Jared Ruttenberg recently paid Greyton a visit and wrote this about our enchanting village:
Explore the many hikes and trails in the Riviersonderend Mountain Range from the cosy village of Greyton. From family walks to longer overnight hikes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Local photographer, Estelle van Loggerenberg, recently took beautiful photos which were featured in this article – Greyton, a Hiker’s Hidden Gem – http://www.thetravelermag.com/jul_2016/index.html#p=15
Listen to this lovely excerpt from Karen Key’s Time to Travel which was recently broadcast on SAFM. Grant Davison, PR executive, talks about his recent trip to the small town of Greyton.
Read this lovely write up about the Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary. http://www.plantcafe.co.za/2016/07/greyton-farm-animal-sanctuary/
Nicola Vernon and Marshall Rinquest of Greyton Transition Town won 3 well-deserved awards at the Eco-Logic awards.
1. Eco Community
2. Eco Angel – Nicola Vernon, CEO
3. Eco Youth – Marshall Rinquest, Director
Nicola Vernon: “This award is for the thousand or more children and adults in our community who are embracing change and starting to tread on this earth with a lighter footprint. So to the 350 children in our Eco-Crew programme, the 1200 children who are studying our humane education programme, the vegetable and livestock farmers who are transitioning to more sustainable and compassionate ways of farming, the dozens of people who support our two weekly organic food markets, the estimated 600 people in Greyton who have purchased our longlife bags and thereby helped reduce our monthly plastic bag usage from 50,000 to 10,500, the many who have reduced their meat consumption or given it up all together, the 250 families who tidy up their neighbourhood and bring their waste to our swop shops, the sponsors, supporters and volunteers…”
Wanda Coustas writes in SA Venues:
There are a couple of things you don’t realise at first about Greyton by viewing it on a map. One is that the quaint town is at the end of a road, it is not a thoroughfare (so no trundling trucks at midnight), and the other is that it is undeniably one of the most beautiful towns in the Western Cape. I say this unreservedly.
Greyton leads decrease of Carbon footprint
The small town of Greyton in the Western Cape’s Overberg region says it’s taking action to decrease it carbon footprint. Non-governmental organization (NGO), Greyton Transition Town says the town wants to be a model of sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Janet-Lynn Vorster, previous resident of Greyton, tells Globerovers Magazine about life in this quaint village…“residents in Greyton are generally busy, healthy and vibrant, so don’t let the average age of many retired residents fool you into thinking the town is not bursting with creative energy and brilliant minds”….