Bed and Breakfast in Napier
Resting at the foot of the Soetmuisberg and surrounded by bright yellow canola fields and fynbos, Napier is a delightful country town. It’s only around 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town and is situated in the majestic Western Cape’s Overberg region. The town was founded in 1838 and is central to a booming wheat and wool industry like many other settlements in the area. However, Napier also produces a large amount of strawberries in summer which truly sets it apart from many of the other Overberg villages.
Renowned for a close-knit town and warm hospitality, Napier offers a selection of Bed and Breakfasts for almost any kind of traveller to enjoy. These B&Bs are often located side-by-side with interesting stores, historical buildings and churches as well as nurseries, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Don’t be surprised if you come across specialities, farm-fresh produce and oven-baked delicacies being sold by locals straight from the front stoep of their homes. Breads, croissants, jams and preserves are made locally and you'll come across these delicious treats in many of the local Bed and Breakfasts.
Napier B&Bs are mostly owner-managed and feature warm hospitality with enthusiastic hosts. These are also usually a more cost-effective option to staying in a local hotel, boasting a far more relaxing and intimate experience. You’ll be able to find options with en-suite bathrooms or even shared if you’re travelling with children or large groups. Breakfasts are a true country-side delight and usually included with the daily rate. You can also request not to be catered for in the morning if you’d prefer to eat breakfasts out and about in the amazing town of Napier.
Bed and Breakfasts in this region are also incredibly versatile depending on your travel requirements. If you’re with a corporate group there are business options and amenities like Wi-Fi available. Similarly, there are also choices available for both family and pet friendly accommodation. If you’re travelling as a couple or even alone, choose a B&B that also provides the option of drinks and relaxing around the pool especially in summer when the weather is borderline tropical.
From any Napier B&B you’d have a wonderful vantage point from which to explore the Overberg. This is a rich wine-producing region with vineyards and estates that offer amazing experiences and even cuisine. There are a number of wine-tasting boutiques that allow for sampling the delicious wines from this area. The village itself is a verifiable shoppers’ paradise in terms of collectables, antiques and speciality products. The locals are made up of many artists and artisans who lend themselves to the general crafty aesthetic of Napier. For outdoor enthusiasts Napier’s Bed and Breakfasts are a great base from which to explore hiking trails, nature reserves, horse riding and even bird watching opportunities.