The Sun shines through on the Greyton Rose Festival 2019

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Miss Greyton Rose Festival 2019 and her 1st Princess.

The timing could not have been better with rain yesterday and rain tomorrow Greyton Rose Festival 2019 escaped by a hair! The festival was started again this year by a parade, headed by a fine old lady transporting the miss rosebuds. It was followed closely by miss Rose Fair and her first princess in the picture above.

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This fine old lady headed the parade and conveyed Miss Rose Bud and her two princess. It was piloted by its owner Hubertus Sauma Jeltsch from Vigne Lane.

The rain from yesterday has left Greyton spit and polished for all of todays activities. Gardens around town are open from 1000 – 1600 and there plenty of interested lookers.



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Greyton Land Rover News

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17th of October was the official book launch of The Landy Life. A book written by Greyton swallow, Martin Smithson, a well-known resident. The launch was held at 1854 Restaurant and was well supported by locals and visitors alike. The author was on hand to sign books and give everyone an outline of his extensive travels over the last 40 years.

The book is about his love for land rovers and considerable travels across Africa. If you have a get up and go anywhere appreciation of travel then this humorous book is for you. Valuable insights on the do’s and don’ts of travel across the continent can be gleamed from this informative and entertaining book.

If you are looking get hold of a copy in SA you can contact Morne on 082 929 0938 or if you are outside SA email the author



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Greyton Attack Update 19th of August 2019

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A suspect in the brutal attack of two Greyton residents made a brief appearance in the Caledon Magistrates court today. The attacks left both women hospitalized, one remains in a coma. It seems that these attacks have touched a nerve and caused a very strong response from all members of the community. Most protesters featured above traveled from Greyton to Caledon to make their feelings known.
The protesters mostly Greytonians, joined forces to protest against his bail application. The attacks took place at their own homes and both within a week. The accused attended court, but withdrew his bail application and will appear again on the 18th September 2019.   The protesters also gathered a petition which exceeded 4,500 signatures.  It obviously went viral, and touched so many.   Let’s hope it’s never needed again.
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Greyton takes a direct hit from a strong cold front.


Falling tree at the top of main road ended up in the dining room.

Last night just after 20h30 an intense weather phenomenon struck end of Main Road and lower Vlei Street. This single event was very short lived and very localized. It seems to have struck the area with all the subtlety of brick through your patio window. While the rest of Greyton received and good amount of mainly wind it was nowhere near the scale of the localized event.

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First contact, seems that this is where touch down first happened before moving to the main road.

Many trees were uprooted and several very old oaks were completely destroyed. Several properties were damaged in this extreme wind, but luckily no injuries were reported. Amongst the damage were several vehicles that had all their windows smashed by flying debris. Residents in the area reported that the direction seemed to come from ENE as opposed to the usual north westerly direction.


This is a roof sheet from the house in the next picture two houses away. Roof sheet is bent around the tree indicating very high speed of 100kmh.

TWK was on the scene at first light this morning with several teams to clear blocked roads. Ryn Alsman of Twk informed me that they had been busy most of the night clearing roads and structures before moving onto Greyton.


Tree down and roof damaged close to the site of touch down.


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Greyton Gun Club News for June.

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Phillip Howe and Guy Emslie keep an eagle eye on Robbie Emslie

After nearly two years of delay TWK has decided to renew the lease for the Greyton Gun club. With this renewal the club has been able to commit substantial resources to its revival and upkeep. For a start the property has been fenced to keep out stray animals that over the years have caused considerable damage and most of the old installations have been replaced under the watchful eye of Guy Emslie. Also, many thanks Gemma Downing for repairing the little af dakkie, vandals had damaged the side walls and this was replaced with corrugated iron. It is also prudent to mention that the club will also now be used by law enforcement for practice when not in use by the members.

The first shoot on the new instillation started promptly on the 1st of June 2019 in near perfect conditions. This was a member’s only shoot not open to guests or visitors so as to work out any problems in the new layouts. After a few minor adjustments the range was ready to go and shooting got underway. Most participants made a good start on the very technical range with unfortunately the middle stands being the undoing of many a good score. Members elected to have lunch on the range which made for a pleasant change. Only one round of 50 English Sporting was shot in the afternoon before the range was closed. Morning shooters we joined in the afternoon by Philip Howe of Industrial Cartridge and Douglas Legg who top scored on 37/50.

Of interest there will be a member’s invitation event held by Guy Emslie on the 10th of July at the family farm just outside Greyton. This only open to all paid up members. If you have not yet been notified please contact the Chairman for details. ‘H.Saurma-Jeltsch’

The next clay shoot will be on the 29th of July at 09h45. The competition with be Greyton DTL 50 and English Sporting 50. You may shoot each discipline 3 times with best score on each to count. Prizes will be awarded.

The Greyton Gun Club is a designated shotgun club specializing in Sporting and Trap shooting only. The Club was founded in 1998 by the late Christopher Sedgwick and employs three staff. The Club is located outside Greyton on the Road to Riviersonderend on what were the grounds of the Greyton Women’s Pistol Club. Recently Greyton Conservation and its partners have cleared the final area of alien vegetation. This has left the site quite bare, but once the felled trees are cleared planting will commence with indigenous replacements.


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Greyton Election Results 2019 National and Provincial.

Interested to see who was voting for whom. Here are the provisional results.

DA:   National / Provincial           749           783

ANC: National / Provincial             231          201

EFF:   National / Provincial             29          17

FF+: National / Provincial           27             17

ACDP: National / Provincial             24

COPE: National / Provincial             4                   4

GOOD: National / Provincial             13             13

ZACP: National / Provincial             5

ACO: National / Provincial           4                 3

ICOSA: National / Provincial       1

ASC: National / Provincial         2

AIC: National / Provincial         2

ATA: National / Provincial         1

UDM: National / Provincial             3                   2

IFP: National / Provincial         2                                    3

ACD: National / Provincial           1

ATM: National / Provincial           2                     3

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Voting in Greyton what a pleasure.

Voting in Greyton

Greyton has got to be one of the best spots in SA to vote. The polling station is located in the old Morvian Hall just adjacent the public library. There is easy parking but most people nearly always walk and the IEC officials have a smile. They are made up of many well know personalities from around town. Even the political parties stationed outside the voting area always seem to be in a festive mood much detached from their national leaders.

It is also worth mentioning that there almost never seems to be a que and even when there is a small one it is a great chance to chat and catch up. The polling station opened on time this morning and will remain open until 21h00 this evening. It will be interesting to see if the cooler weather and chance of rain has an affect on numbers.


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