Snooze you lose! There’s another next year … Greyton Rose Fair

Greyton Rose FairAhh the Greyton Rose Fair… full of pungent smells, delicious food and friendly people. celebrating 25 years this passed weekend of the 29th -30th October 2016, if you missed it this year be sure to make a stop by this beautiful town next time round! With lineup Programmes like, the Rose Show,  opening parade and the open gardens there were plenty of things to do and see at this time of the year.

Don’t forget the outstanding Greyton market that is held every weekend. Goods at the market range from 2nd hand books to breakfast stands, plants to accessorize your garden and veggie patch, odds and ends and much, much more…


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.

Read the DORP-LIFE online …

Dorp Life logo newThe July issue of the Dorp-Life is now online … please read it HERE in full colour and pass this link on to those who you know who may be interested in discovering more about the people, events and “goings-on” in the Overberg!

Potjiekos Competition after the Half-marathon …

UntitledAfter the excitement (and maybe exhaustion) of the Napier Half-Marathon and the MTB Race and after shopping at all the great stalletjies, pop along to the Napier Hotel for the Competition?

You can enter – or you can be an encouraging spectator! There’ll be music and fun and judging will be at 16h30 with a great PRIZE-GIVING at 17h30 …

OR … you could just go to watch the Springboks vs Wales on the big-screen TV’s!

An appeal to attend a planning meeting …

Patatfees Collage
This in from Mark Smith … “Help all Napierians – This is a shout out to request support PLEASE!”

Patatfees 2014 is happening over the long weekend 13-16 June!

All welcome when we meet next Thursday (8th May) at the Tourism office @ 6pm.

We need all hands on deck to create:
Patat kompetisie.
Decorate the main road.
Hand out leaflets to visitors.
Put up signage.
Bring energy and maybe some snax….if you ain’t there you won’t know what is happening.

Contact Mark for more information: 084 277 7011

Classics for all – full programme!

Classics for allEleven concerts will be performed in the historic churches of Greyton and Genadendal, as well as in smaller venues in these two neighbouring villages. The focus of the festival is on classical music concerts, but there will also be workshops, a concert for children, art exhibitions, wine tastings and various food events.

Full programme: CLICK HERE

Tickets are available from Computicket Online or satellite Computicket Office at Greyton Information Bureau, except where indicated with an asterisk.

More information at or
Tel 028 254 9586 or email

Napier Patatfees 2014 ~ you’re invited to participate!

100_2957All interested parties are invited to get involved with the Napier Patatfees 2014 

You are invited to participate in the planning of the Napier Patatfees 2014

Where: The Napier Country Hotel

When: 27 February 2014

Time: 18:00

Your input would be hugely appreciated.

Like the Blues? … then head for Kleinmond!

Big Blues Festival 2014
BIG Blues Music Festival Kleinmond – Two days of Prima Blues Artists… at the Sea!Tickets:
Weekend Ticket R200
Day Tickets – Fri 28 Feb, Sat 1 Mar at gate R100
(Kids under 12 enter free when accompanied by an adult)


Direct from office:
Protea Centre, Shop 1, Main Road, Kleinmond.

Contact BBMF:
Ph +27 (0)28 271 5657
Fax +27 (0)28 271 4742

See for accommodation options

Buddy Bus & Tuk-Tuk Routes Map –

Line Up:

Friday 28 February

1 17:30 Kevin Floyd Band
2 18:30 Gerald Clark & Luna Paige
3 19:30 Tribal Echo Band
4 20:30 Valiant Swart Band
6 22:30 The Boulevard Blues
7 23:30 Piet Botha & Akkedis Band

Saturday 1 March

8 12:00 The Parlor Vinyls
9 13:00 Johnny & The Bomb Band
10 14:00 Ann Jangle Band
11 15:00 In the Deep End
12 16:00 Ballistic Blues
13 17:00 The Blues Broers
14 18:00 Richard Pryor’s Pebbleman
15 19:00 Charlie King Band –
16 20:30 Dan Patlansky
17 21:30 Natasha Meister Band
18 22:30 Albert Frost Trio
19 23:30 Gerald Clark

Artist info:

***** Enjoy Responsibly! *****

Don’t miss the Swellendam Fly-in … (there aren’t any others)

Swellendam Fly inSeeing as the SADF and the AFB Overberg apparently aren’t bothering to hold their “annual fly-in” this year – all the more reason to plan a visit to Swellendam from the 28th to the 1st March.

The Swellengrebel Flying Club will host its very popular Fly-In from 28 February to 2 March in conjunction with Prosperian Capital at the Swellendam Airfield later in the month.

The Fly In, the first of its kind on the annual aviation calender, has become very popular with aviation aficionados and the general public, due to the wide variety of entertainment provided by the organisers. This year they have struck a deal with a Breede River winery to get involved and hope to include the arts society of Swellendam in the line-up over the weekend.

The first guests will fly and drive in on Friday afternoon, 28 February. Zulu Overland, who has provided tented accommodation and food over the past few years, will again cater for the hungry and tired, with more up-market accommodation available through Swellendam Tourism.

The organisers expect many more planes flying in on Saturday 1 March. Last year the club hosted a variety of modern and classic planes and helicopters with a combined value of millions of Rands. The planes are a spectacular sight when they set off for a flying breakfast at nearby De Hoop Estate later on during the morning.

Non-flying guests have the opportunity to visit the many attractions in and around Swellendam, and to go on pleasure cruises on the Buffeljagsdam, with non-stop food and drinks available during the day at the airfield.

The festivities are concluded with a music festival at the clubhouse during the evening, with a number of local and Cape Town based bands performing.

Swellendam Flying Club will bid their guests goodbye after a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning. More details HERE