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Things to do  

Greyton is a popular weekend destination for visitors seeking a peaceful authentic village experience but with all the modern conveniences of a lively town. Moreover, the surrounding countryside attracts a variety of outdoor adventurers from mountain bikers to leisure cyclists, hikers and birders.

Activities and attractions in Greyton

Explore the 2 220 ha Greyton Nature Reserve famous for it’s one-day hike across the Riviersonderend Mountains between Greyton and McGregor. It’s also home to some spectacular fynbos and an indigenous plant specific to Greyton called the pelargonium greytonens (part of the geranium family).

  • Hike the spectacular one-day Boesmanskloof Trail (between Greyton and McGregor) through the Riviersonderend mountains

  • Try one of the many well-marked walks

  • Select from several mountain bike routes including the Greyton, Genadendal and Oewerzicht trails

  • Leisure cyclists can hire a bicycle in the village

  • Go birding, quad biking or simply stroll down a country lane

  • Take a horse riding trail through the Riviersonderend mountains

  • Do the historic village walk through the centre of town and discover the astounding number of buildings and features – some of which predate the town itself

  • Visit Nora Muscroft’s miniature doll house collection

  • Amble through the town at your own pace and pop in at one of the street cafés for coffee and a light meal

  • Browse the numerous art galleries

  • Pop in to the little street-side stores for crafts, antiques and bric-a-brac

  • Go wine tasting

  • Treat yourself to finest quality hand crafted chocolate from Von Gesau chocolaterie

  • End your day with a pre-dinner drink at a local pub before heading off to dinner at one of the many restaurants

  • If you’re about on the weekend you won’t want to miss Greyton’s Saturday morning market


 
 
Boesmanskloof Trail
     
Famous Greyton to McGregor walk. The Greyton Nature Reserve is the start to this trail. The trail walks through the Riviersonderend Mountains. Distance 14 km. Duration 2 days. (1 day there 1 day back.) Well-known series of waterfalls and pools called Oakes Falls.

Telephone number 028 2549414
Cellular number 0826478696
Email tourism@greyton.net/admin@greyton.net
Website www.greytontourism.com
Flight Gallery
     
Specializing in contemporary art and art objects such as ceramics and jewellery, paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Heike Allerton - Davies

Telephone number 028 254 9987
Physical address Oak & Vigne centre Ds Botha Street
Email heike@imaginet.co.za
Gretha Quinlan Studio & Candle Shop
     
Decadently luxurious range of quality candles, designed and handcrafted by artist Gretha Quinlan.

Available from her studio shop at 25 Main Rd

Gretha Quinlan Candles now has an on line catalogue.

Please go to www.grethaquinlan.co.za'>www.grethaquinlan.co.za to view our new look web page, with gallery of new designs, catalogue and blog.

On facebook you can like our page Gretha Quinlan Studio and Candle Shop.
A heartfelt thanks to all my customers near and far for their continued support

Telephone number 082 780 8914
Physical address 25 Main Road
Email grethaquinlancandles@gmail.com
Website www.grethaquinlan.co.za'>www.grethaquinlan.co.za
Greyt-Adventure Hiking Trails
     
Greyt-Adventure Hiking Trails, led by local librarian and experienced hiker Christine Phillips, arranges to accompany groups of children on nature walks, hikes and fishing expeditions around Greyton and environs. Christine works out each hike to suit the requirements of the group. She is also prepared to guide adults wishing to tackle the more strenuous Greyton-McGregor trail and other walks in the area.

This service is available weekends only. Booking at least two weeks in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Telephone number 0765157377
Email phillipschristine40@gmail.com
Greyton Nature Reserve
     
This reserve is a breath taking one, and even has its own indigenous plant specific to it - the Pelargonium Greytonens, part of the Geranium family. There are long, medium and short walks and trails in this reserve, many of them protea and fynbos rich. Various small buck and other indigenous animals live here. This makes a good day-trip.

Telephone number 028 2549414
Cellular number 0826478696
Email tourism@greyton.net/admin@greyton.net
Website www.greytontourism.com

Norma Muscroft's Dolls
     
You won't believe how lifelike Norma Muscroft's dolls’ houses are, nor how filled with character. I could have sworn I heard their Yorkshire accents and smelt their Woodbines as the two chars stood nattering and smoking under the stairwell, oblivious to the muddy tracks on the linoleum from the bicycle parked behind them.

Upstairs, an old gentleman in a Harris Tweed jacket, monocle in his left eye, was busy reading the newspaper. An eclectic collection of things the old gent had collected on his travels surrounded him: a moose head, a custom-made split cane trout rod, a butterfly collection on the wall and a tiger skin rug on the floor.

Through another window I could see man wearing a beret, painting at an easel. Reclining seductively in front of him was a voluptuous nude model.
Okay, Okay, I haven't lost my marbles and suddenly imagined I'm writing for Voyeur International. What I am doing is giving you brief look into the marvellous world of Norma Muscroft's dolls’ houses, which are on display at Searle's Restaurant.

Norma started the collection in England several years ago. “It began after I saw a book on miniatures,” she says. “That was what got me hooked.” Norma goes on to describe how she bought her first piece for her 50th birthday. It was to become the Main House, the largest in the collection.

The collection of items in the houses is large and every room is wired with miniature lights that really work. Martin also did the skirting boards, the cornices and all the decorations that went into the miniature homes.

It takes no longer than a few moments to begin appreciating Norma's brilliance. She has put real characters and real personalities in all the rooms. This is not just willy-nilly collection of miniature objects, but a superbly thought-out creation that puts life into what is, after all, just a wooden box.

I'd have the story in my head about the people in the rooms, like the old man and his collection, and I'd let my imagination run with it,” says Norma. “It necessitated a huge amount of reading about the house interiors of different ages. I also visited stately homes in England to look at details such as the cornices, skirting boards and ceilings.” Norma made many friends among other miniature collectors and visited the large collectors' fairs, like one held every year at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Everything is perfect down to the smallest detail. And it's in the detail that you see Norma's imagination at work.

For example on one of the houses a roof tile is loose and if you look carefully on the inside, you can see that the wallpaper below it is peeling and there are water stains running down the wall.

Norma and Martin are Greyton residents and kindly agreed to share the pleasure provided by their doll's houses with visitors to Greyton.
Outdoor Pursuits in Greyton
     
There are beautiful hikes in and around Greyton. The spectacular countryside comprises some of the best fynbos in the Western Cape. There are well marked walks ranging from an easy stroll to a two or three day hike. The outdoor adventurer can also enjoy horse-riding, swimming in the river and mountain-biking. Hire a bike from Greyton Bicycles or go horse riding at Greyton Riding Club. Tennis and bowls are available in the

Telephone number 028 2549414
Cellular number 0826478696
Email tourism@greyton.net/admin@greyton.net
Website www.greytontourism.com
Rockhopper Adventures
     
At Rockhopper Adventures it is our goal to welcome you to our stores in a friendly and caring manner, to meet all your cycling needs, and to do all we can to ensure your cycling experience is fun and rewarding.

Contact Corne today!

Telephone number 0832359612 Corne Barnard
Physical addrss Greyton: DS Botha Street, Greyton
Caledon:8 Mill Street, Caledon

Email tourism@greyton.net/admin@greyton.net
Website www.rockhopperadventures.co.za
Von Geasau Chocolates
     
Fine handmade chocolates made from the best Belgian couverture, chocolate with notably high cocoa butter content (minimum of 32 %). The richness of the aroma’s, the subtlety of the fillings and the lushness of the coverings will delight every taste bud. Special requests can be made to order. Chocolates are also available as accompaniment to be paired with wine tasting.

Wholesale and retail direct form the factory shop situated at Oak and Vigne.

Opening hours 11h00-15h00

Telephone number 028 2549100
Cellular number 083 628 0029
Email vgv@mweb.co.za'>vgv@mweb.co.za
Website www.vgchocolate.co.za'>www.vgchocolate.co.za
Physical address The Oak and Vigne Café, Ds Botha Street
Email vgv@mweb.co.za'>vgv@mweb.co.za
Website www.vgchocolate.co.za'>www.vgchocolate.co.za

 
 
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