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A choice of free-standing or terraced cottages, some with well-equipped kitchenettes, all with beautiful bathrooms. Most have indoor and outdoor fireplaces, with wood supplied daily, and a walled garden with furnished stoep for watching the changing light or the swallows at sundown. And a host on call to bring you drinks or ice, or drop off a picnic See more…

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Manor House offers a seasonal menu showcasing the best in contemporary country cooking. Presented with flair and supported by attentive waitstaff.
Mid-century décor, proteas, art, books, wine … Crackling fires in winter; magnificent mountain views through large picture windows. See more…

25% discount on all treatments for the month of July

Housed in the historic milkshed, Poplar Country Spa is where Sarah Jengeta and her team offer a range of treatments to rejuvenate, relax, energise, destress and beautify. Spa guests enjoy access to the wood-fired sauna, steam room and plunge pool, with soothing views across the poplar trees to the Akkedisberg mountains. See more…

Our 440-ha playground is neighboured by wine, dairy, protea and orchid farms. A 10-minute drive from the heritage village of Stanford, and within easy striking distance of Hermanus and Gansbaai. A tranquil oasis, with 16km of MTB trails to explore, the farm is a destination in its own right, or the perfect stop en route to the Garden Route. See more…

Stanford Valley offers one of the most scenic MTB circuits in the Western Cape, with a 16km thrilling network that include singletrack builds through pristine fynbos. Our MTB trails are exclusive to Stanford Valley guests, offering a truly tranquil opportunity to commune with nature. See more…

Shopping

Take home a memory…the Manor House shop offers a delightfully quirky collection, from hand-bevelled mirrors to art-as-scarves, great prints to beautiful babywear…everything top quality, and a dash of good humour.

Art Gallery

Located in one of the historic farm buildings is the Stanford Valley art gallery, a collection of sculptures, paintings and illustrations, predominantly sourced from artists working in the Overberg.

Tasting Terroir

We are surrounded by some of the best terroir in the Cape – if you are interested in a particular varietal we can assist in creating a great day trip, or stay put and just work your way through our wine list!

Pool Play

Our new swimming pool, surrounded by loungers shaded by our pretty white umbrellas. There’s a shallow end for the little ones to splash about in (always with adult supervision please, no lifeguard on duty).

Picnics

A perfect way to while away a summer’s day. Choose between our cheese picnic – four handpicked Stanford cheeses, with chef Janine’s homemade preserves – or go all out with the lunch picnic, a great selection of mini-meals.

Wild Swimming

A natural spring gushes fresh mountain-filtered water into our farm dam. Surrounded by the most magnificent views, reflected in the mirror-like waters, this is the perfect spot to start or end to any day.

River Cruises

Birders ahoy! One of the most delightful ways to track the prolific birdlife of the Klein River (more than 127 bird species) is by boat – a couple of ways to do so; regardless of choice, a river putter is highly recommended!

Nature Walks

Well-marked pathways through shaded copses up into the mountains through pristine fynbos, leading to several viewpoints. Part of a diverse conservancy protected by a group of committed landowners.

Celebrate

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, reunions – whatever the occasion, extend the joy and make a truly memorable weekend of it. Take over the entire farm, or get gesellig on the Ouhuis stoep with open braai fireplace and gorgeous views across the lawns to the Akkedis mountains. Book a Celebration or View farm layout…

Work

Gain insights and focus with a balanced work-play programme to incentivise and inspire your team in equal measure. Located a short stroll from the Manor House, our Conference Centre is able to host groups of up to 80 delegates. Contact us

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25% discount on all treatments for the month of July

Escape to a tranquil oasis this July! Poplar Spa, nestled beside a breathtaking poplar forest, offers luxurious treatments and stunning views. Indulge in pampering sessions, rejuvenating massages, and refreshing facials, all at 25% off for the month of July. Book now and unwind in style!  

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Waterblom Cottage

Proudly introducing our new cottage Waterblom, with views across the waterblommetjie dam to the Akkedisberg mountains, two en-suite bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen open to the easy living space, and seamless flow to a deep shaded stoep with wood-fired hot tub… the perfect bolthole. See more