Napier is a quaint, characterful village in the Overberg region, an easy, scenic drive of less than two hours from Cape Town. Tucked into a green valley and retaining much of the original architecture, the village has a distinct charm.
Napier lies at the bottom of the Soetmuisberg and is surrounded by rolling wheat and barley fields. Established in 1838, this beautiful little town still contains much of its old world charm, and is fast gaining a reputation as an artist’ community, playing host to numerous cultural events. Named after the governor of the Cape at the time, Sir George Napier, Napier’s main crafters were historically blacksmiths.
Brewed naturally on the outskirts of the village, Napier beer has become firmly established as a favourite of locals and visitors alike and is most certainly a case of where 'local is lekker'.
There are presently five eateries in the town (and plans for more). Napier Farmstall – renowned for its picturesque setting and great food. The Fox, with true British pub-style home-cooking. Pascal’s, a welcoming cosy bistro experience, Gunners Lodge, which has a memorable balcony overlooking the rural valley and The Sundance should a pizza or pasta be your thing.
A toy museum and a military museum where one can watch the owner mould toy soldiers. A magical Fairy Shop for the little girl in you. Napier Antiques and Greta’s Place for Bric ‘n Brac are also well worth browsing. The Dutch Reformed Church has rather unusual architecture, built in the form of a Greek cross with teak interior and a beautiful pipe organ.
Other activities comprise horse riding, hiking (Grootberg Trail) and tractor rides. South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, can be seen in the area. Walks in the surrounding hills promise fynbos delights and sweeping panoramas. Round off the day, a drive to Struisbaai for Calamari Strips and Chips as the sun sets.
Areas near to Napier
Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,
With great pride, Napier opened its doors to Agulhas School of skills in 2010.
Napier consist of small local shop including art galleries and country kitchens. OK Mini Market is there for all your everyday needs.
Locally medical care is available. Hospitals and all other healthcare facilities are only 15km away in Bredasdorp.
Napier is situated in the Cape Agulhas Region with easy access to the seaside villages of Arniston/Waenhuiskrans, Struisbaai and L´Agulhas.
For example Camps Bay or Mauritius