Stanford is a quaint, sleepy village that is found on the other side of Hermanus in the Cape Overberg. Sheltered by the Klein River Mountains it’s a peaceful village that has a healthy mix of art galleries, antique and second hand shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and pubs. Originally a farm, de Kleine Riveirs Valey and the historical buildings on tree-lined streets are reference to the English influence on the village and why its now the third most historically important village in the Western Cape.
If visiting Stanford a must see is the Birkenhead Brewery which is a boutique brewery open for beer tasting and lunches and the Stanford Walking Trail which meanders its way along the Klein River, through the town and offers walkers great birding opportunities, including sighting the endangered Blue Crane.
Stanford is a wonderful weekend venue; perfect to take in the sights or just as perfect to laze around the garden and do nothing!
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