Stanford Accommodation

Stanford is a unique little village that is neighboured by the towns of Hermanus and De Kelders. It is known for its peaceful setting and unchanging atmosphere, having undergone little modernisation since its inception as a farm in 1857. 

The tree-lined streets of Stanford are steeped in culture and history, with buildings and monuments dating back over 200 years. The village is home to an original farmhouse built in 1785, said to be the oldest homestead in the Cape Overberg. While there are no records in existence, the nondescript church found at the town’s heart is said to have been developed in the early 1700’s.

Stanford visitors looking to experience these historic buildings first hand can enjoy a stay in one at one of the quaint self-catering establishments in the area – some of which boast a rustic, old-world charm.

If you happen to be in the town on a Saturday morning, make your way to the market square for the festive, weekly markets. Here you’ll be able to buy artisanal products and a miscellany of market wares from the local vendors. Apart from the market, the venue hosts the annual Welsh Pony Show.

Holidaymakers are encouraged to visit the Klein River Cheese Shop. Not only will you be able to purchase and sample blue, camembert and other much-loved cheeses, but also a couple of Gruyere varietals. A point of interest to cheese-lovers is that the Klein River Cheese Shop is one of the few places in South Africa where Gruyere is made. Apart from the tastings, on summer days, families enjoy picnic lunches and relax around the majestic Klein River.

Stanford is known for its scenic beauty and unparalleled views, so it’s common to find locals and holidaymakers enjoying cruises up the river or slow meanders around the town and surrounding areas. If you’re a seasoned walker, there are plenty of trails that will give you a bit of exercise and immerse you in nature. The Salmonsdam Mountain Trail, situated in the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve, is an easy, circular route that is 4 km’s long and will take you approximately two hours to complete.

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From R850* unit


We are blessed with the most beautiful location for unwinding and connecting with nature. Our farm is located on the side of a mountain with rolling views over the Stanford Valley and only 20 mins dri... Read More

From R700 pps

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The huge oak trees, that are Beloftebos, were planted about 130 years ago by Squire de Villiers in remembrance of his parents who founded the farm. Squire was a great-great uncle of Andries de Villier... Read More

From R21000* unit

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Cocooned in luxury, adrift in your own 4-bedroom oceanfront home within one of Africa's most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. Often cited as one of the most beautiful ... Read More

From R1200* unit


The 'Little Farmhouse' on a farm in Stanford is a quaint hidden gem, oozing country character. Explore the forest and drink in the magnificent sunsets before the night sky shows off its sparkling beau... Read More

From R2000 pps

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On the water + By the sea + Magnificent mountain vews. A hidden gem on the Hermanus Lagoon in the famous Cape Whale Coast area, Mosaic Sanctuary is the place for beach and boating activities, quad-bik... Read More

From R500 pps

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Escape to historic White Water Farm. We offer guests a welcoming rural haven with magnificent mountain scenery in the Kleinriver valley near Stanford, South Africa. The accommodation, wedding and conf... Read More

From R7500* unit

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Situated atop a hill overlooking Walker Bay and onto Hangklip and Cape Point in the far distance, this magnificent Mediterranean villa offers luxury self-catering accommodation for families or couples... Read More

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Stanford
Quaint sleepy village where you go back in time.
- Donald Maclean

Stanford
Stanford is a quaint little town, with very friendly people. It is nicely located close to Hermanus and Gansbaai - we thoroughly enjoyed visiting this part of the Cape.
- Vanessa Cowan

Stanford
Beautiful, quaint village. Nice walks around the area. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
- Dee Krause

Stanford
Country side at its best. Charming little village with wonderful walks.
- Lesley Chiddy

Stanford
Quaint little dorpie
- Marwaan Van Oudtshoorn