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Posted on: Thursday, 10 November 2011

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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!

 

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Helen Rushton

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After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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