This charming old town with its tree-lined streets and gravel roads is a tranquil getaway from city life. Established more than 150 years ago on a farm, it still retains its country feel and old-world charm with rose bushes, overgrown gardens and fruit trees. The cottages which line the roads were built by semi-skilled labourers when Greyton was first established as a little agricultural village.
Just under an hours drive from Cape Town, Greyton is an ideal weekend getaway.
There are many activities, including birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and river-rafting. For the more adventurous, there are also 4 x 4 trails and horse riding. Rent a mountain bike and explore the nearby missionary town of Genadendal. Uitkyk MTB Club
has outrides at 07:00 on a Tuesday, Friday and a Sunday morning.
It is an artists mecca, with art galleries, rustic eateries and little shops. Here you can find handmade chocolates, mountain bike and trail running events and visitors walking slowly. Cars share the roads with donkey carts and Saturday's market between 9am and 12am is a community affair.
Visit the October Rose Fair, the Greyton Winter Classical Music festival in June and get active at a MTB or trail running event.
Or just walk the streets and breathe nature. Slowly.
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| TOURIST INFORMATION|
| Tel: ||(028) 254 9414|
| Address||Greyton Tourism Bureau|
PO Box 167
| Municipality: ||(028) 254 9620|
| Police: ||(028) 254 9600|