Holiday Accommodation in Greyton

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Greyt-on-main Restaurant And Guest House GreytonGuest House
Greyton Lodge GreytonHotel / Lodge
Owerzicht Farm GreytonSelf-catering
Sunset House - Greyton GreytonSelf-catering
The Post House GreytonGuest House

Greyton
Named after Sir George Grey and once the site of the farm Weltevreden, it is today a safe, quaint village in a beautiful mountain setting where old traditions still prevail.

Tourism Bureau
32 Main Street, Greyton
P.O. Box 167, Greyton, 7233
Tel +27 (0)28 - 2549414
Fax +27 (0)28 - 2549414
Website: www.greyton.net

Major Attractions

Many dwellings originate from 1860, although the village boasts only two national monuments, namely The Post House and Plooms Pottery. Greyton was established as a genuine agricultural village, the first of its kind in the country.

Outdoors & Sport

A wide selection of outdoor activities is offered namely, wonderful mountain hiking, walking, birdwatching, house riding, bicycling, fishing, tennis and swimming.

History and Culture

Greyton was founded as an agricultural village. All landowners were self sufficient in growing their own produce and by keeping livestock for domestic use. The leiwater system was channeled to each property to provide fresh running water to each household. This system still operates successfully today. An aesthetics committee ensures that all new buildings meet with their requirements. Herbert Vigne bought the farm Weltervreden and divided it into agricultural plots. He named the village Greyton after Sir George Grey. It is on a historic wagon route - the Old Cape Highway. Oak and poplar trees indicate overnight stops for wagons of yesteryear.

Eco/Wildlife

Fynbos Ecotourism Route: incorporates private and public farms and reserves where fynbos can be viewed in its natural state. Brochures available.
Tel 028 - 3410340
Salmonsdam Nature Reserve has three different walks/hikes through nature fynbos.
Tel 028 - 3410340
Blue Cranes: There are large colonies of this endangered bird living on farms in the area. Many will be seen whilst driving along farm roads.
Tel 028 - 3410340
Whale watching, Great White Shark expeditions: Stanford is centrally situated between Gansbaai and Hermanus where they can be view.
Tel 028 - 3410340