What's on in Stanford (7 - 13 May 2015)

Friday, 8 May 2015, 18:30
Dinner and Dance
Dress: semi-formal. R150 per person. Three course meal, band and DJ, cash bar.
In aid of Okkie Smuts Primary School and Hostel. Bookings: 028 341 0611

Saturday, 9 May, 9:00 - 12:00
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel
Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. Bring along a basket and buy your ready-made meals and picnic ingredients at the market. Find fresh breads, pates and prepared dishes, delicious decadent cakes and pastries, banting friendly frittata & muffins, gluten-free quiches and cake, fresh farm grown vegetables, salads, heirloom seedlings, jams and fresh homemade mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta and raw milk yoghurt. Also available are farm eggs, pickles, rusks and pop corn.

Saturday, 9 May, 9:00 till late
The Vine Restaurant
Super 15 Rugby Saturday:
9:00 Hurricanes vs Sharks
14:30 Lions vs Highlanders
17:00 Stormers vs Brumbies
Also on Saturday
HSBC World 7's - Glasgow
Blitzbokke games:
12:58 vs Samoa
16:04 vs Kenya
19:37 vs NZ

Sunday, 10 May, lunch
Mother’s Day Lunch at Mosaic Lagoon Cafe
2 Course Lunch R220; 3 Course Lunch R250
Mothers: 20% off, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and surprise pampering gift.

Twice Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé served with Rocket And Walnut Pesto or 
Roast Red Pepper Soup served with A Crispy Sundried Tomato & Pinenut Ravioli, Pesto Drizzle
Traditional Rare Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Buttered Green Beans, Pumpkin Fritters & Yorkshire Pudding With A Red Wine Jus or
Pan-fried Yellowtail, Curry coconut Pilaf rice, spicy mango & coriander salsa, and a citrus cream
Malva Pudding served With An Orange Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday, 10 May, lunch
Mother's Day Lunch
Stanford Harvest
It's Mother's Day at Sunday Harvest with all the delicious delights that women love. Come and enjoy a delicious meal with a beautiful view of the mountains. Booking essential: Viv: 0834098126 or Sid: 0845957758

Sunday, 10 May, lunch
Table d’ Hote @ HaesFarm
It is our very first guest table experience on the farm (which is 5% away from completion).  Expecting a restaurant?  No, expect a place where friends of friends meet and make new friends.

Enjoy a private, exclusive experience while your hosts serve you delectable food from their kitchen on a long table. Your hosts are a very Dutch trained perfectionist & a mildly absentminded South African – you make the connection!

A lunch offering in a spectacular location in the Overberg, with nature, music, art & good conversation takes preference…Come join us…

SAVE THE DATE: 10 May 2015 - 12:30 for 13:00 (lunch is served) R365
We might just open for Sundays in May… depending on demand
Terms & Conditions: Table will open with minimum 6 people & max 10 people, 50% deposit required, no children under 18. 


Boschrivier Wines
Monday to Saturday
Open: 08:00 - 17:00
Coffee shop: Hamburger special plus wine tasting.
Special: Twin pack – Shiraz 2009 + Sauvignon Blanc = R110
Fresh farm bread
Crafts: Jewellery, biscuits, cookies and lots of fresh jams 
Tel: 028 341 0630

Coffee Corner Deli
Tuesday to Saturday
We have a cosy fire and serve warm comfort breakfasts. Come and enjoy Coffee Corner Deli’s Plat du Jour, French for 'plate of the day', priced to be affordable to the average person. Sooooo here is the menu for the next couple of weeks:
Tuesdays: Chicken with mushroom and Asian Rice
Wednesdays: Lasagne and Salad
Thursdays: Lamb Neck Curry and Rice
Fridays: Bangers and Mash served with Peas and Homemade Onion Gravy.

Being fully licensed, you can enjoy your favourite little tipple with your meal.
Normal Breakfasts, light lunches and seriously decadent cakes on offer as per usual.
Orders/enquiries to 083 441 0105 or email cynthia@coffeecornerdeli.co.za

Don Gelato
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
A peaceful garden will be set with gazebos, and parking is available (50m past The House of Don Gelato, enter the gate and park on the green).
Fully licensed, free wi-fi, wheelchair friendly. Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 8.30 to 17.30 (also open during loadshedding). Tel: 081 805 7470

Jonno's Biltong
Saturday - Sunday
John will be opposite Spar selling homemade Biltong made from both beef and springbok, Drywors and smoked Cabanossi, and also Sweet Clementine Naartjies. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See you there!

Thursday - Monday
Come and experience our lovely comforting winter menu.
Bookings: Send SMS to 082 901 4254

Sir Robert Stanford Estate Distillery
Thursday - Monday, 9:00 until closing
For brandy, grappa and Schnapps tasting, exotic cocktails and beautiful views. For enquiries, please contact Gigi: 082 441 0709 or gigi.gigi@mweb.co.za

Stanford Harvest
Wednesday - Sunday
Gallery. Restaurant. Function Venue. Breakfast and lunch.  
Bookings:  Viv: 0834098126 or Sid: 0845957758

The Vine Restaurant
Special for Friday and Saturday
Half Peri-Peri Chicken and Chips for R75
Bookings: 071 287 8823


Stanford Tourism Raffle
Win with Stanford Tourism. R50 for a ticket. Prizes: 1st Prize 2 night's accommodation for 4 people at De Hoop Collection valued at R5040. 2nd Prize Lunch voucher at Springfontein Eats for 2 people valued at R800. 3rd Prize One case of Stanford Hills Jackson Pinotage valued at R570. Tickets available at Stanford Tourism. Prize draw: Friday, 29 May.

Entry question: Which town hosted the Walker Bay Bird Fair in February 2015?


Art Exhibition: Birds
Yum Eat Cafe
Local artists exhibit their best pieces. Come and view the splendid bird art. Open Tuesday to Saturday. 

Art Exhibition: Rien Arts
Springfontein Wine Estate
Two garden sculptures of Rien are currently on exhibition at Springfontein Wine Estate. The website of the artist can be found here www.rienarts.com. She is contactable via her email address carine.aerts@gmail.com


Antjies Handmade Naturals
Mother's Day
Sunday is Mother's Day and we have the perfect gift for the mother in your life. Fresh flowers, natural handmade bath products, ceramics and much more. Visit our shop at 21 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford. Open Monday 10-3, Wednesday 9-3, Thursday 10-3, Friday 11-5, Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-2. Contact: 083 530 4968.

Stanford Health Practice
Present special:
Stanford Health Practice has a really special fireplace going during the winter season,so do not worry about getting cold when coming for treatments or for our beginners' meditation group : ) I am offering health check-ins with Reflexology which is also a fabulous immunity booster. Keep warm and healthy!

A variety of other therapies are also available including therapeutic massage, reflexology, energy balancing, and help with Bach Flower Remedies and Tissuesalts, homeopathy and other natural remedies. Special candles by Gretha Quinlan from Greyton have arrived-perfect gifts and carriers of light! Prices range from R50 to R165. Call Beatrice on 082 481 8285.

Vintage Beauty
For all your beauty needs come to Vintage Beauty for pedi's, mani's, facials, massages, waxing and make up! Now also doing Gel Polish for a longer lasting nail colour!
Contact Jacolene 082 357 1245. Booking essential.

Yvonne de Wit Jewellery Design & Art
Mother's Day Gift 
Love your mother with all your heart and give her a gift she will treasure forever. Mother’s Day is nearly here – your chance to do something lovable. And to help you do just that, Yvonne de Wit created the perfect jewellery piece – a Sterling Silver heart with a touch of Haematite Crystal with a hidden healing power. Of course it’s also suitable as gift to a loved one. On sale locally at Stanford Harvest. The price is also lovable. Price R 169,00 Limited edition. After Mother’s Day also an ideal gift for memorable occasions. https://yvonnedewit.wordpress.com


Reforest Fest: Family Fest! @ Platbos Forest
8 - 10 May
The 5th annual Platbos Reforest Family Fest is coming! Join us for a weekend away with the whole family to (re)connect with each other and nature while getting your hands dirty for a good cause.

If you dig spending the weekend doing exciting things in Platbos Forest, get your tickets for this very popular event here before they run out! All tickets include six delicious meals (Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast), live music and camping.


Friday, 15 May, 11:00
Greenkeepers Golf Day
Hermanus Golf Club
The event is held in loving memory of Raymond Burt and to help raise funds for The Butterfly Foundation 
Tee off:11:00. Prize Giving: 18:00. Price: R460pp or R1800 P/4 ball.
Braai @ 18:30 (included in price).
4 balls, art, wine, weekend away.
bianca@coastlineevents.co.za or 082 075 7477

Friday, 15 May, 18:30
Mexican Fiesta
De Uijlenes
Senores and Senoritas join us for a Mexican Fiesta. Pre-drink and three course mexican dinner. Numbers are limited, so bookings are essential. Call us on 028 388 0551 or email info@deuijlenes.co.za to book.

Saturday, 16 May
The Rachel’s Angels Market Day
Gansbaai Sports Field
Beatenberg, Hemelbesem, London Louw and Tribal Echo of Kleinmond will be in the musical lineup for the event. Beatenberg took the album of the year award, won the title 'duo of the year' and scooped the best pop album accolade at this year’s SAMA awards. Louw was in the top 4 of Idols South Africa. Preparations are going smoothly and we are looking forward to a wonderful day of fun for the whole family (there will be a kids’ playground as well!). Everybody will be able to afford the low entrance fees of R20 per adult and R10 for younger adults with under 6s being free of charge. It will be a day to remember for the approximate 4000 people we are expecting.

15 - 17 May
Reforest Fest: Friends Fest! @ Platbos Forest
Camp in Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest, help plant thousands of trees to reforest the surrounding area, dance to live music and become a part of growing Platbos Forest Reserve back to its original abundance.

If you dig spending the weekend doing exciting things in Platbos Forest, get your tickets for this very popular event here before they run out! All tickets include six delicious meals (Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast), live music and camping.

Saturday, 23 May, 10:00 - 16:30
A String of Beads Wordshop by Dorian Haarhoff 
Laina Lesicnik’s home, 12 Sannie Badenhorst, Stanford
In the wordshop we will create a set of beads, assign meaning to each bead and string our words around this structuring device. The workshop also focuses on how to be present in your writing and engage the reader as a creative partner. The beads and words idea comes from Dorian’s pilgrim path walk in Norway mid 2014. 

Bring writing materials and a lunch to share. I’ll provide tea and coffee. R480 plus beads to choose from @ R40 a set (or bring your own). Bookings: 082 441 5532 or laina@lsd.co.za

Saturday, 23 May, 19:00
Con Spirito Choir from Kleinmond
NG Church Hall, Stanford
The lively Con Spirito musical group from Kleinmond will be performing in the NG Church on Saturday evening 7pm on the 23rd May. Tea, coffee and a glass of wine with tasty eats will be provided for price included in your ticket. Soloists include Stanford-born Louis Fourie (a la Ivan Rebroff) and our own Bea Whittaker.

Tickets (R60) are available from NG Church on Thursdays and Tuesday mornings or at Stanford Tourism 028 341 0340.

Friday, 29 May, 18:00
Stanford Sunset Market
It’s time for the Stanford Sunset Market again! Whether you love the smell of freshly made treats, sipping local wines and beer, deli goodies, browsing for arts and crafts, or just good ol' family fun, don't miss this village favourite. 

Saturday, 30 May
Beer Festival
Stanford Hills Estate
A variety of Craft Beers and Artisanal Food stalls on offer
Live music performances by: The Rivertones, Wild Lettuce, Out of Order
Facepainting, kids activities. A fun day out for the whole family!
R50 entrance fees, cash sales at stalls

5 - 16 June
Hermanus FynArts
Yes! Tickets are now available for the 3rd Hermanus FynArts.
After ten exciting months spent planning a bumper programme, the full line-up is now available on our brand new website www.hermanusfynarts.co.za with information and news about events, artists and presenters. Early Bird ticket prices are offered for many of the events and will be available until 30 April 2015. All tickets can now be purchased via Webtickets and at Hermanus Tourism. Programme booklets are also available and if you don’t find a copy in a library, tourism office or art shop near you within the next week, please contact Hermanus Tourism.

20 June
Penguin Plunge

The annual Penguin Plunge is planned for Saturday, 20 June 2015 - we would like to make this a spectacular event as this is the 5th year running that the brave Penguins jump into the ice cold Klein River (with shivering Chickens on river bank to encourage them!). Springfontein Estate will once again provide reviving Gluhwein and Hot Chocolate whilst Penguin Tutoring will make sure each 'plunger' gets their customary beaded penguin.