A charming village situated on the banks of the Klein River with rich historical background and rustic ambience, which lends inspiration to artists. Stanford is one of the 3 architecturally best preserved villages in the Overberg. Klein River is ideal for boating and canoeing, fynbos flower cutting and drying, and bird -watching. 

Only one and a half hours from Cape Town International, 15 minutes from Hermanus - the Riviera of the Western Cape and surrounded by the magnificent Klein River mountains.

Explore Stanford

Nature trails

Nature trails

De Hoop Nature Reserve being the nearest makes for an exciting day outside while there at least a dozen exciting trails that provide endless adventure.

Fine food and wine

Fine food and wine

Stanford boasts 11 award-winning wine farms, some with restaurants. One of our premier vineyards has opened the first Michelin Star Restaurant in the Overberg and for something different, the Birkenhead Brewery holds the title of being the first combined winery and brewery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

A rich history provides a hidden gem of vintage and antique décor stores while a few galleries showcase local artists. 

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Shark cage diving is on offer for the adrenaline junkies and while the Kleinmond River Lagoon is ideal for paddling and kayaking. 

Living in Stanford

Areas near to Stanford

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,


Okkie Smuts Primary School is situated in the centre of Stanford while only 20 minutes away Hermanus presents  an array of private and public schooling options.


Stanford produces fresh produce locally. Vintage collectibles and gifts are a particular speciality of the town.


Hermanus being only 20 minutes away is fully equipped with specialised treatment including the Hermanus Hospital and a Mediclinic.


Stanford is situated 90 minutes away from the Cape Town International Airport and the CBD.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius