My wife Yvonne during one of her workshops. It’s a creative workshop where people learn to make jewellery of beach findings as kelp, sea weed, shells, driftwood, etc.
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,
The latest addition to the ‘Single Pieces’ collection of Yvonne de Wit: ‘MOON-SCRAPER”.
This weekend on show at the Favourite Things Market at Gabrielskloof in Botrivier.
Made of Sterling Silver and naturally bonded earth from the Kalahari and Tankwa Karoo. All treasures of the South African Earth.
Model: Lucen Lucia (YES: Napier has got talent!!!)
This weekend 16 and 17 June is THE annual weekend that many from around go to Napier to enjoy the Napier Patatfees. Lots of things to do like MTB-races, Scarecrow competition, Marathon, Parade (a sort of carnival), markets and lots of food. Here some pictures of the past two editions.
Also worthwhile a visit is Private Gallery Napier on the main road 100 meters pass the church towards Bredasdorp. Usually open by appointment but during this weekend both days open between 9 and 5. That’s where you can buy budget friendly prints of Overberg landscapes or original design (and handmade) jewellery made of South African Sterling Silver combined with naturally bonded earth.