Napier – a retreat amongst the fynbos, wheat and barley


A trip through the Overberg isn’t complete without visiting Napier.  After trips to Stanford, McGregor and Greyton, I assumed I’d maxed out on the Overberg’s country charm and quaintness, but Napier surprised me.

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Serving the surrounding undulating farmlands and mountains, the town is wedged between Bredasdorp and Caledon and is filled with country eateries, art galleries and shops selling crafts, along with wine tastings.  In summer you can’t miss the purple haze of Jacaranda trees in flower.

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The Napier Farm Stall is well worth a visit.

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And of course the Moerse Restaurant and Farm Stall which is legendary.

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On the road out of town you’ll find The Red Windmill.

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Like most Platteland country towns, the church dominates the town centre.  In this case the Dutch Reformed Church towers over the houses along the main street, while in what seemed to be the rectory across the road, a stern looking bullterrier kept a watchful eye.

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And then it was back on the open road to Bredasdorp. 

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2 thoughts on “Napier – a retreat amongst the fynbos, wheat and barley

  1. Your posts are inspiring me to return to the Cape and explore these lovely towns, Karen. And I just adore jacaranda trees in blossom – first saw them in Pretoria I think. A very long time ago. I love that farm stall 🙂
    Jude xx

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    • You really can get lost in these places Jude. I had a wonderful time, but my favourite has yet to come and it’s far simpler than any of the others. Watch this space. Oh, you’d better start planning your next trip to the Cape then 🙂 xxx

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