Napier at a glance
Napier is a mixture of modern and century-old cottages. Many of the original historical cottages with their wooden floors and thatch roofs, have been lovingly restored. SEEFF Napier boasts an exclusive collection of residential properties in Napier! Call or email Seeff Napier today for more information on properties in Napier and we will take you on a tour of village life.
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Seeff Napier can assist you with all your property needs, be it residential properties such as vacant stands, family homes or small-holding properties. Seeff Napier agents are specialists and can provide buyers and sellers with all the information they require to make an informed decision regarding any property in Napier or immediate surrounds Town information Napier is a charming old-world village at the foot of the Soetmuisberg, on the R316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp. It is surrounded by wheat fields and other farming activities typical of the Overberg region, creating a serene rural village atmosphere. It is situated within easy access of Cape Town, Hermanus and Somerset West, and the seaside villages of Arniston / Waenshuiskrans, Struisbaai and l’Agulhas at the tip of Africa.
Napier has good rural infrastructure which includes convenience stores and is close to other service providers in Bredasdorp 15 km away. The village is clean, efficiently and well run under the Cape Agulhas Municipality. The people are friendly and serious crime is very low. Rainfall is during the winters months. Wind and temperatures are moderate and the cost of living is reasonable.
The popularity of Napier has increased during the past few years and Napier is ranked alongside villages such as Montagu, Greyton and McGregor Annual events are the Patatfees (Sweet Potato Festival), every June, and the Voet van Africa (Foot of Africa) Marathon which is run in mid-September. Active community and regular activities include weekly food and craft markets, along with the annual festivals and a varied cultural events. Other activities include horse riding, fishing, bird-watching, walking and visiting the local wineries and breweries. Napier has a reputation as a eating destination and there are restaurants catering to all tastes. Napier was founded in 1838 and named after Sir George Thomas Napier, the British Governor of the Cape Province at the time. The history around the dispute between Michiel van Breda and Pieter Voltelyn van der Byl about the building of a church, either in Napier or Bredasdorp, makes for interesting reading. Eventually, 2 churches were built, one in Napier and the other in Bredasdorp. The imposing Napier Dutch Reformed church is built in the form of a Greek cross with teak interior, beautiful pipe organ of solid yellow copper and is situated in the centre of the village.
The Feeshuis, one of the oldest buildings in the town alongside the church, was used as slave quarters during 1810–1820, and then later as a wine cellar, was restored in 1988 to celebrate the town's 150th anniversary. The sundial at the municipal offices was erected by Danie du Toit in 1965, who had no training in this field but gained his knowledge through meticulous observation. Time can be read from it, accurate to within 30 seconds.