The land we live on has an enormous variety of soils. Not only classified as clay, loam or sand, etcetera or sized in categories from 10-30 mu onwards. Have you ever looked at the diversity of colours? Yvonne de Wit has a stock of hundreds of different soils, all cleaned of organic material and graded […]Very Down to Earth — Studio 98
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….
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After an extensive tour in Europe with amongst others an ‘acte de presence’ at the Biennale in Venice the Mad Hatter will perform today and tomorrow in the auditorium of the School of Skills in Napier.
This weekend (Saturday and Sunday 19-20 March and each day between 10AM and 5AM) art of numerous local professional artists and guest artists (like Yvonne de Wit) are on display at diverse locations in Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.
But besides for art there is more to see in this small village tucked away in a valley somewhere between Bredasdorp/Napier and Gansbaai/Franskraal. A stroll between the diverse artist houses gives the visitor sometimes the impression that the BBossers live and work in a different time period. Park you car somewhere, walk and see.
Traveling off the beaten track leads to discoveries. Take for example ‘Marie’ in Church Street in Gansbaai. It’s a kind of gift/art shop in a road parallel to the main road that leads to the whale watching and shark diving boats. Although it does not look like it on the outside; inside has a lot of original surprises many similar shops in the big city (Cape Town for example) can only dream of. Oh … and Marie loves her nails so she also does ‘nail care’.