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Greyton

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The picturesque Cape country village of Greyton lies less than two hours from Cape Town, and thirty kilometres off the N2 on tar.

Popular for its peace and quiet, clean mountain air, lazy village walks and cosy winter nights around a fire, it’s small, safe and sleepy, and you can walk just about everywhere.

Many of town’s original buildings and features have survived, including the original leiwater (irrigation) system of street furrows, the town kraal and dipping tank, a blacksmith’s house and forge, the school’s boarding house and extensive public commonage which is crisscrossed by the many walking, hiking and cycling paths that surround the town.

There are also two old churches, some of the earliest cottages built between 1854 and 1860 in Vigne Lane and at the end of Vlei Street, as well as an old shepherd’s cottage built before 1840, which is now incorporated into ‘The Old Potter's Inn’ building on Greyton’s Main Road.