Peaceful and largely unaffected by change, Stanford
is an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops, and the list of activities for a largely rural village exceeds one’s expectations. Like many of the Overberg
originated as a farm, de Kleine Riviers Valey (the original spelling), and the tree-lined streets today, filled with historical buildings, are testimony to the largely English influence that makes Stanford
the third most historically important village in the Western Cape.
Two of the ‘must do’s’, when in Stanford
are the Birkenhead Brewery, a boutique brewery open for beer tasting and lunches, and the Stanford Walking Trail, which wends its way along the banks of the Klein River through the town and offers visitors some wonderful glimpses of the many birds in the area, including the endangered Blue Crane, South Africa's national bird.
Accommodation in Stanford is exquisite and it allows you to enjoy the st of the town. With a hotel such as the Stanford Hotel, accommodaion in Stanford
is some of the best to ensure well-deserved beak.