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Greyton



In 1846 Herbert Vigne, son of a London Merchant, who had fled to England purchased the farm Weltevreden from Hendrik Cloete. Herbert Vigne was related to Lady Anne Barnard and Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape. In 1854 he subdivided this farm into plots and called this new village Greyton, after Sir George Grey. The plots were long and narrow, with access to irrigation channels.

Many of the original buildings, such as the Post House have been restored to retain their character. The village of Greyton enjoys restaurants, cafes, galleries shops and three schools.

Things to do in Greyton: Shopping, Saturday Morning Market, Historic Buildings: The Post House (1860), First South African Mission Station in Genadendal, Old Print Shop in Genadendal, Greyton Nature Reserve, Art Galleries, Bird watching, Walks, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Horse Riding, Swimming in the Riviersonderend River, Tennis, Mountain Bike Trails, Bicycling around the village, Picnics, River Rafting, 4x4 Trails.

By: David Donde The Post House

There are 3 facilities listed in Greyton below. Please scroll down if necessary:
(The facility with the most recent ScapeNote will move to the top of the list.)


If the tourist facility in Greyton that you are interested in does not appear above, please feel free to add it. It does not cost anything!

Add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding Greyton backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, Greyton restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to Greyton? What do you want to ask about something in Greyton? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and Greyton scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes! The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility - Guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, . . . . . . surprise us with what is in Greyton!
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