The picturesque village of Stanford is one of the Cape’s best kept secrets. Just two hours away from Cape Town, it is fast becoming a favourite weekend getaway and the ideal stop-over en route to Cape Agulhas and De Hoop Nature Reserve.
For sport enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike there are a number of 4x4 and hiking trails to explore, a choice of golf courses at nearby towns, horse riding and mountain biking among the vineyards, fly fishing in the river and dams, shark cage diving in Gansbaai, and much more. Stanford is also well-known for its superb birding.
Take it easy on a river sunset cruise, spot the whales in Walker Bay, enjoy the excellent local wines and sample the best produce from the area at one of the many village eateries or surrounding area. Shop for collectables along the main street and stock up on delicious goodies and fresh produce at the monthly Friday evening and weekly Saturday morning markets. Accommodation ranges from five-star lodges to family-run B&B's and self-catering cottages.