In Stanford, the best of both worlds can be found when it comes to the ideal getaway. The utmost tranquillity and beauty with a dash of adventure all wrapped in the accommodation of your choosing. The small hamlet and surrounding area provides the perfect stay whether you prefer to enjoy the pristine beauty of the area at your leisure or just have the surety of knowing meals and cleaning are taken care of.
Stanford boasts with a variety of comfortable lodgings located up in the fynbos clad valleys or right on the river’s shores. The choices are endless in deciding whether a quaint B&B or stylish Guest Lodge would rather suite your needs. And neither will disappoint as all accommodation in the area is of top quality and most are family run.
The country style B&B accommodation almost seems to take you back to the days of the first settlers in this fruitful village. The lodgings are nestled in beautiful gardens and surrounded by stretching lawns. Most of the B&B’s have swimming pools to cool off after a hot summer’s day and veranda’s from which to enjoy the last of the day’s warmth. Being located in the heart of the Overberg you might even find yourself adjacent to a nearby Nature Reserve. The private farms and reserves in the area welcome guests and offer private beach access and nature trails to explore.
The accommodation in Stanford is fairly focused on luxurious living in spectacular natural settings. The establishments are even located right on the banks of the town’s famous Klein River. The proximity to River and Lagoon beyond serves for excellent bird watching and languid walks through the fields. You can even follow the 4x4 trails to the panoramic Walker Bay and view the elusive Southern Right Whales during the months of July through December. Staying a bit closer to home you can enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards or take a stroll through the secluded gardens of your stay.
The Guest Farms and Lodges of the Stanford surroundings also hold style and serenity in the palm of their hands. The top notch accommodation situated in picturesque settings deliver the highest quality of service and excellence. Find yourself on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon or hidden away amongst the ancient Milkwood Forests. Beautiful furnishings give off a sense of home in the glow of the indoor wood fireplaces on those chilly winter’s evenings, while relaxing. On warm summer evenings the braai facilities outside can be enjoyed while watching the sun go down on the valley. Freshwater swimming pools and freshly grown veggies from the organic gardens make you feel at peace with nature. Ideally located for hiking, bird watching and fly fishing these lodgings is any nature lovers dream come true.
For a more personal feel, secluded cottages and self-catering rooms are available along with VIP and Honeymoon suites. All your needs can be catered for on request and leaves you to enjoy your time in this little piece of paradise. A new trend for romantic getaways seems to be resting on a Wine Estate. The endless rows of vineyards and locally produced wines make for the perfect relaxation. There are quite a few wine farms to be found in the area, so let your taste buds lead the way.
Stanford also possesses a number of Self Catering Accommodations. For those more interested in using their time as they please and cooking when needed, this option is for you. The various activities to take part in in the area will keep you occupied for hours, so lunch will be the last thing on your mind. When the need to nibble does arrive, choose from one of the many restaurants and cafés in town to silence your tummy. The self-catering options vary from private retreats in the mountains to romantic cottages to renovated dairy farms. The choice is yours. Retreat to the rejuvenating hills for an uplifting experience or cosy up to that special someone in a delightful farmhouse with a large fireplace. The area takes pride in its Victorian history and invites you to relive the past in a restored barn that has been equipped with a full kitchen lounge and bedrooms. This will be a true countryside retreat.
The town and its merry folk invites you to share in its rich and luxurious history. Choose from the variety of B&Bs, Guest Lodges, Cottages and Self Catering accommodation to make the most of your stay. We have something that will suite your needs and provide you with endless hours of fun and spectacular views. Stanford welcomes you!