Congratulations to Deidre and Lara Strydom, Xplorio Gansbaai’s first ever competition winners.
As the temperature drops the excitement builds in the Overberg - Stanford Village is hosting a number of great events in the upcoming months to keep you warm! Have a look below:
Saturday, 2 July 2016, 09:00 to 12:30
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel
Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. Lemons for sale!!! All proceeds go to the Stanford Conservation Fund. Ready-made meals, decadent gluten free cakes, fresh bread and artisan cheese, chocolate-dipped dried fruit, caramel popcorn, ginger, goji berries, cranberries, pies, gluten-free quiche, veggie patties, veggie mini pizza, farm eggs, crunchies & shortbread, fresh farm grown vegetables, heirloom seedlings, jams & chutneys, pickles, chilli sauces, Erwin’s salamis and cold meat.
Saturday, 2 July 2016
Wear a fun hat all day, and support local restaurants, coffee shops and businesses in your headgear. Hate hats? Why not wear a different accessory to show that you love Stanford, and that you are up for a little bit of good-hearted fun. You could wear a scarf, a brooch or even a silk cravat. Lovely new winter beanies are available at Your Style Cupboards next door to Stanford Tourism. Snag yourself a hat or accessory from any Queen Victoria Street shop and share a photograph of yourself and your gang on Instagram #visitstanford #thinkstanford #capewhalecoast
Saturday, 2 July 2016, 18:30
14b de Bruyn Street Stanford
Supper in Stanford invites you to join a table around a cosy fire
The winter menu includes a hint of Italian flair, and including a soup, Osso Buco Revisited and Tiramisu. RSVP essential limited seating 028 341 0070 /028 341 0281 (leave message) Contribution R180 per head - only cash or EFT; no plastic. Bring your own wine and soft drinks.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 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.
EVENTS NEXT DOOR: GANSBAAI
2 - 3 July 2016, 10:00 - 17:00
Preserving food for tomorrow’s table
2 Day Group Workshop
Lokal, Main Road, Baardskeerdersbos
Cost R1 850 pp includes all ingredients, apron, nibbles, prepared drinks, and a fireside lunch. A two day creative group preparation course in a warm workspace exploring techniques of maintaining food for the future months. Smoking, water bath canning, root cellaring, ferments and confits are age old methods we will explore during this hands-on time together. Eat local, keep your roots.
7 - 9 July 2016
Christmas in July @ de Hoop
De Hoop Collection
8 July 2016, 10:00 - 14:00
Cooking demonstration and tasting
The Royal Oke
Come and join us for a Masterclass food demonstration, followed by a tasting lunch. Spinach and ricotta spring rolls with minted yoghurt dip. Slow cooked Moroccan lamb, cumin flat bread, home made mayonnaise. Coffee crème brulee, vanilla foam and short bread. Glass of wine included. R 200 per person. Bookings essential.
13 - 14 July 2016
The Journey: Intensive Retreat
17 - 19 July 2016
The Journey: Manifest Abundance Retreat
20 July 2016, 17:30
Full Moon Wandelpad Stroll
Meet at Stanford Tourism
Stride, jog or stroll. R20 adults, kids free, dogs R10 each. If you are joining the Stanford Striders beforehand, or would like to paddle on the Klein River with the Stanford Canoe Club, please join in the fun, and the excitement of the rising of the full moon. Mulled wine and Milo on sale (R30) at the Tourism Office. Funds raised are to generate further tourism-based events in Stanford.
24 - 25 September 2016
Funky Fynbos Festival
The Flower Valley Farm and Conservation Trust, Gansbaai
This weekend festival includes a 64km and 45km Monster MTB Challenge to challenge even the most experienced riders, a 30km/ 20km/ 8km MTB trail for the more cautious and for families, a 30km/ 12 km/ 6 km trail run for the supefit or families, a potjie competition, crafts stalls, artisanal food, wines, live entertainment, tractior rides, etc.