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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...

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...

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...

Overberg’s Hidden Gems Revealed by Stanford MTB Classic

Overberg’s Hidden Gems Revealed by Stanford MTB Classic

The 2020 Stanford MTB Classic, an Overberg MTB Events race, is set to take place on the 29th of February and 1st of March this year. In order to ensure that newcomers and returning riders alike are treated to a spectacular weekend of mountain biking the event’s route...

Top 5 Reasons to say “I do” in Stanford

1. Local is very Lekker Choosing to wed in a small hamlet like Stanford really does become a village affair. From food and wine sourced locally (think farm to fork options and homemade goods), a bouquet of Fynbos and Proteas (abundant in the winter/spring months), to...

Top 5 Reasons to say “I do” in Stanford

1. Local is very Lekker Choosing to wed in a small hamlet like Stanford really does become a village affair. From food and wine sourced locally (think farm to fork options and homemade goods), a bouquet of Fynbos and Proteas (abundant in the winter/spring months), to...

Stanford: What’s in a name?

In Stanford we just love uncovering history – whether it’s a building’s architectural past, or something about its tenants, function or its geographical positioning. It comes with being a heritage village – we have a natural curiosity for ‘what was’, a curiosity we so...

Hidden treasure and a fynbos adventure in Stanford

Stanford, the place where fynbos, family and freedom are abundant. By this we mean the freedom to explore the vast landscapes we have filled with the most incredible display of indigenous fynbos. Did you know that we are even fortunate enough to have two unique...

Hidden treasure and a fynbos adventure in Stanford

Stanford, the place where fynbos, family and freedom are abundant. By this we mean the freedom to explore the vast landscapes we have filled with the most incredible display of indigenous fynbos. Did you know that we are even fortunate enough to have two unique...

Cheers to Whales!

The donning of jerseys and thicker socks marks more than the arrival of winter - it’s whale season and we invite you to combine the best of Stanford’s village atmosphere (think Victorian architecture, antique shopping, foodie hot spots, our own wine route, family fun...

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...

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...