Napier is a Property Gem in the heart of the Overberg, Western Cape, a small town in the countryside with a unique rustic charm, which attracts many home buyers. Because of its proximity to Cape Town, Napier offers a unique opportunity to ditch city life, move to the country, and work remotely.
The locals refer to the little town of Napier as a village, and it has a selection of trendy restaurants, pubs and interesting shops, museums, and art galleries. There are easy hiking trails and cycle paths for the mountain bike enthusiast. Napier is ideally situated and is within easy driving distance to surrounding towns which makes it a central point for families to explore beaches, nature reserves, local wineries, and spectacular scenery. Arniston, Struisbaai and Agulhas are a mere 40-minute drive away, and the bigger town Bredasdorp a scant 10 minutes.
The countryside surrounding Napier is a feast to the eyes with rolling hills of wheat fields and bright yellow canola. It is thus also that harvest time is something that is anticipated with a feeling of great intensity, from October to November. During harvest time farmers work all hours of the day and night, giant workhorses ploughing through fields non-stop, until all you’ll see are hues of honey-coloured bales of hay that catches the sun as you drive past, warming the hearts of the locals with a feeling of, I have arrived.
In addition to the natural charm of the village, the beauty of the surrounding farmland, and the renowned friendliness of the inhabitants of Napier, the town is also well known for its annual event, The Patat Festival. The Patat Fees which is usually held mid-June also includes a marathon and a cycle race. The festival boasts a wide range of stalls, an art route, locally produced wine and beer tasting, a vintage car exhibition, and a display of the legendary Napier Scarecrows!
If you are a bird-watcher you will not be disappointed with your property investment in Napier and will be enthralled by all the unique and rare bird species from the area. One of which is the Blue Crane - driving along any of the roads in Cape Agulhas, around Bredasdorp and Napier, you will see these majestic beauties on the farmlands. It is no wonder this bird is South Africa’s National bird, and if you’re lucky you’ll see the magnificent display of their courtship dance which comprises of the male and female jumping up and down with their wings extended. A pair of blue cranes are said to mate for life, the same has been said about a property partnership between buyer or seller and Chas Everitt Cape Agulhas. Most of our property transactions are from returning customers, and we value their loyalty.
“These days, with technology making it possible for many more people to work from home full-time, there is also a rising demand for rental homes in country towns, where property purchase prices also tend to be much lower than in the cities.” Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.
We have already seen a trend of the super-commuters, or travelling professionals, travelling between their jobs in the city and their homes in the countryside. Napier offers property buyers the opportunity to live a mere 2 hours away from the city and commute between home and office.