Francolin Cottage – Greyton, South Africa

Posted on by Anouschka in Reviews, Travel Reviews


We recently spent a few nights in Greyton, one of my favourite places near Cape Town.


Turning left off the N2, you’ll find Greyton at the end of the R406 tar road, nestled in a hollow in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range.


This gorgeous village manages to maintain a quaint and natural feeling, while offering several excellent restaurants and gorgeous vintage shops and galleries.


There are lovely hikes in the nature reserve and along the rivers, and we also enjoyed strolling down the dirt roads checking out all the beautifully renovated and maintained cottages.


We stayed at Francolin Cottage, which sleeps four, and combines the romance of a peaceful riverside cottage with all the amenities you might need.


Main Bedroom


Upstairs loft bedroom


Yes, a river does actually run through it


Garden with bench and weber braai under a massive oak tree

decor flowers front

It was raining for the first few days, so we couldn’t enjoy the beautiful garden much, but on a sunny day, sitting under the shade of the oak tree would be obligatory.


We spent our time playing board games in front of the fireplace, nipping out for walks once the rain stopped, indulging in delicious food at several of the restaurants, and browsing the shops and galleries. 


We enjoyed an evening of local music at the EcoLodge, and even popped out to Caledon to relax in the warm water springs for a couple of hours.


There’s definitely something for everyone in Greyton. Whether you want to hike, browse the shops or quietly play boardgames, you’re bound to fall in love with Greyton.


For more info contact Greyton Tourism

About Anouschka

Anouschka is a full time mom and part time Spa addict and pamper fanatic. After taking a 'mommy break' from working in the advertising industry, she started managing facebook fanpages for businesses and fell in love with social media. She divides her time writing for PamperMeNow!, managing the ‘ILoveBeingPampered’ fanpage, and running after her two young boys, with a little bit of Spa action in between.

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