Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa
This attractive town is named after Sir George Grey and was once the site of the farm Weltevreden. Today Greyton is a safe, quaint little village, where a beautiful natural setting and old traditions reign supreme. Greyton is situated about 40 kilometres from the N2, on the R406, and is just an hour from Cape Town. Greyton is quite a popular weekend destination.
Greyton is scattered with old houses in the shadow of the imposing Riviersonderend and a tranquil stream. Greyton is nestled between 2 rivers, surrounded by lush colourful country gardens that compliment the thatched cottages and oak tree lined lanes. The locals are warm, friendly and hospitable, and you will enjoy the ambience of this charming town.
Greyton offers a host of activities, including numerous craft shops, restaurants, art galleries and the regular Saturday morning market. Here you will be able to purchase fresh local produce, home cooked delicacies and charming village-made crafts are all on offer. In spring time, Greyton comes alive for the annual Greyton Rose Fair.
Mfala Designer Textiles creates some of South Africa's finest luxury silk and organza products. Here guests can purchase table linens, curtains, cushions, bags, scarves, wall hangings and silk heirloom quilts. Mfala is an empowerment project. The business is owned by the workers and was founded by an English tourist visiting the area who wished to provide more opportunity for unemployed people in the village.