! Some of the South Africa's best coastlines are also only a short drive away.