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Explore a wine farm or see a Great White up close! Maybe a mountain bike trail followed by a picnic? Whatever your taste, there’s a lot to explore in and around the village. Read more about them below, or pop into our office in Queen Victoria Street – we’d be happy to help

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    Overberg Honey Co.

    We are a beekeeping business that specializes in the pollination of fruit and vegetables and the production of honey. The business is run by my wife and I. Our shop sells different varieties of honey at factory prices as well as honey comb. We also have a vast variety of health and beauty products all […]

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    Sir Robert Stanford Estate

    WINES Wine has been produced here since the 1890s. All 10 000 vines had been removed in 1935 by the son of the original Huguenot farmer, Isak du Toit, to end the decadent wine and witblits sprees. The owners of the majestic Sir Robert Stanford Estate, Jan and Madré Malan, started the millennium by putting […]

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    Wandelpad / Walking Trail

    One of the “must dos” when in Stanford is the Stanford Walking Trail (Wandelpad) which winds its way along the banks of the Klein River and through the town. It offers visitors some wonderful glimpses of the many birds in the area, including the Blue Crane, Fish Eagle, or majestic Cape Eagle Owl perched silently […]

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    Platbos Forest Walks & Tours

    Platbos Forest Trail for bird and tree enthusiasts. Discover the magic of this ancient forest as you wander its gentle, meandering pathways. Pre-booking is essential. Entrance Fee: R50.00 per adult / R20.00 per child. Guided tours are offered by prior arrangement. Funds generated from the hiking trail go towards the maintenance of the pathways and […]

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    Salmonsdam Nature Reserve

    ** NOTICE: The reserve is closed for all activities till further notice – Salmonsdam Nature Reserve is undergoing an exciting “facelift”.** Just 20 kilometres east of our pretty village, Stanford, in the hills of the Perdeberg Mountains, is the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve. Well known as both a hikers’ and birders’ delight, not least because of […]

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    River Rat Boat Cruise & Kayak / Canoe Hire

    Join us on the River Rat for scenic cruises up and down the beautiful Klein River in Stanford, just outside Hermanus. The river is famous for its big variety of birdlife, breeding and nesting in the reeds on the banks of the river. Other wild life include some buck in a small reserve, otters feeding […]

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    Platanna River Cruises & Activities

    Come to Stanford for a two-hour excursion on Platanna, our river boat skippered by Tim Hague. Relax and quaff something cool, swim, watch birds, whilst cruising through a bright morning or a lazy afternoon. Alternatively, try a sundowner run on our beautiful river. (min 1-3, max 12 persons) Cait 083 358 6365 or Tim 073 […]

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    River Paddling

    The Klein River is one of the most beautiful stretches of flat water river paddling in South Africa. In summer it is safe, sheltered from the wind and boasts a feast of bird watching. It was chosen by the Hungarian Olympic paddling team as a training ground for 6 weeks due to its lack of […]

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    African Queen Cruises

    The Klein River winds gently down to the Hermanus Lagoon through scenic countryside against a stunning mountain backdrop. There are 129 bird species recorded as being resident here best seen early in the morning or towards sunset The African Queen offers cruises on the river.It can accommodate up to 40 persons. (min 20 required per […]

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    Marine Dynamics (Gansbaai)

    The Ultimate Shark Cage Diving & Viewing Experience. Gansbaai is only 20km from Stanford – ideal base from which to explore the entire Overberg region. Self-drive or shuttle from Stanford.