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…

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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 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 marne@theoverbeg.com
Gideon: 079 117 5434 or admin@jouweb.biz

Since the launch of the website in 2005 theoverberg.com 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 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.

Walk and take photos – why not try THIS?

👣 Come Join Us at harvest time in the
Cape Winelands, hiking The Whale Trail all while improving your photography skills! 👣
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Stanford (Image theoverberg.com)

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!

For more details and bookings – simply click on this link –
http://thephotowalkers.com/winelands-11-14-febuary-2016/
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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/

1 cyclist, 6000km 80 days, 19 National Parks

SANPARKSWayne 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.

 

Kind regards

Nikki

Auctions are coming up …

There are some auctions coming up in the Overberg … farmers will be particularly interested. Never been to a livestock auction? It’s an experience!

Bertie’s Bench – a fitting memorial in Agulhas

Berties Bench

Berties Bench

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 DO know 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 our future, 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.

Napier 175 Festival programme …

Napier on top 175 bestHey, 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!

For any queries: contact Lindy at 028 423 3834

What are you planning this weekend?

the_overberg_banner_640x320-scaled1000Have a look at our OVERBERG EVENTS calendar to see what’s on …

… and there’s more all over the Overberg. If you would like to have your event listed here for free, send details to info@theoverberg.com together with your poster or any images that are relevant.

“Napier 175” – celebrating Napier’s founding!

Napier Church 175 bestTwo weeks of festivities, celebration, reflection, fun, games, food and community will be celebrated in Napier to mark the 175th anniversary of Napier’s founding.

Dates: 10th to 24th November

As they say … “Watch this space” for information and news of all the activities and how you can be involved in celebrating with all Napier’s residents.

Follow” this blog for regular updates or contact Village Tourism for more details.
Telephone 028 423 3834

(Thanks to the talented Wendy Robinson for designing our two official logos)

Cruising through the Overberg …

Greyton House entranceI’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 …