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    Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

    Phillipskop offers five self-catering cottages, perched on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains, half an hour from Hermanus, as well as opportunities for day visitors and guests to explore the reserve and discover more as they do…

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    Wandelpad / Walking Trail

    One of the “must dos” when in Stanford is the Stanford Walking Trail (Wandelpad) which winds its way along the banks of the Klein River and through the town. It offers visitors some wonderful glimpses of the many birds in the area, including the Blue Crane, Fish Eagle, or majestic Cape Eagle Owl perched silently […]

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    Vaalvlei Wine Tasting, Accommodation & Fishing

    Situated close to the picturesque town of Stanford lies a little bit of trout fishing paradise in a mountain and farmland setting. Experience excellent trout and bass fishing in two spring fed lakes. There are two cozy self-catering cottages, within a stones throw of the lakes. Extras include wine tasting, bird watching and mountain biking. […]

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    Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

    ACCOMMODATION: A choice between the all-inclusive Lagoon Lodge, or the Self-Catering Mosaic Cottages (please see separate Mosaic Cottages listing) Mosaic Sanctuary LAGOON LODGE: For the ultimate private getaway, the Lagoon Lodge captures the essence of tranquility with just 5 safari style suites hidden amongst ancient milkwood trees on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon. Stone […]

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    Reiersvlei Farm Lodge Self Catering

    The house is a newly built, traditionally styled, thatched farm house on 450 acres of fynbos on the edge of wetlands between the Klein River and Hermanus lagoon – part of a bird sanctuary. Private fynbos walking trails. All rooms open thatch, bedrooms surround double volumn, open plan living/diningroom and kitchen areas, each with woodburning […]

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    De Hoop Nature Reserve

    Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers […]

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    White Water Farm

    Historic White Water Farm, dating back to 1846, is just a few kilometers from Stanford in the Klein River Valley. Offering boutique modern farm accommodation, wedding venue and outdoor activities…

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    Bird Watching

    Stanford is a must-visit for avid twitchers. The newly-built Bird Hide at the Willem Appel dam is yielding some great sightings, or take a cruise down the Klein River and take in the spectacular views.  Ask us for a map and pick up a birding list at the Stanford Tourism info desk. Cruises can also […]

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    Laughing Waters Farm

    Experience the peace of Laughing Waters 23km from Stanford along the Papiesvlei Elim Road – a beautiful fynbos flower farm in the scenic Sandies Glen – encircled by spectacular mountains and with a river running through. Enjoy star-lit nights, wide-open nature, interactions with our friendly herds of goats and horses, hiking, mountain biking and swimming in […]

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    Stanford Bird Club

    In and around Stanford, particularly on the Klein River (best viewed by boat – see River Cruises section for options). Birds best viewed early in the morning or late afternoon. See here for a list of  Stanford Birding Species List