If you're a resident or even an annual visitor to Gansbaai, you’ve probably noticed a tortoise or two crossing the road...
Friday 11 November, 18:30
Through the Looking Glass Gallery
Please join us for cheese and wine for Neil Parkin’s official unveiling of his exquisitely detailed sculptural bust. Come and enjoy a glass of wine with us to celebrate Neil and the amazing talent we have in this village.We have some beautiful new works up and we have a 15% Christmas discount on all carpets until 24 December.
Friday, 11 November, 18:00
Stanford Harvest Curry Night
Saturday, 12 November, 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday Morning Market
Stoep of Stanford Hotel
Stanford boasts its own little Saturday morning market. fresh bread, yoghurt and artisan 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, crustless chicken pies, hand spun wool dyed with natural ingredients, farm eggs, crunchies, shortbread, fresh farm grown vegetables, heirloom seedlings, jams & chutneys, pickles, chilli sauces, Erwin’s salamis and cold meat. Phone Ann 076 332 7490.
Saturday, 12 November, all day
Wear a bright sun hat or brooch all day and hang out in the village. 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
Saturday, 12 November, 19:30
Casual Dinner with Chef Neill Anthony
Haesfarm Eco Retreat
Join Chef Neill Anthony for a special 3 course dinner with a spectacular view and sunset from Haesfarm. Plated starter, platter style mains, plated dessert. R650pp Booking essential as seats are limited.
Saturday, 12 November, 18:30
14b de Bruyn Street, Stanford
Welcome summer and join our table for a Mediterranean Feast
Sunday, 13 November, 12:00
Haesfarm Eco Retreat presents Private Chef Neill Anthony
11 course lunch menu prepared by Chef Neill Anthony, a famous Cape Town private chef who is about to launch his new show on the Food Network which will be broadcast in 98 countries. R1 950 per person including wine. An exclusive event for only 15 people maximum to enjoy an afternoon of food, wine, architecture, music and unspoiled natural beauty.
Monday, 14 November, 17:30
Full Moon Wandelpad Walk
Stanford Tourism Office
All are welcome. R20 adults, R10 children and R10 dogs. Refreshments on sale. For more information.
Monday, 14 November, 19:00
Movie Monday @ Andrew's Castle Herriot
9 Adderley Street
Fortnightly movie showing on big screen (soup, bread and movie chat). BYOB. Seats, ice and glasses available. 'August Rush' is a movie about a young savant seeking the identity of his birth parents (Robin Williams makes an appearance). Contributions go to The Butterfly Centre.
Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 November
Art Retreat with Petra Lunenberg
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Book either a single day, or 2 day retreat (which includes meals and accommodation)
Wednesday, 16 November
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.
Thursday, 17 November, 10:30 for 11:00
Delville Wood: 100 years on
Manor House at Stanford Valley Guest Farm
The Story of Delville Wood took place 100 years ago in the Somme district, France. Fighting for the British against the Germans, the brave men of 1st South African Infantry Battalion were ordered to capture and hold Delville Wood 'at all cost'. Come listen to their story: men who did what was asked, but paid a terrible price. Sensitively recounted and illustrated by James Gray of Hermanus. Cost: R200 pp includes a delightful lunch.
Thursday, 17 November, 18:30 - 20:30
THE STANFORD PLAYERS - Early Bird Ticket Sales for Stanfordians
Don Gelato La Trattoria
The Stanford Players are excited to offer Stanfordians this special opportunity to secure the best seats in the house for our 2016 Show 'TIMELESS. Songs of a Century' BEFORE THEY GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. ONLY CASH OR CHEQUES to confirm your booking. Adults R160/ Learners R80.
Why not make an evening of it and enjoy dinner in the beautiful garden setting at La Trattoria?
25 November, 18:00 - 20:00
Sunset Market on the Market Square
This is a special Stanford Wine Route Market. Don't miss this great evening of local wines, beers, foods, crafts and gifts. Live music will have you tapping your toes as locals and visitors 'kuier' on the beautiful Market Square in the middle of the village.
Upcoming dates: 16 December
26 November, Registration from 15:00
Please support this important fundraiser for the Butterfly Centre and supported by the Stanford Wine Route. Fun for the whole family. Spitbraai, auction, and prizes for best dressed, best team spirit, etc.
To pre-register and book your 'I ran for Sam' T-shirt, please contact Helen email@example.com
27 November, 09:00 - 11:00
For those attending the Overberg Toy Run on the Market Square, why not walk across to the Junktique Market and make one man's junk, another's man's treasure? For more information, call 028 341 0340
27 November, 09:30
Overberg Toy Run
This is the official Overberg Toy Run and we are expecting approximately 600 motorbikes. Bring the whole family and enjoy this feel-good day on which hundreds of bikers from around the Overberg ride to Stanford with a toy to donate to needy children for the festive season. Bring a toy along, and enjoy the market and live music on the Market Square. Stanford shops and restaurants will also be open, creating wonderful street culture.
10 December, 18:00
SAWS Music on the lawn
Don’t miss the special performance by The Ballarinas – your favourite men (Malcolm, Keith, Sid and Cobus)
It takes 4 to Tango! Also Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren playing 'Doctor, Doctor'. Plus barking from The Barking Trio. Bring own drinks, glasses – great food on sale. Bring own rugs, chairs, swim in heated pool. Xmas raffle draw – great prizes to be won. Old dogs pay R20 entrance, pups under 12 FREE. Support Stanford Animal Welfare.
11 December, 10:00 - 16:00
Stanford Street Festival
This outstanding village street market has fast become a favourite among locals and visitors as a great family day out, and perfect fair in which to stock up on Christmas gifts. From street performers, the Ready-stead-slow snail race, local food, wine and craft beer and kids' activities to the Stanford Dip longboard race with prizes, there is something for the whole family. You can even carry your spouse to win your weight in wine!
(Queen Victoria Street will be closed for the Festival between 10:00 - and 16:00)
11 December, 10:00
Dog Parade at the Stanford Street Festival
Join the parade! Walk your dog down Queen Victoria St and show the world how much we love our dogs. Meet 09:45 at Ou Meul Daneel St parking – the parade will start at 10:00 and end at Church Street. All dogs to be on leads. How about tying a bandana on your dog to make it festive?
Anton Goosen Live
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Stanford Tourism brings you one of South Africa's favourite Afrikaans rock 'n rollers!
Christmas Sunset Market
17, 19, 20 December
Timeless: Songs of a century
Join us on a journey through the 20th Century music history in our all-singing, all-dancing cabaret show. We whisk you from era to era in this whistle stop tour through music’s finest accomplishments. With full, fast costume changes between each decade we will keep the energy high and our audience thoroughly entertained. Tickets go on sale in November. COMMUNITY THEATRE AT ITS BEST!
This annual tradition of Boxing Day cricket in Stanford sees locals and celebrities teaming up for a fun day of cricket for the whole family.
New Year's Day chill-out day
Stanford Hills Estate
3 January, gates open at 14:00
Louise Carver and Watershed Live
Stanford Hills Estate
Don't miss out on the lovely Louise Carver performing with Watershed live at Stanford Hills. The show starts at 16:00; Cost R160 adults, R85 kids. Please book through www.louisecarver.com/Buy-Tickets