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Spread your wings and get involved with the Butterfly Centre

A therapy centre for children with special needs will soon be a reality in Stanford.

Premises will be available for The Butterfly Centre to take occupation on 1 June 2015, allowing time for painting and preparation. “We would like the official opening on the 20th of July, which is the first day of the third school term. It is also the birthday of Samuel James Kastner, in whose honour this centre will be opened,” says Jami Kastner.

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Stoep Talk April

Stoep Talk

If you are looking for a holiday destination or weekend getaway that is eco-friendly, then Stanford is the perfect choice. Stanford folk are passionate about nature and its conservation. To ensure that visitors and locals alike can enjoy our pristine surroundings, many Stanfordians work tirelessly on conservation projects – like alien clearing, tree planting, reed and river maintenance, and frog monitoring – as well as through the promotion and conservation of indigenous plants and animals.
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Stoep Talk March

Stoep Talk

Autumn has arrived, and Stanford is at its most beautiful.  The leaves have changed from green to a dramatic display of yellow, orange and reds, and the wine farmers have harvested their grapes that will surely end up as delicious and award-winning wines. Now it’s time to take a little breather before the next phase of nature’s cycle starts.
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Cat Sanctuary to open on Easter Weekend in Stanford!

Extra, extra, read all about it – we’ve just received an update from Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary who are thrilled to announce that they will be opening their doors for Easter Weekend! This is Big (Cat) News for Stanford so join us in welcoming and supporting our new neighbours!


Panthera Africa is a big cat sanctuary for any captive bred lions, leopards and tigers in need of rescue. Animal welfare is our top priority. The big cats will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives at Panthera Africa!

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Stanford Wins Homegrown Blogger Competition

Philippa Murray, local Stanfordian, has won the 2014 Homegrown Blogger competition organised by the Cape Whale Coast. The whopper prize was awarded at The Vine Restaurant in Stanford on the 5th of January over a glass of bubbles.

Phillippa competed with other bloggers in the Cape Whale Coast region to promote the area and it’s attractions to the larger online community. Her blogs include “The hunt for the perfect picnic” as well as how to host a great children’s party and as well as the beautiful Canola fields. To read Philippa’s blog click here http://philmurray.blog.com/
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Stoep Talk: December 2014

The holidays have rolled round again, and Stanford is gearing up for a very busy festive season! I vividly remember holidays as a child when my mom and dad used to take us for our annual holidays. They were probably impatient for the holiday to start because I can still recall being woken up in the middle of night, suitcase already packed, and told that we were leaving early (so early, in fact, that it was still dark).

That sense of excitement is still with me every Christmas and New Year; the wonder of going somewhere I’d never been before. December is also such a special time because there is so much goodwill this time of the year. Strangers wish you a merry Christmas, people look to see how they can help those less privileged, and everyone looks for that perfect present that will give joy to their loved ones. The whole world seems right again!
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Stoep Talk: November 2014

One of my absolute favourite things to do is to have a leisurely lunch in the countryside – for me, living in Stanford, that’s usually a 5-minute walk or drive to some of the best restaurants in the country. I have spent some heavenly afternoons having lunch in Stanford – laughing with friends, enjoying the unbelievably good food, and pairing it with Stanford’s breathtaking views.
The food art on the plate is so beautiful, and the views from the restaurants so inspiring, that we decided these views need frames! So we asked 11 local artists to decorate wooden frames in their unique style, and they’ll be placed around Stanford from 1 December! So the next time you’re in Stanford having lunch, take a photo with one of the frames and share it on your Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StanfordFramed. We’ll keep our eyes out for these great moments and share it on the official Stanford Tourism platforms! There are weekly prizes up for grabs, so check our Facebook and Website for more info in the upcoming weeks.
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