Lockdown Tour in Napier

Napier is one of those small towns in South Africa one has to explore to find the hidden secrets. Except for some excellent eateries; stunning vistas in and around the village plus a few of the best wineries of South Africa (Yes: it’s true!!!) there are amongst others a craftsman who makes miniature working steam engines; a toy museum, a chess board maker; a military museum; potteries; a toy museum (the 92 yrs old owner still makes them) and a gallery. Some of these are only open ‘by appointment’ but if you ring the bell you can be sure of great hospitality. Oh … and there is amongst others also the largest sundial of South Africa and a ‘Voortrekkers Monument’ (ox wagon)….

A photo impression.

Breakfast in the Overberg (2 pictures)

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Today the last day ….

… of the six market days this week in Arniston. Grab the chance to buy your ‘last moment’ Christmas gift and great foods.

Donkey feeding in Baardskeerdersbos

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Eating Good Food Weekend Greetings from Stanford

New veggie patch

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New veggie patch.

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Cup of tea anyone?

Since recently YUM Eat Cafe sells and serves pure natural teas without artificial flavours and preservatives. Welcome to Stanford.Ytea3

Weekend Greetings from Stanford (Harvest)

Portrait of artist Vivienne McOnie and sunset with vintage Bedford milk-truck at the farm Elandsvalley; home of Stanford Harvest.

Stanford Harvest(s) at Sunset Market

Stanford Harvest is one of those unique establishments that combines (home produced) food with art and in the future also with mead pre-processed by a few million bees of their own bee hives. The premises, on the outskirts of the village, opened a few months ago. And word spreads. Promotion by word-of-mouth is the best some people say. And going to the people is also very important. And so Athol and Vivienne could be found on the Sunset Market yesterday which is organised on the Village Green every last Friday of the month between 6 and 8 PM. All fish cakes, bobotie portions and sweet corns (which were freshly harvest and prepared just before the market started) SOLD!!! Not a bad start for a ‘beginner’.

Weekend greetings from the coffee table in ….

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