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The quaint English-style town of Greyton is nestled in the foothills of the Overberg mountains. This progressive community offers Greyton property owners a peaceful escape from city living.
Another reason that properties in Greyton have proved so popular is that it’s one of South Africa’s most thriving Transition Towns. Greyton property owners and committee members have created a town that’s grounded in permaculture design, group processes and wholesome community involvement. It’s one of South Africa’s most resilient communities and is fast becoming entirely self-sufficient and less dependent on fossil fuels.
Greyton’s property choices range from expansive manor houses and country estates to more down-to-earth,classic homes and farm-style cottages. The scenery here varies from shady, oak-lined avenues in the town centre to rolling farmlands. Buying property in Greyton is not only a wise financial investment, but also one that takes your family’s health and well-being into account too. To learn more about our available Greyton properties for sale, please browse our listings below.
Art and culture
Greyton is "The Art Capital of the Overberg”. Wander through multiple art galleries, indulge in the delights of the famous Von Geusau’s Belgian Chocolate Factory and finish up with dinner and a show at Searle’s Trading Post Theatre.
With the Overberg mountains and Greyton Nature Reserve close by you’ll enjoy mountain biking, hiking and 4x4 trails. Adventure enthusiasts can also make the most of the various swimming, canoeing and fishing opportunities.
Health and beauty
Greyton offers soothing aromatherapy massage parlours as well as numerous reiki and health centres including Pancha Karma Retreats, Nalanda Ayurvedic Centre and The Post House Greyton Spa.
The historical buildings of the Post House, St Andrews Church and the Smouswinkel are well worth the visit.
Areas near to Greyton
Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,
Your children are in good hands with Greyton Play Centre, Greyton Primary and Greyton House Village School all catering to the whole family’s educational needs.
Greyton has enough markets to keep any discerning shopper happy. The Inside Story, somewhat of a Greyton institution, stocks a variety of old and new handmade goods. There’s also an abundance of speciality delis and general department stores to enjoy.
The Caledon Hospital and Overberg Clinic are in close proximity to Greyton. The town also offers a good selection of dentists, pharmacies, optometrists and natural healers.
Cape Town is under 2 hours’ drive away. Caledon is merely a 30 minute drive, and in less than an hour you’ll find yourself traversing the slopes and wine routes of the Franschhoek Valley.
Greyton is renowned for its rose gardens – the sight of roses growing randomly over a pergola or swaying gently in a glorious tumble, the fragrance, and the sheer magnificent beauty of the blooms inspires local gardeners to spend many hours nurturing their roses.
There is a Rose Fair Parade which is a mini ‘mardi gras’ that highlights some of our diversity as a community. It starts at the library near the entrance to the village and makes its way, colourfully, loudly, with lots of fun, and in its own time to the opening of the Rose Fair market. Just for a while traffic stands still and the village take to the streets joining in or watching all the festivities.
There are also various Greyton gardens that are open over the Rose Fair weekend and are not only inspirational, but quite simply breath-taking. As you stroll around these properties – some quite large, others quite small – you will not only be inspired and motivated, but your soul will be refreshed. You are encouraged not to miss what’s on offer at this year’s Rose Show – you are guaranteed not to be disappointed!
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