10 Things to do in Greyton

Tucked against the mountains in the Overberg of the Western Cape, Greyton is a perfect weekend getaway that gets you into the country to exercise, relax, and indulge in gorgeous fresh farm food, fabulous wine and craft beer…  in whatever order you wish. Here are my favourites for Greyton.

  1. Hit the dirt – Go mountain biking. Greyton abounds with trails and the locals will help you map out your route. http://www.greytontourism.com/doMountainBiking.php
  2. Walk on the mountains – the views are worth the slog. Be brave and aim for the top or hike up a ravine. http://www.greytontourism.com/pdf/greytonHikingTrailsMap.pdf
  3. Swim in a mountain pool. Find a waterfall and a rockpool and brave the icy water.
  4. Eat at Piccadillos Bistro, 23 Main street, Greyton. Owner Rupert Fage uses seasonal local ingredients to make delectable food – think lamb shanks, leek risotto, pork belly, crème caramel and a great wine list to complement it all.   http://www.peccadillos.co.za
  5. Have a drink at the local – Try the Posthouse for the real old pub experience, Searle’s Trading Post for a quirky Afrikaans country atmosphere. Otherwise chill out with great coffee or local draft beer at the Oak & Vigne. http://www.oakandvigne.co.za
  6. Buy pancakes and biltong at the Saturday market, on from 10:00 – 12:00 on the main street. Look out for preserves, lemon cordials, olives, cheeses, organic veggies – all homemade.
  7. Hike from Greyton to McGregor. Greyton is the starting point for the famous one- or two-day Boesmanskloof trail – more commonly known as the Greyton-McGregor trail – See more at: http://www.greytontourism.com/#sthash.1WImLopS.dpuf
  8. Ride a donkey cart – The locals offer rides that will have you clattering off down the high street at pace.
  9. Enjoy a Massage. After all the exercise you deserve some pampering. Try Nature’s touch for aromatherapy, massage and reflexology, or High Hopes Healing Energy Centre, which offers applied kinesiology, massage, acupressure and reiki.
  10. Buy a house – By this time you’ll love the place and won’t want to leave.

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