Greyton

Overview

Greyton, also known as South African’s “Little England” and often cited as the most beautiful village in the Cape lies in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Riveirsonderend Mountain Range. Although the village has been kept quaint and mostly natural, not many or the roads are tarred, it still offers great amenities with all the basics and necessities available, including wonderful food shops, fabulous butchers and freshly grown produce and baked goods.

Greyton offers great hiking opportunities in the nature reserve, along the river and also some interesting historic walks in the small town itself. Greyton is flanked by two rivers, leaving ample opportunity for swimming in the clear mountain water when the weather gets too hot. You can hike the Bosmanskloof trail and stop off for scenic picnics along the way or just relax and enjoy what nature has to offer.

150km of mountain biking trails have been laid out as the area becomes more and more popular with the mountain biking set. The area is also now home to more than one prolific mountain biking tournament, drawing many visitors each year.

Greyton prides itself in being South Africa’s first official Transition Town where the community come together to build a resilient, sustainable village in which everybody enjoys security from rising costs in fuel, food and other life essentials.

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