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 venue, being just one and a half hours drive outside of Cape Town.

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Greyton South Africa Accommodation and Area FAQ

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Who are we?
Greyton accommodation is a team of local residents, of the small and exceptionally beautiful Overberg community of some 600 homes built from a plan designed by maverick Englishman Herbert Vigne, that provide an online accommodation booking service as well as travel information for the area.

Where are we?
Greyton South Africa is in the Western Cape Province, and lies in an enviable position between the dramatic Riviersonderend mountain range, and the gently rolling hills of the Overberg’s rich farmland. Situated an easy 140km from the stunning city of Cape Town, a simple 90 minute drive will transport you back in time to a life more relaxed and a community with spirit.

What Greyton self catering accommodation establishments are there?
Greyton self catering accommodation establishments offer guests a wide variety of self catering options to choose from. From the basic garden cottage, suitable for two single guests or a couple, to the fully equipped free standing cottages or houses, that can sleep from six up to twelve guests comfortably.

What Greyton Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation establishments are there?
Greyton bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation establishments, range from the three and four bedroom venues up to the fully en-suite 15 bedroomed bed and breakfast establishments, with swimming pools, in house restaurants, bars and lounge areas and large outside gardens.

How do we get there?
Take the N2 eastbound from Cape Town, cross the Saint Lowry’s Pass and witness the majestic spread of the Overburg open up in front of you. Drive past Grabouw, and Botrivier, heading for Caledon. Take the left hand road signposted Genadendal/Greyton onto the R406. Follow this scenic wheat field surrounded road for 32k heading towards the mountains and it will take you straight into the main street of Greyton. Look out for horses and Cattle, they think they own the main street!

What will we find?
Greyton wedding venues, located in a beautiful thatch roofed town, successfully lost in time, heavily populated by old oak trees providing a cooling canopy over gentle lanes and streets, it is a horticultural wonder, flowers and shrubs abound. A genuine sense of calm will permeate your body and mind within minutes of arriving, and the fantastic selection of galleries, shops and eateries will satisfy even the most discriminating of palettes, while the many Greyton self catering accommodation, cottages and Bed and Breakfast (B&B) establishments are able to cater for travelers and visitors from all walks of life. This is the perfect idyll, a bolt hole from a busy life, or a place to put down roots and develop new friends and acquaintances. Renowned for the locals welcoming attitude, a brief walk will be accompanied by enthusiastic rejoinders and a willingness to stop and chat. This is what the locals refer to as being uniquely ´Greyton´ this safe and healthy community is justifiably proud of all it has to offer.

A Brief History
As with many Overberg Towns, Greyton began as a farm. It was called Welevreden, and was sold to an Englishman called Herbert Vigne in 1846. He was a ‘colourful’ character, and his proclivity for the high life did not endear him to his brother in law, the cape Governor Sir George Grey, after whom the town is named. In 1854, Herbert appears to have employed a somewhat liberal philosophy of town creation and divided the land into some 120 plots for the provision and occupation of the first village occupants, although there appears no strong economic incentive for this action. Greyton whilst over 150 years old has been rediscovered, and since the mid 1990’s it has grown in stature as a town of distinction and charm, and is rightly recognised as one of the most beautiful and tranquil villages in the whole of South Africa.

But what about amenities?
The good news is that Greyton has much to offer. The school demand is met by one state school and a well attended private school. Food and general shopping requirements are met by a good range of small and large shops. Organic food is already well established and local farms supply local meat, as well as a great range of fresh vegetables. Medical needs are met with a resident Dr Kargaard and surgery as well as the Vigne pharmacy. Retirement opportunities are ideal, with small well proportioned properties and a purpose built retirement village, allowing independence within a like minded community.

How does it retain its uniqueness?
A local aesthetics committee works tirelessly at ensuring the essential character of the Town is retained, indeed many of Greytons old buildings have been lovingly restored and new houses must have suitable design continuity. Mountain water run clean through an old system of Lei water canals throughout the village ensuring adequate supplies for the beautiful gardens.

What about the Mountains?
The mountain range is spectacular and hold the entrance to Greyton Nature Reserve. This 2220 hectare or 8sqm reserve began life in the 1970’s and was formed by one of the Kirstenbosch directors. Remarkably it is rated the third largest in the cape and is home to numerous unique species of plant. Always a stunning area to explore, the spring brings the brightest colours with fybos and protea all around. The aromatic fynbos, clear bubbling streams, deep gorges and ravines offer a pristine environment to explore, and the local Sonderend River Valley provides opportunities for walking horse riding and cycling has its own awards in horse or bicycle riding, and swimming in the river.

How is the Climate?
Summers are long hot and balmy, spring is rich with colour and cooler days, and winter brings snow to the tops of the mountains and fresh chilly days. Greyton is a town where you really can feel the seasons come and go.