Escape to Greyton, an enchanting Overberg village just 140 kilometres out of Cape Town. Set at the foot of the Sonderend mountain range, Greyton offers visitors a sense of old world country charm and a number of easy hikes from the Greyton Nature Reserve to breath-taking view points.
It’s almost getaway time again! The Mr and I are going away for a few days to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how time has flown! It feels like our wedding was just last month and when I look through the pictures of our honeymoon in Greyton, it feels like we were there only a few weeks ago.
Of course we would have loved to have taken a month or two off work to travel across Europe (who wouldn’t?!). We don’t have that luxury (yet) but after spending a few days in Greyton, we agreed that with such beautiful places to explore in our own country, Europe can wait a little longer. Our budget honeymoon was lovely! We hiked every day, ate like a king and queen and relaxed in the the tranquil Overberg village. If you’re looking for a romantic weekend away, take a look at what Greyton has to offer…
Where to stay
We settled in at High Hopes, a lovely guest home in the main street of Greyton. I fell in love with the large lush garden.
Things to see and do
We hiked every day… yes, every day! The Sonderend mountain range offers some easy, safe walks and beautiful views over the village. Pick up a trail map from the information centre or click here to see the routes.
You can hire bicycles from High Hopes and cycle around the neighbourhood (what we did) or along the mountain trails. There is a tennis court and our hosts were kind enough to offer us their tennis bats. How could we say no? So we played some bad tennis.
Every Saturday morning, residents and tourists alike head to centre of the village on the main road, for the weekly country market. We bought beautifully watercolour painted cards (which I framed) and the best home-made lemonade I’ve ever tasted!
Eat like a king!
We learnt to eat where the locals eat and for lunch, that’s Via’s! Their food was delicious good, well-priced and most of it’s organic. We also enjoyed pizza and Greyton’s very own ice-cream at at the Vanilla Cafe, ate at Peccadillos, enjoyed dessert at The Post House and bought handmade chocolate from The Oak & Vigne Café. Oh, and the décor in the Vanilla Cafe was as delicious as the food!
Thanks for joining me for this little flash back to my honeymoon. For more information about Greyton, visit www.greytontourism.com