Adventure Events

Napier Patatfees

Did you know Napier was once the sweet potato 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 mountain bike race and a trail run, in honour of it

We are proud to celebrate our 23rd Napier Patatfees during the weekend of 16-19 June 2016
Youth Day 'till Fathers' Day

The scarecrows along our streets will welcome visitors for this fun filled weekend, fine cuisine can be sampled in the numerous restaurants, outstanding wines of the Overberg estates can be tasted and there will be fun events for the youth.

Highlights planned for this year:
• Half Marathon
(21,1 km, 10km run & 4km Fun Run)
• Mountain Bike Race
• Trail Run
• Veteran tractor & Vintage car show
• Harley Davidson Motorcycle show
• Craft Markets
• Live Music
• "Lang Arm Dans"
• Kids entertainment
• Local wines & craft beer promotions
• Local Goats milk products
• Fresh produce including Sweet Potatoes
• Food like Snoek & Soet Patat
• Mardi Gras
• Stalls
and more...!

Napier Patatfees Half-marathon
Date: Saturday 18 June 2016
Starting times:
21.1km Half marathon @ 8:30
10 km @ 8:30
4 km Pretloop/Funrun @ 8:45
25 meter Nappy Dash
Venue : Agulhas School of Skills, Napier, Overberg
Contact : Frans or Anette Botha - 082 675 1311 or 082 418 7523
Registration for Fun Run : Saturday 18 June 6h00 - 8h30.

The races are run mostly off road and through lovely farmlands in and around Napier. Water point are available at 2-3km intervals, so no need to carry water with you.

The routes have great scenery and the course is undulating, with some steep hills as well as fast flat downhills and flat portions too, to aid recovering.

Entries will be available online soon and will also be taken on race day.

You can walk, run or crawl. This is a MUST DO for everyone, you will not be dissapointed by our Napier hospitality!

Festival Website for entries and more info - CLICK HERE

Napier Patatfees MTB 60/45/30/15km
Date: Saturday 18 June 2016
Registration from 06h30 onwards
Starting time: 60 km : 08h00 | 45 km : 08h05 | 30 km : 08h10 | 15 km : 09h00
Agulhas School of Skills, Napier, Overberg
Contact: Naas Vermaak
Contact Number: 072 071 3092
Contact e-mail:
Entry fees: 60km (R200), 45km (R180), 30km (R160), 15km (R100)

Visit the Mountain Bike Race website for race details:

Patatfees Trailrun
: Sunday 19 June 2016
Registration from 07h00 onwards
Starting time: 25 km : 08h30 | 15 km : 08h45
Venue : Sami Hall, Bredasdorp, Overberg
Contact : Naas Vermaak
Contact Number : 072 071 3092
Contact e-mail:
Entry fees: 25km (R350), 15km (R250)

The newest event added to the Patatfees schedule takes place on Sunday 19th June.

Sami Hall, Bredasdorp, is the location for the start and finish of the Trail Run. From there runners will traverse the mountainside, dodge boulders, leap streams, witness the “Pulpit” and generally use all of their senses to conquer the trail.

Click here to enter this TrailRun

Last update on this event: 19/05/2016
Event added: 19/05/2016
General Event Details
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - Sunday, 19 June 2016
Western Cape, Napier
Map of Event Start