Potato Festival Napier Western Cape 16th June – 18th June 2017

The Napier Potato Festival – Or better known in Afrikaans for Die Patatfees

is a BIG event in our little town

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It’s the day when we people stream into our town looking for a day filled with FUN and Family time.

Highlights during the 2017 festival:
Half Marathon
(21,1 km, 10km run & 4km Fun Run)
Mountain Bike Race
Trail Run
Veteran tractor & Vintage car show
Harley Davidson Motorcycle show
• Craft Markets
• Live Music
• “Lang Arm Dans”
• Kids entertainment
• Local wines & craft beer promotions
• Go Cart racing
• Local Goats milk products
• Fresh produce including Sweet Potatoes
• Food like Snoek & Soet Patat
Mardi Gras
Stalls
and more…!

We will be celebrating our 24th Napier Patatfees during the weekend of Friday 16 June to Sunday 18 June 2017.

Insight into last years event 

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Something about the little town of Napier

The popularity of Napier has increased dramatically during the past few years. Napier is now rated by the Tourism Board as the fourth most attractive village of the Western Cape after Montagu, Greyton and McGregor.

Top Attractions include various art galleries, a giant sundial at the municipal offices, and an Ox Wagon monument (Kakebeenwa) to commemorate the Ossewa Trek of 1838. The ox wagon monument has an impression of a wagon wheel track made in concrete to commemorate the exodus of dissident Afrikaners from the Western Cape.[3]

In the past, Napier’s main craftsmen were blacksmiths, a heritage which is commemorated by annual festivals. Other annual events are the Patatfees (Sweet Potato Festival), every June, and the “Voet van Afrika” (Foot of Africa) Marathon which is run in mid-September.

Fantastic restaurants

TO eat out at and places to visit – The famous Napier Farm Stall towards the end of Napier where you can sit under the cool grapevines and enjoy a hearty breakfast and lunch while watching the town go by. Accommodation available and a venue for those out of town team building projects. – Click below to open their facebook page

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From West coast – To East coast

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Everyone dashes off to the west coast just as the sun comes out in West Coast in spring to marvel at the tapestry of colours splashed across our landscape.

Expect endless open spaces and blue blue sky’s and a never ending road leading you straight into our beautiful and wild coast line.

The cold water is crystal blue and the cottages sprinkled along the coast.

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Old and sometimes run down they make for magnificent photography. An abundance of bird life and smaller creatures of the desert. On the roads you might come across tumble weed, snakes and tortoise making their way across the vast arid land.  If you are in search of the sun, open skies and miles of open spaces then head of to the West Coast.

From Cape Town to swakopmund you will find little oasis sections of lush greenery and warm water springs and stops along the way.

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Strandloper

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Looking for something totally different – a place to eat sea food on the beach bare feet. Situated near Langebaan

 

 

The west coast

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Everyone dashes off to the west coast just as the sun comes out in spring to marvel at the tapestry of colours splashed across our landscape.

Expect endless open spaces and blue blue sky’s and a never ending road leading you straight into our beautiful and wild coast line. 

The cold water is crystal blue and the cottages sprinkled along the coast a dazzling white.

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Old and sometimes run down they make for magnificent photography. An abundance of bird life and sometimes untouched by too much human intervention. These places are gems.

From Cape Town to Swakop west coast you will find little oasis sections of lush greenery and warm water springs.

This was brought to you by The Daisy Collection Colouring Books for grownups. Www.carinmaehr.com. Cape Town the birth place of creation. 

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Summer in Noordhoek

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Summer in Cape Town when the wild flowers give a display of beauty and we marvel at their glory. Here in the valley of Noordhoek we have the old oak trees, nasturtiums, and lillies filling the streams. It’s like an English country were horses still pass your home on the way to the endless white sand beaches.

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A place of tranquil beauty and nature.  A holiday destination 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town and boulders were the penguins roam freely on the beaches.

What a joy it is to live in this area. Watch out for the Christmas markets, the wine farms and mountain views.

This was brought to you by The Daisy Collection of Adult Colouring Books.  Designed and created in this beautiful valley.  For more information. Www.carinmaehr.com And for information on accommodation visit our Noordhoek information website.

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Spring Flowers ..Sunshine

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Our garden in summer is taken over by nasturtiums, some might consider them a weed but here in the heart of Noordhoek the are welcomed as they spread out their lush leaves. What is to follow is a magnificent display of colour butterflies and sun.

The Daisy Collection, a collection of hand illustrated grown up colouring books was born out of a love for nature and the peace you find in a garden.

The first book Flowers and Gardens has illustrations of Lillies,Proteas, and the country side.

These books have been designed on special high quality paper, Carin Maehr the artist and illustrator who trained under one of South Africa’s finest watercolour artists May O’Shea. Carin wanted you to have the option to either colour in or paint, so the  books were designed with this in mind.

This can also be done with Aqua pencil crayons. This below is an extract from The Daisy Collection “Flowers and Gardens”.   For more information visit the website http://www.carinmaehr.com for orders.

Extract from very happy clients can be found on the Web page. 

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Summer is over

IMG_4689FriendsNow in Cape Town its just water everywhere and the hint of snow on its way to our highest mountain tops. Council workers try and hold back the mud slides – created by the fires that swept through our mountain ranges in summer. Like cats we all retreat inside curled under blankets. Moods change and therapy might even be needed. Winter is here and its not going anywhere the trees were slightly confused towards the end of May when summer held on for longer than usual. Loosing all their leaves then showing a new bud here and there.  The Cape is one very wet place in winter and when the sea decides to put on a display of power we all rush down and watch as it lashes the coast.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour – Ready Set

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Each year over 40,000 keen cyclists from hither and thither converge to partake in this epic 109km pedal. The scenic circular route starts in the City Centre, and snakes its way through the Southern Peninsula and past the Atlantic Coast before coming to an end in Green Point.

http://www.timeout.com/cape-town/features/415/festivals-events-in-cape-town (for More Information) 

How Cape Town Gets ready for this international event

Stands start going up on corners all over Cape Town Streets, Toilet  get dragged around and randomly placed along the route. Colourful Coke tents go up, strategically placed.

Some Cape Town residents hate this day when they are barricaded into their homes for hours while Cape Town raves and given half a chance they will regal you with stories of unfairness.  Others take full advantage and drag their braai equipment, family and extended families and stereo sound equipment out making a full day off it. People dress up for the day, make posters and are prepared to get up at 5 am or earlier and wait for the first ridIMG_3604er’s and helicopters to hover overhead. People scream, clap, shout,  dance lining the streets of Cape Town for one day until they can hardly speak.  Lucky shops along the route make money as they keep the hordes from dying of thirst.

The Cyclists themselves make the day for everyone: The brave dress up in the weirdest outfits and share their passions, Save the Rhino and more. Some brave young girls take to flashing and Cape Town goes mad. It is a photographers paradise for one day.

Event Info

Quick Factscape-argus-cycle-tour-attractionsincapetown
  • Event Date:  8 March 2015
  • Entries Open:  26 September 2014
  • Distance:  109km
  • Charity / Corporate Group Entries:  Click Here
  • FAQs:  Click Here (currently being updated)

http://www.cycletour.co.za/index.php/information/