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Don't forget to pop into Cape Agulhas Tourism's Napier's office which is now being hosted by Napier Properties on the Bredasdorp side of town. There you can have a chat to Derek or Linda about where to stay, where to eat, what to do, what to see, and, even better, which property to buy.

  • Want more info? Xplorio Napier offers a comprehensive online gateway to Napier. You'll find information, business, travel and a whole lot more at www.xplorio.com/napier/

  • Cape Agulhas Tourism's main office is in Bredasdorp, just 17km from Napier, and there's also an office at Cape Agulhas lighthouse, which you'll pass on your way to visit the southernmost point of Africa. You'll find all this and more about the Cape Agulhas region at www.xplorio.com/en/regions/cape-agulhas/

  • Another useful website with news and info on the Overberg in general and Napier in particular is www.theoverberg.com

  • Here's a useful source of inspiration "born to celebrate this beautiful part of the world through photography and positive news/events/places to stay": http://www.facebook.com/Napier.Overberg
  • There were numerous galleries and arts and craft shops in Napier, but sadly two of them have closed.  Oh My, alongside the El Gallo tapas restaurant and just 200 metres or so from Driftwood and Gumtree Cottages, has a fascinating array of paintings by dozens of regional artists, including local artist Linda Reyburn, and sculptures, crafts and other items. 

  • If you'd like to see more of Linda's work (www.lindareyburnart.co.za) there are paintings in her High Street home/studio (viewing by appointment - call 028 423 3805 or 076 564 8235). You'll also find prints at the Cow 'n Bell next to Gunner's Mess 100m up the street (they have a wide selection of gifts too), and Vindigo (originals), on the edge of town, where you'll be able to stock up your cellar with a superb variety of local wines. Heading for Cape Agulhas? You'll find more of Linda's paintings at Southern Wright Gallery in L'Agulhas.

  • Back in Napier, interesting places with arts, crafts and antiques include:
    The Cow 'n Bell, next to Gunner's Mess restaurant, for gifts and useful items.
    My Skat for restored furniture and gifts.
    Napier Antiques for well-priced gems of the past.
    The Blue Door, for second hand items and furniture, in High Street no far from the church.
    All Sorts for militaria, home-made chess sets and more.
    Hero Stained Glass, main road.
    Nobuntu hand painted candles and ceramics.
    Vindigo for wines, art and gifts (Bredasdorp side of the village).
    Greta's Place for books, art, bric-a-brac and memorabilia (past Vindigo).

    On the eating and drinking front, there is plenty to choose from.

  • Restaurants, pubs and cafes:
    The Fox (under new management): Dylan 0845968881/0284233038.
    El Gallo tapas restaurant, next to Oh My! arts and crafts.
    Pascal's Country Kitchen: 028 423 3146
    Suntouched Inn: 028 423 3131
    Gunner's Mess: 028 423 3890
    Napier Country Hotel: 083 658 8128
    Farm Stall and Restaurant: 028 423 3440
    Red Windmill Restaurant and Nursery: 082 462 8269
    Moerse Restaurant Plaasstaal & Nursery: 028 423 3334
    Moncriefs, behind the old Renessance restaurant, past Vindigos.
    Don't feel like eating out? Meals4U: Marlene 082 347 4805.

    Sadly our very own Napier Brewerey has closed, but fortunately Fraser's Folly micro-brewery in Struisbaai is supplying its great beers and stouts to Vindigo in Napier. Or if you're in Struisbaai you'll be able to sample them at the Pelican restaurant on the harbour front, or buy them at the Kleindrankwinkel around the back of the OK supermarket centre.

  • Nurseries in and around Napier:
    Red Windmill Nursery and Restaurant, which also has a labyrinth, vintage clothing, and an array of interesting gifts: Dee and Neal, 082 462 8269.
    Foyles Herbs and Spices: Sarah, 028 423 3358.
    Moerse Plaasstaal & Nursery: Etienne, 028 423 3334.
     
  • Some random links (there are so many) for things to do and places to visit around Napier:
    Sugarbush Sugarsticks, main road, next to Napier Antiques.
    Extreme Paintball: 028 423 3069
    Halfaampieskraal, a popular wedding and functions venue:
    http://www.kraal.biz/

  • On the practical side, Napier has just about anything you might need - OK supermarket, mini-markets, fresh bread, pies, milk and veges, wine shop, bottle store, optician, doctor - you name it - and if there's anything you might still require, Bredasdorp is only 10 minutes' drive away  

    Moving further afield:

  • The Overberg wine route:
    JD Wines: Jean Daniel, 028 423 3724, jdwines@worldonline.co.za
    Quoin Rock: www.quoinrock.com
    The Berrio: wine@theberrio.co.za
    Strandveld: www.strandveld.co.za
    Zoetendal: info@zoetendal.co.za
    Black Oystercatcher: www.blackoystercatcher.co.za
    Hidden Valley: sales@hiddenvalleywines.com
    or just pop into Napier's Vindigo Wine and Art for expert advice
    and excellent prices: Graham and Maria, 028 423  3069.

  • In Bredasdorp, the Shipwreck Museum, Kapula Candles, and the Lifestyle Centre down near the silos are worth a visit. And don't miss Intshiba crafts.

  • The Hermanus Whale Festival takes place in October every year. More information on whale watching and shark-cage diving at Hermanus Tourism:
    http://www.hermanustourism.info/
  • Fancy some boat-based whale watching in the Hermanus/De Kelders area?
    Take a trip on Ivanhoe: 
    http://www.whaleviewing.co.za/
  • Looking for accommodation in other areas? Try these websites
    www.budget-getaways.co.za
    www.sa-venues.com
    www.safarinow.com
    www.petfriendly.co.za

    Last but not least, the weather in Napier/Bredasdorp:
    http://www.southafricanweather.co.za/aat/?Detailedweather=77040

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