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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Gifkloof Hiking Trail in Greyton South Africa

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This Greyton hiking trail and mountain walk has a distance of 7km and taking an average time of about 2 hours to complete, with the highest point being 330m and the lowest point 210m. The start and end point of the Gifkloof Trail is at the junction of lower Regent Street and Vlei Street, in Greyton South Africa. Please see below for the recommended route to follow on this hiking trail. An updated map will be made available shortly by our GoTo Greyton Accommodation team, which outdoor enthusiasts and visitors to the area, doing the Gifkloof Trail, can then print out prior to the start of this walk.

Greyton Hiking Trails Route for Gifkloof Trail

The start of this mountain and hiking trail, in Greyton South Africa, is at the junction of lower Regent and Vlei Streets. Walk through an opening in the fence and follow the path to the picnic place at the side of the Gobos River. Turn right to a wooden bridge across the river. On the other side, turn left and follow the Zigzag path up a steep hillside. Just below the top of the hill a bench provides hikers with a chance to relax for a few minutes and take in the scenery. There are excellent views from here over the village and, at the top, panoramic views of the mountains above and farmlands surrounding Greyton. The path then winds away towards the mountains. Shortly, near the top of the hill, there is a path to the right that should be ignored, unless you are already tired, as it is a very steep and slippery in winter shortcut linking up with a later part of this walk. More detailed routes and maps can be found throughout many of the Greyton B&B accommodation establishments.

A short distance further on, at a crossroads of paths, turn right onto a jeep track. This is easy walking towards the Riviersonderend road, with views along the valley. The highest peak, in the distant left, is Skilpadkop, rising almost 1510m above sea level. Very near the road, under some power lines, take the path to the right, passing an old quarry and eventually a small coppice on the left. Continue on this path past the clay pigeon shooting range. Cross the entrance to the range and continue on the jeep track ahead of you. This area is marshland and has a good display of spring flowers. Turn right at the river and you will soon reach the wooden bridge where the walk started.