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Fast Food, Stanford Style

Fast Food, Stanford Style An Off the Grid Family-Owned Food Truck Serves Up Local-Inspired Fare#stanfordculinary spotlight  You've no doubt spotted the white Calories food truck parked in the lot next to the iconic NG Kerk in Stanford's main road. Serving up chicken...

Divine Celebrations

Divine Celebrations  Stanford Featured Creative: Caro of DivinebyDesign #stanfordculinary spotlight   Caro welcomes me into her new studio space with a smile and a disclaimer - 'It's a work in progress, she says, of the bright white space streaming with light. A...

Take a journey down a curved watercourse

Take a Journey Down a Curved Watercourse It really is rather astonishing to think that here in our tiny village of Stanford, in between the sticks and the kraals and away from most cosmopolitan comforts, we have the privilege of experiencing world class fine dining...

Connect to Country Life

Connecting to Country Life - More than a TaglineThe official strap line for our tourism and business arm, Stanford Tourism & Business, has had several reincarnations through the years. "A Village Green", "A Taste of Country Life", and more recently, "Connect to...

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Welcome to the NeighbourhoodLocal is Very Lekker in Stanford as we welcomed several New Businesses to our Village recently. Supporting local has never been more important as small businesses and tourism start to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic. We were so...

Stanford Festival – Get Ready to Move your Feet!

Stanford Festival ​Stanford is gearing up for this weekend’s Stanford Festival held right here in our little Overberg village! Born in 2018, The Stanford Arts Festival was initiated to become an annual celebration of the creative potential of the people of Stanford....

Springfontein Wine Estate starts Pop-Up with Dutch 2-Michelin star chef

New Springfontein Wine Estate Pop-Up with Dutch 2-Michelin Star Chef ​After the success of Springfontein EATS fine dining with a German 1-Michelin star chef, Springfontein Wine Estate strives for the next level, launching a Pop-Up restaurant during the months of...

Stanford Summer – The Foodie Edition

Stanford Summer - The Foodie Edition ​Ah, long lazy brunches, lunches that ease into early dinners. Move over hot porridge and soulful soups – it’s time for lush salads, local produce, beautiful cuts and chilled wines to take centre stage at our Stanford Restaurants....

Shop Local in Stanford

Shop Local in Stanford ​SHOP 'N EXPLORE in Stanford?️ ?It's not too early to start on your Christmas shopping, so come on and #supportlocal ? "As consumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful about what we buy." - Emma WatsonChristmas is a...

Where Tourism and Heritage Meet

Where Tourism & Heritage Meet ​ The travel and tourism industry is a huge part of our heritage village's economy. Our neighbours are the restauranteurs, winemakers, artists and entrepreneurs. We shop local, support local and showcase our local talents through the...
Fast Food, Stanford Style

Fast Food, Stanford Style

Fast Food, Stanford Style An Off the Grid Family-Owned Food Truck Serves Up Local-Inspired Fare#stanfordculinary spotlight  You've no doubt spotted the white Calories food truck parked in the lot next to the iconic NG Kerk in Stanford's main road. Serving up chicken...

Divine Celebrations

Divine Celebrations

Divine Celebrations  Stanford Featured Creative: Caro of DivinebyDesign #stanfordculinary spotlight   Caro welcomes me into her new studio space with a smile and a disclaimer - 'It's a work in progress, she says, of the bright white space streaming with light. A...

Take a journey down a curved watercourse

Take a journey down a curved watercourse

Take a Journey Down a Curved Watercourse It really is rather astonishing to think that here in our tiny village of Stanford, in between the sticks and the kraals and away from most cosmopolitan comforts, we have the privilege of experiencing world class fine dining...

Connect to Country Life

Connect to Country Life

Connecting to Country Life - More than a TaglineThe official strap line for our tourism and business arm, Stanford Tourism & Business, has had several reincarnations through the years. "A Village Green", "A Taste of Country Life", and more recently, "Connect to...

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Welcome to the NeighbourhoodLocal is Very Lekker in Stanford as we welcomed several New Businesses to our Village recently. Supporting local has never been more important as small businesses and tourism start to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic. We were so...

Stanford Festival – Get Ready to Move your Feet!

Stanford Festival – Get Ready to Move your Feet!

Stanford Festival ​Stanford is gearing up for this weekend’s Stanford Festival held right here in our little Overberg village! Born in 2018, The Stanford Arts Festival was initiated to become an annual celebration of the creative potential of the people of Stanford....

Stanford Summer – The Foodie Edition

Stanford Summer – The Foodie Edition

Stanford Summer - The Foodie Edition ​Ah, long lazy brunches, lunches that ease into early dinners. Move over hot porridge and soulful soups – it’s time for lush salads, local produce, beautiful cuts and chilled wines to take centre stage at our Stanford Restaurants....

Shop Local in Stanford

Shop Local in Stanford

Shop Local in Stanford ​SHOP 'N EXPLORE in Stanford?️ ?It's not too early to start on your Christmas shopping, so come on and #supportlocal ? "As consumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful about what we buy." - Emma WatsonChristmas is a...

Where Tourism and Heritage Meet

Where Tourism and Heritage Meet

Where Tourism & Heritage Meet ​ The travel and tourism industry is a huge part of our heritage village's economy. Our neighbours are the restauranteurs, winemakers, artists and entrepreneurs. We shop local, support local and showcase our local talents through the...

Green light for Stanford’s Energy

Green light for Stanford’s Energy

Green light for Stanford's Energy​ ​COULD STANFORD become the first village in South Africa to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy? In the wake of the State lifting of the cap on embedded generation from 1MW to 100MW the prospects are good, say energy...

Launch of Stanford News!

Launch of Stanford News!

Launch of Stanford News! ​ ​ Proud to be part of Village history THE HISTORY books will not be unhappy with the visionary efforts that the people of Stanford have made to ensure that their heritage village remains as true to its beginnings as possible. The village...

Stanford Cheese & Wine Festival 2021

Stanford Cheese & Wine Festival 2021

Stanford Cheese & WineFestival 2021The 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 Brewery...

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...

Goo-ing Wheelies on the Beach

Goo-ing Wheelies on the Beach

Gooi-ing Wheelies on the Beach ​Stanford recently hosted Jim Freeman, travel writer for Citizen Travel. Follows is one of his beautifully written pieces for Citizen Travel about the size of heart of one of Stanfords’ locals, Robyn Simmons. “I can empathise with people...

Made in Stanford

Made in Stanford

Made in StanfordIt's Made in Stanford sa .....the south african fynbos valley, not the silicon valley one.... It's pure local .....what we can source locally we do. It's a mindful concept where zero waste is our base .....meaning that sold out is part of our concept....

Kid friendly Stanford school holiday fun

Kid friendly Stanford school holiday fun

Kid friendly Stanford school holiday funWith the school calendar turned topsy-turvey this year, holiday plans with the kids must have gone a-muddle. Never fear, Stanford is near. A gem of a village tucked between mountains and ocean, with a river running through it,...

For the love of reading

For the love of reading

For the love of readingThere are so many organisations in Stanford doing good work that goes such a long way. This is just one of those stories that we trust you’ll enjoy. Creative Works aims to promote a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for children and...

Winter Line-Up

Winter Line-Up

Winter Line-UpWell, that was an interesting last six month was it not? Thank goodness our tourism leisure travel business sector is starting to open up again both around the country but more specifically around the fabulous venues of Stanford Village and surrounds....