Napier is a pretty town surrounded by fields of barley and wheat and was named after the Governor of the Cape at the time; Sir George Napier. Interesting shops and eateries line the streets of the town and if you are in town you must make sure you visit The Farm Stall which is located directly through the town. The interior is a quirky collection of enamel signs (unfortunately not for sale) and other memorabilia. Other interesting objects hang on the walls outside – it makes for interesting conversation as you wait for your delicious meal to arrive!
As like most of the towns in this area, the Dutch Reformed Church is a mightily impressive building – look out for its unusual architecture and if you visit, admire the teak interior. Napier hosts the Patatfees (Sweet Potato Festival) in June each year and the route of the Voet van Afrika Marathon goes through the town when it’s held in October.
I’ve been to Napier twice now and always enjoying stopping – whether it’s for an overnight stay or just for lunch at The Farm Stall!