Greyton


Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail
Start: McGregor or Greyton, Cape Overberg Finish: McGregor or Greyton Duration: 14 or 28 km, 1-2 days Fitness: moderate to difficult (you need to be fit)

Cycle through Greyton

Take in the beauty of Greyton at your own pace, enjoying the scenery around you - by bicycle!


Gifkloof Trail
The Gifkloof trail is a dog-friendly running, hiking, mountain-biking and horse-riding trail, running alongside the river in Greyton.

Glen Oaks 4x4 Trail
This is a trail with a bit of a difference, you’re not just driving the trail for pleasures sake, you will in fact be contributing to a good cause.

Greyton Market
Every Saturday morning at ten, Greyton's Market Square is abuzz with activity, where people flock to buy the freshest home produce of all descriptions.

Greyton MTB Trail
Enjoy an easy 1-2 hour ride through Greyton, starting at the Oak & Vigne Cafe in the town center heading towards the Gobos river bridge

Knietjieshoogte Walk
The Western Cape Province is a magnificent part of South Africa, and ultimately rewarding for those that love the outdoors.

Loerkop Hiking Trail
Greyton offers the 3 kilometer Loerkop hiking Trail which will take you about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete. The route startson the low bridge on Krige Road where you can often see kingfishers.

Lower Gobos Walk
The Western Cape is renowned the world over for its spectacular scenery. Mountain after imposing mountain rolls into deep gorges and lush valleys, interspersed with vineyards and orchards.

Maermanskloof hiking trail
Start: lower end of Nerina Street at the old Cape Nature Conservation camp, Greyton Finish: lower end of Nerina Street Duration: 5 km, roughly 3 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult.

Von Geusau Chocolaterie
If you haven't already found plenty of reasons to visit Greyton, this is the one that might convince you - Von Geusau Chocolaterie!

Historic Walk of Greyton Village
Where: Oak Lane Cottage, Lebanon Forest, near Grabouw Level: easy to intermediate; trails for family and experienced cyclists Type of route: circular routes, 10 km – 30 km

Greyton Rose Fair
The Rose Show is the heart of the Greyton Rose Fair.
Greyton is renowned for its rose gardens – the sight of roses growing randomly over a pergola or swaying gently in a glorious tumble, the fragrance, and the sheer magnificent beauty of the blooms inspires local gardeners to spend many hours nurturing their roses in order to produce the beautiful blooms that fill the hall over the Rose Fair … and how wonderful to know that they do it all for you!

Horse Cart Rides
On Saturday mornings while the market is on, horse cart rides are a popular activity for children.
Moses & Son’s horserides offer horse cart rides and private trips around the village of Greyton. They are also available for any kind of functions.

Greyton Nature Reserve
The Greyton Nature Reserve, a series of rugged mountain slopes and incredible paths set within fynbos and wildflowers (in spring), lies on the edge of the town of Greyton. The Greyton Nature Reserve is, arguably, Greyton’s greatest asset. The reserve is 2200 hectares in extent and is the third largest Nature Reserve in the Cape.  It has never been properly explored and according to Professor Rycroft, contains plants that have not been seen since they were described by Burchell in 1812.

Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary
The Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary is based on a private farm seven kms outside Greyton on the Krige Road.  It offers a permanent home for rescued, orphaned, sick, abused or retired farm animals where their every need is met for the rest of their natural lives. Vets attend the farm regularly and every individual is named, known and given all that they need for a full and happy life, including lots of cuddles and love. Visitors must please book an appointment to come to the farm by contacting Nicola Vernon on 0825587752

EARS donkey sanctuary

They care for abused, injured and geriatric donkeys at the Greyton Donkey Sanctuary and encourage a culture of empathy to all animals, using our donkeys and telling their individual stories to visitors and school groups.

If You would like to visit the donkeys at the Sanctuary, please contact either Shanna 084 2073900 or Jo 083 3276502


Horse Riding
Horse riding with Asher Moses and Sons is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy in Greyton. Asher Moses and his family take visitors for out-rides, saddled or bare-back, in the beautiful Riviersonderend mountains and valleys where they grew up. Find them at the Greyton Saturday Morning market .for horse-cart rides through the village.

Wildflower Viewing
Wildflower Viewing is a favourite pastime in Greyton. You can have a look here at what fynbos has been sighted by our own Klaus Wehrlin over the years. Klaus takes groups out every week on hikes. Check with our Information Bureau when the scheduled hikes take place – normally on a Monday morning at 9 in front of the DRC.

Candle Making in Greyton
The candles are uniquely designed and crafted from a high-quality wax and formulated to be slow burning, causing a stir amongst candle connoisseurs for their exceptional carved displays of light, premium quality and longevity. The candles are available in citrus, cinnamon, vanilla, fig or unscented for those who prefer adding their own essential candle oils.

Greyton Bird Watching
Bird watching in Greyton and the Sonderend Valley is great. Not only is the birding in the Greyton village itself wonderful, the Greyton Nature Reserve compares favourably with other top birding spots in the Overberg such as the Harold Porter and Caledon Botanical Gardens. The many hiking and walking trails in the area also make for pleasant birding opportunities.