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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Loerkop Hiking Trail in Greyton South Africa

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This Greyton hiking trail and mountain walk has a distance of 3km and taking an average time of about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, with the highest point being 436m and the lowest point 230m. The Loerkop mountain trail and walk is steep in parts and it is advisable for hikers to carry plenty of water with them along this route. An updated route and map will be made available shortly on this page for outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to the area, by our GoTo Greyton Accommodation team, for the Loerkop Trail near Greyton South Africa.

Greyton Hiking Trails Route for the Loerkop Trail

Take the Krige road and cross the Riviersonderend on the low-lying bridge. Keep a lookout for the Giant Kingfisher or the brilliantly coloured Malachite Kingfisher, both of which are often seen near the bridge, on the telephone lines or perched on branches overhanging the river. Follow the road beyond the bridge up a short inline, and turn right into the old road quarry. Follow the signs and you will find a kissing gate on the commonage fence. Beyond the gate, turn right and follow the path cut into the fynbos. Go over the neck and down into a little gully. Cross the stream (most of the time it is dry) and you will find yourself climbing up in thinly spread but very thorny shrubs. In some winters, depending on the rainfall, the slopes in this area are covered with these purple or magenta flowers, making a spectacular show. More detailed routes and maps can be found throughout many of the Greyton B&B accommodation establishments.

The top of Loerkop is marked with a cairn. The 360-degree view from this point of the Riviersonderend mountains with both Greyton and Genadendal in sheltered positions, is a marvellous sight for all hikers to see. The Overberg wheat belt, surrounding Greyton South Africa, displaying very green in winter and a dull brown in summer, lies to the south dominated by the massive Swartberg. This is an ideal place to have breakfast or enjoy the low sun in the afternoon. In summer the flat top of the hill is covered with orange orchids and blue Aristae. The hilltop is flanked by rocks, where vivid aloes flower during the winter months. The path then winds down to the lower levels of fynbos, bringing you back to the kissing gate and parking area.