Even though Stanford is a small, rural village it is well known for its “foodie culture” and its extraordinary restaurants, eateries and coffee shops. Stanford has a wide variety of cuisines and options for everyone: from the relaxed family friendly eat-outs to romantic fine dining.

Herewith some of our recommendations:


Stanford offers many activities for the energetic and/or nature lovers. This includes:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling (single track )
  • Paddling
  • Trail running
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding


We can advise on tailor made routes for the family or for the extreme enthusiast. We also have permits and access to various reserves and farms.

With prior arrangement Kevin will advise routes or join you on your chosen activity

We have access to mountains, river and lagoon, come and 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 15 minutes drive away in Hermanus as is the world famous shark cage diving in Gansbaai.

Be sure to pay a visit to Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary. Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. Contact them directly for more info on tours and events.

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. Click here for more information on wine tasting in Stanford.

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