Welcome to the historic countryside village of Stanford in the Overberg, nestled in the valley alongside the Klein River, under the watchful eye of the picturesque Kleinrivier Mountains. Stanford is a 30-minute drive from Hermanus and this village is a less hurried option when you are looking for a more relaxed village-style breakaway.
The accommodation in Stanford ranges from cosy B&Bs in the heart of the village to spacious self-catering homes on nearby farms and wine estates. Some of the Western Cape’s top restaurants can be found in Stanford and most are a short stroll or drive at any given time so the option to stay in or to eat-out, is made simple.
Spend your days outside exploring the countryside, river and lagoon that over 200 species of birds, many of them endemic, use as their nesting space.
Other than outdoor adventures such as boat trips, hiking trails and conservation tours there is quite a lot of things to do in Stanford. The nearby wine estates regularly host live outdoor entertainment, village markets and street fares.
Bargain hunters are in luck because the shops in Stanford include antique dealers who have a treasure-trove of collectables just waiting to be discovered. The village is also well-known for the growing community of artists who have made the village their home, where studios and galleries dot the quiet streets.
Property sales in Stanford and the surrounding area are popular with those seeking peace and tranquillity yet want easy access to business hubs, such as Gansbaai and Hermanus.
Keeping up-to-date with the news in Stanford is easy and the village is regularly featured in publications and online sites that promote the beauty of the Overberg and its towns.