Greyton is a small village set high in the Riversonderend Mountains, South Africa. Just under two hours from Cape Town, Greyton's market manages to seamlessly combine the essential with the creative so this is a living, breathing market where locals shop and meet, not a tourist pastiche. Expect a wide range of really high quality country fare, particularly lemon-based products the region is famous for, but also great cheeses, labneh, soups and so on.
Not visiting on a Saturday? Fear not, as most of the stall holders are local to Greyton and in many cases have an open door policy to their business premises: check with Greyton Tourism on Main Road. www.greytontourism.com/activity/saturday-morning-market/
If all the food at the market isn't enough, we'd recommend eating at Abbey Rose. As one reviewer put it, Abbey Rose is 'romantic without being austere' and that neatly sums up Anita and Andre's perennially popular (that's 20 years popular) rural but sophisticated dining philosophy.The focus here is on the garden as the main dining area so try to eat there if you can. Their one-page website does two things: give you a glimpse of their seriously consistent 'excellent' TripAdvisor reviews and names their dishes. That's it – and what more do you need to know? www.abbeyrose.co.za