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.


Car licence renewal – some questions answered …

Car licence diskRead this article from Wheels24: “SA car licence renewal confusion: 5 questions answered” …. also remember that when you go to renew your licence, you need to take proof of residence with you (… more red tape that’s REALLY not necessary but makes for GREAT BUREAUCRACY!)

Thanks for this link, Alan Rosenmeyer (who now hosts the Motoring Matters show on ChaiFM which broadcasts out of Johannesburg

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!

“Banting” food request was no problem …

Banting breakfast at The Red

Banting breakfast at The Red

The excellent menu had items we were not wanting to include in our meal – Dee made “a plan” that allowed us to enjoy their excellent cuisine in the style we choose to enjoy.

The Farmhouse Breakfast had the bacon, scrambled eggs and sausage we wanted but we asked that instead of toast was it possible to include a few mushrooms? Dee rustled up the perfect breakfast with a large grilled mushroom and warm green salad (including grilled cherry tomatoes and cheese) to accompany our meal.

The delicious meal was also served with decaffeinated filter coffee and pouring cream.

It is THAT type of service and the ability to provide exactly what the customer wants that keeps me going back to The Red Windmill each time we visit Napier.

Gala Concert

Classics FunctionThe next presentation by Overberg Art Music is a gala concert on Saturday 29 August (7:30 pm.) and

Sunday 30 August (3:30 pm.) in the DR Church Hall in Bredasdorp.

In the light of the mounting excitement for this event, you can get to know more about one of the musicians, the formidable Albie van Schalkwyk, right here:

Albie van Schalkwyk has established himself as performer in a number of fields. One of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa, he has performed as soloist with SA orchestras, performed solo recitals, given master classes for singers and accompanists, worked as a music producer for the SABC, and arranged music for various combinations. He was appointed Associate Professor in Piano and Chamber Music at the College of Music, University of Cape Town, in 2009.

After completing his B.Mus. degree at the University of Cape Town he spent five years in London. During this period he won the UNISA Overseas Scholarship as well as first prize in the SABC Music Prize Piano Competition. Upon his return to SA he became the regular partner of many South African singers and instrumentalists, as well as overseas artists.

His partnership with Austrian cellist Heidi Litschauer has produced two major tours through South Africa as well as annual visits to Austria where he is invited to play concerts and work as repertoire at the summer school of the International Neuberg Kulturtage since 1988. He was on the staff of this summer school from 1988-2011, and has taught chamber music at the Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshops and at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.

His interest in vocal music and the art song in particular has led to the formation in 1994 of The Songmakers’ Guild, a Cape Town society which provides a regular platform to performers in the field of the art song. He spent his 2002/3 sabbatical working as repertoire for the Vocal Department of the Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg, Austria.

He has been a regular panel member of several South African competitions, including the Chamber Music Competition in Stellenbosch, the UNISA National Piano Competition, and the SAMRO National Singing Competition. He was the 2009 winner of the Huberte Rupert Prize, awarded by the SA Academy of Arts and Sciences to him for his contribution to ensemble playing and teaching over the past 30 years. He completed his Ph.D. in music at the University of the Free State in May 2012.

Tickets are now available For more info please see the attached poster.

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Great value bargains at Westhook Seafood Factory Shop … 

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Fish cakes @ R50.00 p/kg

Bassa fillets 2kg box @ R115.00

Chips (10mm)  2.5kg @ R40.00

… and from the Tuck Shop – Snoek parcel @ R28.00

Bredasdorp – Telephone: 028 424 1777

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


Westhook Factory Shop – specials!

In Bredasdorp, and in outlets throughout the Overberg – Westhook Seafood Factory Shop has this offer on at the moment:

  • Hake Pieces @ R85.00/5kg box
  • Calamari Strips @ R39.00/900g
  • Salmon Off-Cuts @ R15.00/500g

… and in the “Tuck Shop” – cooked and “ready-to-eat” Calamari & Chips @ R20.00

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Singer Chris Else sponsored by Bredasdorp and Caledon Wimpy!

Chris Else imageChris Else is a young upcoming artist performing light Afrikaans music and Blues who has been performing with artists Adam Tas, Ray Dyllan and Steff Kruger among others. He has performed at many festivals during his young career as a singer – the Bonnievale Bonanza, Wacky Wine Show to name only a few.

Watch Chris Else perform HERE

His outstanding quality and professional yet modest service has lead to increased popularity and gained him high recommendations to perform at functions, parties, weddings and many other social gatherings across the country over the past 3 years.

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Chris’s experience coupled with his strive to satisfy each client’s individual needs for their special event makes him an outstanding performer and Wimpy Bredasdorp & Wimpy Caledon are proud to be contributing sponsors to Chris as he prepares to record and launch his new CD.


Specialist tax advice in the Overberg …

Don't navigate the TAX HIGHWAY alone

Don’t navigate the TAX HIGHWAY alone

Read  the full ADVANTAX Newsletter that deals with aspects you need to know about

  • 2014 TAX SEASON


Read the FULL Advantax Newsletter 30 May here

It is no longer only taxpayers receiving refunds that get audited … YOU COULD BE NEXT!

Specialist TAX PRACTITIONERS operating in the Overberg – tax planning and strategies for farmers; businesses; individuals; trusts; off-shore workers

Call the ADVANTAX TEAM for advice or assistance on:
021 782 5857 or 076 721 2449