Snooze you lose! There’s another next year … Greyton Rose Fair

Greyton Rose FairAhh the Greyton Rose Fair… full of pungent smells, delicious food and friendly people. celebrating 25 years this passed weekend of the 29th -30th October 2016, if you missed it this year be sure to make a stop by this beautiful town next time round! With lineup Programmes like, the Rose Show,  opening parade and the open gardens there were plenty of things to do and see at this time of the year.

Don’t forget the outstanding Greyton market that is held every weekend. Goods at the market range from 2nd hand books to breakfast stands, plants to accessorize your garden and veggie patch, odds and ends and much, much more…


New look website – new energy – new opportunities!

Contact Gideon & Marné Joubert for information, they’re  available to chat with you about YOUR listing on the website


Gideon & Marné Joubert have given the a facelift! They have improved it to the extent that anyone can upload their own material to the website. And they can edit their own listings to suit their business and personality!

Included in the improved website is the ability to showcase your business or service AND AT THE SAME TIME run your social media campaigns too.

It even has the facility to allow you to place CLASSIFIED ADVERTS online.

Contact Gideon or Marné to get more information on how you can be part of this dynamic web presence:
Marné: 061 402 1951 or
Gideon: 079 117 5434 or

Since the launch of the website in 2005 has become THE website of reference for this region in the southernmost part of the Cape. It is widely regarded as the definitive online business directory and guide to the Overberg – one of the most divergent and inviting areas in South Africa. When the website was developed the excellent SEO (search engine optimisation) ensured that most searches on the internet brought listings to the top of the search engine pages. This has given the Overberg region more prominence than it ever had in the past.

Unleash your inner genius …

Greyton ArtJoin renowned Debbie Field  for a 2 ½ day course combining outdoor drawing work with follow-up processes and methodology turning on-site observations into paintings.

The emphasis is on expression through colour use rather than illustration.

No experience is needed. Space is limited so be quick to book.

Time:  09h00 – 16h00 Friday & Saturday
09h00 – 12h00 SundayCost: R2200 including 2 luncheons and daily coffee & teasVenue: Anglican Hall GreytonBooking: Detailed information and booking through Liesel Naude
cell. 083 680 9934

Lismore Wine Tastings for the benefit of Greyton House Village School

LismoreFriday 16 May 6:00-8:00pm  …… and also on Saturday 17 May 5:00-7:00

For four years running, Lismore Estate Vineyards has hosted a series of tasting events that have been full of scenic beauty, fun and delicious wine.  All for the benefit of Greyton House!

Lismore will present its internationally recognized wines with new releases of the Viognier and Syrah.

On the Lismore Veranda at sundown, a beautiful setting with interesting people. What a great way to spend a Friday/Saturday evening!

Light snacks will be served along with a tutored tasting.

Greyton owl croppedThe charge of R100.00 goes directly to Greyton House and 15% of all sales generated from the evening will go the school as well.

2 evenings have been set aside with a maximum of 16 people.  Booking and pre-payment is essential.  More dates will be added on demand.

Contact Sally Harris, Greyton House School 028 254 9260

Please note, if you would like to put together a private group of family or friends (10-16 people) with the same premise to benefit Greyton House, please contact Samantha to reserve a time and date.

Samantha G. O’Keefe
Director, Winemaker
Lismore Estate Vineyards (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 76, Greyton 7233 South Africa
(082)343-7913  phone/ samantha.okeefe  skype

Classics for all – full programme!

Classics for allEleven concerts will be performed in the historic churches of Greyton and Genadendal, as well as in smaller venues in these two neighbouring villages. The focus of the festival is on classical music concerts, but there will also be workshops, a concert for children, art exhibitions, wine tastings and various food events.

Full programme: CLICK HERE

Tickets are available from Computicket Online or satellite Computicket Office at Greyton Information Bureau, except where indicated with an asterisk.

More information at or
Tel 028 254 9586 or email

Overberg Events …

EventsCollageThere are a host of upcoming events in the Overberg … from the Business4Women … the Zoetendal Akademie activities in Cape Agulhas … wine tasting in Hermanus … the Greyton House Art & Wine Auction in Greyton to the start of the Napier 175 Festival activities and the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 10th …

… and don’t forget the Classical Gems concert at the Red Windmill on Saturday 9th and then also on the 16th …

Did you know about Greyton House?

Greyton owl croppedThe school creates “A Childhood to Remember” in a wholesome and secure country environment, encouraging innovation and creativity, both in learning opportunities and in the development of the children. An impromptu, open-air science laboratory or a practical lesson about alien vegetation or rivers, or a clamber up the gorge, are all within a few minutes’ walk of the school.

Education at Greyton House strives to build confident, respectful and enriched children who are academically and socially equipped to face the challenges of a wider world. We provide a caring environment where each child’s unique potential is unlocked and celebrated.

The school offers a fully representative curriculum presented by highly competent, experienced and dedicated teachers.

Greyton is known as the “jewel of the Overberg” and no wonder: apart from the exquisite setting, it must be one of the few places where parents can safely allow their children the freedom to cycle to friends, walk to school, skip down to the café and fish in the river.

We agree with Nelson Mandela, who used the quote: “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Please share this information – it could change a life for the better!

Cruising through the Overberg …

Greyton House entranceI’m looking forward to a productive day … cruising through the beautiful Overberg to the village of Greyton to visit Monique & Bev at Greyton Estates … then on to the Greyton House Village School (the independent, co-educational English medium school, catering for children from Grades 00–9) to chat for a while … then meeting Melody who has the lovely Three Willows.

Caledon will see me exploring the premises for the new Wimpy that will be opening soon. I might even have time for a few “snaps” along the way …

Save the date … Mime – voir – couture

Enjoy a feast of top designer fashion and mime in the company of your favourite
celebrities while relaxing under the oak trees on one of the oldest farms in the country,
the Oaks Estate, about 10kms from Greyton, on Saturday 13 April 2013.

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to view the designs of Charlene Sauerman and
many other top designers such as Kobus Dippenaar, Craig Port and others, at the Mime
Voir Couture on 13 April 2013 in Greyton.
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Celebrity models include Dieter Voigt and Vicki Davis, presenters of Pasella on SABC2,
Ewan Strydom and Leigh-Anne Williams, presenters of Expresso on SABC3, Miss
South Africa 2009 Nicole Flint, top model Amanda de Waal, actor Ty Keogh, currently
seen in “The Wild” on MNet, paralympian Achmat Hassiem, shark attack survivor, to
name but a few

Mime Voir Couture is being organised by Coenie V Promotions and features Charlene
Sauerman, an esteemed and established couture bridal designer in South Africa, and
“Leigh The Mime” a professional mime artist who has been performing locally and
abroad since 1997.

The beneficiary of the 2013 event is Ark SA, a Not for Profit Company established
to encourage Acts of Random Kindness. However, Ark SA prefers to be seen as
amovement …. A throwback to a time when society used to be concerned with the
wellbeing of their neighbours!

Their quest is to move across South Africa, encouraging goodness through Acts of
Random Kindness – one person at a time. The idea is simple : “perform one Act of
Random Kindness (an Arkº) every time one of our projects is activated.” Ark SA works
with individuals and corporates to make a difference in the communities in which it

The proceeds of this gala event will go towards building the very first Ark SA multi-
purpose centre in Greyton to service a community torn in half by poverty, split into the
do-gooders and the wrongdoers. This centre will house a crèche, youth centre, sporting
facility, library, reading room, coffee shop and a much needed skills development

Tickets cost R300 per person to attend this fabulous gala event which includes a
5 course dinner, mime and fashion show, live music, etc. and are available from

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For more information:
Cell : 082 576 2160

A busy weekend with GREAT choices coming up …

All over the Overberg there are things to do and see that will suit all tastes! For those who celebrate St Patrick’s Day – visit THE FOX on Sunday (booking is recommended) … or for those who love running or walking through the vineyards, make your way to HIGHLANDS ROAD ESTATE for the next in the TSiBA New Balance series of events … or you could meander your way around the SWELLENDAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW from today until Saturday.

… or support a worthy cause and help with this FUNDRAISER near GANSBAAI – listen to Anton Goosen, Piet Botha, Gian Groen, Akkedisse, Matt Hurter and Matt Human and others entertain you … (only R100 pp)

For the Elvis fans – make your way to Greyton to revel in an amazing TRIBUTE ACT at the DRC Hall …

Don’t forget to make a note to keep the PATATFEES WEEKEND free for your Napier visit!

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