Thursday, 27 September
Alcock & Associates - Workshop
- 5A King Street
Workshop cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Thursday, 27 September, 12:00 - 19:00
Support Okkie Smuts with their chicken braai for only R50. Includes a leg quarter, chips and a salad.
Thursday, 27 September, 18:30 - 21:30
- Stanford RePUBlic
Time for another Strummers Eve this Thirsty Thursday! Come join us as we support our locals to strum their stuff and enjoy a beer/wine/drinky of choice to wash down a scrumptious thin base pizza.
Friday, 28 September 18:00 - 20:00
Stanford Sunset Market
- Market Square
Come and hang out on the beautiful unspoilt village square and enjoy live music, good food and delicious drinks as the sun sets. Wrap up warmly and get into the groove as the Sunset Market season kicks off. New vendors, a variety of musicians, more seating and a green spirit of recycling makes this season of sunset markets even better. See you there on the last Friday of the month, September - May. Book ahead: 26 Oct, 30 Nov, 21 Dec, 25 Jan
Saturday, 29 September, 09:00 - 12:00
- Stanford Hotel Stoep
The Saturday Morning Market on the Stoep of the Stanford Hotel in Queen Victoria street downtown Stanford is a little jewel to be discovered with its eclectic mix of goodies and vendors! Something for everyone! 9-12 every Saturday. From Sheep milk cheese to homegrown vegetables and confectionary delights! Come and feast your eyes!
Saturday, 29 September, 09:00 - 12:00
- Stanford Tourism Courtyard
Come and browse to your heart's content, and breathe new life into previously loved items! Next Market: 27 October.
Sushi Saturday, 29 September
Every Saturday: 29 September - 27 April at 17:30
- Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary
Come and enjoy the evening with your loved ones as the sun sets and the cats come alive after a long day of rest! Sunset is a magical time of day here at Panthera Africa, and we love sharing this enchanted time with our four-legged friends! We would like to invite you to join in this unique experience and if you’re lucky, you may even hear and see the lions roar!
Only for people 16 years and older. Pre-bookings essential! Only 20 places available for this experience so book now to avoid disappointment.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Cost: R490 per person
Can't make it on a Saturday? We can arrange a special sunset visit for you and your loved ones on another evening in the week. Please book 3 - 4 days in advance. Subject to availability.
We offer regular educational visits twice a day at 10:00 and 15:00. Pre-bookings only. We are open every day except Tuesdays.
Panthera Africa is a non-profit company and all proceeds from ticket sales go towards the animals and creating a better life for them.
Monday, 1 October, 18:00
The Striders: Joggers & Walkers
- 9 Adderley Street
Joggers and walkers meet every Monday beginning at 6 pm from Monday 1st October at 9 Adderley Street. The Striders (our unique name) move quite quickly (spirited) around the village for about 4 - 5km including most of the streets of the village. No charge of course. We also meet once per month on the 4th Monday at Stanford Hills and jog the vines followed by comradeship supper and a glass of wine for R60. Do join us plus dogs. Park and jog OK.
Monday, 1 October, 18:30
Monday Movie Night
- Castle Herriot: 9 Adderley Street
On a separate activity the Castle Herriot Movie Buff Society meet every 1st and 3rd Monday (and a 5th Monday if there is one in the month eg October on the 29th) at 6:30pm at 9 Adderley Street for soup followed by a movie at 7:15pm (sheltered outdoors with large screen and comfy chairs) that will often have a musical theme (but not always eg this Monday 1st October I am showing Blues Brothers and White Nights on 15th). No charge but a contribution to The Butterfly Centre is welcome (BYOD, everything else is supplied). Leashed dogs OK. Park and watch OK.
Wednesday, 3 October, 19:00
Wine & Wisdom Wednesday
A reminder to all Stanfordians who relish the chance of sharing their wisdom and general knowledge.
W.W.W. (Wine and Wisdom Wednesday) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3rd October at Coffee Corner, at 7 pm.
If you're interested in being part of this great fun evening (proceeds to a worthy charity) then please contact us. The cost is R50 per person and there is a choice of 3 different meals, all at just R90 each.
You must book by Monday morning, 1st October and only through me; if you arrive at the venue and haven't booked, there is every chance you won't be able to take part, and that would be a shame!
Wednesday, 10 October, 09:00 - 12:00
Closed Wednesday, 3 October
- Graze Slow Food Cafe
Reduce your carbon footprint and get your fresh veggies at Graze Slow Food Cafe. Always seasonal, always fresh. Stay for coffee and breakfast.
Wednesday, 3 October, and Thursday, 4 October 18:00 - 19:00
- Stanford Community Hall
Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 18:00 - 19:00. R80 participation for full month, 8 classes. The past weeks we grew from 21 to over 40 participants and we would love to grow more. For more information contact us.
Spring Specials - Food and Wine
- Now open 7 days a week. From 10:00 - 16:00
We offer platters for two to share with two Glasses of our premium Sugarbush Sauvignon blanc: We use Local cheeses and Richard Bosman cold meats for all our platters. Cheese Platter @ R220; Cold Meat Platter @ R240; Lomond Platter @ R300.
We also run a few good deals from the Tasting room; Buy 2 bottles of Rose and get 1 bottle free OR Buy 5 bottles of our classic range and get a bottle free.
Pets welcome too.
Weekday Special: Monday - Friday
Winter Times: 08:30 - 17:00 Weekdays
Stanford Hills Midweek Lunch Specials:
Monday to Friday: A special dish of the day, created by Chef Jana, including a glass of Stanford Hills wine for only R90!
Stanford Hills is open SEVEN days a week, 8.30am-5pm. Don’t forget to come and see our new wine shop, free wine tastings for August. Some fantastic new vintages in stock, as well as our newly released barrel fermented Chardonnay.
Ou Meul Bakkery & Café Stanford
Breakfast & Burgers
Every day specials
- Amazing Breakfast Special until 11:45
- Delicious Half Price Burgers from 14:00
Spring Specials - Accommodation
Special Accommodation Rates till 8 October 2018
From June - 8 October, get 10% off your 2 night stay!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR WHAT'S ON READERS
27 September - 31 October 2018
Pinot Noir Cottage @ Sir Robert Stanford
Special offer on Accommodation rates for Pinot Noir Cottage on Sir Robert Stanford Estate.
- 2 pax R900 per night
- 3 pax R1100 per night
- 4 pax R1300 per night
- Min 2 night stay
Special Accommodation Rates, 1 October - 8 October 2018
From 1 October - 8 October, 3 nights stay for up to 8 people, only R6 400
Ongoing projects - how can you get involved?
Building with eco bricks
In a drive for Stanford to reduce its rubbish, a small project has been initiated by locals to collect plastic 2 litre bottles that have been stuffed with plastic. These filled bottles make durable building bricks which can be used to make benches and chairs which can be placed in parks, at schools, etc. Please fill a plastic bottle carefully with plastic packets and wrapping, pressing all in as deeply as possible with a stick. These complete 'bricks' can be dropped at Stanford Tourism and Business. We need about 50 bottle bricks for the first prototype bench. For more information, please call Tracy 073 687 3215
Protecting our heritage
Buzzy Beez (at the Okkie Smuts School) is a 1860s ‘nagmaalhuisie’ which Stanford Conservation saved from being demolished. The school is now renovating the building but does not have funds for the much-needed re-thatching of the entire roof. Stanford Conservation is assisting the school in raising the shortfall of R30 000. The funds raised at Wednesday night’s tree talk and the Wine & Wisdom quiz evening will all go towards this fund. The model house or donation box can be found in the Stanford Tourism Office. Anyone willing to contribute towards the fund is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Garden Club
Revamping the current flower barrels along Queen Victoria Road
The ladies of Stanford Garden Club have launched an initiative to beautify Queen Victoria Street. This will take the form of re-potting or re-planting the very neglected and/or overgrown flower barrels all along the street. In time and with donations (hint, hint) more wine barrels of colourful water-wise plants will make their appearance too! If you are tripping over any spare potting soil or compost or succulents around your place, the girls could put them to good use, thank you!
Please contact Cheryl Garrod on 083 232 2827 or Linda Strydom on 083-844-3707 should you wish to assist in any way.
Stanford Rotary Club
Stanford Rotary - Thank you to all who are supporting us with these ongoing projects. We always need:
Recyclable items such as light cardboard cartons - all shapes and sizes, toilet roll and kitchen towel inners, egg boxes, matchboxes, bottle tops, small plastic jars with lids, ice-cream tubs with lids, and so on. Magazines are always needed. No polystyrene, please.
Drop off at Tourism, clearly marked for Rotary. Contact Lana on 082 216 4398.
Soup Kitchens: The bright yellow box at Spar, on the right as you go in, is for our Food Bank. There is a list on the box – non-perishables, tinned fish, rice, beans, samp, etc. Any donations of fresh fruit which is given to children from the community and the Koshuis. Contact Ansie on 082 320 0982
Coming soon in Stanford
Saturday, 6 October, 12:00 - 16:00
- The Zesty Lemon Restaurant
Event happening every last Saturday of the month, on the Beautiful Sir Robert Stanford Wine Estate at The Zesty Lemon Restaurant - Guest Sushi Chef that makes amazing, fresh Sushi on the Day. The menu- Platters & Build your own. We are Kid Friendly with a lovely play area outside for the Kids & also Dog-Friendly.
Saturday, 13 October, 09:30 - 16:30
Zen Pen: A Writing, Being and Meditation Retreat
- Tranquil Venue - Dorian Haarhoff
Looking at your image in a clear stream, you answer the question by your very presence. In this day retreat, we explore the connection between writing and meditation. We write and meditate on the changes and transformations we experience as we travel along the river of our lives. We consider how creativity steadies the boat and how writing helps us dip the oars into dark water so we may navigate the river safely.
This retreat offers a safe place to find the words that tell your stories. Writing involves a conversation with yourself and with others. An exchange of energies. A skill drawn from attention, presence and openness - an organic process rather than a talent. Whether you see yourself as a beginner or someone who has befriended words, this retreat will help you to find your voice.
- Cost: R580 (*deposit R280 secures place) bring a light lunch to share.
- Venue: Tranquil Venue, 5 Lower Short Market Street Stanford
October: 15, 17 & 19
Marketing & Social Media Workshop for Artists & Creatives
- Moon & Bird Art House | 3-day workshop | R1500
Artists & creatives, learn how to create an engaging online presence, get on top of social media, and represent yourself. This is a three-day workshop.
Thursday, 1 November - Sunday, 4 November
4 Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat
This retreat is based on the practice of yoga and meditation as a way of life. Through this way of life, you will recognize your innate joy, overwhelming love in your heart, and endless clarity in your mind. Goodwill Mountain offers the space and support, whether you are deepening your practice, new to spiritual practice, or someone who just wants to relieve themselves of the stresses of modern life. They invite you to join them in stunning beauty, peace, and luxury at Goodwill Mountain Farm. Daily yoga, Meditation sessions, Plenty of free time to relax and unwind, Meet like-minded people and make new friends, Daily breakfast, snacks, dinner, and tea,3 nights accommodation. Please email email@example.com or call Bodhi on 063 602 5626 to enquire.
Saturday, 10 November
PURA Soda Race2Stanford Triathlon
Starting at the New Harbour in Hermanus, racers start with an ocean swim, endure a gruelling yet beautiful bike leg up the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley to Caledon before riding through canola fields towards Stanford through the Akkedisbergpas, and then finish with a 21 km looped run around the heritage village of Stanford. Individuals and teams welcome.
Dates for your diary:
- Friday, 26 October, 18:00 - 20:00 Stanford Sunset Market (last Friday evening of the month, September - May)
- Saturday, 10 November: Race2Stanford Triathlon
- Saturday, 24 November: Stanford Stumble
- Sunday, 25 November: Overberg Toy Run
- Sunday, 16 December, Stanford Street Festival
Friday, 15 March - Sunday, 17 March
Reforest Fest Family Weekend
Reforest Fest is Africa’s largest annual reforestation festival! Each March, we bring people together in the Platbos Forest in partnership with the Platbos Forest Reserve to plant thousands of trees, dance to live local bands, learn with sustainability leaders, camp under the stars, and be inspired by positive collective action. Bring the whole family and get your hands dirty for a good cause!
Friday, 22 March - Sunday, 24 March
Reforest Fest Friends Weekend
Reforest Fest is Africa’s largest annual reforestation festival! Each March, we bring people together in Platbos Forest in partnership with the Platbos Forest Reserve to plant thousands of trees, dance to live local bands, learn with sustainability leaders, camp under the stars, and be inspired by positive collective action.
Festive Season Opening Times
- Graze Cafe will be doing a New Year's Eve Party.
Thursday 13 December until Sunday 6 January for all meals except:
- Sunday evenings closed for dinner (exception to this: Sunday 23 December)
- Christmas Eve (open for breakfast & lunch 24 Dec)
- Christmas Day - the whole day
- New Year's Eve (open for breakfast & lunch 31 Dec)
Stanford Harvest will be having a Pre-Christmas Lunch this year (2018) @ R390 per adult, R195 per child under 12, and R100 for children under 6. This will be a taste of Christmas serving Gammon, Roast Lamb, Chicken, Beef, loads of veg and salads, delicious and appetizing starters with fresh breads and salads. The desserts will be such as Hot Xmas pudding, pavlova, lemon meringue, ice cream, chocolate sauce, bread and butter pudding and much more.
Garden Grill Restaurant
Christmas Day Lunch
Join us at Garden Grill for a 3 course Christmas Day Lunch. Adults R595, Children (2 - 12years) R395.
Open Christmas Day Lunch
Open Christmas day lunch. We will be open extra days during the festive period so we recommend you call to check specific dates.
What's on the menu
Ann and Eric's Kitchen
Catering services and meal deliveries to your door.
Ann and Eric’s Kitchen is based on wholesome country cooking, creating home-style dishes and goodies prepared with fresh ingredients, only free-range chicken and eggs and a lot of love. (We deliver to Stanford & Hermanus. Open until 17:00.
The following 'meals to go' are available:
Gansbaai Fisheries in the harbour: Pickled Fish. MiniMark on the R43: Beef or Vegetable Lasagne, Butter Chicken, Chicken a la King, Vegetable Layer Bake. Salads (in summer) healthy brown rice, coleslaw, crunchy broccoli & cauliflower. Pack of mini pies: creamy chicken, butter chicken, chicken sausage rolls. Soups: Italian Vegetable, Pea soup. Do pop along and get some tasty take away dinner or snacks for evening drinks. Delicious Bread & Butter Cucumber Pickles also available.
- Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00; Sundays
Delicious hamburgers and cheese platters available, every day and a lovely playground for kids.
Fresh jams and scones with coffee every day.
Breakfast - Freshly Baked scones or Farmers Breakfast
Lunch - Hamburgers and Wraps
Come and enjoy our undercover stoep at Boschrivier and enjoy a cheese platter for only R110 per person or a hamburger. We also have scones, beers and do wine tastings.
Canoe hire: 2 Kayaks (doubles) with life jackets plus Indian canoe to rent for canoeing. R100 per person for 2 hours of canoeing. ID needed.
Boschriver Tasting Room: open for functions (end of year functions, birthday parties, baby showers) for up to 60 people on our stoep.
- Monday - Friday - 07:30 to 16:00, Saturday - 08:00 to 14:00, Sunday brunch - 09:00 to 13:00
Start your day in an authentic, Village 'Coffee Shop' serving the BEST COFFEE in the OVERBERG. Famous brekkies (including gluten-free options), and even more famous delicious, freshly baked, homemade breads and cakes. We also serve light lunches that include pies, quiche and toasties. Pizzas and lunch/dinner menu available from 12:00 daily except Sundays.
Dinner service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 18:00. Variety of meals available. The menu includes light meals/starters, pizza, mains and desserts. (for sit-down or takeaway collection/delivery*).
*Deliveries in Stanford Village only. Delivery fee of R10 applies. Fully licensed.
Caro from Divine cupcake provides celebration and wedding cakes for the Overberg area and is based in Stanford. Divine also provides ready made meals on request as well as caters for small functions up to 15 people.
Open Friday till Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00
Our friends, guests, supporters can book/order cakes, gelato and pastries.
- Dinner Monday, Thursday, Friday 18:30 - 20:30
- Saturday Lunch and Dinner 12:15 ; 18:30 - 20:30
- Sunday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Handmade pasta and pizza. Broad selection of wines.
Enjoy one evening in Italy being in the Overberg.
Book your table, enjoy the crackling fireplace, the good jazz,
and experience real Italian food, prepared by hand every day.
Open for Saturday Dinner
The Garden Grill is closed at the moment for non-residents, opening again soon for season featuring locally sourced produce and our own organic vegetables. We are taking bookings for our popular Christmas Day lunch, please contact us to reserve your table, book early to avoid disappointment.
Closed: Wednesday, 3 October and Friday, 5 October
Open for Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Wednesday Breakfast.
Winter opening hours - lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Brydon will be at the Stanford Saturday Market at the Stanford Hotel this weekend.
Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00 & Closed: Sundays
A visit to Klein River Farmstead is a celebration of Cheese, Picnics and Family. We are open throughout the year from Monday – Saturday. Create your own picnic at our deli-style Picnic Shed, which is filled with local produce, wine, beer and a mountain of artisanal cheese. Being proud locavores and Stanfordians, we have sourced the freshest ingredients and produce from our very own Farmstead and the Overberg region.
- Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner Thursday - Saturday
- Open for breakfast & lunch Sunday
Yay, Spring at last! That means deep fried waterblommetjies and smoked langkloof trout are on the menu this season. Karoo lamb, pureed peas and an artichoke & mushroom ragu with truffle polenta fries is another new offering, alongside our ever so popular signature dish: prawn & chorizo risotto. Always something tasty for vegans and vegetarians on offer too… at the moment our mushrooms wheels have them rolling in! Pair with award winning local wines and craft beers, for the ultimate foodie delight.
Mosaic Lagoon Cafe and Picnics - 1892 Spookhuis
Opening Days: Wednesdays - Sundays 11:00 - 17:00
Wortelgat Road on the southern side of the Hermanus Lagoon.
Build your own Picnics at Mosaic Lagoon Café at the 1892 Spookhuis. Grab a basket and blanket, and explore our deli fridges boasting a range of delicious picnic treats. Add some wine and beers (choose from our superb selection of Overberg wines - glasses provided) and find a comfortable place on the lagoon’s edge to take in our breathtaking views. Vegetables are gathered daily from Mosaic’s organic garden and roasted or put into salads. This is a casual affair. Outdoor seating is on the patio, or at picnic tables on the Lagoon edge or under Milkwood trees. Indoor seating is also available. Prices range from R100 - R400
Or order something scrumptious from our Winter Menu – how about a Winter Smoked Trout Salad or Ostrich Bobotie Burger? Cakes, desserts and Kiddies Menu also available.
The 1892 Spookhuis can also be reached by boat at our jetty. Wine cellar, craft beer, Health juices, full bar, selection of Jack Daniels.
FUN ACTIVITY: Now you can do SUP on the Hermanus Lagoon. R200/per hour.
Open every day 07:30 - 17:00
Ou Meul Bakkery & Cafe is situated at the entrance to Stanford. Offerings include freshly baked breads, delicious croissants, a full selection of sweet tarts and treats, freshly pressed juices, a fantastic selection of local wines and the best coffee available. We offer a full, well rounded breakfast menu, included vegan-friendly options and a café style lunch menu on which 'homemade' and 'fresh' is emphasised. We have a full range of our famous Riviersonderend-recipe pies, either freshly baked for you to enjoy immediately or frozen and ready for your oven at home. In true farmstall style, be sure to pick up something from our product range, perfect for gift shopping or spoiling that someone special. We look forward to welcoming you. Contact 028 341 0101
Panorama Restaurant at Bellavista
Closed until the end of September 2018 for our annual Winter Hibernation.
- Lunch: Thursday - Sunday; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday
Set on our working wine farm, we keep things down to earth! Home grown and foraged herbs and vegetables, locally sourced fish and meats. Look for locavore food, with a hint of molecular gastronomy. We look forward to delighting our guests with new menus and culinary highlights from the Stanford region!
Open daily from 11:00 - 21:00
We offer Steak night every night now alongside our Tapas menu.
Looking forward to hosting you at The Wine Bar(n)
The Wine Bar(n) @ Springfontein invites you to join us for Steak night, every night!! We offer Dry aged Steaks grilled to perfection with a range of side dishes to choose from, alongside our Tapas menu. Pop into The Wine Bar(n) to see the daily specials on offer. Looking forward to hosting everyone at The Wine Bar(n).
- Steak Night Times: Every night from 18:00 - 20:30
- Wine Tasting & Sales daily from 11:00 - 21:00
Day Bits 11:30- 20:30 (last order)
Noon and Night Bites daily from 12:00 - 14:00 (last order)/ 18:00 - 20:00 (last order).
Set on a working farm in Stanford, The Wine Bar(n) @Springfontein offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, where locals & visitors alike are welcome to enjoy a true South African menu with the Estate's Fine Wine. 7 nights a week, dry-aged Sirloin Steaks are prepared on a fire braai and Bits & Bites & Cheese platters with wines served by the glass or bottle. There is a limited selection of soft and craft beverages.
- 647 Elandsvalley Farm (on the way to Stanford Hills)
Tuesday - Sunday Breakfast and Lunch (closed on Thursday)
Tuesdays the options on the lunch menu will be under R100.
Friday - Hake & Chips SPECIAL R79.00
Saturday- Prawns Frenzy (served with rice, chips, lemon butter and peri-peri sauce) 1kg for R345, 500g for R189
Free coffee with any breakfast (Saturdays only)
Sunday - Lunch Buffet 3 course @ R220
Art and Ceramics by Vivienne McOnie now available at Judy's Christal Corner, Hermanus.
23 December: Pre-Christmas Lunch (See our Festive Season Opening Times)
Open Monday to Saturday, 16:00 - 21:30 except Tuesdays
Happy hour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17:30 - 18:30. 25% off all beer and wine by the glass. Thirsty Thursdays and Stanford Strummers on Thursday evenings. Local talent puts on a show whiles food stalls, pizzas and the pub keeps the patrons fed and hydrated.
Kitchen open Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 - 21:00; Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Promotion, 18:00 - 21:00: Buy a beef burger for only R49-00. Sauce @ R20 and Toppings @ R10. Regret no takeaways.
Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch from 08:30 - 17:00, Weekdays and Weekends 08:30 - 19:00
We welcome back our weekday special, R90 for a meal inclusive of a glass of Wine (Please check Facebook daily to see what's on the menu for the day).
TGIF will be held on the second Friday of every month, Happy Hour from 5-7pm with specials on selected drinks and food items. Sometimes we will have guest artists performing, keep an eye on our FB page for updates.
Breakfast 08:30-11:00, lunch kitchen open 12:00 - 16:00.
The Zesty Lemon Restaurant
Thursday to Monday, 09:00 - 16:00. Breakfast. Lunch. Function Venue
Zesty Lemon also offer Home Cooked Delivery Meals
Every Night Food Delivery to your Home in Stanford & Sushi Delivery on Wednesday Nights!
Have a look at our Takeaway Home Cooked Delivery Menu for this Week.
We Deliver between 18:00 and 19:00 and orders must be in by 15:00
Bigger Sushi & Fingerfood platters & other Catering Requests for delivery most Welcome!!
Open Friday to Wednesday, 12:00 - 20:00. Closed on Thursdays.
Please note Tikka Palace is open for Lunch and Dinner from 12:00 to 20:00. Bring your own wines and NO Corkage Charged. Walker Bay Estate: Home of Birkenhead Brewery and Walker Bay Vineyards.
Beer, Cider and Wine Tasting open Monday - Sunday, 10:00 till 17:00 daily.
Saturday and Sunday specials on burgers and prawn baskets, plus Birkenhead beer pie on the menu.
YUM Eat Café
OPEN: Wednesday - Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Delicious bakes and carefully prepared meals, enhanced by excellent teas, coffees and assorted beverages.
Things to do
Booking is required.
Guided Quad-bike Tours Guided Quad-bike tours will take you exploring magnificent flora of the Fynbos biome, birds and wetlands. You can ride along the edge of the lagoon or up to high points on Mosaic with 360-degree views of the ocean, lagoon, and mountains.
Bike Rentals Mountain bikes and Fat bikes are available for rental. Riding can be done on Mosaic or to the sand dunes of Walker Bay Beach - perfect for the Fat Bikes!
Boat Cruise on the Hermanus Lagoon Board the 'Spirit of Agnus' from the jetty at Mosaic’s 1892 Spookhuis for a boat cruise on the Hermanus Lagoon. Wet your feet and taste buds among a myriad of water birds and the beautiful towering Overberg Mountains. Includes snacks and beverages on the boat. Requires 4 people minimum. Times have to be booked around the weather.
Guided Nature Walk The Cape Floral Kingdom is a true wonder of the world, having the richest density of plant species on earth: 8 600 species with almost 6 000 occurring nowhere else on earth. Fynbos, Afrikaans for 'fine bush', is the unique type of vegetation that formed millions of years ago from ashes of drought-stressed forests. You will be guided along the lagoon edge and wetlands to discover intricate plant-animal relationships and the importance of conserving this unique floral kingdom.
Mosaic Rain Spa Enjoy spa treatments in the indoor or outdoor spa in an ancient milkwood grove at Mosaic’s Lagoon Lodge. A variety of massage therapy with skin treatments are available including hot stone, manicures & pedicure with regular or gel polish.
NEW ACTIVITY: Now you can SUP on the Hermanus Lagoon. R200/ per hour.
Open every day from 09:00 - 16:00.
Visit our gift shop on the stoep of the Stanford Hotel. Our locally handmade soaps and bath products are made with natural ingredients and make excellent gifts. Lieflike goeters te koop! Did you know that all Antjie's Handmade Naturals are made right here in Stanford?
FACTORY SHOP OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 15:30 at 1 Fynbos Street, Stanford Industria.
Walk along Queen Victoria Street and step into the galleries and studios of local artists to be whisked away into the world of imagination. Outside the village, Stanford Harvest and Stanford Valley Manor House also exhibits local artists' work for your enjoyment. Why not start your original collection?
Some artists have studios open to the public, and some work from home but are happy to make appointments with visitors:
Moon & Bird Art House
Art gallery featuring local Stanford artists
- 30 Shortmarket Street, Stanford
Wednesday 9am - 3pm, Friday 11am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm
Gabriele Barnett - Art Studio
Open for Viewing
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 16:00 / Saturday & Sunday: by appointment only.
Bellairs Withers - The newest antique and collectable shop in Stanford. Find us in the Tourism Courtyard on Queen Victoria Street. Pop in to browse through the beautiful displays. Open every day. September - April: Monday- Saturday 09:00-17:00, Sunday 09:00 – 13:00 / May-August: Monday to Saturday, 10:00- 16:00, Sunday 10:00 -13:00. CLOSED - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
TAT Antiques and Vintage Decor - New Trading Hours: TAT is open Wednesdays 10:00 - 13:00, Fridays 10:00 to 16:00 and Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 until further notice. Contact 072 671 6789
The New Junk Shop - Have you ever seen a Gentleman's Buggy from yesteryear? Come have a look. Open Mondays - Fridays 09:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 09:00 - 14:00 and Sundays 09:00 - 17:00
Stanford Trading Store - All welcome!
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 - 16:00, Sundays 10:00 - 14:00
Big 5 Sea Safari
The first whales have been spotted in Walker Bay! The Ivanhoe will take you on an ocean cruise to see Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and Marine Birds.
*See Whale Watching below for more information and to book.
Monday - Sunday
Brewery Tours: Available Wednesday to Friday through advanced booking. 11:00 or 15:00. Wine and Beer Tastings: Monday to Sunday 10:00 till 17:00.
Country Bike Trails
Country Bike Trails are open for mountain biking, trail running or hiking. It includes 5km, 10km, 15km and 25km circular routes. All routes start and end at Paardeberg Farm. Both day permits (R40 per adult, R25 per scholar) and year permits (R280pp) can be purchased at the Country Bike Tours and Trails office close to the main farmhouse or at Stanford Tourism. Bird watchers welcome – more than 120 bird species recorded on the farm already. Coffee, something cool or something to eat available if previously arranged.
These spectacular flowers are beautiful in your garden and your home, and the bloom spikes last for months. Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery is open to the public, grows their own orchids, and in season, imports as well. Please phone ahead to find out what they have in bloom. Eikenhoff is on the Papiesvlei Road about 7 km from Stanford.
Emotional Freedom Therapy
Are you stressed, depressed or not performing at your full potential? Emotional Freedom Therapy can help you reach a state of harmony & balance so that you are no longer limited by negative emotions & beliefs.
Monday, 09:00 & Thursday, 08:30
Pilates - Strengthen your core & get your body in shape.
Fly with African Wings
African Wings offers whale watching flights over Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary, along with other flight options.
The Stanford Garden Club meets every 2nd Tuesday. If you would like to join us, please contact the Committee Members, Cheryl Garrod 083 232 2827, Barbara Martin 082 652 8348 or Linda Strydom 083 844 3707 for details on membership and special outings.
Try a tasting of 3 delicious infused crafted gins at Misty Mountains Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sundays.
Historical Stanford on Foot
Grab a copy of this booklet for R10 from Stanford Tourism and stroll through the streets of Stanford on a self-guided tour, reading about the homes and buildings that tell the rich story of Stanford.
Horse Riding Trails with the African Horse Company
Commune with nature while you ride on horseback through the fynbos, into nature or even along the pristine beach of Die Plaat. Choose from short trails, a full day outride or multiple day trails. Contact Stanford Tourism for more information.
Jain Acupressure and Magnet Therapy
Experience 1 - 11/2 hour sessions to help bring vitality back as well as relieve pain in the body through acupressure (not acupuncture) and magnet therapy..These sessions begin with a foot bath - an ancient and sacred practice - followed by a massage (same applies to hands if preferred). We then work through the reflex points to notice what needs attention in the body and get to the source of what may be creating challenges that affect the emotions, the physical, the energetic field etc. The magnet application works wonders for pain caused by old injuries. Sessions times: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.
Open Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00
Kiwinet is unique and is the only manufacturer of mosquito nets in South Africa. From singles to king sized nets which add an elegant statement to any bedroom or day bed, pop into the shop and chat to the friendly team.
Klein River Cheese & Picnic Farmstead
Monday - Saturday: 09.00 - 16.00 & Sunday: Closed
A visit to Klein River Farmstead is a celebration of Cheese, Picnics and Family. We are open throughout the year from Monday - Saturday. Create your own picnic at our deli-style Picnic Shed, which is filled with local produce, wine, beer and a mountain of artisanal cheese. Being proud locavores and Stanfordians, we have sourced the freshest ingredients and produce from our very own Farmstead and the Overberg region. See What's on the menu for more information.
Our Enchanted Gift Shop
Previously loved puzzles and games, Treasures from my Travels, Pre-loved & upcycled goodies, Pretty & Practical, Lovely Local Craft, Bread boards, Frames, Incense, Jewels, Mirrors, Quilts, Rag Dolls, Silk Flowers, Vases, Butter dishes, Kitchen & Dressing table stuff.
Open 7 days a week - if raining - just walk through our Enchanted glass door.
- Monday - Friday > 10:00 - 16:00
- Saturday > 9:30 - 13:00 / later if village busy
- Sunday > 10:00 - 13:00 / later if village busy
Mondays - Fridays 08:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 09:00 - 15:00
See our range of honey product including honey sweets, beeswax skincare products, beekeeping equipment or just a bucket of some of our lovely local honey. We offer honey tastings and honey pairings. Visit our website for interesting honey and beehive related facts at www.overberghoney.co.za Support your local beekeeper and buy local honey.
Every day except Tuesdays, 10:00 and/or 15:00
Sunset Visits: By arrangement . Enrichment Visits: By arrangement
The big cats at Panthera Africa will honor you with their presence on our a 1,5 hour educational visit, and together with you and your loved ones we will share the magic! Come and see brown lions, white lions, tigers, leopards and caracals. The easiest is to book online: https://secure.activitybridge.com/search?supplierid=50589 where you can choose your preferred date and time, and add all the loved ones joining you!
Saturday Sunset Visits, Subject to availability.
We offer regular educational visits twice a day at 10:00 and 15:00. Pre-bookings only. We are open every day! Closed on Tuesdays.
Panthera Africa is a non-profit company and all proceeds from ticket sales go towards the animals and creating a better life for them.
Hiking, rock art, guided walks Reserve open daily, but please phone in advance. R40 per adult, R20 per child. Regret, no dogs allowed.
Rock art & heritage site - open to the public
Come and visit the recently discovered Khoe and San paintings in the cave at Phillipskop – the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast, and now a newly designated Heritage Site. The rock art is situated in a spacious, sheltered cave overlooking our waterfall, 30-40 minute walk from the reserve’s Reception and car park.
In addition to the hike to the waterfall and cave, we offer a variety of other hiking trails. Climb up to our rock stacks (David and Goliath) above the cave, and enjoy the stream at the foot of David; ascend to the summit of Phillipskop itself for stunning views across to the sea; explore the secluded valley hidden behind the peak where you can look out for black eagles, klipspringer and dassies; or head up to the ridge overlooking Tesselaarsdal and across to the mountains beyond. Maps available at Reception.
We have hidden 6 geocaches along the Waterfall and Rock Stacks Trail - why not try a hike with a difference and see if you can find them all?
Guided botanical walks
Would you like to discover more about the fynbos vegetation that makes the flora of this part of the world unique? We offer personalised guided botanical walks, suitable for any level. Your guide, Chris, is FGASA qualified and a world expert on the plants of South Africa, as well as having extensive knowledge on the local fauna and geology.
Pilates with Lana Ackerman
Monday 09:00 & Thursday 08:30
- NG Church Hall
Strengthen your core & get your body in shape.
Quality Continental Cold Meats (Martin's Deli)
Open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00 Saturday, Closed Sunday. Bringing quality continental and local charcuterie and spreads together with artisan sausages and other homemade delicacies.
Fancy a gentle cruise down the cool Klein River? Take a bunch of friends and have a sunset braai and swim, or a smaller group hoping to spot some of our beautiful birds. Contact Stanford Tourism for details of the African Queen, Lady Stanford and the River Rat. River cruises are weather dependent.
Shuttle services, and airport transfers
For information on all transfer services in Stanford.
- LesP Enterprises Shuttle
- Kobin's Shuttle Service
Open Thursdays - Tuesdays from 08:30 - 16:00
Fresh farm produces available. Rusks and jams, and much more. Our winning recipe biltong and droewors are available - you have to try it.
Wine Shop & Tasting
Come taste our Sir Robert Stanford and Cutters Cove wines. Also, catch up on the History of the farm and the area. Free wine tasting Thursday - Monday at our boutique wine shop. We are the only Pinot Noir farm in the Stanford region. Group bookings welcome.
Indulge. Taste. Experience. Since 1855.
Weekend madness - Fynbos Distillery
Come and taste our grappa and cocktails. Various products available to buy and taste.
Southern Right Charters
Join Southern Right Charters this summer on an eco-tour to explore the bay and the diverse marine life Hermanus has to offer. During the tour, the friendly crew is on hand to make sure a great experience is had, from helping get the perfect photo opportunity, to serving complimentary light refreshments.
The guide will interpret the marine life encountered en-route and provide insight while the action is taking place, and the videographer will ensure the best footage is captured.
Stanford Suds Laundromat
Open Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Stanford Garden Club
We meet every second Tuesday of the month (sometimes this change).
Membership is R100 per year and R20 per outing for any visitors.
Interested parties should call any of the three committee members for more information.
Cheryl Garrod 083 232 2827, Barbara Martin 082 652 8348, Linda Strydom 083 844 3707
Stanford Health Practice
If you thought massage was just for feeling good and relaxation, come and be surprised by the holistic and transformational possibilities of bodywork and truly listening with all senses. Reflexology, working on the feet, offers clarity about any issues that might be blocking better wellbeing and health and it is very interesting and informative; what stories the feet can tell. You will walk away, feeling new and wiser! Also on offer are Homeopathy and Tissue salts for gentle self-medication and Earth Friendly products for all cleaning needs of body and household. We promote health in all aspects, reverence for natural resources and we aim to reduce waste and plastic. We are closed on Mondays, and open for business from Tuesday to Saturday.
Stanford Wine Route
Pop into Stanford Tourism's office in Queen Victoria Street and grab one of our useful tear-off maps. Designate a driver and take your friends and family on a self drive wine route, experiencing and tasting your way through Stanford's boutique and unique wineries, or book one of Stanford's private shuttle services to drive you. You won't be sorry! Keep your eyes peeled for the Fynbos Distillery at Sir Robert Stanford Estate, meadery at Stanford Harvest, cider and crafted gins at Misty Mountains and craft beer at Birkenhead Brewery which add diversity to our special wine route.
- Bocshriver Wines: Open Monday to Saturday for tastings.
- Misty Mountains Wine Estate: Open Monday to Saturday.
- Lomond Estate: Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 - 16:00.
- Raka Wines: Open Monday to Saturday for tastings.
- Sir Robert Stanford Estate: Open Thursday to Monday for tasting.
- Springfontein Wine Estate: Open Daily for wine tasting and sales.
- Stanford Hills Estate: Open Monday to Sunday.
- Vaalvlei Farm Estate: Open Monday to Saturday for tastings.
- Walker Bay Vineyards: Open Monday to Sunday.
- Welgesind: Open Monday to Saturday for tastings.
Tennis Court @ Springfontein Wine Estate
'You only live once, but you get to serve twice!'
A well maintained Tennis Court overlooking the beautiful Klein River Mountains.
Available at R50/person/hr. Bring your own rackets and tennis balls (and partner).
Bookings at the Wine Bar(n).
Tuesdays - Fridays, Mondays, 09:00 - 13:00
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT VINTAGE BEAUTY IS MOVING TO COFFEE CORNER
As of 4 September 2018 Vintage Beauty will be operating from Coffee Corner.
Come and enjoy your favourite treatment in the calm surroundings of the courtyard and maybe treat yourself to a delicious coffee while you are at it.
Facials – waxing – massages – pedicures – manicures – gel & acrylic nails – make-up – vouchers
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and also Mondays with the upcoming.
Whale watching July - November
Air-based whale watching: this is a fun and unique way to see the whales in the Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary. African Wings offers whale watching flights from July - November.
Boat-based whale watching: is a special experience and Ivanhoe offers cruises from Gansbaai Harbour. Other operators set off from Kleinbaai and Hermanus - ask Stanford Tourism for more information.
Land-based whale watching is best between July - November. Die Plaat is a beautiful pristine beach accessible from Stanford's Wortelgat Road. A 4x4 is necessary to drive right to the dunes, but it can also be reached by foot or mountain bike.
What's on in Baardskeerdesbos
Saturday, 10 November, 09:00
- Baardskeerdesbos - NG Church
Fun walk, food & wine, fynbos, Marimba, kids activities.
What's on in Gansbaai
Saturday, 29 September, 09:00 - 14:00
- Gansbaai Tourism - Market Space
Vendors who specialise in organic, homemade and home-grown products such as:
Farm fresh produce - oven fresh bakes & pastries- artisan breads - fish from the grill – coffee bar – juice bar - Homemade preserves – indigenous plants – craft beer - local wines... Apply for a stall by emailing us and receive an application form. Wooden enclosures R100 / own gazebo R50 NB: no plastic or polystyrene packaging or imported products. Gansbaai tourism values the environment - use wood, paper, glass, earthenware to display.
Saturday, 15 December
- Lomond Wine Estate
Be part of our picturesque off-road Triathlon at Lomond Wine Estate, with stunning routes & scenery close to Gansbaai.
- Full: 1.2km Swim, 30km MTB, 12km Trail Run
- Sprint: 400m swim, 15km MTB, 6km Rail Run
Sunday, 16 December
Open water Swim
- Lomond Wine Estate
Be part of our picturesque off-road Triathlon at Lomond Wine Estate, with stunning routes & scenery close to Gansbaai.
- Distance: 3km, 1 mile, 500m
What's on in Greyton / Genadendal
Saturday, 29 September
The Pie Run Gravel Grinder
The annual Pie Run Gravel Grinder bike ride is just around the corner!
This is a fundraiser for our ‘kids on bikes’ fund and for improving our MTB trail network.
If you have a bike and can manage 30km or 75kms on gentle back roads join us on the 29th for a ‘Race or Ride’ to Riviersonderend’s famous Ou Meul and back. And if cycling’s not your thing please pass on to friends and family that may be keen.
Friday, 16 November - Sunday, 18 November
Greyton Art Walk
'WALK THE EXPERIENCE'
Calling all artists.
PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
What's on in Hermanus
Friday, 28 September, 09:00 - 17:00 & Saturday, 29 September, 09:00 - 16:00
- St Peter's Church Hall, Main Road, Hermanus
Walker Bay Orchid Society invites all to come and enjoy the beauty of Orchids. Walker Bay Orchid Society members have lovingly cared for and grown these exquisite Orchid plants for you to come and see and enjoy at their annual "Orchid Show". Come and lose yourself with an overload of the senses, the breathtakingly vibrant colours and the alluring fragrances in the air from these stunning Orchid plants.
Entrance fee is R15 per Person (Pensioners R10).
Refreshments and Orchids will also be on sale.
Friday, 28 September - Sunday, 30 September
Join us for the 27th Hermanus Whale Festival, being the oldest and largest festival on the cape whale coast in South Africa, is a celebration of the whales and all marine life - above and below the ocean! Packed with community and cultural activities, we dish up great food, quality crafters, great sport events, kiddies entertainment, a music stage with artists consciously performing during the festival, a Vintage Car Show, an interactive marine-themed eco village, adventure activities down in the Old Harbour and of course whale watching- Land, Boat and Air based whale watching!
Wednesday, 3 October
Finglobal Cliff Path Night Runs
• These acclaimed and well attended night runs have become legendary with adventure runners and joggers alike.
• The 6km family fun run draws around 350 dedicated runners and joggers.
• The more adventuresome runners opt for the 10km cliff path run. A true night run, only you, your headlight, your heartbeat and the sea in your ears.
• Park your vehicle at Grotto Beach and make use of our FREE shuttles to the start lines.
• Check out the beautiful unique whale tail medal!
- 10km: New Harbour To Grotto Beach
- 6km: The Marine Hotel To Grotto Beach
- Start Time: 10km @ 19h00 / 6km @ 18h30
Late Entries: 17h30 at The Marine Hotel & Hermanus New Harbour
• Limited To 350 Runners
• Great cash prizes for men and lady winners.
• Hydrate well, there will be no water station on the trail.
• Full bar and food facilities will be available at Dutchies Restaurant.
• Listen to the waves, feel your heart beating and enjoy the bliss of running in the dark, it is absolutely fantastic.
10km FinGlobal Cliff Path Night Run:
- From the Hermanus New Harbour to Dutchies Restaurant at Grotto Beach – Hermanus.
- The FREE shuttle will leave Grotto Beach at 18:00 for the New Harbour
- Registration at New Harbour will open at 17:30.
- 10km run starts at 19:00 at the Hermanus New Harbour.
- Prize Giving at 20:00.
- This is a night run; a torch or headlamp is compulsory. Phone torch not sufficient!
6km FinGlobal Cliff Path Fun Run:
- From The Marine Hotel to Dutchies Restaurant at Grotto Beach - Hermanus
- The FREE shuttle will leave Grotto Beach at 17:30 for The Marine Hotel.
- Registration at The Marine Hotel will open at 17:00.
- Starting at 18:30 at The Marine Hotel.
- Prize Giving at 20:00.
What's on in Struisbaai / Agulhas
Saturday, 29 September, 05:00 - 19:00
Lines in at 05:00, Lines up at 16:30. Entries: Seniors - R150, Juniors - R100, Team of 4 - R750. Register at Suidpunt Deep See Angling Club, Struisbaai on Friday, 28 September between 16:00 and 22:00.
What's on in Tsitsikamma
Tourism Month: TOURMONTH
Canopy Tours - Tsitsikamma
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