An historic hamlet for modern travellers.
Despite becoming a prominent tourist destination over the past four decades, the charming village of Greyton has changed little since it was established in 1854. So tangible is its old-world feel, you almost expect a blacksmith to be hammering away at the old forge outside the cottage, which was once home to the village farrier.
Dubbed South Africa’s “Little England”, Greyton has managed to retain its bygone authenticity while still attracting a new wave of modern travellers who are keen to enjoy all that it offers: from a beautiful nature reserve to Victorian-era architecture, a high street lined with antique and junk shops, buzzy restaurants, bars and cafés and, of course, a wonderful selection of unique and enchanting places to stay. The fact that it’s just an hour-and-a-half drive from Cape Town only enhances its appeal.
We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Greyton, so that you’re sorted for your next (or very first) visit.
Do you have any stories about Greyton? Places that used to be there, but are no longer? Which are your favourite spots? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.