Good Morning in Napier, South Africa.

Where we live

Sarah Blake in concert — Studio 98

Some pictures of yesterday’s concert of Sarah Blake at Studio98. We had such a great response of all who attended! Thank you!!!! (We also sold some of our works!!!) And yes; we had to disappoint many of you for (Covid) safety reasons. One advise for those: book immediately. This concert was virtually fully booked (paid […]

Sarah Blake in concert — Studio 98

A village in a village

(Napier Retirement Village)

Bird Houses

Wether she is 82 or 92 years old does not matter: as long as Willemine Liewes from Napier in South Africa can work in her workshop creating the most beautiful bird houses.

She sells them direct and via a book/curio shop along the main road in the village.

The Shark of Struisbaai

Struisbaai is partly a holiday village for the super rich South Africans who inhabit their houses for three weeks at the most every year during the festive season. You pass it on your way to the Southernmost Point of the African Continent in Cape Agulhas. Not much to see in Struisbaai except the harbour (with its stingrays) and some ugly architecture (but that is personal!). But there are some good restaurants that off value for money, especially when compared to prices in Cape Town. So there is something positive to say about Struisbaai.

And there is more; hardly any sand beach and that is fine for the collectors of shells and seaweeds. There is plenty of it. Look what we found:

New Life in the village

Blue Crane with chicks

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.

Latest news

 
“The popularity of Napier has increased dramatically during the past few years. Napier is now rated by the Tourism Board as the fourth most attractive village of the Western Cape after Montagu, Greyton and McGregor” – Overberg Info

Weekend Greetings from The Overberg

(Retrospective 2019)