Found in the Overberg region Greyton has oak-lined lanes and trendy country cottages. With the Sonderend mountains as a backdrop, just magical.
I recently spent a weekend here and it felt like I was in the Lake Districts in England. The restaurants, thrift shops, antique shops, and a lovely Saturday market, where all the locals get together and socialize.
The market has bunting, hay bales, and home-baked goodies to eat. It opens at 10 am and is full of great favourites. My personal favourite are the pancakes! And the soft, beautiful guitar playing in the background, but June, who owns the Nursery.
Another highlight of our gorgeous village is its Art. Oh my, it’s everywhere, you will be pleasantly surprised at the incredible galleries to the art on the walls. Greyton has become somewhat of a haven for the artistically minded, David Kuijers with his clean-cut lines, bold colours, and child-like illustrations.
He has a stunning gallery where you can see his work. With freshly baked cakes, local meats, cheeses, jams, and bread – Vias Deli is the place to go for a hamper full of food.
Stock up and take a picnic to the nature reserve or dine out at one of Greyton’s restaurants. Go to The Posthouse for a mean pork belly, Searles rustle up tasty pizzas best enjoyed in the garden, Peccadillos has a blackboard menu of traditional British grub, and Oak and Vigne does moreish sourdough sandwiches.
If you are adventurous and love to shop, this tiny town is perfect for you. The country living is evident as horses graze on the main road, and you will come across dogs that know their way around the village.
One thing I noticed is at each shop, they have water for all the animals. There is a profound respect for animals, and everyone looks out for everyone.