Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Riviersonderend mountain range and a mere two hours’ drive from Cape Town, Greyton is the perfect spot for a relaxed weekend getaway.
Whether you’re craving a solitary weekend spent reading beside the fireplace or you’re after a more action-packed break filled with hiking and mountain biking, there’s something to suit everyone. Here, I’ve rounded up my pick of the best accommodation options to suit all tastes and every budget.
If you’re in the mood for a little spoiling, check into one of 16 beautifully refurbished rooms at The Post House. Originally constructed in 1860 (and one of Greyton’s oldest buildings), you may recognise this luxurious boutique hotel from a Bell’s whiskey ad that aired a few years ago.
Each individually decorated bedroom has been designed to reflect Greyton’s colourful charm and tranquility, and guests also have access to a private garden, a swimming pool, and two lounges. Grab a delicious muffin and coffee at the cosy Coffee Pod before your morning stroll around the village, and mingle with the locals while enjoying sundowners at the famous pub overlooking Greyton’s main road.
Surrounded by beautiful woodland gardens, High Hopes specialises in wellness retreats, making it the perfect option for those who are looking for an escape from the stresses of modern living.
High Hopes offers individual personalised retreat packages that range from one to six weeks (depending on your needs), but you can also choose to book accommodation only. If you opt for the latter, be sure to take full advantage of High Hopes’ amenities and book for one of their many holistic therapies to ensure that you leave Greyton feeling completely refreshed. (When it comes to the retreats on offer, I’m personally keen to try the 4-day ‘mini Camino‘ conscious walking retreat, while the vegan cooking retreat and the writing retreat also piqued my interest!)
This beautifully renovated farmhouse and its two farm cottages are situated just 8km outside of Greyton, making it a great option for those who are looking for something a little further afield – with sweeping mountain views to boot!
Hemelsbreed offers luxurious self-catering accommodation paired with friendly, country hospitality, and it’s pet-friendly so furbabies are more than welcome. Hemelsbreed also boasts grass paddocks with plenty of space for grazing and riding, so you can bring your horses along for the weekend and explore the Sonderend mountains to your heart’s content while you’re at it.
One of the oldest buildings in Greyton, Heritage B&B has been lovingly restored to reflect the quiet, country charm guests have come to expect from Greyton, combined with stylish, modern finishes and attention to detail. There are three gorgeous bedrooms to choose from, as well as a self-catering studio that’s available upon request.
Heritage B&B is situated towards the end of the Main Road, close enough to the village’s hustle and bustle – but far enough to enjoy the true peace and tranquility of Greyton. You can pre-book dinner, and cheese platters can also be arranged for lazy afternoons spent beside the pool. If you’re in the mood for a hike, you’ll find the entrance to Greyton’s scenic mountain trails just down the road. (On that note – check out Globo Surf’s great gift ideas for the hiking enthusiast in your life, here).
With just one bedroom and situated on its own property, this quaint little cottage is the perfect pick for a romantic getaway. This beautifully decorated cottage boasts beautiful views from it’s back garden (perfect for summer sunsets), and it also has a cosy lounge and fireplace (a must during the winter months).
Situated on a quiet, dirt road, Little Oak is a great option for those who want to immerse themselves in village life and truly feel what it feels like to live in Greyton. Oak Cottage offers private, covered parking – which is likely where your car will remain parked for the entirety of your stay, since everything is just a stone’s throw away. A quick stroll leads you to Greyton’s Main Road, where you’ll find a variety of restaurants, eateries, and quaint little shops to explore.
To find out more about these accommodation options, or to find other guesthouses and B&Bs in Greyton (or elsewhere in South Africa), head to Travelstart. You can also book cheap flights, a rental car, or holiday packages via Travelstart’s website.
Have you visited Greyton yet? What are some of your top places to stay or things to see and do? (Don’t forget to check out my favourite things to do with kids in Greyton, here).
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