The lovely little village of Stanford offers a tranquil, easy pace of rural country living and yet is only 150km from Cape Town.
With the Kleinrivier running through it, mountain views, and just 30 minutes from the sea-side town of Hermanus, Stanford is ideally positioned for couples and families looking for a laid-back getaway in a quaint and historic village.
Walks, horse rides, cycling routes and boat trips on the Klein Rivier are a few of the activities in and around the village. Excellent bird watching is an added bonus and Stanford hosts an annual Bird Fair for enthusiasts.
Foodies, you can choose from Mariana’s, Springfontein, Havercrofts, The Tasting Room and Madre’s amongst others to enjoy.
The Historical Market Square is one of the few remaining in South Africa. Used for school sports, horse shows and country markets where the locals shop for preserves, organic veggies, local cheeses and freshly baked artisan breads. Purchase your fresh ingredients for lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon sipping on local wines whilst admiring the views.
The pristine beaches, wonderful whale watching as well as a superb golf course are fifteen minutes drive away in Hermanus as is the world famous shark cage diving in Gansbaai.
Birkenhead brewery and the award-winning Klein river cheese factory are worth a visit as are many of the local vineyards which are carving an excellent reputation for Overberg region wines.
This spacious Victorian cottage is perfectly positioned in the Historic Core of Stanford.
Comprising of 2 bedrooms with double beds and the 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds makes it ideal for 2 families sharing.
Stylish country chic with crisp white linen, big puffy couches and old Persians rugs. Understated country elegance.
A large fireplace in the lounge and the 8-seater table in the country kitchen encourages cosy Winter dinners with interesting debates and board games.
Relax on the vine covered stoep at another large table for long Summer lunches whilst overlooking the garden filled with fruit trees.
Take a stroll down the gravel road to the river for a paddle, a birding boat trip or a meander on the bank.