Spring, the perfect excuse to get outside and explore the beautiful countryside. In Greyton, we are spoilt with not only a picture-perfect little village, but also some epic mountains and landscapes – ideal for those with active lifestyles and a sense of adventure.
Tip 1 – Mountain Biking
Ranging from a half an hour 4.5 km ride to the 22km Bakenskop trail, you can explore Greyton and surrounds on two wheels riding through forests, valleys and traversing river crossings. Greyton Genadendal MTB’s seven routes allow for a diverse riding experience. Rockhopper Forest is ideal for kids and families to more challenging and longer trails.
The well maintained trails are as a direct result of the reasonable permit fees, so go on and support an epic experience. Temporary Permits are available from Vanilla Café for R50 for visitors (children under 12 ride free in the Rockhopper Forest) and are valid for two days. A refundable R30 deposit is also required for the Temporary Bike Boards to use during your ride.
If you’re up for a 70km ride, why not join in the Annual Pie Run on 30 September 2017? The route will take riders from Greyton out to Riviersonderend and back.
Find out more about the routes and how you can support Greyton Genadendal MTB – http://ggmtb.com/allroutes/
Tip 2 – Boesmanskloof Trail (Greyton-McGregor)
Up for a challenge? Lace up and head on over the mountain from Greyton towards Mcgregor. Depending on your level of fitness, or penchant for Instagram, the hike should take between 5-7 hours ending at Die Galg (+-14km). Along with your hat, sunscreen and water, remember to pack some food for your hike. An early start is recommended, and a popular first stop is Breakfast Rock. For hikers not staying at Die Galg or Onverwacht Cottages (further along) after the hike, please remember to arrange to be picked up. As this is a challenging trek, be mindful of permit and safety information for this hike.
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Tip 3 – Catch the Twitch
Birdwatching at Greyton Nature Reserve, and even around Greyton itself, is a popular pastime. Enjoy sightings in one of the Overberg’s birding hotspots and keep your eyes peeled for Summer sightings:
“Diderick Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Redchested Cuckoo, Flycatcher Paradise, White Stork and Black Stork.” – Sonderend birding
Visit the Greyton Conservation Society for more.