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Greyton is a small town nestled between the beautiful Riviersonderend mountains, known by many as “the Jewel of the Overberg”. Most of this country village and its Cape Vernacular architectural environment are largely intact and surprisingly the unresponsive development that has destroyed so many small towns of the beautiful Western Cape, has passed Greyton by.
Greyton is a quaint little historic town surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing waterfalls, small streams, green corn fields, yellow canola fields and even the wide Karoo.  
Summer days are hot and balmy, whilst winter offers snow capped mountain peaks.

In 1846 Herbert Vigne purchased a farm in the “Riviersonderend” mountains, called “Weltevreden”.

He renamed it after the then governor, Mister George Gray.  Greyton still has a number of historical buildings such as, The Post House, Greyton Lodge, St. Andrews Church, The Moravian Church (in Genadendal) and many restored cottages. There is also an old historic wagon route via Lindeshof to Riviersonderend, where oak and poplar trees indicate overnight stops for wagons.

As the saying goes all roads lead to Greyton: be it shopping in Somerset West (100km), whale watching in Hermanus (70km), wine tasting in Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschoek (about 70km) or travelling to/from Cape Town International (120km).

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