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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 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 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-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 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 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 ​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 ​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...

The Stanford Wine Route’s Harvest in Pictures

It’s #Harvest2020 time and the members of the Stanford Wine Route have been hard at work harvesting their yields to make more of the amazing cool climate wines visitors to our region have come to love. Did you know that South Africa ranks 9th amongst the biggest wine...
Celebrate #SAHarvest2019 in the Overberg!

Celebrate #SAHarvest2019 in the Overberg!

Celebrate the Overberg’s juiciest crop and #SAHarvest2019 season with wine tastings, year-round country-style markets, festivals and grape stomping fun along the  Stanford Wine Route. Western Cape winemakers’ busy harvest season generally starts in January until late...

Majestic Mountains and where to find them

Majestic Mountains - to be explored by foot, bike, horse or boat! #visitstanford Mountains have always captivated and inspired the human spirits. There seems to be a powerful attraction, which stirs a desire to either explore and conquer its peaks, or merely rest and...

Stanford River Festival 2019

One-hundred-and-six boats, one-hundred-and-thirty-something paddlers, eight sitters, two standers, one swimmer and a dog! The annual Stanford River Festival took place in ideal conditions on Saturday 2nd March on the beautiful Klein Rivier. The event is a mix of...

Stanford River Festival 2019

One-hundred-and-six boats, one-hundred-and-thirty-something paddlers, eight sitters, two standers, one swimmer and a dog! The annual Stanford River Festival took place in ideal conditions on Saturday 2nd March on the beautiful Klein Rivier. The event is a mix of...

Diving into Adventure

Shark Cage Diving and Educational with Marine Dynamics.   With Gansbaai only 20 or so kilometers from Stanford, guests to the village can easily combine their country-getaway (complete with delicious fare, nature-inspired activities and award-winning wines) with the...

Bike, Paddle or Swim your way through the Cape Whale Coast

Are you ready to stretch those legs and get out and about in 2019? We’re showcasing the best of the Cape Whale Coast’s outdoor and adventure events and we can’t wait for you to come and explore our gorgeous part of the Cape with us. If you’ve ever needed an excuse to...

Memories of the year gone by

Wow what a year in our little village, the holidays are upon us and there is still so much to see and do in Stanford before the clock strikes midnight and we bid farewell to 2018. For a fun little recap of Stanford life, we thought we’d bring you some Instagram...

Stanford, Unplugged

Stanford, Unplugged

With the shops filling up with already anxious shoppers, not to mention the parking spaces - yikes, we’re taking the time to unplug here in Stanford. After all, we’re a Heritage Village nestled between a gorgeous mountain range and a tranquil river – what else would...

Overberg Toy Run is Coming

25 NOVEMBER 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 Stanford Market Square The annual charity Toy Run has become an icon in South Africa since its inception in 1982 and is celebrating 33 years of giving and caring for those less fortunate during the festive period. It is now the largest...

Stanford Through the Lens

Stanford Through the Lens

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Instagram photos taken by our Stanford Tourism members to give you a glimpse into art, weddings, activities, accommodation and the gorgeous landscapes that make up Stanford and surrounds. Enjoy! And if you’re an avid tapper of...

Mead and the Medieval Feast

Stanford's Home of Mead and the Harvest Kitchen celebrated the revelry of the Middle Ages Noble knights and their lovely ladies descended upon Stanford Harvest on Friday, 27 July, for the launch of a 'Meadieval' Feast during the Blood Moon eclipse. The decor consisted...

Recipes through the seasons: Koffie en melktert

While it sleets, snows and hails across the Western Cape, we are staying snug with coffee and milktart, Stanford style. Thank you to the Stanford Food Heroes at the Grootbos Foundation for this perfectly timed recipe.   INGREDIENTS Pastry 2 cups flour 1 egg ½ cup...

Keeping up with the Stanfordians

Have you noticed how it never rains, and then it pours? The beautiful drenched Market Square in Stanford is testament to how much it has been raining in Stanford, and the puddles and deep cool tussocks of grass fill us with childish glee. The wild sprouting mushrooms...

Recipes through the seasons – Sorrel Pesto in Winter

This great, seasonal recipe has been generously shared by Rishi, one half of the dynamic duo at Goodwill Mountain Farm. Sorrel Pesto  Sorrel pesto is a quintessential Stanford Food Heroes recipe as it's local, seasonal and sustainable. These days, sorrel grows...

Herfsfees, 6-7 April 2018

Vibrating with autumn colours This was the first year that a small vibrant group of like-minded people launched the Stanford Herfsfees, a new arts festival for Stanford with the goal of reaching deep into our community and uplifting all with art, music and creativity....

Watershed rocking the Hills

Watershed started their ‘short, and very sweet’ April Road Tour on the lawn of the Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Estate on Easter Sunday. Easter is traditionally a day spent with family; in my family, we don’t go beyond the garden perimeter which is scoured for...

Relaxed Mountain Biking at its Best in the Stanford MTB Classic

Three hundred mountain bikers experienced the rebirth of relaxed stage race riding on the 17th and 18th of February in the 2018 Stanford MTB Classic. The two day race was in reality more of a stage ride, with untimed routes and no prizes for the first riders across...