Unwine’d In Nature

Stanford Hills Accommodation is a family-friendly self-catering holiday destination set in the Overberg’s magnificent Stanford Valley on the Stanford Hills Estate. The estate’s sprawling Manor House sleeps 11, while Brunia and Sylvia Cottages each sleep four guests. Eight fully-fitted AfriCamps glamping tents sleep five guests per tent. Stanford Hills Accommodation offers outdoor amenities that include a lush lawn overlooking the farm’s large dam where you can swim, paddle around in canoes and enjoy relaxed picnics. Many trails criss-cross the Stanford Valley can be explored on foot, bike, or horseback. The estate’s restaurant and tasting room are open all year round for breakfast, lunch and wine tasting while the picnic shed has a basic supply of groceries, ready-made meals and other odds-and-ends in season. Stanford Hills Accommodation is wheelchair friendly and welcome children and pets.

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Stanford Hills Estate stretches lazily across the slopes of the picturesque Klein River Mountains and Stanford Hills Accommodation offers nature lovers a self-catering choice between:

  • Manor House (sleeps eleven)
  • Brunia Cottage (sleeps four)
  • Sylvia Cottage (sleeps four) 
  • AfriCamps Tents (sleeps five per tent)
     
The Manor House

The Manor House

(sleeps 11)

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The original old homestead farmhouse at Stanford Hills Accommodation at Stanford Hills Estate has stood the test of time. Steeped in a rich history that spans over 160 years, the house is believed to have been built by the founder of Stanford, Philippus de Bruyn, shortly after he bought the farm in 1855. It went on to become a school for girls in the 1890’s. Over the years Stanford Hills Estate often changed hands until it was purchased by Jami and Peter Kastner in 2005. 

The sprawling, five-bedroom Manor House has a spacious outdoor entertainment area with a large private swimming pool, braai area and a pétanque court.

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A large fully-fitted farmhouse kitchen has a fully-equipped scullery with ample fridge and freezer space to stock all your supplies for an extended stay. 

The dining area has a large wooden table perfect for celebration dinners.

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There are French doors that lead to a patio that divides the two main living areas of the main house. The large lounge is comfortably furnished and has an authentic manor house feel with its oversized leather couches, a library of books and indoor fireplace.

The Manor House has a total of five bedrooms, two of which are located in the east wing, and two in the west wing. There is an additional room with a private entrance next to the swimming pool. 

The upstairs bedroom in the east wing has a loft-like feel and the small balcony offers guests a magnificent view over the farm dam and the Stanford Valley that surrounds it. This room has a Queen-size bed.

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The second bedroom in the east wing is accessible from a private entrance as well as from inside the house. The room has two single beds that can be moved together to form a King-sized bed.

These two bedrooms share a spacious guest bathroom that has a bath, shower, double basin, bidet and toilet.

The main bedroom in the west wing has a Queen-size bed and the ensuite bathroom has a bath, shower, double basin, bidet and toilet. 

The second bedroom in the west wing has a double bunk and a single bed and shares the main bedroom’s bathroom.

There is a bedroom with a private entrance next to the swimming pool. It has a Queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet.

Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DStv (Full Package)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bedding and Towels (changed every fourth day)
  • Daily Housekeeper (prior arrangement)
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Outdoor Braai
  • Firewood (basic supply with more available for sale)
  • Secure Parking
Rates and Cancellation Policy:
  • Expect to pay from R3,500 upwards (depending on the time of year and the length of your stay).
  • Bookings over long weekends and school holidays must be for a minimum of at least two nights. Single night stays over weekends will be subject to a 50% surcharge of the cost of one night’s accommodation.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification and are inclusive of VAT @15%.
  • Cancellation policy is available on request.
Sylvia Cottage

Sylvia Cottage

(sleeps four)

Sylvia Cottage is a restored farm labourer’s cottage from the original Stanford Hills Estate.   

The open-plan living area has French doors that open out onto a pétanque court. There is a fully-equipped kitchenette and a cosy lounge with an indoor fireplace.

The first bedroom has a double bed and French doors that open out to the pétanque court. 

The second bedroom has two single beds. 

The two bedrooms share a bathroom that has a shower, basin, shower and toilet. 

Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DStv on request (Full Package)
  • Outdoor braai
  • Firewood (basic supply with more available for sale)
  • Parking
Stanford Hills offers their guests generous additional services that include:
  • Driver (prior arrangement)
  • Child care (prior arrangement)
  • The Tasting Room Restaurant (seven days a week from 8:00 until 17:00 open for breakfast, lunch and wine tasting)
  • Picnic baskets, welcome platters and drinks (prior arrangement)
Rates:
  • Expect to pay between R900 upward, depending on the time of year and length of your stay.
  • Please note that bookings over long weekends and school holidays must be for a minimum of at least two nights. Single night stays over weekends will be subject to a 50% surcharge of the cost of one nights’ accommodation.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification and inclusive of VAT @15%
  • The cancellation policy is available on request. 
Brunia Cottage

Brunia Cottage

(sleeps four)

Brunia Cottage is a restored farm labourer’s cottage from the original Stanford Hills Estate.   

The open-plan living area has French doors that open out onto a pétanque court. There is a fully-equipped kitchenette and a cosy lounge with an indoor fireplace.

The first bedroom has a double bed and French doors that open out to the pétanque court. 

The second bedroom has two single beds. 

The two bedrooms share a bathroom that has a shower, basin, shower and toilet. 

Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DStv on request (Full Package)
  • Outdoor braai
  • Firewood (basic supply with more available for sale)
  • Parking
Stanford Hills offers their guests generous additional services that include:
  • Driver (prior arrangement)
  • Child care (prior arrangement)
  • The Tasting Room Restaurant (seven days a week from 8:00 until 17:00 open for breakfast, lunch and wine tasting)
  • Picnic baskets, welcome platters and drinks (prior arrangement)
Rates:
  • Expect to pay between R900 upward, depending on the time of year and length of your stay.
  • Please note that bookings over long weekends and school holidays must be for a minimum of at least two nights. Single night stays over weekends will be subject to a 50% surcharge of the cost of one nights’ accommodation.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification and inclusive of VAT @15%
  • The cancellation policy is available on request. 
AfriCamps

AfriCamps

(sleeps five per tent)

AfriCamps is all about boutique glamping at the most beautiful working farms, estates, and reserves in South Africa. Stanford Hills Estate is proud to be the site for eight of these custom-designed tents.

The two-bedroom tents each have a fully-fitted kitchen and lounge that is furnished with everything you will need for your comfortable self-catering stay in the Stanford Valley. 
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The bedrooms each have an extra-length Queen-size bed and one double bunk. The bedrooms share a bathroom that has a shower, basin and toilet.

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi (available at the restaurant)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Outdoor Braai
  • Wood-Fired Outdoor Hot Tub (three tents have this)
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Cot (on request)
Rates:
  • Expect to pay R1,600 for two people upwards depending on the time of year and length of your stay.
  • Please note that bookings over long weekends and school holidays must be for a minimum of at least two nights. 
  • Single night stays over weekends will be subject to a 50% surcharge of the cost of one night’s accommodation.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification and inclusive of VAT @15%.
  • The cancellation policy is available on request
The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Although Stanford Hills Accommodation is self-catering, The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Estate is a laid-back restaurant perfect for those times you don’t feel like cooking. Embraced by the Klein River Mountains and bountiful vineyards on one side, and a tranquil farm dam on the other, The Tasting Room allows you to be at one with nature and with yourself, while you enjoy wholesome food, celebrated wines and great company. 

The Tasting Room serves:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Mezze Platters 
  • Packed Picnics
The Picnic Shed

The Picnic Shed is a seasonal hub at Stanford Hills Estate you may need during your stay at Stanford Hills Accommodation such as:

  • Farmstall Favourites
  • Basic Groceries 
  • Packed Picnics
  • Wine

The Tasting Room and Picnic Shed is child and pet friendly and has a sandpit, trampoline, jungle gym and small boats that can be used to paddle around the dam. For more information, read here.
 

Activities

Activities

Stanford Hills Accommodation has an array of activities to keep guests busy!

  • The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills
  • The Picnic Shed
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • MTB
  • Whale Watching Trips (scenic flights with African Wings)
Reviews

Reviews

“A great location with lots of space. Both our four-year-old daughter and our puppy had a blast walking around the property. The tents were super-sturdy - we were there during some very heavy wind and rain, and we had no issues. The beds had electrically heated blankets and were very comfortable.”  Willem Jens
“Clamping at its best. Neat and tidy accommodation, good sleeping facilities. Beautiful views and surroundings. Excellent for a quick breakaway from city life.” Navigator
“What a great place! The perfect getaway to relax with scenic views of the mountains and dam in front of the tents. The tents are well-equipped and super clean. The camp area is well kept and wildlife is abundant. I would highly recommend AfriCamps Stanford Hills and will be back soon.” Bruce Geldart
“We invited some special friends to join us in the grand old Manor House at Stanford Hills and found it a perfect home-from-home. The crisp white sheets, superb mattress in the main bedroom, elegant wine glasses and loads of space for the kids, suited us perfectly.” Phillippa M 
“We stayed in the beautifully decorated Sylvia and Brunia Cottages which were well-equipped with comfortable beds. Stanford Hills Accommodation is dog-friendly and the staff were very welcoming. Lovely weekend getaway cottages with lots to do in-and-around Stanford. We attended a wedding at the venue, the food that came out of the kitchen of the Tasting Room was excellent.” Edwina 

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