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Stanford in the Overberg on the Cape Whale Coast

Stanford, on the bank of the Klein River, must be one of the Western Cape’s best kept secrets. Stanford offers tranquility, scenery, river activities, brewery, cheese farm, winery, art gallery, shops of interest and restaurants.

As you turn into Stanford, turn immediately left into Daneel Street. On your right you will find Norfolk Square. The Maze Tea Room has a lovely tea garden for children. An inspiring stop, filled with all sorts of activities to keep your children busy!

Browse around the French Home Décor shop Domaine du Cap. There is always something different to be found.

After that, drive through Stanford and see the quaint old houses, shops and pubs. There is an interesting art gallery that sells local art and crafts and the Information Office is midway down the main street (Queen Victoria Street) on your left. Also on Queen Victoria Street is the famous Peregrine Farm Stall.

Please do call in here for the most delicious homebakes, preserves, deli items and gifts. Or just take a seat and enjoy their tasty food.

Things To Do
  • The African Queen River Cruise is a fabulous experience. Bookings must be made in advance.
    Tel: 082 732 1284
    Platanna River Cruises
    Tel: 082 353 0588
    Hadeda Boat Trips
    Tel: 082 901 9115
  • Horse Riding
    African Horse Company (mountain and outrides)
    Tel: 082 667 9232
    Restaurants
  • Art Café
    13 Queen Victoria Street
    028 341 0127
    Birkenhead Brewery
    500m along R326 road
    028 341 0183
  • Emilio’s Restaurant
    5 Queen Victoria Street
    028 341 0424
  • Hennie’s Pub & Grill
    20 Queen Victoria Street
    028 341 0701
  • Hovercrafts Restaurant
    100 mtrs from Stanford R43
    028 341 0603
  • Klein River Picnics Klein River Dairy & Cheese
    028 341 0693
  • Madre’s Kitchen
    2km from Stanford R43
    028 341 0647
  • Mandeli’s
    Daneel Street
    078 929 9995
  • Mariana’s Deli & Bistro
    12 du Toit Street
    028 341 0272
  • Peregrine Farm Stall
    1 Queen Victoria Street
    028 341 0386
  • The Maze Tearoom
    36 Daneel Street
    028 341 0539
Walks

Walk the Stanford Walking Trail (Wandelpad) which meanders along next to the Klein River, a feeding stream and the dams. In the early morning or late afternoon there is a wealth of birds to be seen along this route. A stroll or cycle around the tree lined village streets will present you with interesting historical architecture and lovely rural scenes. In Church Street, you will see the original farmhouse, Sir Robert Stanford’s Home of Art, Crafts and Collectables and view the local art and crafts.

If you go back to the R43 and go straight across to the R326, you will see the Birkenhead Brewery on the left hand side. Visitors are welcome. It is the only beer AND wine estate in South Africa.

Birkenhead Estate

Is the local brewery and commemorates a gallant episode of naval history and the birth of “The Birkenhead Drill”

... Women and Children first ...

There is a restaurant, a pub and an interesting shop. The restaurant has stunning views over the Klein River Mountains.

Klein River Cheese Farm

Also along this road you will find a very beautiful farm ... Klein River Farm. Taste their award winning Gruyère, shop for cheese and gourmet products, all while watching the cheese being made. You can also enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the garden or at the river whilst your children have fun in the playground and with the farm animals.
Tel: 028 341 0693.

Erica & Raka Wine Farm

If you carry on with this road you will find yourself at the Erica Wine Farm, the home of Raka Wine. They have a limited selection of award winning wines set out in a beautifully appointed cellar.