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Best Long Weekend Getaways, South Africa
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Best Long Weekend Getaways, South Africa

Long weekend getaways South Africa – why there are plenty of options for locals, and visitors, within driving distance of each of the four major cities. With an extra day, or two, tagged onto a weekend, South Africans need little excuse to pack a bag and he...
12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape
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12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape

The biggest problem about visiting the Western Cape is having to choose where to visit! Wonder how many you'll argue we've left off our list of the 12 Best Small Towns in the Western Cape that we know and love.  So, we'll quickly add the proviso that the fo...
I Love Greyton Because … Insider Tips
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I Love Greyton Because … Insider Tips

Hi, we are Ines Stoll and Mark Dittke from The Purple Dog Self Catering House in Greyton in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Greyton IS BEST KNOWN FOR its magnificent piece of peace, tucked away from the N2 but still close enough to Cape Town with its oak t...
Fifty Shades of Greyton
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Fifty Shades of Greyton

Gorgeous Greyton. A Delicious Day in Greyton. The titles and opening lines for my travel story had already been lilting in and out of my head for days. I hadn't yet unpacked from my previous getaway when I was invited to write about the charming town that I'd ...
What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
Enjoy a cosy Winter Getaway in Greyton
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Enjoy a cosy Winter Getaway in Greyton

We all know us Capetonians are sun-worshippers and moan about Cape Town’s winter all season long. But thankfully there are many little towns and dorps nearby where we can find a cosy home away from home and keep warm by a fireplace.  Feel like a quick weekend ...
I Love Greyton Because …
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I Love Greyton Because …

Hi, I’m Gemma Downing from Greyton in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Greyton IS BEST KNOWN FOR its oak tree lined streets and magnificent Riviersonderend Mountains. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN whilst bobbing about in the Gobos River - so refreshing. ...
Gorgeous Greyton Photographs
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Gorgeous Greyton Photographs

The gorgeous Greyton village located in the Cape Overberg and surrounded by farmlands and the Riviersondered Mountains is a very manageable 90 minute drive from Cape Town and is just perfect for a weekend getaway. Greyton village has a number of super resta...
Boesmanskloof Trail (also known as the Greyton-to-McGregor trail)
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Boesmanskloof Trail (also known as the Greyton-to-McGregor trail)

It is hard to imagine that the walk between McGregor and Greyton, both wonderful little towns in their own right and worthy of overnight stays at each, is a mere 15 odd kilometres (depending on which account you read, the distance varies between 14km and 19 km...
Vanilla Cafe – Slow life in Greyton continues with breakfast, lunches and high teas
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Vanilla Cafe – Slow life in Greyton continues with breakfast, lunches and high teas

Putting a bouncy castle in your back garden is an almost full proof guarantee of clientèle. Or at least, those of a certain age group. If you're in the presence of a four-year old, there is virtually no stronger magnet. 'Mom, it's a jumpy castle!' emitted t...
Visiting Genadendal
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Visiting Genadendal

Tourist brochures speak about Genadendal as a 'must do' when in Greyton. The quaint little historical village just six kilometres outside of Greyton is described as the oldest Moravian mission village on the continent, never mind South Africa, and as a village...
Von Geusau Chocolates – the chocolates, the man, the story …
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Von Geusau Chocolates – the chocolates, the man, the story …

Richard Von Geusau woke up one morning as an accountant, and went to bed that night with the idea of becoming a chocolatier. In between, he happened on a book written by Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo Chocolates and author of Real Chocolate and two …
Never quite so happy as when in Greyton
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Never quite so happy as when in Greyton

Greyton is a quaint little English-style village just beyond the mission town of Genadendal, on the east side of the Theewaterskloof dam, and on the other side of the Riviersonderend mountain range from McGregor. Actually, there is a hike you can do through th...
Photos of Greyton
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Photos of Greyton

Go where the locals go ... Well travelled Guest House owners, Pam and Steve Lord (Cape Rose Cottage in Camps Bay), are regular visitors to the charming village of Greyton. Says Pam; "It is so beautiful out there - one of my favourite places in the world". Pa...