Stanford


Bird Watching
Take a birding boat trip down the Klein River or arrange to walk on one of the farms around Stanford. The annual Bird Fair is held on the first weekend in October when birders from far and wide come to Stanford to include in their check list amongst others, the Cape Sugarbird.

Brunia Wines
Nestled in the heart of the “Koue Berge” 20km south east of Stanford, next to Salmonsdam nature reserve, Cold Mountain  now owned by the Du Preez family is the home of Brunia Wines

Heritage Walk

The heart of Stanford surrounding the market square was proclaimed a South African Heritage area in 1995. Stanford village history is rich and full of colourful characters. Visit one of the few remaining market squares in South Africa, dating back to 1785, and let your mind drift back centuries to a time of horses and oxcarts, and livestock and excited children running around on this very square.


Platanna River Cruises

Platanna has been cruising the Klein River for five years now, and her predecessor for four years before that. She is a 20 foot/6 metre ex-fishing boat that was re-built for the purpose of cruising the Klein River, and has the capacity to carry up to ten passengers (SAMSA Cetified).


River Rat Boat Cruises
Join us on the River Rat for scenic cruises up and down the beautiful Klein River in Stanford, just outside Hermanus. River Rat comes equipped with a weber braai and a toilet with a view. River Rat comes equipped with a weber braai and a toilet with a view.

African Queen
Join us on the African Queen for eco- friedly, scenic cruises up and down the beautiful Klein River in Stanford, just outside Hermanus. With breathtaking views of the Klein River Mountains, this unforgettable Stanford river trip will be one of your life's highlights. The Klein River itself, features more than 127 kinds of birds as well as a variety of salt fresh water fish, including bass. Otter's, terrapins and various other indigineous animals are also found here.

Panthera Africa
Panthera Africa is an educational platform where we, together with our big cats, will educate you about each species and their individual uniqueness, in addition to their heart-warming personalities! On your visit you can expect to observe, photograph and enjoy the majestic  lions (brown and white), the cheeky leopards (spotted and black) and the powerful bengal tigers, in addition to the striking caracals.

Klein River Cheese Farmstead
All cheese is made using age-old artisinal methods on the Klein River Farmstead, Stanford. We only use locally sourced, pasture-fed cows milk that is pasteurized according to legislation. The milk is sourced from within 12 km of the Farmstead and is free from hormones and antibiotics. Non-animal microbial rennet is used and no colourants are added.

Raka Wines
The Raka brand was named after Piet Dreyer's black fishing vessel. Piet's first love has always been the sea. For some 36 years he braved the storms and challenges of the coast, ever in search of the best catch. It is with this same passion that the Dreyer family now pursue the art of winemaking.


Mosaic Sanctuary
On the Water - By the Sea - Magnificent Mountain Views. Place yourself between ocean, lagoon and glistening mountains and you will arrive at Mosaic, one of South Africa’s greatest hidden gems on the famous Whale Coast. Mosaic is the perfect location for nature and activity lovers.


Walkerbay Wines
As the first wine and brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere, we run a small but growing vineyard, winery, micro brewery, and water bottling plant situated in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Birkenhead Brewery
All of our beers are filtered and pasteurized and have a 9 month shelf life. Beers should be stored in cool or preferably refrigerated conditions. Available in draught and 340ml bottles throughout the year.

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
At Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, we offer activities for all the family. Get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and come and enjoy exploring the natural world, surrounded by beauty of the Klein River Mountains and views across the Overberg.

Vaalvlei Wines
Situated close to the picturesque town of Stanford lies a little bit of trout fishing paradise in a mountain and farmland setting. Awesome views of the Kleinriver mountains. Working farm with vineyards and goats. Other activities include wine tasting, bird watching and mountain biking.

Boschrivier Wines
At the foot of the Klein River mountain range in the Overberg, where blue cranes keep watch and the Fynbos smell is overwhelming, rests the vineyards of Boschrivier Wines. In 1998 the first vines were planted in the De Villiers family vineyards in virgin shale soils including three hectares of Shiraz, six hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and three hectares of Shiraz bush.

Stanford Hills Estate

At Stanford Hills Estate there is always something on the go. The farm first became recognised for top quality Pinotage in very small quantities, and has since grown into a boutique wine farm to be reckoned with. We also now produce a Sauvignon Blanc, a Shiraz and a Chardonnay under the Stanford Hills label, as well as the popular Veldfire range.


Sir Robert Stanford Wines

Wine has been produced here since the 1890s. All 10 000 vines had been removed in 1935 by the son of the original Huguenot farmer, Isak du Toit, to end the decadent wine and witblits sprees. The owner of the majestic Sir Robert Stanford Estate, Jan Malan, started the millennium by putting back what was always there – glorious rows of vines producing the noble white and red varietals.


Springfontein
Springfontein Wine Estate is breathtakingly beautiful, the people are warm, and the ocean, with its icy wind that blows across the vineyards, is close by. We have huge potential in the pure limestone soils. We follow a simple philosophy: Take what the sun and soil give us, and help it become the best possible reflection of this specific place.

The Salmonsdam Nature Reserve

Just 20 kilometres east of the pretty village of Stanford and close to Hermanus, in the hills of the Perdeberg Mountains, the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve is well known as both a hikers’ and birders’ delight, not least because of the particularly attractive mountain landscape, and the incredible mountain fynbos that dominates the reserve.


Stanford Gallery
Stanford Gallery exhibits the work of latter day South African artists of the past few decades, as well as prominent contemporary artists and notable emerging artists. Mosey around and you might find an etching by Pippa Skotness, a drawing by Pieter van der Westhuizen or a lyrical landscape by Joshua Miles.

Nicolette Ross

In April 2011, I learnt how to paint watercolours. I enjoy the challenge of watercolours, being the most difficult medium to work in, so they say! In the last few years I have done collage on canvas and combining watercolours with mixed medium. I also enjoy using the bright colours of pastels.


Tracy Algar

She is a self-taught mixed media artist, fosterer of creative experiences, and pop-up gallery host.  She shows her work and that of other local artists at pop-up gallery events, teaches intuitive art workshops in her home/studio, and paints prolifically on Blue Moon Farm, just outside Stanford village. Contact her to arrange a studio visit.


Sanette du Toit
I specialise in art showing the beauty of flowers and nature. Many of my paintings are inspired by the Walker Bay area. My paintings vary from being realistic to abstract to ethereal. I also present art classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:00 - 12:00. My studio is open by appointment.

Sara Abbott

I have loved painting and in particular, drawing, since I was very young while being brought up on a farm together with my sister, in Kenya. Loved the outdoors, riding, fishing, taking photographs and being surrounded by animals. That is probably why I find them as a subject for my art more fun than still life! I have not been formally trained but have learnt from some very talented artists.


Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery
Growing and sharing our passion for these amazing and beautiful plants. We have an extensive range of orchids, which include Miltoniopsis, Cymbidiums, Zygopetalums, Oncidiums, Bratonia, Dendrobiums and Paphs.

The New Junk Shop
Browse for antiques and collectibles at Stanford's unique "The New Junk Shop" which you'll find in Queen Victoria Street. Originally a well know landmark in Cape Town, the Junk Shop moved to Stanford where it offers locals and tourists an eclectic mix of merchandise from absolute treasures to ... well, junk!

Stanford Trading Store

One of Stanford’s longest standing interior stores, artist owner Kobus carefully curates and repurposes vintage pieces with a colonial or ‘Afrikana’ feel.

If you’re drawn to old and beautiful things ranging from weathered suitcases; bone-handled cutlery; old boats; enamelware and vintage and antique furniture, though to crystal ware - you need to visit this charming shop in Stanford!


Overberg Honey Company

People with a passion for bees. If you like honey this is the place to visit. We do honey tastings, have a glass observation hive and will take you through the whole process form hive to bottle. Our shop offers a whole range of different varieties of honey and anything bee related. Bees play a very important role in your future so come and BEE INFORMED.


Misty Mountains Estate
The award winning, Misty Mountains Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Shiraz. If you are very lucky you will be able to taste the, soon to be released, exquisite ranges of MCC (Method Cap Classic) wines as well. For the more robust palate Misty Mountains Wine Estate offers its very own, specialized and exclusive range of handcrafted batch Gin as well as professionally brewed ranges of Craft Beers and Ciders.

Antjies Handmade Naturals
Antjies Handmade Naturals is a small group of hardworking women who create people-loving, earth-friendly handmade products that pamper the body and soul. We lovingly make our soaps from scratch, using the cold-process method to achieve a luxurious bar that retains all the goodness of glycerine, a natural moisturiser.

Su Wolf

Su paints as close to full time as she can, continually experimenting with new mediums and exploring different styles. You are welcome to visit her studio – call 083 455-3604 to make a plan.


Val Myburgh
I was a medical illustrator for 18 years until 2002 when I started illustrating children's educational books. Through the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to the magical world of children's picture books and the kind of people who illustrate and write them. So it is that I am launching myself into this new field with excitment and enthusiasm!

Rick Prins
His painting, like photography, focuses on the landscape, architectural and human forms, and found objects. His original paintings have been executed in oils and mixed media. Scenes painted of the Klein Karoo include dolls, mermaids, people, rusty metal and succulents – all of which depict the passing of time and nostalgia.

Nora Newton

Nora Newton is an Impressionist artist. South Africa’s wondrous natural environment is the inspiration for Nora Newton’s evocative and sensitively rendered canvasses. She is especially drawn to the horizontal waterscapes of Churchhaven on the Cape West Coast’s Langebaan lagoon, the solitary expanses of the arid Karoo and the deserted beaches of the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast..