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Stanford local attractions

Stanford nestles in the quiet spaces between the Kleinriviersberg Mountains and the meandering Klein Rivier. Lei waiter sloots and dusty roads frame the central market square. Languid cricket matches and pony shows share this special space with the regular country market day. Art galleries and antique shops invite the casual browser, and mouthwatering fare in cafes, pubs and restaurants and the local cheese farm entice the senses. The mountain fynbos, the river and coastline attract a fascinating diversity of birdlife. hikers and mountainer bikers can choose the coaster or mountain routes, or merely amble along the village wandelpad. Paddlers can escape to the solitude and silence of the river.


  • Paddle the tranquil Klein River
  • Every Monday and Wednesday evening
  • The Annual Stanford Canoe Race in March
  • Rent a kayak and experience the peace

Nature trails

  • Meander along the Wandelpad
  • Hike in the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve
  • Discover the Platbos Forest Trail
  • Coastal walks from De Plaat to the lagoon

Mountain Bike Trails

  • Bike trails within the Salmonsdam Reserve
  • Explore quiet roads alongside the lagoon
  • Head into the Hemel en Aarde Valley
  • 3 day Wines2Whales Mountain bike race

Whale watching

  • Watch Southern Right whales in Walker Bay
  • Enjoy close views of whales from Cliff Path
  • Watch the sun go down at De Kelders
  • Watch breaching, lob tailing, and blowing

Whale watching

  • Enjoy the award winning local wines
  • Taste the character imbued by the climate
  • Visit the charming local wine estates
  • Collect a map of The Stanford Wine Route

Birkenhead Brewery

  • Taste beer made from natural spring water
  • Learn about the beer making process
  • Enjoy the pub lunch on the lawns
  • Sample the entire Birkenhead range

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