About The Stanford Hotel
Stanford is a delightful historic village found in the Cape Overberg. A mere 90 minutes from Cape Town it is the perfect weekend destination. The Klein River is one of Stanford’s main attractions along with its extensive bird life. There are several wine farms in the area, a micro brewery, The Kleinriver Cheese farm with its international award winning gruyer cheese, and several award winning bistros and restaurants.
A stand alone cottage on the grounds of the hotel, Bambi Cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower over the bath. There is an open plan kitchen, a dining room and living area which leads onto the garden and veranda. The main bedroom is furnished with a Queen sized bed and the second bedroom has a double bed.
Secure parking is provided – ideal for boats, kayak trailers and those fully kitted out touring vehicles! Bambi cottage has DStv with only limited local channels. Decoders may be connected to the system if guests wish to bring their own. Equipped for babies.
Luca's Lodge Family Unit:
Sleeping 1-4 guests, Luca’s Lodge is a family garden suite in the hotel. Two separate rooms are furnished with antique double beds, down duvets and white cotton linen. There is a full bathroom with separate shower and bath. Tea and coffee facilities are provided and there is a private patio and garden. A choice of one or two bedrooms may be booked. This unit has a DVD player with a selection of DVD’s for young and old.
Sixpence Cottage is a pet-friendly self-catering unit located within the hotel grounds. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with a shower only (wet room), an equipped kitchen, a living area with a couch and a dinner table for 2 (which can seat 4 when chairs are brought from the kitchen table), which leads out onto a veranda and a private, fenced in garden. The main bedroom has a double sized antique brass bed with crisp white cotton linen and a down duvet, complete with a vintage dressing table and antique wardrobe. All linen is 100% cotton and the duvets and pillows are down filled.
Well-behaved pets can stay by arrangement and due to the central location of the cottage, yet only a 3 minute walk to the river, your furkids will have the time of their lives! Stanford itself has a wandelpad all along the river, but if you’re looking for pet-friendly hikes and beach walks, we can advise you where to go. There is also secure parking; perfect for boats, kayak trailers and fully kitted 4×4’s, a small braai that belongs to the cottage and a bench located under the tree that shades a large section of the garden.
Hotel Rooms (Basic):
Room 2 – Double & Single bed (for child under 12) – en-suite bathroom (bath)
Room 6 – Twin beds – private bathroom/dressing room – shower
Room 8 – Double bed – private bathroom/dressing room - shower
The hotel rooms do not have television.
This area is private and peaceful and reserved for hotel guests only.
The Stanford Hotel Pub (The Speakeasy) – The oldest pub in Stanford
Built in the late 1890’s the pub has a great deal of history attached to it. It is now only open for private functions with the hotel’s beautiful interleading dining room. The pub has its own private beer garden and braai area and is a popular choice for birthday celebrations.
Stanford is famous in the birding world for having the most species of birds in one place – if you are a twitcher make sure that you bring your binoculars! Stanford also boasts a wine route with some of the Western Cape’s finest wines; spend a Saturday exploring the various wine farms and have lunch at one of them. Birkenhead Brewery offers tasting of their locally brewed beer and you can also visit Kleinriver Cheese Farm to taste and buy their internationally acclaimed and award winning cheese.
The Klein River runs through Stanford Village. Kayaking, swimming or cruising on this river is an absolute must do activity. The African Queen River boat can be hired for numbers of around 30 pax. Platanna River Cruises takes smaller groups. Drifting down stream on a lilo is, however, the most perfect way to enjoy The Klein River!