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Explore a wine farm or see a Great White up close! Maybe a mountain bike trail followed by a picnic? Whatever your taste, there’s a lot to explore in and around the village. Read more about them below, or pop into our office in Queen Victoria Street – we’d be happy to help

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    Nicolette Ross

    I was born in Cape Town and moved to Stanford in 2012. I started my artistic leanings when I did various flower arranging courses with Joan Pare at the Constantia School of Floristry. I then learnt Decoupage, using different mediums, namely wood, glass and material. I enjoy using tiny scissors to cut intricate designs. In April 2011, […]

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    Tracy Algar

    Tracy Algar is an expressionist mixed media painter who has lived and worked in Stanford since 2014. Tracy works spontaneously with colour and marks in a range of mediums, including acrylic paint, pencil, ink and oil pastel. Her painting embraces intuition and the inner landscape, typifying the colour and creativity that is the result of […]

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    Nora Newton

    Nora Newton is an Impressionist artist. South Africa’s wondrous natural environment is the inspiration for Nora Newton’s evocative and sensitively rendered canvasses. She is especially drawn to the horizontal waterscapes of Churchhaven on the Cape West Coast’s Langebaan lagoon, the solitary expanses of the arid Karoo and the deserted beaches of the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast.

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    Su Wolf

    Before Su Wolf ensconced herself in her beautiful Stanford studio in 2015 she had been many things – a Fine Art student at the University of KZN, Pietermaritzburg, a wanderer and traveller, art director of House and Leisure magazine, decor buyer at Weylandts Homestore, an interior designer, a purveyor of fine crafts at Kamers and […]

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    Daneel Ink

    Lynne Daneel: Visual Artist For as long as I can remember all things art-y has been one of my ‘things’. I was formally trained at the Fine Arts Department at UKZN where I attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with Painting and English as my majors and added English Honours and a teaching diploma. I […]

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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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    Platbos Forest Walks, Tours & Accommodation

    Platbos Forest Trail for bird and tree enthusiasts. Discover the magic of this ancient forest as you wander its gentle, meandering pathways. Pre-booking is essential. Entrance Fee: R50.00 per adult / R20.00 per child. Guided tours are offered by prior arrangement. Funds generated from the hiking trail go towards the maintenance of the pathways and […]

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    River Paddling

    The Klein River is one of the most beautiful stretches of flat water river paddling in South Africa. In summer it is safe, sheltered from the wind and boasts a feast of bird watching. It was chosen by the Hungarian Olympic paddling team as a training ground for 6 weeks due to its lack of […]

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    African Queen Cruises

    The Klein River winds gently down to the Hermanus Lagoon through scenic countryside against a stunning mountain backdrop. There are 129 bird species recorded as being resident here best seen early in the morning or towards sunset. The African Queen offers cruises on the river. It can accommodate up to 32 persons. (min 10 pax […]

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    Marine Dynamics (Gansbaai)

    The Ultimate Shark Cage Diving & Viewing Experience. Gansbaai is only 20km from Stanford – ideal base from which to explore the entire Overberg region. Self-drive or shuttle from Stanford.