Greyton EcoLodge

Greyton EcoLodge offers affordable backpackers accommodation in the heart of one of South Africa’s most beautiful villages.

The building has 8 dormitories sleeping between 6 and 8 people with showers and toilets. There is a separate wing comprising 6 double/twin rooms and separate bath/shower/toilet facilities as well as a little kitchen. All linen is provided but guests must bring their own towels. There is a communal dining area and lounge with fireplace. Lovely communal country style kitchen with a large agar stove to keep cosy in winter. Large outdoor area with braai facilities and an organic vegetable garden where guests can help themselves to whatever is available.

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.