Greyton self catering accommodation, bed and breakfast and farm accommodation

Greyton accommodation establishments offer travelers to the village a variety of Greyton accommodation self catering, cottages, bed and breakfast venues and farm accommodation located just outside of Greyton in the surrounding countryside of this Overberg village. Greyton, South Africa, offers many restaurants and cafes, and offers the perfect conference or wedding location, being just one and a half hours drive outside of Cape Town.

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Greyton Accommodation South Africa About the Town

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Over the years, the village of Greyton South Africa, has become ever more popular as a weekend destination for city dwellers and travellers. There is now more Greyton accommodation establishments than there were some years ago, that can offer their guests the facilities and luxuries that city bound people are accustomed to. Greyton self catering accommodation venues now range from the one bedroom cottage up to the modern and luxuries 4 or 5 bedroom en-suite country house, while the Greyton Bed and Breakfast venues, with their lush gardens, restaurants and swimming pools, range from the country style luxury type to the 15 bedroom rustic type, while at the same time also being excellent Greyton wedding venues.

Only 90 minutes (130 Km) scenic drive Eastbound from Cape Town, visitors are coming upon Greyton South Africa, in its cradle of majestic mountains, after passing along the rolling wheatfields of the Overberg. The village of Greyton, named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape, dates back to 1854. Discovered a decade ago by city bound dwellers in search of serenity, the town of Greyton has become a popular weekend retreat and tourist destination. Surrounded by pretty gardens, Greyton's original buildings and thatched cottages have faithfully been restored to retain their rustic character of the past. Mighty oak trees canopy quaint streets and tranquil lanes. Greyton wedding venues, with their romantic settings, make for the perfect South Africa location for weddings and the town has become a popular destination for hosting country weddings. Greyton is a treasure and craft hunters dream - purchases range form modern pottery to artifacts of a bygone era. It is home to a number of artists and craft persons, and many of them operate an open house policy.

Every Saturday morning a craft market is held on the village square where produce, crafts, refreshments and a warm welcome await the visitor. The Annual Rose festival is held during October/November and should not be missed. This is a spectacular display of cut blooms and offers local and outside crafters an excellent market place. Private gardens are open to the public and roses are exhibited in many venues throughout the town. The Greyton winter festival is held on the long weekend in June just before the South Africa winter solstice. It hosts art exhibitions with candle lit evening walks around the town during which the galleries offer warm gluhwein. The Genadendal Brass Band and other musicians play at various venues. Horse carts are available to take people on tours of the village. Guided birdlife walks are arranged and the restaurants all offer music and fires and good food.

Visitors will delight in the many picturesque walks around the village, click here for a Greyton map, and into the surroundings nature reserve with its bubbling streams, prolific birdlife and aromatic fynbos. For the more ambitious walker, the 17km Greyton to McGregor hiking trail, with its spectacular gorges and waterfalls, offers a serious challenge. There are five golf courses within 60km of Greyton including the signature golf estate Arabella in Kleinmond. Horse riding trails, swimming in the Riviersonderend River, bicycling around the village or a game of tennis or bowls offer further diversion in this tranquil country atmosphere.

Visit Greyton and see for yourself why this unique town is described as the jewel of the Overberg. Situated just 5km before Greyton, visitors will come across the historical village of Genadendal.