Ahh 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…
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 theoverberg.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Gideon: 079 117 5434 or email@example.com
Since the launch of the website in 2005 theoverberg.com has become THEwebsite 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 theoverberg.com listings to the top of the search engine pages. This has given the Overberg region more prominence than it ever had in the past.
Come Join Us at harvest time in the Cape Winelands, hiking The Whale Trailall while improving your photography skills!
Stanford (Image theoverberg.com)
11-14 February 2016 The Cape Winelands 4-day tour If you can’t come for all four days – join us for 24 or 48 hours in Tulbagh, Robertson or Franschhoek! R1250.00 per person for 24-hours for photography instruction – pay for your own travel and meals – book your own accommodation. The Winelands are full and incredibly beautiful at the moment. Its harvest time and there is plenty going on! We will do portrait photography on the grape pickers, still life photography on the many scenes that present themselves during harvest time, architectural photography on the old Cape Dutch buildings, landscape photography, low-light photography in cellars – and so much more!
Come Join in the fun while we share our knowledge and experience!
29 April – 3 May 2016 (includes 1 May which is a public holiday) The Whale Trail 6-day hike – There is nothing quite as thrilling as hiking through the De Hoop Nature Reserve while taking photographs and knowing that every day only 12 people have the opportunity to be there.
This is a rare and unique experience that should not be missed.
We take care of everything including transport, meals, cartage of bags. You just need to bring your personal effects, camera gear and lunch time snacks.
Non-photographers welcome too. Limited space – early booking is advisable.For more details and bookings – simply click on this link http://thephotowalkers.com/whale-trail-29-april-2016/
Wayne Bolton of One Land Love It and a SANParks Honorary Ranger leaves Aghulas National Park and the Southernmost Tip of Africa for Bontebok National Park on the 28th January 2016 – this will be his 14th SANParks National Park in his epic cycle of 6000kms. He then heads into the Eastern Cape and continues towards Wilderness National Park, followed by Karoo National Park, Camdeboo National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park and then the finale at his home park of Addo Elephant National Park.
He completes his expedition creating awareness of the plight of the rhino and the significant role that SANParks plays in protecting the integrity of our natural heritage in Addo on the 13th February 2016. Here he will be met by his fellow SANParks Honorary Rangers and the staff of Addo along with Kingsley Holgate who will be part of the group welcoming him home.
Wayne hopes to have inspired ordinary South Africans to consider their talents and resources and to make a difference to conservation in whatever way that they can. The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the extra we put in and we can do that according to our means but whatever you do don’t do nothing! Please have a look at our webpage www.oneland.co.za and follow us on facebook.
When a loved one dies and the family erect a memorial to the deceased it is wonderful that they can, from time to time make a pilgrimage to that place in order to spend time at that place and reflect on memories and experiences.
We decided to go on an outing and take a picnic breakfast to Agulhas – we stopped along Marine Drive and found a place where we could sit and watch the sea … there was a bench there with a view across the shallow bay looking towards the lighthouse.
On the bench there was a plaque that was placed there as a memorial to what was obviously a keen fisherman, a much loved husband and a father. It was plain to me that the position of the bench was in the place that held special memories for Bertie’s family. Was this his favourite fishing spot? Was this the place that he brought the family when he relaxed and fellow-shipped with them? Was this where he and his wife sat and watched the sunset and spoke about the family and their dreams of the future?
We’ll probably never know – but what I DOknow is that when I sat there and watched other fishermen on the rocks, and when I sat and spoke to my wife about the plans and dreams for ourfuture, it was a place that I would like my family to visit in order to remember me and what I did there!
Thanks, Bertie – your place on the edge of the sea is special to others too.
“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Hey, guys … it’s out! The Programme of events and activities has been published … there could well be some other things added, but in the meantime DOWNLOAD OR VIEW the Napier 175 PROGRAM TABLE
There’s music, concerts, sporting events, art, activities and lots of things going on that will suit all tastes and interests. Come and visit – take part – enjoy the celebrations as Napier marks 175 years in existence!
I’m looking forward to a productive day … cruising through the beautiful Overberg to the village of Greyton to visit Monique & Bev at Greyton Estates … then on to the Greyton House Village School (the independent, co-educational English medium school, catering for children from Grades 00–9) to chat for a while … then meeting Melody who has the lovely Three Willows.
Caledon will see me exploring the premises for the new Wimpy that will be opening soon. I might even have time for a few “snaps” along the way …