With the relocation of the King Shaka airport, Greytown has become the gateway to the interior of KwaZulu-Natal.

Visitors to The Drakensberg, The Battlefields and The Midlands Meander can exit the airport out the back and find themselves off the beaten track in the real Africa within twenty minutes of the airport!

The route will take you through The Valley of a Thousand Hills, fertile sugar farms, into the rolling hills of timberland around Greytown and the through the magnificent scenery of The Tugela Basin, South Africa's largest river - and the distance is the same as through the dreadful Durban traffic and trucks on the N3.

Directions: Turn right to Tongaat as you exit the airport, right at R102, left at R614, right at Dalton, right at R33 to Greytown and then continue on R33 or take R74.



Home of the little elephant

The Jewel of Kwa-Zulu Natal!


Welcome to Greytown's online home and portal to the world wide web with a strong local flavour.......... We are updating this site all of the time so please come back regularly to see what has been added!!! ............ Please send us the history of your family, your house, your business, your school and we will preseve it here forever!!..........Please send us your contributions and suggestions!!..................Read more in the Greytown Gazette updated every Wed or Thursday.......

The Heart of the Midlands Remainder

Pasella in Greytown with Minki van der Westhuizen!

Greytown has got just about everything and you can see it all right here on this website.

This Homepage is a starting point with "headlines" as links to more in depth pages of local, national and international interest. There are also useful tools such as a google search, multi-purpose dictionary, currency converter, news feeds, and even a game or two making this page an ideal homepage for your internet browsing.



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Please send us details of your events to publish on our calendar. All school, church, club and community events will be published free of charge. Commercial events eg, half price specials at the supermarket, will attract a charge to be negotiated. The names in orange - or whatever that colour is - are birthday guys 'n gals so give them a call and wish them well. While you on a roll, send us any birthday dates not on the list.

If the calendar is not displaying fully or at all, please select one of the other options "Week", "Month" or "Agenda"



Click here to The Gazette

The Gazette is updated every Wednesday to keep you in touch with Greytown news. From time to time we may publish major news that cannot wait until the next publication. We may also publish stories that don't crack a nod in the Gazette.

Further down on this page we have links to national and international news.

If you cannot open the page, please e-mail us and tell us where you are and who your service provider is so that we can investigate.



Greytown has a wide range of accommodation including luxury lodges, guesthouses, B & Bs, chalets, camping and rustic sites all within less than an hour from Greytown.

Please visit the sites of our advertisers on this page or click here to see them all together.

If you still need more help then phone us on 072 418 4299 for assistance!!


The Greytown Country Club
Dedicated page for " The Nineteenth Hole" or "The Top Office"


Visiting Greytown?

Greytown has much to offer anyone wishing to visit for a day or more, all in close proximity. We are blessed with beautiful scenery varying from rolling hills, green trees and pastures, grasslands and thornveld. We have all sporting facilities, accommodation types, historical sites and monuments, a highly regarded museum, diverse cultures, hotsprings, game parks, a wide variety of birding habitats. All the information you need (and more) can be found on this site so browse around.
Click here for things to do
Click here for things to see
Click here for interactive google map of Greytown

Click here for driving directions to Greytown


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Lilani Hotsprings - an ideal weekend getaway - to book phone 072 515 6236. Click here for more info



Find the perfect match for you, click here!

Click here to take you to our Greytown Weather Page showing forecast based on data collected from Pannar's weather station and processed by experts in Norway. This gives Greytonians the most accurate forecast for our local conditions possible rather than looking at Pmb's weather then guessing what Greytown will be like.

Sights, Sites n' Action

Click here to see what Greytown has to offer its visitors. You will find a wide range of things to see and do to cater for most interests whether you are visiting us for a couple of hours or a couple of days!!

Click here for driving directions to Greytown

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Family Trees

Click here to take you to a fascinating look at a selection of old Greytown family trees - see who is related to whom and where everyone fits in!!

And click here to take you to a list of people that have passed on and at some stage in their lives had something to do with Greytown.

Please ask your family historian and genealogist to send us your family information to help build the history of our community.


Greytown is on The Battlefields Route, where you can see the battle sites & memorials recording the history of the clashes between the Zulus, the British and the Boers from Shaka's reign early in 1800 until the Bambatha Rebellion near Greytown in 1906



Streets, houses, businesses

Click here to see a google image of Greytown and surrounds with streets, houses and businesses pinpointed. Click here for an older version.

The details are far from complete and everyone is asked to contribute whatever information you have to help record the history of our town.



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The elepant is the official logo of this site and you will see elephants in various forms all over the site. Some of them are links to a place on the page you are on or they are links to another page.

The one above will bring you back to this home page whenever you click on it. The one below will take you to the top of this page. Try it and see!


So when you are browsing around, click on the ellies and see where they take you!



Quote of the Day


Click here for driving directions to Greytown

Quick Distances to Greytown

Jo'Burg- 500 km

Durban - 150 km

Bloem - 570 km

Cape Town - 1 600 km

Port Elizabeth - 1 230 km

Nelspruit - 550 km

East London - 670 km

Health Spas


What else is there?

This site has been built up over a number of years and it is packed with information - so much so that we can't even remember everything that is on it!. Try these links and explore!

List of birds seen in and around Greytown




School photos

Chronological history

District records

Some facts

Rolls of Honour



See who has visited us and show us where you are!

We have had nearly 300 000 recorded page visits to this site! - with 15 % of them from all over the globe making this site truly Greytown's international gateway! Click the link below to see where we have had visitors from!



Features we would like to work on and would appreciate your help!

Lilani Hotsprings
Shu Shu
Famous people
Michael Gagashe Zondi
Cassim Mahomed Lakhi
Louis Botha
Abdulla Ismail Kajee
Infamous people




E-mail us

Google map of Greytown

For all enquiries 072 418 4299

Where on EARTH is Greytown??! Right here

Greytown DotCoza earns commission from Kalahari.net, Netflorist and other online services on sales made by them to anyone using the links on this site to get to their sites. So please use the links if you are interested in buying from them. We would appreciate your support!!

Bosses Day. 16th October 2009. 


We need your help PLEASE!

The area around Greytown consists of a wide range of habitats and altitudes with a result that we are blessed with a rich FLORA and FAUNA. Please help us draw comprehensive lists.

Click here for mammal list

Click here for birdlist






Insurance for women


Recently released book detailing the history of the Adendorff family in South Africa. Lists all of the descendants of Michiel Joseph Adendorff and Aletta Henrietta Bredenkamp and packed with photos, military records and anecdotes. Written by Robin Adendorff & Tiny Christie. Soft cover R350.00, hard cover R500.00 + postage. Please e-mail admin@greytown.co.za



Links to useful calendars

Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg

Send us a link to your calendar



Online Reference
Dictionary, Encyclopedia & more
Look in: Dictionary & thesaurus
Medical Dictionary
Legal Dictionary
Financial Dictionary
Other languages:

Some links to local websites


Alib Art 

Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg 

Greytown Classic MTB Festival

Greytown Office Machines 


Link Seed  


Montello Safari Lodge

Nel & Stevens 


Wembley College

Wizzard Worms

(Please send us your link to be added here free of charge)

Links to Locals

Libby Churchill



Linda Drogemoller



Click on the names to see the derivation




Click Here for a Free No-Obligation Quote

Article of the Day


Greytown is part of The Amble


Some other towns and attractions in Kwazulu -Natal

Midlands Meander
The Sharks Rugby

Kwazulu - Natal


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Today's Birthday
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This Day in History
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The Google ads on this site are automatically placed and changed regularly. The way it works is best understood by way of an example. Say someone selling fishing tackle wants to advertise his site on the internet. He places his ad with Google and Google then crawls the internet looking for sites that have content related to fishing and automatically places his ad on appropriate sites e.g. those advertising fishing tours, boats, sea-side resorts and so on. As always, there are sometimes unintended outcomes... for example a religious site with the story of Jesus feeding the multitudes with four fish might attract a Google ad selling fishing tackle!

The host site where the ad appears (e.g. this site) gets a commision every time a visitor clicks on an ad and more commission if someone buys from the advertiser. We also get commission from google whenever anyone uses the google search function on this site. So again, please click on the links while browsing. We would appreciate your support!!

Below we have links to news being fed to this site from News24.co.za and other topical sites automatically 24/7!! You can therefore stay on this site and be sure that you stay abreast of news as it happens. It will save you from having to surf the net periodically to check whether the news site has been updated.
So, stay on this site to stay abreast!!

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The intention of this site is to put all information about Greytown - past, present and future - in one place easily accessible to all. We hope to provide useful and interesting information for residents, businesses, visitors, ex-Greytonians and all people maintaining or exploring their links to Greytown. We are completely content-orientated and so we ask you to excuse the lack of sophisticated web tools and graphics - although we are busy working on some exciting new features such as a chatroom for locals, blogs, facebook-type programmes for local orientation and others! Please will you help us build the site by sending us your contributions and ideas. The more content we have, the more useful and interesting it will be and so more people will use it and contribute and the more content we will have and the more useful and interesting it will get and the more..........! Please keep coming back to the site to see what has been added since your last visit.

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