Greyton sightseeing

Visitors will be delighted in the many picturesque walks around Greyton, in South Africa, and in strolling along the hiking trails in the towns own nature reserve, which was started in the 1970's by a former director of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Aromatic fynbos all over, bubbling streams and deep gorges and ravines offer a pristine environment.

The Sonderend River Valley offers its own awards with horse or bicycle riding, and swimming in the river. In winter it frequently happens that the mountains above Greyton are covered with snow, thus creating an exciting experience when heading for the hills.

The Boesmanskloof hiking trail, or McGregor Walk, is a 14km trail and recommended for the serious hiker. It is advisable to walk to McGregor and stay overnight before returning the following day. Highlights of the trail include a breathtaking view of Greyton, steep mountain gorges, scenic waterfalls, Cape wild flowers and rock pools.

The Genadendal trail is definately for the fit hiker only. It requires 5 to 7 hours of hiking, both ways. During the summer hikers can take a refreshing swim at Groot Koffiegat. In winter, snow on the mountain makes this a very scenic route, not advisable for swimming during this time.

Gobos Park Walks are ideal for short walks which are between 3km to 7km in distance and are fairly close to the village. Walking time on these trails is normally between 1 to 3 hours.