get out AnD about

Explore a wine farm, enjoy an educational guided tour at our big cat sanctuary, Panthera Africa or maybe a more active mountain bike trail or hike to ancient cave paintings followed by a leisurely picnic or river cruise? Whatever your taste, there’s a lot to explore in and around the village. Read more about all our options or pop into our Tourism office in Queen Victoria Street. We’ll be happy to help.

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African Horse Company

Our home, the Overstrand region, is one of the hotspots of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage Site and by far the best way to discover its richness, is by riding on horseback through this botanical wilderness.
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African Queen Cruises

The African Queen offers cruises on the river. It can accommodate up to 32 persons. (min 10 pax required per trip).
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African Tree Essences & Mists

Made in the traditions of the Bach Flower Remedies, the African Tree Essences are solarized infusions of the tree flowers of Platbos. Known as vibrational remedies, the tree essences work on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.
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Anneke Jacobs

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Antjies Handmade Naturals

Antjies Handmade Naturals is a small group of hardworking women who create people-loving, earth-friendly handmade products that pamper the body and soul.
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Barefoot Connection

‘Foodie Gardens’ with a difference.
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Bird Watching

Stanford is a must-visit for avid twitchers. The 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
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Blue Gum Country Estate

Blue Gum Country Estate, on the Klein Rivier near Stanford, offers a unique Overberg experience for those in search of rustic sophistication in a magnificent country setting. Accommodation, Restaurant, Wedding and Conference facilities available.
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Bodhi Khaya Retreat

Bodhi Khaya is a peaceful Meditation Retreat set on 217 hectares of the spectacular Overberg region of the Western Cape.
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Boschrivier Wine Estate

There are lots of activities on the farms like biking, swimming and enjoying the fauna and flora; the farms speak of peace and tranquility.
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Cycling

Discover Stanford by bike.
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De Hoop Nature Reserve

The De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation. From affordable self-catering chalets to more luxurious self-catering cottages and upmarket fully catered lodges.
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Dyer Island Cruises

Boat Based Whale Watching and Eco-tours.
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Egret & the Owl Book Cafe

Books * Breakfast * Lunch * Coffee * Cake

HOURS DECEMBER-JANUARY
Tuesday - Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Closed Sunday & Monday

EXCEPT
OPEN: Monday 21 December  & Monday 28 December
CLOSED: Friday 25 December & Friday
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Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery

The nursery specialises in exotic orchid plants and is co-owned by Debra and Pierre Martheze. We supply a number of retail and wholesale nurseries across South Africa.
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Food 4 Thought

Overseas visitors to the pretty town of Stanford have been touched by the children and have continued to provided wonderful support when back at home.
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Fynbos Trail

This delightful trail meanders through pristine fynbos (more than 800 species have been recorded) and magnificent forests.
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Gabriele Barnett

Gabriele has open her Art Studio in Stanford where she paints and welcomes viewers and collectors of art.
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Goodwill Mountain Farm

Here you will find an abundance of space, a myriad of life and the silence to quieten even the busiest of minds. Go for nature walks, birdwatching and even whale watching – or simply kick back with some locally grown wine.
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Hermanus Whale Cruises

The experience of boat-based whale watching in Hermanus, Heart of the South African Whale Coast.
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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris is regarded as one of the leading boat-based whale watching companies in South Africa. We also boast one of the limited whale watching permits allocated countrywide.
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Junktique Market

If you’re a keen junker, love scratching for surprises, need artistic inspiration, or a real antique treasure, make sure you don’t miss this market.
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Kiwinet

We have been designing and manufacturing mosquito nets for private homes and the hospitality industry throughout Africa, Europe, The Caribbean and America since 1994.
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Lady Stanford

The Lady Stanford comfortably accommodates up to 26 passengers and is equipped with various birding books and checklists, binoculars, blankets and a chemical toilet.
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LADYBIRD CRAFTS

Ladybird Crafts began with two students in the living room of a family home in 1994. It has now appeared on television in Show Me How, been featured in multiple magazines and newspapers including The Rekord, Sarie, Craftwise and Threads and Crafts,
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Laina Spirit Woman

Laina offers gentle healing and guidance.
Drawing on 30 years of experience working with a variety of healing modalities, she is able to intuitively feel what will best serve you in the present moment.
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Land Based Whale Watching

Excellent whale watching only 20 kilometers away at De Kelders, Gansbaai or 21 km away in Hermanus.
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Lomond Wine Estate

Lomond Wine Estate is situated on the Agulhas Plain at the Southern most Tip of Africa, 8km away from the village of Gansbaai on the tarred road to Elim. This forms part of the Cape Agulhas Appellation of Origin.
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Made In Stanford

It's Made in Stanford is a shop and restaurant located in the heart of the village. Its aim is to support the local talents and to make these special products available to the public.
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Marine Dynamics

The Ultimate Shark Cage Diving & Viewing Experience. Gansbaai is only 20km from Stanford
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Marine Dynamics

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Martin's Deli

Martin’s Deli is a speciality deli that can be found along the R43 just outside Stanford, which makes it convenient for locals and visitors passing by. Martin’s Deli stock a wide range of must-have delicatessen products.
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Mebel Stanford

On offer is a unique mix of interesting vintage pieces, décor items and rustic furniture at competitive prices.
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Mike Rutzen's Shark Diving Unlimited

Shark Diving Unlimited is a fully licensed shark cage diving operator and not a bookings agent.
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Milkwood Spa at Mosaic

Mosaic is a place to focus on wellness of mind, body and soul, so we can live our lives to the fullest and savour all that is good.
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Misty Mountains Estate

From rich and full reds to crisp whites, Misty Mountains makes their wines on the estate along with craft beer, cider and infused gins.
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Mosaic 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.
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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.
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Overberg Honey Co.

Our shop sells different varieties of honey at factory prices as well as honey comb. We also have a vast variety of health and beauty products all made from honey, beeswax and propolis.
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Panorama Restaurant - Bellavista Country Place

It is a stylish restaurant with a harmonious setting.
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Panthera Africa

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, without any trading or breeding taking place.
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Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Perched on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains, with sweeping views across the Overberg from the Akkedisberg to Gansbaai, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve is a place for you to unwind and explore.
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Pilates, Life Coaching, Couples Counselling and Emotional Freedom Technique

Pilates, Life Coaching, Couples Counselling and Emotional Freedom Technique
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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.
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Private Yoga School

Eddie offers private " drop in" Yoga Practice sessions by appointment here in Stanford at his home inside the Kleinriver Estate and among the Birkenhead Vineyards.
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Raka Wine

With the rich blessing of earth and elements, the help of a dedicated workforce, the enthusiasm of winemaker Josef Dreyer and the advantages of a modern gravity flow cellar, Piet Dreyer produces his award-winning Raka wines.
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Rick Prins

His painting, like photography, focuses on the landscape, architectural and human forms, and found objects. His original paintings have been executed in oils and mixed media.
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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.
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River Rat Boat Cruise & Canoe Hire

Join us on the River Rat for scenic cruises up and down the beautiful Klein River in Stanford, just outside Hermanus.
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Sanette Upton

Stanford Artist, Sanette Upton.
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Sara Abbott

I have loved painting and in particular, drawing, since I was very young while being brought up on a farm together with my sister, in Kenya.
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Saturday Morning Market

Visit this market every Saturday, 09:00 – 12:00, for great local fresh produce and artisanal bakes and foods. the stoep of the hotel is decked out with cheerful table cloths.
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Self Drive Wine Route

Honest-to-goodness or elegant, you’ll find wines that please every palate. From rich shiraz to crisp sauvignon blanc, from cap classique to traditional blends, the Stanford Wine Route bursts with flavour and surprises.
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Sir Robert Stanford Estate

Wine has been produced here since the 1890s. All 10 000 vines had been removed in 1935 by the son of the original Huguenot farmer, Isak du Toit, to end the decadent wine and witblits sprees.
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Southern Right Charters

Join SOUTHERN RIGHT CHARTERS for close encounters with the ‘gentle giants’ of the ocean and other marine life such as seals, penguins, dolphins, bryde whales, humpback whales and marine birds.
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Springfontein Wine Estate

Set amidst 500 hectares on a developing wine farm. Experience true peace and tranquility. Wander through magnificent fynbos, abundant birdlife attracted to the vlei and spring. Miles of nearby unspoilt beaches.
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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.
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Stanford Health Practice

The Stanford Health Practice offers you best service in Massage, Bodywork and Holistic Health, and Counsel in the centre of our uniquely beautiful village. 
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Stanford Heritage Walk

Soak in Stanford’s rich history on foot with a guided or self-walk tour through the village.
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Stanford Hills Estate

Wines, Tasting Room Restaurant, Accommodation, Weddings and Functions
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Stanford Sunset Market

Come to this local food and wine market on the historic Market Square on the last Friday evening of each month (September – May).
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Stanford Trading Store

On the corner of Queen Victoria Street and Church Street, Stanford Trading Store welcomes you.
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Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Come & experience the ambience of a Western Cape farm with beautiful white-washed cottages and sweeping mountain views.
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Stormsriver Adventures (Tsitsikamma Forest)

Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure and activity company based in the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest.
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Su Wolf

Now settled in Stanford, Su paints as close to full time as she can, continually experimenting with new mediums and exploring different styles. You are welcome to visit her studio
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Table 13

Two fireplaces, large formal dining area, one pub section, 3 flat screen TVs, outdoor seating, animal friendly, wood pizza oven, ideal for functions.
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The Giant Periwinkle Wines

The Giant Periwinkle Wines is a boutique winery a few kilometres outside Baardskeerdersbos. A selection of John Platter four and four and a half star wines
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The New Junk Shop

Antiques and collectibles.
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Tracy Algar

A resident of Stanford since 2014, self-taught artist Tracy Algar didn’t look far for inspiration when creating her latest series “Florescence”
After wonderful winter rains, and a gloomy lockdown period, the village of Stanford was bursting wi
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Vaalvlei Wine Tasting

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. Extras: wine tasting, bird watching + MTB
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Vintage Beauty

Beauty salon treatments, from facials, to back, body and foot massages, nail treatments & painting
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Walker Bay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery

Walker Bay Estate is the first estate in the Southern Hemisphere to produce beer and wine on the same estate. Premium craft beers, cider and boutique wines are made to exacting standards by our diligent brew master and passionate winemaker.
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Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve 17 km of rocky and sandy coast, excellent fishing and whale watching
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Wandelpad / Walking Trail (LINK TO MAP!)

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.
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Welgesind

The grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine on the farm, and tastings are  fun and intimate as Chris and Amanda taste and chat to visitors.
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White Shark Adventures

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, fighting the urge to dive outside the cage or just ticking down your bucket-list – we will see that you have the most exciting, adrenaline boosted adventure of your life.
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White Water Farm

Escape to historic White Water Farm. We offer guests a welcoming rural haven with magnificent mountain scenery in the Klein River Valley near Stanford, South Africa.
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Withers Antique and Decor

Welcome to Withers Antique & Decor, a gathering  place for things  vintage ,antique, new and beautiful. We are constantly searching for pieces we love, to fill our little shop.
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Xplorio

Xplorio is a dynamic town website platform that offers current, comprehensive and authentic town related information by empowering all local establishments to represent and directly market themselves on their town website.
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Yoga Here Now with Leli

Yoga aims to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil layers of protection you have built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates.
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Your Style Cupboards

Manufacture, supply and installations of built in cupboards for eg. Kitchens, bedrooms, vanities and other woodworking related products.
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Zesty Lemon

We provide a beautiful venue nestled between the vineyards and natural fynbos, with an amazing view of the mountains.