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Enjoy a cosy Winter Getaway in Greyton

Updated Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Plan your Winter Getaway now! ….

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 escape to the Overberg? Well look no further than a Winter Getaway in Greyton

Why Greyton in the Winter?

This scenic village lies between the Riviersonderend mountains and hills of the Overberg and between two rivers.  You’ll find oak-lined streets, thatched cottages and old homesteads which have been beautifully renovated. You can experience a weekend in true country style.

If you do the Boesmanskloof Trail during the Winter months, you can see nine waterfalls which all rush into the river far below.  The trail takes you from Greyton to McGregor through the Riviersonderend mountains over 32 km.  If you’re doing at a relaxed pace, it will take you about five hours.

It’s no secret that everyone wants to eat more in Winter. Well this is a place you can find delicious, home-made food which you don’t have to make yourself.  Sweet treats, cakes, jams and local meats abound in the delis and bakerys around town. Don’t miss the Saturday morning market where fresh meals, arts and crafts as well as fresh produce can be found.

For wine lovers who love indulging in a glass of red wine by the fire, you can pop into any one of Greyton’s boutique wine producers. Garagiste style wines of Andy Mitchell Wines and other hand crafted blends such as those coming from Lismore estate Vineyards and are well worth a tasting once you’ve made an appointment.

Places to stay in Greyton with a fireplace

The Post House

Built in 1860, here you can find spacious bedrooms with a fresh country style each with their own porch leading into a garden. 

This is where you can truly get away from it all, including your tv and The Post House Country Pub is where you’ll find a cosy spot to sit beside the fire during the icy winter or for the avid sports fans; a big game in the pub.

The Purple Dog

A piece of peace, tucked away in the tranquil village of Greyton surrounded by the majestic mountains. Just 130km away from Cape Town, you’ll find The Purple Dog; a neat, modern house, full of fresh character and flooded with light. The artistic interior mixes perfectly in keeping with its location.

Open the huge glass folding door as well as the complimentary bottle of wine from our area, relax and indulge in this wonderful getaway on the shady patio and look forward to lunch or dine mouth-watering beef fillet, great pizzas or good value traditional food such as lamb shanks and oxtail at cosy restaurants in the village.

The Purple Dog self-catering house offers three modern bedrooms and two bathrooms with all amenities for up to six guests. All bedrooms have excellent quality beds, linen and towels.

De Hoop Cottage

This private holiday home in Greyton has two bedrooms, both of which are situated upstairs. One bedroom is furnished with an extra length King-size bed and the other bedroom has a double bed. These rooms share a full bathroom. Bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning.

The downstairs section of the cottage has a lovely entertainment area with premium DStv provided. The lounge area has a fireplace for the cooler winter months.

4 On Regent Holiday Cottage

The cottage offers accommodation in Greyton in a private and secluded part of the garden. In the kitchen area, there is a fridge, kettle, coffee machine as well as basic crockery and cutlery if you decide to enjoy a take-away meal at home.

Coffee, tea, rusks and muesli as well as milk and yogurt are provided for a light breakfast if you decide to take things slow or for a quick snack before you set out on your adventures.

A large private patio looks out on a leafy garden where you can relax and enjoy the bird life and all else nature has to offer in Greyton.

De Kale Kat

De Kale Kat is a self catering holiday home in Greyton with four en-suite bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and washing machine.

The large open plan living room is comfortably furnished and has a dining area and a fireplace. A TV with satellite channels and Wi-Fi are provided. Outside is a splash pool, braai area and secure parking.

There are many other options in this charming town that offer fireplaces! See Greyton accommodation and filter by “fireplace”, or whichever criterion you are looking for!

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