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It’s always 1920 at The Stanford Hotel
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It’s always 1920 at The Stanford Hotel

The Stanford Hotel is a landmark in the village of Stanford in the Cape Overberg, which can be found teaming with life every Saturday morning, attracting market-goers to the Saturday Morning Market held at the hotel every weekend. Built in 1920, with parts of ...
Tantalize your tastebuds in Stanford Village
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Tantalize your tastebuds in Stanford Village

Described by many as resembling a scene from 'A River Runs Through It', Stanford village possesses the idyllic, dreamy charm of an epic romantic film. Children fish from the jetties while Gymnogenes call nearby; residents hit the river with their canoes early ...
What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
I Love Stanford Because …
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I Love Stanford Because …

Hi, I’m Anton from Blue Gum Country Estate in Stanford in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. STANFORD IS BEST KNOWN FOR its bird life. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on a river cruise down the Klein Rivier River by Tim Hague of the Platanna. Not only is he an amaz...
Stanford Photographs
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Stanford Photographs

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...
Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough
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Top spots in the Overberg – 10 days just isn’t long enough

I thought ten days would be more than enough to take in a few of the towns and highlights of the Overberg, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Ten days is but a dress rehearsal for the performance, and we could easily return for another two weeks and still no...
Stanford things to do for a perfect country weekend
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Stanford things to do for a perfect country weekend

If you haven't visited Stanford, then make a date, as it's one little country town that's become a firm favourite with visitors to the Overberg. The town centres around Market Square, known to locals as the village green, where monthly markets are held. It ...
Stanford Valley Time out in the Company of Mountains
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Stanford Valley Time out in the Company of Mountains

Stanford as far as the crow flies is not far from Cape Town. But there can be the odd occasion when, by the time you reach there, after having battled the numerous sets of lights through Somerset West, you feel slightly as though you've been through a mangler....
Slow food comes to Stanford
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Slow food comes to Stanford

Stanford already has its requisite village market on the green, held on the last Friday evening of the month. During summer, I believe, it's a great place to be. The town is no newcomer to good, local food either and both Marianas and Madré's Kitchen are well ...
Jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen
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Jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen

We spent part of this past weekend in Hermanus for a friend’s birthday and on Saturday afternoon found ourselves on the way to Stanford for a jolly up the Klein River on the African Queen! The African Queen is a double decker boat and was first launched nea...
Food & Wine Market at Hermanuspietersfontein
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Food & Wine Market at Hermanuspietersfontein

This is a popular market on a Saturday morning for residents of Hermanus and the surrounds. Its setting is the Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellars at the Hemel en Aarde Village closest to Onrus, and if you're not there to pick up the weekend's nibbles and nosh...
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at Mosaic Farm
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Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at Mosaic Farm

"The term 'green' certainly can be misused", says Kathryn Johnson of Mosaic Farm, one of the few true eco-tourism establishments in South Africa. Surrounded by the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay Beach and the majestic Overberg Mountains, Mosaic Farm (ne...
A Long Weekend in Stanford
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A Long Weekend in Stanford

"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book" - Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945 Described as the place that time forgot, Stanford village in the Overberg, is only one and a half hours from Cape Town, yet is worlds away. Its du...