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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...
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...

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...