Greyton is a small town in the Overberg area in the Western Cape, South Africa. It lies at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountain range, on an old wagon route - the old Cape Highway.

The historic Cape Vernacular architecture, tranquil setting amongst the Overberg mountains, and proximity to Cape Town make this a very popular destination for weekenders.

The village of Greyton is an enchanting place. Many dwellings originate from 1860. Walk along the rustic lanes in the shadow of towering ancient oak trees. Footbridges cross leiwater streams to lush gardens and thatched cottages.

Greyton’s shops are quirky and interesting. You can buy retro furniture, original artworks, silk quilts, antiques, designer clothes and homemade delicacies. Cafes and restaurants offer shady patios, lush gardens and art filled saloons in which to wine, dine and be refreshed .

The spectacular surrounding countryside comprises some of the best Fynbos in the Western Cape. Challenge yourself on the 17 km Greyton-McGregor Hiking Trail. The route winds through some of the most spectacular areas. There are well-marked walks ranging from an easy stroll to a two or three day hike. .

The outdoor adventurer can also enjoy horse-riding, swimming in the river, mountain-biking and 4x4 trails. Tennis and bowls are available in the village and excellent golf courses are only 40 minutes away at Riviersonderend and Arabella at Kleinmond. The regular Saturday morning market should not be missed. Fresh local produce, home cooked delicacies and delightful village-made crafts are all there. Various interest clubs abound and you are welcome to join us for bridge, yoga or line dancing!

A wide selection of outdoor activities are on offer, hiking, walking, bird watching, horse riding, cycling and fishing in the surrounding mountains.

Text courtesty of Wikipedia.