Napier is situated in the farmlands of the Overberg with restaurants and shops lining both sides of the main road as you drive through. It’s a truly rural village – great for unwinding and relaxing.
Base yourself here and visit Cape Agulhas (30 min drive) to pose on the southern most tip of Africa or walk the beach in neighbouring Arniston. The old missionary village of Elim is close by and it’s postcard pretty and great for photo opportunities.
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Driftwood Cottage – a beautifully decorated cottage for 2 that is so cute I wanted to uplift it in its entirety and bring it home to live in! Quirky and comfortable with a lovely stoep for sundowners and a raised deck in the eco garden for sitting and contemplating life.
Gumtree Cottage – big brother to the above (just down the road) sleeping 6 and just as funky. Both properties are pet friendly.
The Suntouched Inn – Popular with locals and visitors alike this is a very comfortable pub and restaurant with a roaring fire in winter. In summer they roll back the large doors onto the front stoep and from time to time live bands play at the venue. Very relaxed and friendly serving delicious pizzas.
The Fox – under new ownership and recently renovated, this pub is very cosy and welcoming. It boasts an intimate bar where the locals hang out and great pub food.
Pascal’s of Napier – lovely dining room in old building with fireplace for winter and shady garden for al fresco dining in summer. Fresh, seasonal and free range food – famous for its lamb shanks and fresh fish.
The Red Windmill Farm Stall – vintage style farm stall with large garden situated 3km outside the village. Good food and vibe. Vintage clothing for sale.
Vindigo Wine & Decor – great wine shop specialising in the Strandveld wineries and neighbouring cellars.
Napier Farm Stall – lovely selection of homemade produce and breads. Also serves breakfast, lunch and good coffee in a beautiful old stone building.
Domino Farm – visit this family run goat farm (a few km outside the village) for delicious goat’s cheese and meat – open for tours and tasting by appointment.
Black Oystercatcher – a fabulous winery and restaurant (lunchtime only) in a great setting, selling delicious wines. It’s certainly worth the 30 minute drive for lunch and wine tasting and for taking a few bottles home with you!
A Quiet Time
Napier is one of those sleepy villages worth spending time in just soaking up the ambience and relishing the peace and quiet. Or perhaps you prefer to experience the local vibe and hang out in one of the pubs making new friends – either way it’s a great place to stay a while.
For further info go to their tourism website