About Greyton

The most beautiful village in the Cape – naturally Greyton. Greyton nestles in a hollow in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range, at the end of the R406 tar road, off the N2 in the Overberg (click here for map).

Although the village is quaint and natural, with mostly dirt roads, the infrastructure is sophisticated with excellent food shops, a pharmacy and a doctor. Here you can buy the cheapest, best quality meat, freshly grown produce, freshly baked bread and anything you need to have a wonderful stay in our village.


Hiking or walking in Greyton is an absolute must! There are many paths, some of them in the nature reserve, others along the rivers and no least, the historic walk in the village.

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The famous Bosmanskloof trail is from Greyton to McGregor, where you can either sleep over and hike back the next day or we can arrange for someone to fetch you. On a hot day you can plunge into one of the mountain pools. Greyton is flanked by two rivers, one of which originates in the mountain resulting in ice cold, crystal clear water that is irresistible on a hot summers day.

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Mountain biking is a very popular sport in the village – 150 km of biking trails have been laid out. The MTB Classic takes place on 16 June and the MTB Tour the first weekend of September every year.

Greyton’s Saturday morning market is renowned for its fresh, wholesome, scrumptious fare and other close-to-nature products.

The village can sleep more than 400 people a night, therefore creating an ideal venue for larger groups. Weddings are popular in the village because of the quaint churches in the village and on surrounding farms; excellent catering facilities, and more than enough accommodation for the guests.

Greyton’s 10 excellent restaurants compete to serve the best coffee (and cuisine!), a favourite past time of the villagers and visitors alike. The iconic Von Geusau Chocolates are hand-made in Greyton in the Belgian tradition from the best quality couverture and to top it all you can over-indulge in a decadent, thick chocolate drink at the Oak and Vigne.

The village caters hugely for children, where the freedom of cycling and playing in the streets is a novelty and Fioré and Vanilla Café have a specially designed area for children.

Our Festivals are iconic. During the last weekend of October the annual Rose Fair takes place, when the morning market is expanded to more than 200 stalls, music fills the air, and nature brings a song to your heart, with the whole of Greyton bursting into flower and greenery in this most beautiful month of the Cape year.

The Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is held annually on the first weekend of June. The charming churches with excellent acoustics provide the ideal venues for artists from all over. The Greyton Art Walk is held annually in August. Events over the weekend include workshops for children and adults, exhibitions and open artist’s studios.

Greyton is South Africa’s first Transition Town. The community of Greyton came together to build a resilient, sustainable village in which everybody enjoys security from rising costs in fuel, food and other essentials.

And remember, when you visit Greyton your ultimate Greyton accommodation can be booked through our offices, bookings@greytontourism.com or 028 254 9414

About Greyton