Come and experience the ambience of a Western Cape farm in the mountains. Stanford Valley Guest Farm is nestled in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside of Stanford village.
They offer comfortable accommodation in five self-catering cottages and ten large en-suite rooms. Enjoy the safe and peaceful haven, go hiking or have an exhilarating swim in our large dam. Don't be surprised if you startle a duiker or ribbok on the way!
On the 440ha farm they grow organic rose geranium and lavender for essential oils. The Afrikaner herd helps to restore the soil and you will meet chicken, ducks and geese roaming freely. The prestigious future thinking and sustainability festival 'freewheeling' was conceived at Stanford Valley and is held here annually in late summer, www.freewheeling.co.za. For three days some of South Africas leading thinkers, economists, scientists, artists, environmentalists convene here to share and dialogue their latest ideas with hundreds of festival guests.
All 10 en-suite double/twin rooms have a superb view, a private veranda and a secluded garden, some have also outside showers. The five older cottages, like the 150-year-old Stables Cottage, have reed and beam ceilings, modern en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. The new rooms have been built in a similar charming old style with all the modern conveniences.
Old meets new in the 100-year-old barn, which has been artfully converted into a state-of-the-art conference centre. This venue comfortably accommodates up to 30 delegates in a U-shape, up to 100 delegates in cinema style and is equipped with data projector, television, VCR and flip charts. Breakaway rooms are also available. A wireless internet connection is provided. Conference costs will vary according to catering, equipment and accommodation needs. Please contact them to discuss your requirements.
The charming, historic village of Stanford is 7 minutes down the road. Endless beaches near Hermanus and De Kelders are close by.
Activities in the area include:
- Shark cage diving;
- Sunset cruises on the Klein River;
- Trout fishing;
- Mountain biking;
- Quad biking; and
- Winery or brewery tours.