Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa

Named after Sir George Grey and once the site of the farm Weltevreden, Greyton is today a safe, quaint village in a beautiful mountain setting where old traditions still prevail.

This attractive town, about 40km from the N2, on the R406 is a drive of just over an hour from Cape Town and is consequently a popular weekend destination. With its lovely old houses in the shadow of the imposing Riviersonderend Mountains and pretty stream, it offers a scenic tranquil escape from the city.

The beautiful village of Greyton lies between the majestic Riviersonderend mountain range and gently curving hills. This quaint village lies between two rivers, with lush colourful country gardens that complement the thatched cottages and oak tree lined lanes. The villagers are welcoming and you will enjoy the ambience of this charming little town.

Greyton offers an abundance of activities such as craft shops, restaurants, art galleries and the regular Saturday morning market. Fresh local produce, home cooked delicacies and charming village-made crafts are all on offer. Greyton is alive with spring so the annual Greyton Rose Fair should not be missed!

Mfala Designer Textiles is where some of South Africa's finest luxury silk and organza products are created. One can buy table linens, curtains, cushions, bags, scarves, wall hangings and silk heirloom quilts which are sold all over the world. Mfala is an empowerment project and the business is owned by the workers and was founded by an English tourist visiting Greyton who wished to provide more opportunity for unemployed people in the village.