About 90 minutes outside of Cape Town, Greyton is a quaint little town, tucked away in the Riviersonderend mountain range and a perfect weekend escape from city life. Essentially Greyton is still lost in time: surrounded by mountains, capped with snow in winter, thatched cottages and restored buildings that date back to 1846, oak lined streets and beautiful gardens. The town is renowned for its arts and crafts and there is a weekly market on Sunday mornings in the village square.
Greyton is essentially for nature lovers. The Boesmanskloof Trail is a popular six hour hike to McGregor, on the other side of the Riviersonderend Mountains. The trail passes some nine waterfalls and a number of refreshing pools. The Noupoort is another hike leading almost to the summit of Kanonberg or there are various day walks from Greyton. If all of this is too energetic, then the annual Rose festival, in Oct/Nov, is not to be missed.