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Greyton Accommodation

Lying at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountain range, an old wagon route - the old Cape Highway, Greyton was established in 1854 by Herbert Vigne and takes its name from the Governor of the Cape at the time, Sir George Grey. The village was designed by surveyor J. G. Rietz and the basic layout remains to this day. A historic leiwater irrigation system runs through the village and is still used by many residents. The historic Cape Vernacular architecture, tranquil setting amongst the Overberg mountains, and proximity to Cape Town make this a very popular destination for weekenders.

Greyton was originally an agricultural village. All landowners were self-sufficient in growing their own produce and by keeping livestock for domestic use. The leiwater system was channelled to each property to provide fresh running water. An aesthetics committee ensures that all new buildings meet with their requirements, to ensure the village maintains its charm. Named after Sir George Grey and once the site of the farm Weltevreden, it is today a safe, quaint village in a beautiful mountain setting where old traditions still prevail.

South Africa
34° 3' 7.5276" S
19° 36' 39.9996" E
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