If you want to get out of town for a few days, my favorite village (inland) is Greyton.
Its just under 2 hours drive from Cape Town and for me encompasses everything the perfect village should have. Fresh air, nestled at the foothills of a gorgeous mountain range, walks and hikes in a nature reserve, horses wondering around, beautiful, quaint cottages, the best roses in the Western Cape (the residents have an annual competition and pride themselves on outdoing each other with their gardens) cool coffee shops and quirky restaurants, a variety of beautiful accommodation and did i mention peace and quiet? :) Love it! (ps it gets very hot in Summer and very cold in Winter so Spring and Autumn are the best times to really enjoy Greyton)