Greyton is a small village a couple of hours drive from Cape Town. Set in the Overberg region, with the Sonderend mountains as a backdrop, Greyton is all oak-lined lanes and gorgeous country cottages.
To be there feels like you have travelled back in time into an olde English parish, with white picket
fences and farmers’ markets to boot.
Art is everywhere in Greyton, you’ll even find random paintings on the walls of houses. Greyton has become somewhat of a haven for the artistic, intellectual and eclectic minded.
You can hire bicycles for the day and peddle around Greyton’s side streets, soaking up the scenery at a leisurely, laid-back pace. Mountain bike buffs can enjoy many kilometers of cycling track through stunning mountain terrain.
Greyton has several boutique wine producers on its doorstep. Local Lismore Estate Vineyards was started by Californian Samantha O’Keefe who believes she found paradise and the perfect terroir in Greyton.
Her passion and vines chilled by the winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produce classic cool climate wines that are rich, complex and lovingly hand crafted.
With it’s offbeat interior and colourful verandas this “Greyton icon” has become a landmark in the Overberg, and is undeniably the social and cultural heart of Greyton. The Oak & Vigne has become a place where locals and visitors become acquainted, where the Cape Town social set mingle, and people-watching is an important activity.
The charm of this town is immediately evident upon driving down the narrow streets. The cottages which line the roads were built by semi-skilled labourers when Greyton was first established as a small
agricultural village some 150 years ago.