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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Lismore Wine Tastings for the benefit of Greyton House Village School

LismoreFriday 16 May 6:00-8:00pm  …… and also on Saturday 17 May 5:00-7:00

For four years running, Lismore Estate Vineyards has hosted a series of tasting events that have been full of scenic beauty, fun and delicious wine.  All for the benefit of Greyton House!

Lismore will present its internationally recognized wines with new releases of the Viognier and Syrah.

On the Lismore Veranda at sundown, a beautiful setting with interesting people. What a great way to spend a Friday/Saturday evening!

Light snacks will be served along with a tutored tasting.

Greyton owl croppedThe charge of R100.00 goes directly to Greyton House and 15% of all sales generated from the evening will go the school as well.

2 evenings have been set aside with a maximum of 16 people.  Booking and pre-payment is essential.  More dates will be added on demand.

Contact Sally Harris, Greyton House School 028 254 9260

Please note, if you would like to put together a private group of family or friends (10-16 people) with the same premise to benefit Greyton House, please contact Samantha to reserve a time and date.

Samantha G. O’Keefe
Director, Winemaker
Lismore Estate Vineyards (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 76, Greyton 7233 South Africa
(082)343-7913  phone/ samantha.okeefe  skype
www.lismore.co.za

… in the build-up to Easter weekend …

Accommodation? … there’s a great little hideaway at the HENHOUSE in Napier CLICK HERE to view the video on their Easter Weekend Special.

Things to do, for the adults and For the kids? … pop in to Mrs Robinson’s at the Red Windmill (Only 3 km outside Napier) CLICK HERE for more details on the Vintage Clothing or … join in the Easter Egg Hunt at the Red Windmill on Sunday the 20th

What about the beach? … only 40 minutes away from Napier at either Arniston or Struisbaai & Cape Agulhas.

Wonderful accommodation still available for Christmas holidays …

The Henhouse - self catering

The Henhouse – self catering

The HENHOUSE in Napier is a self-catering, country retreat that boasts:

  • two comfortable en-suite bedrooms (one in the loft)
  • a modern, fully equipped kitchen
  • a sociable lounge/dining area leading out to the private patio
  • a cosy, wood-burning fireplace
  • all linen and towels provided
  • exposed rafters in the vaulted roof
  • secure, off-street parking

Get the exclusive use of this house and garden with its upstairs, en-suite bedroom with queen size bed and beautiful views with the downstairs providing a double bed with private bathroom and shower.

Watch the video here!

SPECIAL for Christmas Accommodation: 23 December to 1 January R1200.00 per day (sleeps 6)

The rondavel is now completed and is ideal for privacy away from the main house – it would be great for children to use to have “their own space” (sleeps 2)

The tree-filled garden with milkwood, pear and other fruit trees provide the perfect place for bird-lovers and photographic enthusiasts as this secluded retreat is still a favourite place for the bird-life to visit.

Take a short stroll to one of Napier’s pubs or drift into the village to enjoy the atmosphere and activities of life in the Overberg.

This two-bedroomed home will enthrall you as you relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace while sampling some of the excellent local wines before exploring further afield to Arniston or Cape Agulhas, 40 minutes away!

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

Sunday lunch at Nacht Wacht … delicious!

Sunday lunch 13 OctoberTake a leisurely drive out beyond Bredasdorp to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of this iconic restaurant … enjoy delicious food made with love (click the menu to enlarge it)

At the Nacht Wacht Restaurant, visitors can enjoy the lavish cooking of restaurant owner and chef Melanie Albertyn. Melanie creates cuisines that are true to the Overberg, fused with flavours and tastes gleaned from her world travels.

Phone to book your table: 082 927 9706

Start the week off with something Wimpy …ish

Wimpy Sept Collage… like a Wimpy breakfast, or their famous Wimpy coffee … and did you know that Wimpy Bredasdorp is a great place to meet with friends or colleagues. Ken and the team will welcome you with warm hospitality!

Wimpy Bredasdorp, Pavilion Centre, Long Street.
Telephone: 028 424 2793

Warm yourself in the Wimpy!

Wimpy breakfastIt’s cold … there’s snow on the mountains … the rain is on and off … pop in to Wimpy Bredasdorp and enjoy the warm hospitality and the great breakfast menu on offer.

Let Ken Sinclair and his cheerful team welcome you, your family or your friends. You’ll love the relaxed vibe and quick service that comes with a genuine smile. And, of course, the unique Wimpy flavour that South Africans love.

Pavilion Shopping Centre, Bredasdorp
Telephone: 028 424 2793

“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)

You are invited to a Performing Arts Open Day

The Stage 4The Stage Performing Arts School and Theatre have extended an invitation to School Leavers in the Overberg area to visit them on their OPEN DAY ~

Don’t miss out on this day! (Watch video)

If you want to hear all about our Full-Time Performing Arts Course content for 2014, please join us on the 5th of October 2013 at 10:00. 

Please book your seat at sophia@thestage.co.za 

Date & Venue: 5 October 2013 at 10:00 4 Bella Rosa Street, Rosenpark, Bellville.

Sophia Wessels wrote … 

A course in the Performing Arts and is also a discovery and personal growth through the Performing Arts, during which you will explore new avenues of expression through Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre and Vocal Training.

During this course you will get the opportunity to take part in international dance and musical theatre examinations. These qualifications can form the foundation of your journey in furthering your career in the Arts.

Entry requirements are Senior Certificate and an Audition

Come and show us what YOU have to offer! Bring a prepared monologue, dance item and two singing items (fast & slow). Please also write a short essay about ‘Your Passion for the Performing Arts.’
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