WORLD'S SMALLEST RIVER

Did you know that the Klein River has the shortest distance between its source and end? Overlooked by a majestic mountain range, hugged by the Klein Rivier running through it, and just 15 minutes from the ocean, Stanford is a charming and tranquil hidden gem in the Overberg.

HERITAGE VILLAGE

A heritage village steeped in history that echoes of the slow-paced times of yesteryear while surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of floral kingdoms, mountain walks, pristine beaches, and ancient forests through which to connect and realign.

SHOP 'N EXPLORE

Stanford remains true to its entrepreneurial roots, so pop in to one of the antique stores, make an appointment with a local artist for a viewing or browse for gifts, treasures or clothing in one of the quaint village shops.

MARKETS AND MORE

Ideally positioned for couples and families looking for a laid-back, slow paced getaway in a quaint and historic village that resonates community living in a sustainable way through fresh food markets, artisanal home-grown products and home baked goods.

ACCOMMODATION

From luxury all inclusive-stays to family-friendly self-catering and everything in between.

TO DO

Whatever floats your boat, there is a lot to explore in and around the village itself.

FOOD and WINE

Country-style restaurants, coffee shops, markets and award-winning wine farms.

FAMILY FUN + ADVENTURE

What’s new in Stanford?

What’s new in Stanford?

Stanford Cheese & Wine Festival 2021

Stanford Cheese & Wine Festival 2021

Stanford Cheese & Wine Festival 2021 ​The Stanford Cheese and Wine Festival is a collaboration of hearts and minds, in a celebration of local food, world-class wines, and artisan cheesemaking. The inaugural festival was held at Walker Bay Estate & Birkenhead...

The Race2Stanford Triathlon

The Race2Stanford Triathlon

The Race2Stanford Triathlon ​  Race2Stanford Triathlon – 24 April 2021 R2S is a challenging triathlon from the whale watching waters of Hermanus, through the Hemel & Aarde valley wine route, culminating in the historic & picturesque Stanford village....

An Epicurean Excursion, (Jim Freeman, The Citizen)

An Epicurean Excursion, (Jim Freeman, The Citizen)

An Epicurean Excursion, (Jim Freeman, The Citizen) ​ There’s good reason the waterway flowing through Stanford in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is called the Klein River: the distance from source to mouth (as the proverbial crow flies) is so short that said...