Napier Wine & Patatfees 2019

Did you know Napier was once the sweet potato (patat) growing capital of South Africa? To celebrate this humble yet versatile vegetable, we have named our annual festival, which incorporates the Napier Half-marathon, a MTB race and a Trail run, in honour of it. In addition to sports races, the Patatfees boasts a charming weekend full of activities: a busy market, local beer and wines, Harley Davidson motorcycle show, tractor and vintage car show, our yearly parade, art shows, entertainment, great food and wine, the list goes on! Expect a healthy dose of small town charm and plenty of hospitality!


Napier, at the foot of the Soetmuisberg, between Caledon and Bredasdorp is a blend of century-old cottages and modern houses, surrounded by the rolling farmland which typifies the Overberg, and gives the village a delightful rural atmosphere. The popularity of Napier has increased dramatically during the past few years.


This picturesque village is revitalising itself with folk lovingly restoring old homesteads and properties – rekindling the charm and beauty of the original architecture. The town buzzes with activity, yet without the frenetic ‘rushing’ often experienced in large towns.

Now for the exciting part! Our yearly races...Here comes the countdown!

Saturday 15th June, 2019

Patatfees MTB Race

55km, 45km, 30km, 15km

Napier Half Marathon

21km, 10km, 4km Fun Run

Patatfees Trail Run

18km, 14km, 8km

Included at all races

  • Professional timing from Finish Time

  • Water Points on routes and at finish

  • Lead & Sweep vehicles/motor bikes

  • Routes highly visible and professionally marked

  • Medical Support on & off route

  • Medals for all finishers

You can now get points for all three races with Discovery Vitality or Momentum Multiply. For Multiply members, create a profile with Entry Time and log your completion of the race.

All details coming soon...


Thanks Naas.  That trail run was truly magnificent and tough enough to test the best.  Made me realise I need some fitness and that I can still do it!  The weather and the scenery were incredible.   Thank you for adding that adventure to my weekend.  I will never forget my first Napier trail run and think that I will go and train on some of those routes.You also handled a lot on your own this year with the Patatfees.  I am sorry the sponsors weren't there, yet you pulled it off.  Great job!

CONTACT SMF EVENTS: 028 423 3188 for MTB, Road & Trail Run

related inquiries  or Email:

The Patatfees MTB Race, Half Marathon and Trail Run

are organized by SMF Events and partnered with

The Napier Wine & Patatfees



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