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…


A Blast from the past – but WELL WORTH listening to …

Earl NightingaleThis goes back to the 1950’s BUT IT IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY …. If you’re self employed (or want to be) or just need to get some inspiration to move forward with your plans, YOU NEED TO SET ASIDE HALF AN HOUR to download this audio (and also watch the video) from THIS LINK!

The Strangest Secret is a powerful message from the “Dean of Personal Development” Earl Nightingale. Produced in 1956, this LP record sold over a million copies, making it the first spoken-word recording to achieve Gold Record status.

Today, its remains one of the most powerful and influential messages ever recorded. It continues to transform the lives of everyone who hears and heeds its advice. “For all of us, there are turning points in our lives. One of mine was the first time I heard The Strangest Secret in 1964. It was then, and still is, the most powerful and thought provoking message I’ve ever heard.” – Mac Anderson, Founder Simple Truths and Successories

* Who are the people that achieve real success in life?
* What are the six simple words that changed countless lives?
* Where does success really come from?
* When does transformational change really happen?
* Why has The Strangest Secret changed millions of people?

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.

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

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!

You don’t have to be Cinderella to celebrate “slipper day” …

image003On Friday 1 August Westhook Seafood Shop will be celebrating slipper day – the first 100 customers who spend R20.00 or more will have the chance to pop a balloon for a possible prize.  Visit our store and support slipper day.

Op Vrydag 1 Augustus gaan Westhook Seafood winkel pantoffel dag vier – die eerste 100 kliënte wat R20.00 of meer spandeer sal die kans kry om ‘n ballon te pop vir ‘n moontlike prys. Besoek ons ​​winkel en ondersteun pantoffel dag.

Norah van Eyssen – Westhook Seafood Shop

Cel : 0836353278
email :

Brackenfell  :  Tel : 021 9823387
Shop                 Fax : 021 9823747

Bredasdorp : Tel : 028 4241777
Shop                Fax : 0866706582

Riversdale :   Tel : 028 7131070


… there’s another House/Stoep sale this Saturday, 12th July!

GeneratorThere’s more AND DIFFERENT items than there was last week … so, what is there? …

Venue: 31 Kort Street, Napier … 09h00 to 17h00

  • Canon SLR camera – EOS350 + 50mm & 200mm lenses and SD Card; Sony Handycam; + all the accessories in backpack camera bag
  • Long extension ladder (aluminium) – 4.2m extending to 7.8m
  • Petrol Generator 2.5v – with voltage regulator
  • HO scale model train set with accessories.
  • Kitchenware – crockery & cutlery
  • Christian books and CD’s
  • Lots of CD’s of popular music + blues…
  • Art materials – paper, paints, brushes, palettes (oil & water paints, chalks, art paper and more), easel, stretchers etc
  • Antique items (a violin, among other things);
  • ArtDeco pieces; vintage items;
  • Books – coffee table; instructional; cookery
  • Glassware (some lead crystal)
  • Paintings
  • Silver plate items; crockery and general bric-a-brac ….
  • PLUS open garage with variety of tools, workbenches, garden tools etc – outside there are “latte,” planks, and other odd pieces.

Everything’s gotta go … there are treasures here, just waiting for you!

Telephone: 076 604 9221

Cash and carry – Please bring your own bags and boxes ( … and if it rains – it’s all under cover!)



Really good specials worth looking at!

House of Carpets, Furniture & Appliances in Bredasdorp have some REALLY GREAT specials on at the moment but only while stocks last!

In the build-up to Christmas these are well worth considering – and their SERVICE is excellent! Why bother to go all the way to Cape Town to get furniture or appliances when you can here? … and at FANTASTIC prices, delivered to your door anywhere in the Overberg!

Click on these images to see all the features:

Read about Vari-Freeze features here (how versatile is THIS?)

Read about the vari-freeze controls

Read about the vari-freeze controls

The Blou Blad is now online …

Front Cover 2014Please pass this information on to your friends who visit the area: The good news is that the popular Blou Blad directory (that indispensible book that is often found by the phone) is now also available online – visit the front page of website and click the image of the Blou Blad’s cover.

The Blou Blad can be opened while online, or it can be downloaded to your computer. This is the ideal solution for those who are unable to get their own “hard copy” of the latest release.

The online version does NOT contain the local telephone directory nor town maps that are found in the “hard copy” – the reason for this is a copyright issue. Maps of all the towns in the Overberg are available on the website … just scroll down to the foot of the front page of the website and either “zoom in” on the map, or click on the town’s name to open the page where the town is hosted.

For those businesses and services who are not in this issue – Carol Cooper is taking bookings for next year’s issue – don’t miss out again! (Her contact details are on the inside front cover)

Need a “clear out” at your house?

  • Moving on logoDo you want to sell items of furniture or household goods?
  • Do you need to clear out unwanted bits and pieces?
  • Have you been frustrated (and annoyed) by using Gumtree as your “sales window”?

Moving On (Overberg) could be the solution to what you need done … you decide what you want to sell, you fix the price you want and Moving On will catalogue, photograph and advertise your sale. You don’t even have to move the stuff from A to B … the sale is held at your home and the buyers have to move it out on the same day.

This is NOT an auction! Buyers are allowed into the “viewing rooms” individually (their order is determined by drawing lots) and they can then take a ticket from an item and go and pay for it. The next buyer cannot buy what’s not ticketed.

Houses have BEEN CLEARED within an hour! There’s a lot more to tell you so why don’t you contact Lindy, the Moving On contact person for the Overberg – contact her on in Napier: 028 423 3834 or 084 442 2010

Do you want to see this in operation? There are two sales in Bredasdorp on 10th August … one from 10h00 to 11h00 the second is from 14h00 to 15h00.

If you want to know where to go, you need to visit the Moving On website, and subscribe to the newsletter. The newsletter contains the address (plus directions) to each sale.
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