Welcome to Greyton
Greyton is located in the breath-taking Overberg, just 1.5 hours from Cape Town. It is nestled in between the Sonderend Mountain Range and is a haven surrounded by nature reserves, farmlands, vineyards and orchards.
Visitors and guests at Greyton Lodge, can laze aimlessly around our sparkling pool, have a game of croquet on the lawn or enjoy some bird watching.
The village offers great activities for the more energetic, like mountain biking, cycling in town, hiking and even take a swim in the Riviersonderend River. Mountain Bikes as well as “Fixies” can be hired in the village thus making your stay even more eventful. There are majestic waterfalls in the area, some of which has pools to cool down in on a hot summers day. Another great activity is fishing, so feel free to wander down to the river with rod, reel and lures. Rumour has it Greyton has the largest eels in our rivers, and great bass fishing is also on offer.
Horse riding is also on offer and can be arranged. Please contact us prior to arrival to ensure that a booking can be made for you. There is also a Horse Drawn Carriage for fun-rides through the streets of Greyton.
For those guests who are perhaps more inclined to drive around, an unforgettable drive will be down the road to Genadendal where you will find the oldest mission station in South Africa. A stimulating experience, where places of interest include the printing works, a Moravian restaurant serving traditional food and an arts and craft centre, definitely worth a visit.
Greyton village boasts many fine restaurants and cafés in, offering a great assortment of cuisines to dine out at or stop at for a quick snack. The village is a wonderful place to walk around in for the day, browsing through art galleries, curio shops, antique shops and craft shops. The Saturday morning market is a must, a great place to meet local farmers and crafters, sample homemade food products and find unique gifts to take home.
At Greyton Lodge there is always music in the air, and live music at that. Jazz, light classical and swing. On certain Friday afternoons we have concerts; in the garden in summer, and in front of the fire in the Wine Lounge during winter.
Greyton Lodge is a birdwatchers paradise.
The following birds have been spotted in the Greyton Lodge gardens –
Black Cockoushrike, Malachite Sunbird, Double Collared Sunbird, Black African Sunbird, Red Eyed Dove, Cape White Eye, Cape Robin, Red Winged Starling, Starlings, African Starling, Cape Wagtail, Cape Sparrow, Wagtail, Yellow Canary, Bull Bull, Cardinal Woodpecker, Ducks, Pintailed Whydah, Hadida, Quail Finch, Blue Crane, Swallows, Cape Turtle Dove, Laughing dove, Spotted Eagle Owl, Forktailed Drongo, Greytit, Waxbill, Olive Thrush, Southern BouBou, Weaver, Rameron Pigeons, Rock Pigeons and the Yellow Bishop.