Stanford - a taste of village life
If it's a sociable and active weekend you're after, or on the other end of the scale - looking for 'a license to chill' - Stanford is for you! An enterprising country village on Hermanus’s outskirts, carving an interesting niche in the weekend leisure market.
On the R43 about 150km from Cape Town, 20km from Hermanus, 22km from Gansbaai, 104km from Cape Agulhas and 56km from Caledon.
It's best-kept secret is that it lies on the Klein River, which leads to Hermanus lagoon, and that a number of boat trips are available. The whole area, and the river especially, is a birder's delight.
Stanford is home to award-winning restaurants and the region has a number of excellent wine estates.
And last but not least, Stanford's architectural heritage is what makes the town special... and retains the village ambience.