Napier Farm Stall for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’ meals

Napier Farm StallThe Napier Farm Stall has set the standard in Napier for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’, or as the English refer, a wholesome country meal.

Created by Ilze Vos in 1999, this farm stall has become an Overberg landmark . Travellers from all over the world stop here to experience the peaceful country setting, to watch the world go by under a cool vine-covered veranda, and savour hearty country fare you would not normally have at home. Ilze’s passion for unpretentious tasty fare has set her apart. Lovers of good food keep coming back for more. She turns the ordinary into extra-ordinary though careful selection of ingredients and experience.

The farm stall itself is filled with delightful farm visuals and goodies. Browsing requires time. Even going to the bathroom is an experience. For the road there are candies and homemade tarts, for the gourmet cooks there is truffle oil, for the health-orientated there are honey rye rusks. Plus plenty bottles of extra-ordinary jams and preserves, deli items and gifts. Heaven !!

For the young, and young at heart, there is a slide and hula hoops to expend the extra energy gained from the Farm stall’s mouth-watering selection of cakes. And Ilze does not skimp on helpings. You will be sated but wanting to come back for more.

Contact Ilze at the Farmstall on: 028 423 3440  or mobile 083 457 5027


Caution – photographers at work!

Many images at the Napier Patatfees were captured by Keith Murray, a professional photographer from Hermanus.

Keith at work in Napier - captured by Herman van Bon

Keith Murray at work in Napier – captured by Napier resident, Herman van Bon

Herman van Bon, another professional photographer and artist was able to capture Keith at work in Napier as he attended the Patatfees.
Many photographers have inspired, and will continue to inspire Keith Murray. Capturing a moment on a time-line always creates an everlasting memory, it is these memories that stay long after the moment has past.

Is there a perfect image? An image means many things to many people, and a single image may be interpreted in many ways.

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture, the photographer and the viewer” – Ansel Adams

“Photography is a visual language: its aim is to communicate something to another person. That something is in the voice of the person who made the photograph. The clearer the photographer’s intention, the more likely the viewer will understand the intent.”

Keith’s passion for Photography are: Architecture, Interior, Décor, Multimedia AV’s, Food, Product, Corporate, Studio & Location Portraiture, Functions, Events, Motor-sport, Landscapes/Seascapes

New look website – new energy – new opportunities!

Contact Gideon & Marné Joubert for information, they’re  available to chat with you about YOUR listing on the website


Gideon & Marné Joubert have given the a facelift! They have improved it to the extent that anyone can upload their own material to the website. And they can edit their own listings to suit their business and personality!

Included in the improved website is the ability to showcase your business or service AND AT THE SAME TIME run your social media campaigns too.

It even has the facility to allow you to place CLASSIFIED ADVERTS online.

Contact Gideon or Marné to get more information on how you can be part of this dynamic web presence:
Marné: 061 402 1951 or
Gideon: 079 117 5434 or

Since the launch of the website in 2005 has become THE website of reference for this region in the southernmost part of the Cape. It is widely regarded as the definitive online business directory and guide to the Overberg – one of the most divergent and inviting areas in South Africa. When the website was developed the excellent SEO (search engine optimisation) ensured that most searches on the internet brought listings to the top of the search engine pages. This has given the Overberg region more prominence than it ever had in the past.

Unleash your inner genius …

Greyton ArtJoin renowned Debbie Field  for a 2 ½ day course combining outdoor drawing work with follow-up processes and methodology turning on-site observations into paintings.

The emphasis is on expression through colour use rather than illustration.

No experience is needed. Space is limited so be quick to book.

Time:  09h00 – 16h00 Friday & Saturday
09h00 – 12h00 SundayCost: R2200 including 2 luncheons and daily coffee & teasVenue: Anglican Hall GreytonBooking: Detailed information and booking through Liesel Naude
cell. 083 680 9934

Goodbye Cowan Properties – Hello, Rawsons, new in Napier

Best 2Cowan Properties has been active and successful in the Real Estate market in Napier and the wider Overberg region for 12 years but the time has come for us, Pat & Neville Cowan, to hang up our SOLD signs and move on to another adventure.

We have made many friends in the rewarding times we’ve had in the lovely village of Napier. We have had so many laughs, fun and even some tears but the whole experience has been magic!

We thank all who have come into contact with us for enriching our lives during this period. We are officially passing our Real Estate business to Altia and Jacques de Lange who will be opening as Rawson Properties on the 1st February 2016 but we will be active and available to conclude existing transactions until then – or even to give advice or guidance on any property-related matters.  Rawson Letter of Introduction

Both of us are confident that Altia and Jacques will provide you with the service and expertise you have come to expect from us and we wish them well in their new venture in Napier – we are pleased to tell you that Rawsons will also be operating from our old premises (next to Gunners Diner) on the Main Road in Napier.

Our Gift Shop – the Cow-an-Bell will also continue to operate under Altia and Jacques’ hand in the same premises.

Thank you for being such an important part of our very pleasant time in Napier. We would love you to stay in touch with us – our email address is:

Yours in fun, laughter and property

Pat & Neville

Beautiful music comes to Napier!

OrchestraThe Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet will be hosted by Napier Retirement Village on Monday 12 October 2015 at 10.30 in the morning.

Come and join us for a cup of tea and refreshments and enjoy the concert of the Brass Quintet . The program will include popular  works for brass instruments  by composers such as  Gershwin and LeRoy Anderson.

The CPO Brass Quintet features David Thompson and Paul Chandler ( trumpet )

Caroline Prozesky ( horn ) Ryan van der Rheede ( trombone ) and Shaun Williams ( tuba )

Tickets are R40.00 per person ( including tea and refreshments ) and funds will be donated to Huis Klippedrift.

Tickets are available at Napier Retirement Village – contact Leslie at 028- 423 3502.


Nicola and Margie smallJoin us at one of our workshops this September, and learn the following techniques:

Preparation before painting
The Wash (‘limewash’ effect)
Professional Smooth finish
2-Colour Distressed finish
Old Antique Cracked look
Dry brushing
Basic stencilling
Using the Clear and Dark waxes

On the following dates:

Wed 3rd September, 09:00 – 12h30

Sat  13th September, 09:00 – 12h30

Wed 24th September, 09:00 – 12:30


They will be held at Garrett House Antiques and Collectibles – across the road from THE PLOUGH SHED in Dirkie Uys Street, HERMANUS

COST: R500 per person and includes all materials, paints, tea and cakes – and bring a small piece from home to paint at the end of the workshop.

Booking is essential – please call Carole at THE PLOUGH SHED 083 267 9432 to reserve your place.
Two lovely part time women now assisting Carole Harris at The Plough Shed:

Margie Parker on Mondays and Saturdays
Nicola Harris on Wednesdays
Both are trained to assist customers

Annie Sloan© paint technique workshops

Annie Sloan logoAnnie Sloan© Intro paint technique workshops for August:

16th at The Tuscany Coffee Shop in Dirkie Uys St, Gansbaai 9:00 – 12:30

Saturday 23rd at The Coffee Bean, Garrett House (across the road from The Plough Shed) in Dirkie Uys St, Hermanus 09:00 – 12:30

R500.00 per person (includes all paints, materials, coffee & cake) – please bring something small from home to paint at the end of the workshop (Credit Cards accepted)

Call Carole to book a place 083 267 9432  or email her at (NB PLEASE NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGED)

… there’s not much left …

Brass fittings

Brass fittings

So … we had a couple of “stoep sales” and in between a whole lot of other stuff went too. There are still a few items available:

  • Wooden “balke” or beams (ideal for chunky furniture or garden features)
  • Half drums (for braais)
  • Brass fittings
  • Large Wood worker’s vice (under bench mounting)
  • KWV 15 year old brandy
  • Some coffee table books
  • LIFE magazines – some GREAT stories and images
  • Selection of crockery and ornaments
  • Petrol Generator for R2800.00 (powerful enough to drive a hammer drill, angle grinder and lights all at the same time – has only been run for a total of ±10 hours!)
  • Wide Pine cornice lengths (profiled for decoration)Give us a call on 076 604 9221