Take a scenic drive 23 kms beyond Hermanus and you’ll discover the historic village of Stanford. Majestically watched over by the Klein River mountains and built along the reed-lined Klein River this quiet village in the Overberg is the perfect place to stay and explore all that Stanford and the surrounding area has to offer.
The heart of the village boasts an original market square, a village green and a miscellany of shops and places to eat. Quaint Victorian houses dot the tree-lined streets where villagers have time to stop for a friendly chat or a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of cake just freshly baked at one of the local eateries.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful romantic getaway, adventures with the family, or a place to relax and recharge, you’ll find it here in abundance.
Why live in Stanford?
Living in Stanford combines life of a bygone era (where cricket is played on the village green and children ride their bikes home from school), with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, perhaps a tribute to our founder, Sir Robert Stanford. But don’t let the whimsy fool you – Stanford is more than a place to unwind and sit back to watch the world go by. For many, it is the ideal place to start or raise a family – there is a pre-primary and primary school in the village, and Hermanus is just down the road for the teens and has its own share of schooling.