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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...

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! ​ ​ 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 & 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 ​  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) ​ 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...
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....

A little birdie once told me …

A little birdie once told me …

A little birdie once told me ...A little birdie once told me … A walking tour around Stanford Village will reveal a wide variety of bird habitats right on its doorstep, offering those with a sense of curiosity in nature, a diverse and rewarding birding experience....

For collection or delivery?

For collection or delivery?

For Collection or DeliveryDue to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Stanford’s selection of fabulous restaurants have only been able to either home deliver your meal order, or, more recently, make your take-away order available for collection. And the senses...

The Small Village with the Big Heart

The Small Village with the Big Heart

The Small Village with the Big Heart ​Community support, selfless volunteering of time and effort, generous donations, simple consideration for the wellbeing of others and ingenuity. This is the thread that runs through Stanford Village. So this is what Stanford...

Meandering uncertain waters

Meandering uncertain waters

Meandering uncertain waters ​Over the past few weeks, many of us have been wondering how Tourism in South Africa, and more specifically, Stanford, is planning to navigate the impact of COVID-19. It is difficult to forecast, but we can possibly scenario plan. Of...

Finding Positivity

We’re all filled with feelings of confusion, concern and uncertainty of what to do not to mention general anxiety since Coronavirus COVID-19 burst onto the scene! Our norm is no more our reality and everything is rather surreal at the moment, filled with uncertainty...