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Stanford Activities 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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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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Chef Bridget Bartleman’s Kolossal Hospitality

Chef Bridget Bartleman is a local resident to the Overberg area, she offers a wide range of catering options whether it being a intimate private event at your home or a large event at a designated venue, her experience will enable it to be a great s
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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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Divine Cupcake

Specialises in artisanal wedding cakes for the Overberg wedding facilities from Hemel-en-Aarde through to Baardskeedersbos.
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Dyer Island Cruises

Boat Based Whale Watching and Eco-tours.
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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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Fork & Farm

Your favourite farm-to-table restaurant nestled between the Stanford mountains. We've got a pub, playground, pizza and more!
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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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Guideboat Lagoon Retreat

Escape to a nature getaway retreat for 2 couples (max 4 people), it has 2 en-suite bathrooms, outside shower & 2 person sharing woodfire hot tub. There is a shared living space, full kitchen for the 2 couples &it’s a self catering unit. E
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Journey

Shopping & retail Finds from the Overberg and beyond…focusing on & supporting South African designers, artists and creators.
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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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Kayaking

Double Kayaks R300 and single Kayaks R200 for 2 hours!
Half day rates are as before R500 Double and R350 Single.
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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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Klein River Cheese Farmstead

Our Klein River Cheese and Wine Cellar is open 7 days a week from 9am-4pm located at the Birkenhead Brewery. Our farmstead is now available for private venue hire and will remain the location of our production facility while picnics has closed.
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La Cantina Stanford

Mexican Bar/Restaurant serving authentic Street Food Hot or not, we’ve got you covered. What’s on the menu?- Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Quesadillas and Chilli Con Carne Our beef, chicken and pork are seasoned and slow cooked overnight in an
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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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LEWIES WOLF SE KLIP

Langs die pad deur Sondagskloof lê ‘n klip met ‘n interessante geskiedenis. Nou waar is dié pad? Vat jy die pad uit Stanford uit in die rigting van die Akkedisbergpas, kry jy so 5 km buite Stanford ‘n pad wat regs uitdraai. Dié grondpad lo
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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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Maanschijn

A collaboration between two winemakers, Douglas Mylrea and Paul Hoogwerf, who attended both high school and university together.
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Madre.Stanford

Delicious free range chicken pie’s, cinnamon apple balls and  lovely treats. Brisket cottage pie and Eland bobotie. Creamy lambs liver and potato mash, lentil and chickpea soup, baked cheese cake, apple pie and Quishes.
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Marian Binder

Talented local artist in Stanford with a passion for painting in watercolor, to showcase South Africa’s beautiful birdlife, wildlife and fynbos … close-up. And of course, capture the essence of beloved four-footeds for customers all over the wor
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Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics is a world-recognized shark cage diving company located in Kleinbaai, Western Cape near Gansbaai.
It is our mission to replace fiction with fact about sharks by engaging with them as they are naturally- cool, calm, collected, and
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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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Me-n-U in the Kitchen

Preserves produced from traditional recipes from around the world.
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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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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 and 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. 0769233349 (for all accommodation enquiries & bookings) 0824110448 (General
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Poplar Spa at Stanford Valley Country Lodge

Come and enjoy relaxing, luxury treatments at The Poplar: an authentic Overberg Spa @ Stanford Valley Guest Farm.
Included in each treatment is the use of the wood-fired sauna, steam-room & cold plunge pool, with uninterrupted mountain view
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Quad Biking Tours

Our fynbos quad biking tours are a favorite activity with our guests! You will ride along the edge of the lagoon and up to high points on Mosaic.
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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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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 Cruises & 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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Riversend Farm

Riversend Farm is situated in a bird sanctuary on the outskirts of Stanford overlooking the Klein Rivier. The luxury log cabin is raised on stilts allowing for one of a kind views of beautiful wetlands, mountain ranges and surroundings. The uniquen
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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 from 09:00 – 12:00 on the Stanford Hotel stoep for great local fresh produce and artisanal bakes and foods.
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Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen

For 40 years, we have worked as a couple in different restaurants and hotels, nationally and internationally. We opened many hotels and restaurants and believe that Schneider’s will be our last one… Hospitality is our life and even on our off
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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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Siobhan Twomey

Provides commercial artwork on a freelance basis; paints and teaches life drawing workshops Call for an appointment 079 105 5269
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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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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

Stanford Health Practice belapook@gmail.com 082 481 8285 8 Ponte Haupt Street Stanford •There is nothing more healing than rest. Thank you for visiting our uniquely beautiful village and it’s offerings. Pausing the habitual for a bit, all
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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 Square Market

Our beautiful village waits to welcome you all to our down-to-earth and family friendly country life style. A deliciously sensory and colorfully display of local eats, crafts and creations await. Every Saturday from 9:00 - 14:00
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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 Valley Country Lodge

Come & experience the ambience of a Western Cape farm with beautiful white-washed cottages and sweeping mountain views.
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Strandveld Adventures

SUP Hire Rentals & Guided Tours, Historical Walks, Kayak Guided Tours and Bikes. Historical Walking Tour of Stanford Village. Booking essential.
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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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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 Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery

Come join us at Jolly rooster for a complimentary liquor pairing with every meal ordered. Book your food pairing. (Grilled chicken, Creamy Peri-peri livers, Mozambican prawns, Pregos, Beef trinchado, Portuguese steak, Calamari & more) Food
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The Stanford Hotel

The Stanford Hotel offers both hotel and self-catering accommodation, making it ideal for a range of travellers, including business travellers, singles, couples and families. Our decor is authentically vintage with the most comfortable beds you could
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The Stanford Spectator

Local newspaper. Read the online version here 👇 https://issuu.com/stanfordnewsagency/ To Subscribe: Contact: Melissa Mc Alpine 078 324 5692 | melissa@stanfordnewsagency.co.za Print* copy only R30 Digital version is free *Free delivery
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Tracy Algar

Stanford resident Tracy Algar is a plein-air landscape painter. Her painting process provides structure to her artworks, while the outdoor experience allows for spontaneity and loose brushwork as she chases the ever-changing light down the Wandelpad
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Union Grocery & Eatery

Cozy coffee shop with a modern interior and friendly service. Breakfast & lunch, and of course great coffee served with our own baked cakes. Healthy options, gluten free and vegan always on the menu. In the grocery a wide range of specialty prod
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Vintage Beauty

Beauty salon treatments, from facials, to back, body and foot massages, nail treatments & painting
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Vuka Energy

Vuka encourages and demonstrates the use of alternative energy cooking methods by means of rocket stoves, solar stoves and wonderboxes. They are working with some of Stanford’s most vulnerable citizens and are developing a new local food initiative
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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 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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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.