Greyton lies in the Overberg which is the most southerly region of Africa. Below are just a few examples of the many short trips from Greyton that you might like to consider. Some of these take only a few hours, others might take the whole day:

30 minutes drive away:

- Genadendal: A Moravian Mission Station - first mission station and teacher’s training centre in SA          

- Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route (on gravel roads): Excellent restaurants and wine tasting at 9 vinyards

- Caledon: Casino, spa and nine-hole golf course

- Arabella: Golf estate, hotel and spa

One hour drive away:

- Hermanus: Wonderful beaches, whale-watching, 27-hole golf course

- Kleinmond: Seaside town with small waterfront

- Grabouw and Elgin: Fruit and rose growing area

Two hour drive away:

- Cape Agulhus: Southern-most tip of Africa with its lighthouse, and where quad-biking can also be done

- Bredasdorp: Another small town with the Kapula Candle Factory.

Greyton is the home of the famous Von Geusau Chocolates and a visit to the factory might be arranged. This is just one of the interesting shops and art galleries that are well worth a visit. Every Saturday morning there is a typical village market offering home-grown and local produce as well as home-made delicacies and crafts.

In the mountain Nature Reserve of Greyton and in the commonage there are marked walking paths for the not-so-fit, and hiking trails for the more energetic. Guided walks can be arranged on request.

The popular 15.8km Boesmanskloof Trail links the village of McGregor in the north to Greyton in the south through the only gap in the rugged Riviersonderend mountain range. There are wonderful views, a waterfall, birdlife from mountain habitat and riverine, and a wide variety of fynbos.

There are bowls lawns and tennis courts in the village - rackets can be made available for you.

In Greyton

Enjoy the garden, the birds, the plunge pool and the views. Take al fresco meals and braais in the shade of the majestic oak tree or bask in the sun.

Stroll along the country lanes and catch glimpses of village life and views of lovely gardens.  You can  explore the village on foot or on one of the bicycles that are stored at the cottage for your use.

The cottage and its garden, offers peace and tranquility. Relax for a few days or weeks and restore your energy so that you may continue on your travels or return to work refreshed.

At Francolin Cottage

Greyton, the ‘gem of the Overberg’ is an unspoilt, well-maintained village of character and charm with lots to do all year round.

Below is a taste of what Francolin Cottage, Greyton and the surrounding areas - including Genadendal and the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley and other parts of the Overberg and Whale Coast - have to offer our visitors.

Short Trips from Greyton

See the Links page for more information on some of these attractions.

The more adventurous guest can enjoy horse-riding at Diadème or Blue Hippo, swimming in the river, mountain-biking and 4x4 trails.

For more information on this garden village as well as a list of events and activites, click here.

Many restaurants and coffee shops have gardens for outdoor meals during most of the year,  as well as cozy fires for the cold days in winter when there might even be snow on the higher mountain peaks.

Contact Jéan and Mary Faure at:

Tel: +27 (0)28 314 0571, Fax: +27 (0)28 314 0587, Email:

Physical Address: 30 Caledon Street, Greyton, 7233, South Africa

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