Greyton EcoLodge offers affordable accommodation in the heart of one of South Africa’s most beautiful villages. The EcoLodge is situated on the edge of a nature reserve in the foothills of the Riviersonderend Mountains. The Greyton Nature Reserve (It is officially known as Greyton Natuurpark) was established by Professor Brian Rycroft on 13 May 1977. At the time he was Director of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The reserve is 2,200 hectares in extent and is the third largest Nature Reserve in the Cape it contains a series of rugged mountain slopes and incredible paths set within magnificent fynbos and wildflowers (in spring). It has never been properly explored and according to Professor Rycroft, contains plants that have not been seen since they were described by Burchell in 1812.


 

Lodge Overview


 

We at Greyton EcoLodge extend a warm welcome to backpackers, mountain bikers, schools, church and other groups, families, friends, and individual guests wishing to enjoy all that our village and area has to offer. Come and visit our main attractions:

  • Unspoilt nature reserve with pristine fynbos
  • Historic Genadendal, home of South Africa’s first Mission Station, primary school, printing press and teacher training college
  • Family owned shops, restaurants, art and craft galleries along the oak lined streets of Greyton
  • Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, dog walking trails and rivers to swim in
  • Full facilities in Greyton village including small friendly supermarkets, petrol station, post office, pharmacy and doctors’ surgery

We also welcome yoga, meditation and spiritual groups seeking basic but comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting amidst nature at its finest.


 

Environmental Education
For schools, eco-tourists, corporates and government agencies.

We are extending the hostel’s facilities to offer a full programme of eco-activities that include:

  • Leadership games and courses for all ages
  • Guided educational hikes including fynbos, medicinal herbs and the night sky
  • Nutrition – healthy eating and cooking
  • Reduce Reuse Recycle at school, at work, at home, in your community
  • Humane Education – including care of pets, working animals and wild animals
  • Horse riding and carriage driving
  • Environmental awareness and mindfulness
  • Organic farming, permaculture, biodynamics, worm farms and composting
  • Setting up a Transition Town