Wednesday, 19 September - Friday, 21 September
Spring Self-Sufficiency Workshop
Good Luck Cottage & Graze Cafe
During the workshop, you will experience keeping chickens & rabbits, including slaughtering, skinning and plucking (optional), and how to garden and grow your own organic veggies, herbs and fruit. We will share fascinating insight into the world of the Cape Honeybee and the basic principles of beekeeping.
We will spend a day in the kitchen cooking, bottling and preserving our seasonal produce, learning the alchemy of salting, pickling and fermenting.
It also includes tea & lunch every day and a farm-life inspired dinner at Graze on Friday night. Local accommodation discounts for course attendees so email for more info. Prices are R1100 per day or R3000 for all 3 days.
Thursday, 20 September, 18:00
Pianist & Poet - Lara Kirsten
- 13 Caledon Street
Make your way to Caledon Street to be spoilt by her performance of Spanish & French piano music, plus improvisations and poetry. And some of the village's musicians will add their magic to the evening. Contact Lara 082 325 4258 for bookings. Free entry, donations welcome. Bring your own picnic basket.
Thursday, 20 September, 18:30 - 21:30
Thirsty Thursday and Live Music Friday! Come chill with us whiles being entertained by locals from all walks of life. Cosy fires, pizzas, beers, wine and chin wagging with your fellow Stanfordians.
Friday, 21 September, open from 18:00, show starts at 19:30
Live Music - Robin Auld
Coffee Corner is excited to present Robin Auld playing solo, Friday, 21 September.
Slide guitar, harmonica, African folk, blues, calypso and soul vocals all feature in the fresh sound of Zambian- born Robin Auld. Small, limited amount of tickets available from 12 September only at Coffee Corner @ R120pp.
Saturday, 22 September
The Christian Community Ministry - Market Day
- Stanford Market Square
Come fellowship with the community of Stanford.
Caledon FM will be broadcasting live from the square
Enjoy our: Overberg lamb (braaied or frozen), boerewors rolls, cake, cookies, rusks, pancake and pastry, tea garden, cool drinks and water, white elephant, crafts.
Saturday, 22 September, 09:00 - 12:00
- Stanford Hotel Stoep
Can you feel it? Can you feel it.... dah dah ta dah .... there’s a change in the air and it smells like Ssspring .... come and see what’s ... on the slab... it’s exciting and maybe a little frightening? The Saturday Morning Market at The Stoep of the Stanford Hotel. @ 9 am till 12!!! A little bit of this and a little bit of that! Don’t miss out! You’ll be sorry if you do... ️
Every Saturday starting 22 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: R 490 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.
Heritage Day in Stanford
Monday, 24 September
National Braai Day
- Do a cruise down the Klein River and stop off for a Braai. Bring your own braai meats etc. - R225 per person and departs at 12 PM.
Monday, 24 September
Heritage Day Celebrations
- Stanford Valley - Manor House
Monday, September 24th is Heritage Day, Manor House will be open for breakfast and lunch - and to celebrate, BaieLekker BraaiBroodjies will be on the menu!
Monday, 24 September, 09:30 for 10:00 start
Nose to Tail Trail
Walk your dog on a leash around scenic Stanford and raise funds for Stanford Animal Welfare Society. R30 for dogs, owner’s free. Tickets will be on sale at the Stanford Vet Clinic from 1 September.
Tuesday, 25 September, 17:30
Full Moon Walk
Join us in our monthly full moon walk in aid of Buzzy Bees upgrade. R30 adults, R10 kids and dogs walk for free. A complimentary drink will be served.
Wednesday, 26 September, 09:00 - 12:00
Graze Farmers Market
Reduce your carbon footprint and get your fresh veggies at Graze Slow Food Cafe. Always seasonal, always fresh. Stay for coffee and breakfast.
Wednesday, 26 September, and Thursday, 27 September 18:00 - 19:00
- Stanford Community Hall
Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 18:00 - 19:00. R80 participation for a full month, 8 classes. The past weeks we grew from 21 to over 40 participants and we would love to grow more.
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.
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 are also running 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! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on specials, or give us a call to find out what’s on for the day.
Stanford Hills is open SEVEN days a week, 08.30am - 17.00pm. Don’t forget to come and see our new wine shop, free wine tastings in September. 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 Rates: 22 Aug - 20 September
- Pinot Noir Cottage at Sir Robert Stanford Estate
min. stay 2 nights
R900 2 pax
R1100 3 pax
R1300 4 pax
Thursday, 20 September - Wednesday, 26 September
Villa Vue - Special Accommodation rates for the Funky Fynbos week in Gansbaai
Villa Vue offers a special for the Fynbos Festival... for any two nights @R9999.99