Weekend Greetings from The Overberg

(Retrospective 2019)

Creative Workshops in Napier

Most tourists only know Napier of landmark; the DR-Church, a magnificent building. They pass the village and stop only to make a picture of the church or go into one of the eateries. But there is sooo much more. Napier is a destination in its own right with not only artists but with a toy museum (by appointment) beautiful vistas (just take the time to explore the back roads); a miniature steam engine maker (with global export), a military museum, a pottery, the largest sundial in South Africa, a 90 yr old woman making bird dens for sale at ‘Greta’s Place’ along the main road (many collector’s items over there), etc. etc.

Since recently Stellar Lodge and Private Gallery Napier also offer three day workshops jewellery making, painting and photography for beginners (including light lunch etc.).

But what makes this village also an outstanding multi-day destination is that is centrally located in the Overberg with places as Gansbaai, Cape Agulhas, Hermanus, Arniston, Swellendam and Greyton within 1 hour drive. For an active affordable holiday think twice….

More info: greenc2 -at- me.com or +27 (0)60 712 4001 We can also mediate in finding the right accommodation,

Skipskop weekend greetings

Cheers

Handy woman

Willemine J Lieuwes in Napier may be an oldie but her bird dens are new. Daily you can find Willemine in her workshop with saw, hammer and what more. Last week she made some bird dens for pigeons. Her bird dens are featured at Greta’s Bookshop along the main road in Napier (towards Bredasdorp). Oh … and the photo at the top is one of the several trays she made for accommodations in the region.

Weekend Greetings from the Winemakers

It’s not in the known wine guide books but in Napier there are a bunch of people creating world class wines of grapes growing in Klein Karoo and Napier terroirs. Production of around 8000 bottles per year distributed on a global scale to collectors.

Napier Fire; the aftermath (Saturday morning)

Weekend Greetings from Napier

A brief impression of the village we live in