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
55km, 45km, 30km, 15km
21km, 10km, 4km Fun 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