Far from the madding crowd, some 1.5 hours from Cape Town in the sleepy Overberg, you\'ll find Greyton, a peaceful and picturesque village at the foot of the majestic Sonderend mountain range. Mighty oak trees, original thatched cottages, leafy lanes and breath-taking mountain views form the backdrop to this country gem that will enchant and delight you.
Greyton is best explored on foot or bicycle, preferably with a basket up front. The scenery is fabulous, the coffee shops tempting and the villagers friendly. No matter how appealing it is to limit oneself to a bit of gentle meandering, it would be a shame not to take the time to explore some of Greytonâ€™s outdoor activities whilst here.
A hiker and mountain-bikerâ€™s paradise, there are well-marked trails for every level of fitness and expertise. Greyton is the starting point for the famous one- or two-day Boesmanskloof trail, more commonly known as the Greyton-McGregor trail and other activities include tennis, horse-riding, yoga and bowls. Golfers can enjoy a round at Caledon or Kleinmond, the two municipal courses within an easy drive of Greyton, or the magnificent privately-owned Arabella Golf Course, which is ranked by Compleat Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the Western Cape.