Greyton is a charming
little village, founded by Herbert Vigne
who, in 1846 bought the farm Weltevreden.
He laid out a village in 1854, which he
named after the then Governor of the Cape,
Sir George Grey. Many of the present-day
hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and shops
were original homesteads and have been
restored to retain their rustic charm.
village, with its oak-lined lanes, lei-water
furrows and original thatched cottages
lies in the afternoon shadow of some of
the finest peaks of the Riviersonderend
beauty has resulted in it becoming a popular
weekend hideaway for city folk, many who
have acquired homes here and spend weekends
among more permanently countrified neighbours.
It's also home to many renowned artists,
writers and other free spirits who value
tranquility and have been attracted by
the gentle, rather old-fashioned character
offers splendid opportunities for nature-lovers
to explore the area. Visitors will enjoy
walking around the village and into the
Nature Reserve. One of
the paths will take you to a particularly
beautiful gorge known as Noupoort (narrow
pass). In winter Greyton
takes on the feel of a typical alpine
village as snow caps the peaks around
it. Springtime arrives when the wildflowers
display a magnificent array of rainbow
colours. Summer ensures pleasant swimming
and camping on the banks of the Riviersonderend
River and autumn turns the oak-lined lanes
into a soft carpet displaying the earthy
tones of mother-nature.
Make your visit to this gem of the Overberg
a memorable part of your journey.
Discover why Greyton
village has the 'magic' that might take
you by surprise.
Greyton links below.
Major Attractions - Greyton
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