Greyton is situated in Overberg in the Western Cape and is just over an hour drive from Cape Town.
The relaxed town is quickly becoming the ideal weekend getaway spot. The historic looking town is paved with gravel roads beautifully restored buildings with thatched roofs.
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 Noupoort hike takes one to the summit of Kanonberg whilst the Boesmanskloof Trail takes six hours to reach McGregor, on the other side of the mountain range, during which it meanders through mountain side, the Gobos River gorge, a number of refreshing pools and nine waterfalls. If you’re not hiking or walking, travelling by bicycle in the town, which dates back to 1846, is regarded as the most sensible alternative. A weekend away in the quaint village of Greyton with its shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries is simply a pleasure.