Take a tumble down the rabbit hole – fun things to see & do in Greyton
The small town of Greyton in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is without a doubt one of the most charming villages in the entire South Africa. Imagine those fairy tale hamlets that featured in bedtime stories throughout your childhood and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect when you book accommodation at The Post House. In short – it’s quiet, quaint and pretty beyond measure, and you are sure to meet up with a few interesting characters during your stay.
But let’s talk activities, shall we? The Post House is a great base from which to explore the Overberg region and there is so much to see, do and experience in and around Greyton that you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities during your stay. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to when you head our way:
Excursions into the great outdoors
If you’re a hiker, cyclist, MTB-rider or even just like to take a long, lingering stroll before dinnertime, you are in for a treat! The 14km Greyton McGregor Hiking trail links Greyton with McGregor on the other side of the incredibly scenic Riviersonderend Mountains. Hikers often do the route over the course of two days, staying over at the other end and returning to Greyton the next day, so they can enjoy a double dose of spellbinding fauna and flora along the way.
And that’s literally just the tip of the outdoor iceberg, folks! There are plenty of other hiking routes in the vicinity, which you can tackle on your own steam or at the hand of a seasoned local guide, as well as the historic walking route in town. Cyclists and MTB-riders are also spoilt for choice. Aside from the annual Cape Epic and Greytescape MTB Event that take place in March and June respectively, there are a wonderful variety of trails to explore in the vicinity. You could even partake of a spot of yoga if that’s your thing!
Unusual outings & events
One of the best parts of staying in Greyton is that you’ll get to indulge in all sorts of weird and wonderful outings and events. This includes everything from rubbing shoulders with the locals at the April Fools & Fans Beer Festival, enjoying a soak in the famous mineral springs at the Caledon Hot Baths, and learning the age-old art of candle-making from a local artisan, to weekend games of croquet at the Greyton Croquet Club and visits to the renowned EARS Donkey Sanctuary. Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the Khoi Camp at Genadendal or the annual Greyton Rose Fair!
Eat, drink & be merry
A visit to Greyton wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t indulge your culinary whims. There is an incredible array of exceptional restaurants in the town itself, or you could have lunch at one of the beautiful wine farms nearby after you enjoyed a tasting of their terroir-specific vintages.
These are just a few of the lovely things to do, see and experience in and around Greyton. For more advice on what to do when you head our way, please get in touch! We’ll be happy to share the inside scoop on everything that makes our village such a popular getaway spot.