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    escape to the countryside in greyton

    We partnered with Seth Shezi and Natalie Roos, 2 of SA’s top lifestyle influencers, to help us unpack this countryside escape.

    Escape to the countryside in Greyton

    As part of Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences, we have uncovered some of the best spots around 3 of our major cities for a weekend away. We recommend leaving the hustle and bustle behind and embracing the tranquillity of Greyton. 

    Not based in Cape Town? Not to worry. Capitec clients get discounts on flights with Travelstart.

    Friday – arrive in Greyton

    De Hoop Victorian House

    accomodation – de hoop victorian house

    On your arrival in Greyton, you will instantly feel at home in this beautiful heritage building. De Hoop, one of Greyton’s original farm houses, was recently restored into a stunning Victorian farm house that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests, on a self-catering basis. The house is centrally located in the quiet Vigne Lane, making it an easy walk to all the local hot spots.

    Phone 028 254 9831 or visit their website.

    Dinner at Rupert's

    dinner – rupert's

    Shake off your weekday worries next to the fireplace at Rupert's, a cosy bistro that serves heart-warming food in a welcoming atmosphere. Choose from a menu of modern British flavours combined with a Mediterranean twist as you enjoy the hospitality of owners Rupert and Susan Fage in the recently revamped bistro.

    Phone 028 254 9066 or visit their website.

    Saturday – enjoy the town

    Via's Breakfast

    breakfast – via's

    There’s a lot to see in Greyton, so it’s best to start your day with a good breakfast. Integrity, honesty and good value for money is the motto of Via’s, a coffee shop where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy some of the best coffee in town and good, wholesome food. You can find Via’s on the main street, where visitors can watch the locals, take in the culture and enjoy the rich heritage. 

    Phone 028 254 9190 or visit their website.

    Horse Riding with Asher Moses and Sons

    horse riding with asher moses and sons

    What better way to immerse yourself in Greyton’s beautiful scenery than with a fun activity for the whole family. Go for saddled or bareback horse rides with Asher Moses and his family in the Riviersonderend Mountains and valleys, or visit the Greyton Saturday Morning Market for horse-cart rides through the village. 

    Phone 082 872 7387/076 185 6784 or visit their website.

    Oak and Vigne Cafe

    lunch – oak and vigne cafe

    Slow down the pace at one of Greyton’s trendiest meeting places, the Oak and Vigne Café. Situated in a peaceful setting under majestic oak trees, they serve all-day breakfasts, al fresco lunches and have a wine cellar with all the best local selections. This warm and lively sandwich bar is the perfect place to meet your friends and eat good food. Have time to kill? Spend a lazy afternoon playing board games or catch the live sport next to the fireplace. 

    Phone 028 254 9037 or visit their website.

    Greyton Lodge

    accommodation – greyton lodge

    Relax in the midst of Greyton’s majestic scenery and experience personalised service and attention to detail in one of 16 luxurious rooms. This lodge offers a breakfast restaurant, wine lounge, library, a historic pool, and phenomenal views of Greyton. Wake up in the magnificent manor house, which dates back to the early twentieth century. 

    Phone 028 254 9800 or visit their website.

    Abbey Rose

    dinner – abbey rose

    Fill your belly with traditional South African food at Abbey Rose. Their passion, friendliness and good food have made them a steadfast part of the Greyton community and lifestyle. The restaurant offers a range of speciality South African dishes and locally sourced linefish. There is also a beautiful abbey behind the restaurant for weddings. 

    Phone 028 254 9470 or visit their website.

    Sunday – say goodbye

    Greyton Lodge Breakfast

    breakfast – greyton lodge

    Wake up to a fresh and organic breakfast, which can be enjoyed next to one of the historic fireplaces or on the garden veranda overlooking the Riviersonderend Mountains. Breakfast is served daily, just make sure to book in advance. 

    Phone 028 254 9800 or visit their website.

    Hungry Monk

    lunch – the hungry monk

    End your weekend on a high note with a truly international culinary adventure. The Hungry Monk is the first Anglo Indian/Polish restaurant and tapas bar in the world and earned a listing in EatOut's Top 500 in their first year of operation. Enjoy 10% off their unique menu with its Anglo-Indian specialities and Polish haute cuisine before heading home. 

    Phone 028 254 9680 or visit their website.

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