Greyton self catering accommodation, bed and breakfast and farm accommodation

Greyton accommodation establishments offer travelers to the village a variety of Greyton self catering accommodation, 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 Accommodation Recommended Hiking Trails

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Guests staying over in one of our Greyton accommodation establishments and visitors to the town will be delighted in the many picturesque walks around and in strolling along the hiking trails in the town's own nature reserve, started in the 1970s by a former director of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Capetown. Aromatic fynbos all over, bubbling streams and deep gorges and ravines offer a pristine environment. Greyton South Africa, lies at the foot of the Riviersonderend range and is a nature-lovers paradise. In winter it frequently happens that the mountains above Greyton are covered with snow thus creating an exciting experience when heading for the hills. Apart from the many day walks in the area, visitors can also take up one of the two hiking trails that lead through magnificent mountain country, where the fynbos is known to be amongst the best in South Africa. The Greyton Bed and Breakfast accommodation venues have maps for all the local walks. Please see below for all Overnight trails and day walks in and around Greyton South Africa.

Greyton Hiking Trails and Mountain Walks South Africa

Overnight Trails around Greyton South Africa
Boesmanskloof Trail (McGregor Walk)
Please note that a permit is necessary to walk this trail. This is a hiking trail for the more serious walker. It is 14km long and winds up through the only gap in the Riviersonderend Mountain Range, also known as the Boesmanskloof Traverse. During the 1920's there was an attempt to link Greyton with McGregor by way of a road. Portions of this road survived which now form part of the Boesmanskloof Trail. For permits please contact Greyton Tourism on 028 254 9414.

Genadendal Trail
This trail is definitely for the fit hiker only. It requires five to seven hours of walking both days. During the summer hikers can take a refreshing swim at Groot Koffiegat. In winter snow on the mountains make this a very frosty option.

Walks in and around Greyton South Africa
The names of the walks and trails in and around Greyton, are the Gobos Park Walks, Upper Gobos Walk, Platkloof, Knietjieshoogte, Gifkloof, Loerkop and Breakfast Rock Trails.

Gifkloof Trail
The start and end point, of the Gifkloof Mountain Trail in Greyton South Africa, are at the junction of lower Regent Street and Vlei Street. Along this Greyton mountain hiking trail there are excellent views looking over the village and panoramic views of the mountains above Greyton, in particular Uitkykkop and Wa-en-Osse, while looking behind you, you will see the sights of the Riviersonderend range flanked by the Hottentots Holland mountains. The distance of this Greyton mountain hiking trail is 7 km, taking about 2 hours to complete, with the highest point being 330m and the lowest point 210m. For more information of the Gifkloof mountain hiking trail in Greyton South Africa.

Loerkop Trail
This Greyton mountain hiking trail is steep in parts and all hikers are advised to carry water with them on the Loerkop Trail. While on this path, scanning the surrounding hills with binoculars may reward you with the sight of some antelopes, probably the Grey Rhebok/Reebok, and with some luck, blue cranes, indigenous to this area, may be observed in the farmland. Once at the top, the 360-degree view is marvellous with the whole chain of the Riviersonderend mountains spread from east to west, with Greyton and Genadendal in sheltered positions. The distance of this Greyton mountain hiking trail is 3 km, taking about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete, with the highest point being 436m and the lowest point 230m. For more information about the Loerkop mountain hiking trail in Greyton South Africa.

Breakfast Rock Walk on Boesmanskloof Trail
This Greyton mountain hiking trail is classed as a strenuous walk and it is recommended that all hikers carry water with them. The start point, of the Breakfast Rock Walk along the Boesmanskloof Greyton mountain hiking trail, is at the old Cape Nature Conservation camp, located at the bottom end of Nerina Street and a permit is not required for this section of the Boesmanskloof mountain hiking trail. After about 3km of twisting, turning and climbing most of the time, Breakfast Rock appears prominently on the left and the view from here is excellent with the Gobos Gorge on one side and Wolfkloof on the other. The distance of this Greyton mountain hiking trail is 6km, taking about 2 hours 30 minutes to complete, with the highest point being 580m and the lowest point 220m. For more information about the Boesmanskloof trail from Greyton to Breakfast Rock.

Gobos Park Walks including the Zig-Zag Walk
These Gobos Park Walks are ideal for short strolls. They are fairly close to the village and Vlei Street, or the Riviersonderend road can be seen from the paths. About 100 metres of uphill climbing on the Zig-Zag path will bring you to the bench on top of the hill from where you will have a marvellous view of the village and surrounding mountains. This is a figure-of-eight walk, with the starting point in the middle, at the junction of lower Regent Street and Vlei Street.

Upper Gobos Walk
The start and end point, of the Upper Gobos Walk, are at the entrance to the Greyton Nature Reserve at the northern end of Park Street. Along the path you will have a wonderful view of the village, and the Riviersonderend mountains, with Abdolskop ahead of you and Perdekop to the left of it. The distance of this walk is roughly 3 km, taking on average about 1 hour to complete, with the highest point being 300m and the lowest point 230m.

Platkloof Walk
The start and end point, of the Platkloof Walk, are at the entrance to the Greyton Nature Reserve at the northern end of Park Street. Going up through the valley the views of Greyton and its surroundings are great with Abdolskop and Perdekop in the southeast. In the springtime this is the place to look for orchids, such as the spider orchid and others. In March and April the hillside becomes covered in a colourful display of Erica tenuifolia, E. equisitifolia and E. Lateralis, interspersed with yellow ´geelbos´ (Leucadendron salignum). The distance of this walk is 3 km, taking about 1 hour to complete, with the highest point being 360m and the lowest point 220m.

Knietjieshoogte Walk
The starting point, of the Knietjieshoogte Walk, is through the kissing gate in the fence, just beyond the back northern corner of the cemetry. The bench at the highest point of the walk affords wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and area, with glimpses of Boschmanskloof in the west and a glimpse of Genadendal in the distance. Flowers that are encountered along this path include proteas, ericas and several spring flowers. The distance of this walk is 5 km, taking about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete, with the highest point being 350m and the lowest point 250m.