Congratulations to Deidre and Lara Strydom, Xplorio Gansbaai’s first ever competition winners.
Friday, 16 September, 17:30
The Full Moon Biodanza Spring Celebration
Laughing Waters Farm
Experimental Biodanza Vivencia amongst horses
R 100 or trade
Saturday, 17 September, 07:00 registration
Mountainbike & Trailrunning Event
A fun day in the fresh air through Forests & Fynbos for Friends & Family Mountainbiking & Trailrunning starting from 08:00. Entries online www.countrybiketours.co.za Register 07:00 on Raceday. Food - Drinks - Music - Tractor Trips Start & Finish under the Beloftebos Oaks. Funds raised go to the Stanford Hostel at Okkie Smuts.
Saturday, 17 September, 08:30 - 11:00
International Coastal Clean-up Day
Die Plaat, Wortelgat Road
Please support this voluntary clean-up by joining us at die Plaat on 17 September. Meet at the parking lot at Spookhuis, Mosaic if you would like to make use of the shuttle service generously donated by Mosaic Private Sanctuary. Alternatively, meet at the dune on the Fishing Trail at die Plaat if you have a 4x4. Please bring your own bin bag which will be brought back to Stanford. Let's club together to keep our coastline clean and safe for all our treasured marine life.
This is an initiative of Stanford Tourism and Business & Cape Whale Coast Tourism.
Saturday, 17 September, 09:00 - 12:30
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel
Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. Fresh goats cheese, ready-made meals, Scotch eggs, fudge, decadent gluten free cakes, caramel popcorn, sliced ginger, goji berries, cranberries, dried apricots, pitted dates, pecan nuts, pies, gluten-free quiche, veggie patties, hand spun wool died with natural ingredients, farm eggs, crunchies, shortbread, fresh farm grown vegetables, heirloom seedlings, jams & chutneys, pickles, chilli sauces, Erwin’s salamis and cold meat. The new Ciabatta oven is still being built and Elsa will be away for 5 weeks.
Saturday, 17 September, 14:00
Spring solstice Biodanza Vivencia in Stanford
Okkie Smuts Hall
Facilitated free movement with music. Suitable for beginners
R100 or trade
Saturday, 17 September, all day
Wear a hat all day on Saturday and hang out in Queen Victoria Street. Lovely hats and scarves are available at Your Style Shop next door to the Stanford Hotel, and at the Village Emporium. Share a photograph of yourself and your gang on Instagram #visitstanford #thinkstanford #capewhalecoast
19 - 25 September
CapeNature Access Week
All CapeNature reserves offer free access from 19-25 September. Make sure you get outside and enjoy the beautiful big open spaces in the Cape at no charge.
Wednesday, 21 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.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU
Birkenhead Brewery and Birkenhead Restaurant
Monday - Sunday, 10:00 till 17:00 daily
Beer, Wine and Great Meals
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 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. The wine tasting room and coffee shop is open to the public for wine tasting,drinks and light meals. A craft shop also offers homemade preserves and locally made arts and crafts.
24 September – Braai Day: Gebraaide Boerewors rolle @ R15 te koop.
Monday - Friday – 07:30 to 16:00
Saturday – 08:00 to 13:00
Start your day in an authentic, Village 'Coffee Shop' serving the BEST COFFEE in the OVERBERG. Famous brekkies (including gluten free options), and even more FAMOUS delicious fresh bakes, CARROT and BAKED LEMON CHEESE CAKES. We also serve light lunches.
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Serving delicious coffee, tea, milkshakes, fresh juices daily
Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Free WiFi on the verandah. Be sure to get one of our loyalty cards. Buy 5 coffees and the 6th is on us! Free!
La TRATTORIA: Lunch Friday - Sunday 11:30 -15:30, Dinner Friday, Saturday and Wednesday 18:30 till late
Closed Monday and Thursday
GELATERIA: Friday - Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00
Lionello and Corrado are excited to welcome everyone to see the results of their hard work. Visit their new-look trattoria and gelato counter with cheerful stripey awnings for authentic Italian bakes, meals and gelato made without compromise.
Garden Grill at White Water Farm
Open for lunches on Saturdays and Sundays. We are pleased to start using some ingredients from our farm gardens, and new Spring menu items include the addition of beetroot hummus to our popular meze starter, Asian inspired lamb ribs and kumquat almond cake among others.
Book to enjoy meals prepared with the best of local produce.
Coming Soon: Self Sufficiency Workshop from 12-16 October.
Winter opening hours - lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Brydon will be at the Saturday Morning Market at the Stanford Hotel on 17 September.
Jonno and Viv's free-range eggs
Thank you for your kind support over the last few months. All our eggs will be sold as usual from the Stanford Suds Laundrette, 08:00 - 17:00, Mondays - Fridays. As we have a limited supply of eggs, you can contact Marietjie (076 363 9197) to confirm which day you would like to collect. Please will you be kind enough to bring your empty egg boxes to the laundrette for reuse?
Open for lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Manor House Restaurant
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Thurs - Sat open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sundays open for breakfast and lunch
Join Manor House Restaurant for sophisticated farm fare prepared with flair by Madre Malan and her teamCome and taste the new Spring Menu! Grilled Kudu Carpaccio with olives, lemon thyme and haloumi, Shoulder of Spring Lamb, and Waterblommetjie Risotto are just some of Madre's new dishes, and for those with a sweet tooth, the new berry and rose mess will delight your tastebuds.
Mosaic Lagoon Cafe - 1892 Spookhuis
Wednesdays - Sundays 11:00 - 17:00
Mosaic has a whole new scrumptious menu which includes garlic prawns, soups, sizzling pepper steak, Mumbai lamb curry, calamari, medallions of pork fillet and our famous Mosaic beef or vegetarian burgers. Please enquire about our smoked Southern Style BBQ menu, inspired from Tennessee and Texas (pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken - menu changes), mixed with spices and homemade bread from Southern Africa. Vegetables are gathered daily from Mosaic’s organic garden and roasted or put into salads. The yummy cheese and meat platters and desserts are still on the menu.
This is a casual affair. Outdoor seating is on the patio, or at picnic tables on the Lagoon edge or under Milkwood trees. Indoor seating is also available. A Boules court provides hours of fun. The 1892 Spookhuis can be reached by boat at their jetty. Wine cellar, craft beer, Health juices, full bar, selection of Jack Daniels.
Lunch Thursday - Sunday
Dinner Wednesday - Saturday
Set on our working wine farm, we keep things down to earth! Home grown and foraged herbs and vegetables, locally sourced fish and meats. Look for locavore food, with a hint of molecular gastronomy. We look forward to delighting our guests with new menus and culinary highlights from the Stanford region! Opening times Booking essential.
Coming Soon: 30 September and 21 October - Fish, crustaceans and foraged greens - enjoy a day with renowned Chef Jurgen
Friday - Wednesday, 11:00 - 21:00
We are open, and no reservations are needed.
Square One (formerly known as KCs)
Open Wednesday - Monday from 12:00
Kitchen closes at 21:30
Farm kitchen, Gallery, Honey and Meadery
Wednesday - Sunday 09:00 – 15:00
We have a new Breakfast menu and now serve delicious omelettes too.
Sunday Lunch:Lamb, Beef, Pork and chicken all on the menu with loads of seasonal veg.
Lemon meringue, pavlova, apple pie, crepes and more.
*Curry night is now the 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Stanford Harvest Curry or Lamb Shank Night: 14 October 18:00 - 21:00 Vegetarian option also available. R120 per head
Open Tues - Saturday Lunch and Dinner
Are you an braai-meister and planning to stoke up the coals on Heritage Day, 24 September? Please contact Eben at Table 13 and be part of a community braai in the heritage heritage heart of Stanford.
The Royal Oke Restaurant
Open daily 09:00 – 16:00
Sir Robert Stanford Estate
Waterblommetjies, waterblommetjies, waterblommetjies. We do a lovely waterblommetjie tempura with lemon & ginger dressing. Waterblommetjie soup and waterblommetjie bredie. Come and get your fix. Picnics available pre-packed @ R 250 for 2. The Restaurant is open as usual with freshly prepared delicious food. Local wines and craft beers.
Coming Soon: Tuesday, 20 September 10:00 - 14:00: Cooking demo @ the Royal Oke
The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Estate
Mondays - Sundays 08:30 - 17:00
The Tasting Room is still open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.
Midweek Madness Specials: Monday: Pasta of the day including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Tuesday: Pulled Pork Wraps including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Wednesday: Beer Battered Hake and Fries including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Thursday: Beef, Venison, Chicken or Vegetarian burger topped with Pinotage marmalade including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75 Friday: Prego Roll and chips including a glass of wine or SAB beer R75
Yum Eat Cafe
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 08.30 - 16:00
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.