As lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased, activities such as hiking, mountain biking and self-drive safaris have been given the green light.
Saturday Morning Market
Saturday, 17 October, 09:00 - 12:00
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, free range chicken pies and spring rolls, gluten-free quiches and cake, fresh farm grown vegetables, salads, heirloom seedlings, jams and chutneys. This week, Fiona will be selling goat’s cheese. Also available are farm eggs, pickles, mayonnaise, salsa, salad dressing, pinotage jam, fish cakes with rocket mayo and banting treats. Bryan will be selling salamis, etc. The Lettuce Co is taking a break. If you want to place an order directly, please sms 082 213 0512. They harvest Thursdays and will deliver on Fridays.
Springfontein Wine Barn Opening
Sunday, 18 October, 17:00
We open on 18 of October, and welcome everybody with a Glass of “Bowle” (German punch) from 5pm to 8 pm (with Live Music). The Barn will be open daily from 11am to 9pm except Thursdays. Wine tastings, Wine Sales, Glass of Wine in front of the Fire Place, come together with friends, taste the German Farm Kitchen, Menu will change every 8 to 10 days.
Stanford MTB Night Rides
Tuesdays & Thursdays 13 & 15 October, 18:00
Sir Robert Stanford Estate
A couple of us ride every Tuesday and Thursday Nights. We shuffle between 3 different routes all +- 26km in distance. Nothing technical so all riders are welcome. One flat route and two with about 400m of climbing over the 26km. The more the merrier. We get together at Sir Robert Stanford Estate parking area (also known as Madre's Kitchen Parking area) at 18:00 and leave at 18:10. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gys on 061 782 5950.
Graze Farmers Market
Wednesday, 21 October, 09:00-12:00
Reduce your carbon footprint and get your fresh veggies at Graze. Always seasonal, always fresh. Stay for coffee and breakfast. Tel: Tabby & Alex 076 243 1930
Wednesday, 21 October, 10:00 - 12:00
NG Church Hall Stanford
Arts and Craft, homemade food. Vendors welcome R20 per table. Setup at 09:00.
Contact Veronique Olwagen for more details: 0825505099
WHAT'S ON THE MENU
Birkenhead Estate & Galley
Monday - Sunday
The best way to discover our historic and unique village is a visit to our Birkenhead Estate.
Wine Tastings daily between 10:00 and 16:00
The Birkenhead Galley is open daily from 08:30 till 16:00 and Friday and Saturday till 22:00 (Kitchen closes at 21:00). Latest creation from our Kitchen, Vetkoek Double Beef Burger - R120 for those hungry Rugby viewers who want some meat (2x 160g pure beef patties handmade).
Birkenhead Brewery: No visit would be complete without a tour and tasting in our scenically splendid brewery. (Daily tours at 11:00 and 15:00)
Monday to Sunday
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00. Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00. Tasting Room and Coffee Shop: The wine tasting room and coffee shop is open to the public for wine tasting, drinks and light meals. Crafts, Rusks, Cookies and Biltong for sale. Come and taste our wine and enjoy a light meal at our Coffee shop. Tel: 028 341 0630
Coffee Corner Deli
Tuesday to Fridays – 07:30 to 16:00
Saturdays – 07:30 to 14:00
Coffee Corner Deli opens at 7:30 for those early risers. Fabulous coffee to kick-start your day or revive you during the day. Delicious breakfasts – hearty or light, home-made bread, our famous cakes and other sweet treats, home-made pies and quiches. Daily specials.
Don Gelato Ice Cream and Coffee Shop
Friday - Monday
If you want to pass by for a breakfast, our daily baked croissants are waiting for you! Are you in the mood for a trattoria-style lunch ? Yeah... mamma is busy preparing one of her superb sauces while Elena is preparing gnocchi and tagliatelle. Do you feel like a snack mid afternoon? Elena will have her home-baked cakes ready including the famous apple strudel. See you at The House of Don Gelato! Booking is highly recommended. Contact Lionello at 081 805 7470.
Fridays - Sundays
Current Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch
Bookings Required Tel 028 341 0603
Monday - Sunday
Jonno's Biltong every day (weather permitting) behind Evergrine on the corner of Queen Victoria and Daneel Street. Home made Biltong and Droewors (40 years experience). Fynbos honey, freerange eggs, and coffee from Dubai. And those end-of-season Naartjies. See you there!
Fri-Sun, 12:00 – 16:00
The spring rains have been so, so benign to our broad beans - we have loads and will have some for sale this weekend. We open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 until 16:00. Please give us a call 028 3410 272 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to make a reservation.
Mosaic Lagoon Cafe
Mondays - Sundays
Come and enjoy our regular menu at the 1892 Spookhuis. Open Mondays to Sundays. Tel: 028 313 2814
Open Every day except Wednesday
Open every day, except Wednesday (kitchen crew goes fishing!). Lunch from 12:00 to 14:30, Sundowners from 17:00, Dinner from 18:00 to 21:30. Meals are served on the terrace, weather permitting. Go to our www.bella.co.za for the menu (changes frequently).
Robert Stanford Estate
Open from 08:30 - 16:00 Thursday - Monday
Fresh farm produce available, Juicy naartjies & Oranges. Rusks and Jams, and much more. Our winning recipe Biltong and Droe-Wors, 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.
Gourmet breakfast and lunches. Experience the amazing views while the kids can play around and experience some of the farm life. Madre's will be showing the rugby this Saturday and Sunday. Kickoff is at 16h00.
Robert Stanford and Brothers Distillery
Come experience how brandy, grappa and schnapps are made. Various products available to buy and taste.
Wednesday - Sunday
Jürgen and Susanne are back on the farm, and are full of new ideas! We look forward to delighting our guests with new menus and culinary highlights from the Stanford region!
Opening times for 2015/2016. DINNER: Wednesday through Saturday. LUNCH: Thursday through Sunday.
Wine Barn Opening on 18 October, 17:00 - 20:00
Telephone: +27 (0) 28 341 0651 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday - Sunday
FARM KITCHEN, GALLERY, HONEY & MEADERY
OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday, 8:30 - 17:00
Breakfast served till 11:30 and Lunch served from 12:00
Sunday Harvest Roast Buffet, our Sunday Lunch Special!
Lynn - bookings 081 021 2313
Come and enjoy the spirit of the Rugby World Cup at The Vine Restaurant.
Open Saturday and Sunday for the Quarter finals of the RWC
16:00 South Africa vs Wales
20:00 New Zealand vs France
13:00 Ireland vs Argentina
16:30 Australia vs Scotland
10 Buffalo Wings with Chips and a dip for R50! Raka Sauvignon Blanc R20 per glass or R60 per bottle!
Yum Eat Cafe
Thursdays to Mondays, 09:00 – 16:00
New opening times for Yum Eat Cafe for the long summer: Open Thursday to Monday from 8.30 until 4 pm, Sundays for breakfast 8.30 until 1 pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Gourmet breakfasts and our well known freshly pressed fruit and veggie juices are available daily. Our delicious hamburgers, wraps, quiches and salads are freshly prepared. We have decadent cakes and tarts for mid-morning and afternoon coffee or tea. Tel: 079-468 9060
THINGS TO DO
TAT Antiques and Vintage Decor - TAT is open Wednesdays 10:00 to 13:00, Thursdays 10:00 to 13:00, Fridays 10:00 to 16:00 and Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00.
The New Junk Shop - Have you ever seen a Gentleman's Buggy from yesteryear? Come have a look. Open Mondays-Fridays 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 9:00-14:00 and Sundays 9:00-17:00
Stanford Trading Store - Open Fridays - Sundays
Klein River Cheese Farm
Picnic Shed at Klein River Cheese - Open 7 days a week
Picnic Season is here! A new picnic basket has been designed with only the freshest ingredients from Stanford and beyond. Go here to view the new picnic menu: http://kleinrivercheese.co.za/picnics/ Along with a newly renovated Picnic Shed, Klein River will officially be launching their new logo this weekend. The little ones can frolic about the extensive playground while petting and feeding the many farm animals. Looking forward to hosting you on the farm soon, The Klein River Team. Picnics: every day 10:00 - 15:00. Shop: weekdays 09:00 – 17:00, Saturdays 09:00-13:00. Tel: (028) 341 0693.
Mondays - Saturdays
Taste 12 different types of honey. You can also try the new honey butter which is becoming a huge hit with customers. The shop sells honey, honey comb, beekeeping equipment and health and beauty products all made from beeswax & propolis. Observation beehive. Factory tours. Open weekdays & public holidays 8am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 3pm. email@example.com Cel 072 325 6360.
Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary
Wednesdays - Mondays, 10:00 or 15:00
The amazing big cats at Panthera Africa are so excited to meet you. R190 per adult, R120 per child. Looking forward to seeing you here, and hope you are as excited as our four legged friends! Our visits have been very popular, so make sure you book at least a day or two in advance to ensure your spot! The Panthera Africa pride wishes you welcome! Book now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a slow boat down the Klein River, put your feet up and relax with a picnic or get your binocs out and see the amazing birdlife. We have three river cruise operators to choose from. African Queen, Platanna, and River Rat. Call Stanford Tourism for more details: 028 341 0340.
Stanford Health Practice
At your service with all kinds of massage and holistic health needs: special needs care, nutrition and lifestyle advice, Reiki, acupressure, aroma therapy, reflexology, EFT, lymph drainage, nail care, energy balancing, colour therapy, creative counselling, massage, shiatsu, movement therapy, TRE, meditation, homeopathy, detox, tissue salts, green energy organic herbals, coaching, super foods, convalescence, colour mirrors, complementary therapy, frail care, skin care, Bach flower remedies, fresh sprouts, health assessment, fitness support, gift vouchers, contact network, pregnancy help.
Call 082 481 8285 to book an appointment with Beatrice Pook.
WHAT'S ON IN GANSBAAI
Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
17, 18 October
Greyton Rose Fair
24 - 25 October
28 - 31 October
Caledon Wes Kerksaal
Stanford Sunset Market
Gert Naude Art Exhibition
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Beloftebos Summer Sunday Picnics
Relax under the oaks. Live music. Mouth watering food. Horse riding for kids. Tractor trips. Booking essential: Corneli de Villiers, email@example.com or phone 0721119380
Stanford Sunset Market
Stanford Street Festival