The town of Stanford was established on the farm Kleinrivier which was owned by Sir Robert Stanford in 1857, thus making it one of the oldest towns in the Overberg.
The colonial and Cape Dutch mixture of architecture will be an indication that you are in a very much unaffected village which has its roots in agriculture. Combined with the Mediterranean weather you will know you are on the Cape West Coast.
The town of Stanford is located in the Overberg region at the foothills of the Klein River Mountains. Unspoilt nature and the mixture of vineyards and orchards create the air of tranquillity for this historic and picturesque town.
Located a mere 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town this has become a popular hideaway for city dwellers in recent times. And with good reason.
The list of attractions on offer for weekend and holiday visitors is endless:
· Historical Buildings such as the stone church which is believed to have been built in the 1700’s.
· Stanford Walking Trail.
· Salmonsdam Nature Reserve.
· Kleinrivier Dairy with its Gruyere on offer.
· Gansbaai for whale watching.
· Caged great white shark diving.
· Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, one of only a few in the country.
The town is geared for tourists and once you have been here you will want to return.
The make-up of property in Stanford will cater for most people interested in serene country living. Properties range from farms to residential properties with prices from the low millions to way above R10 mil. The architecture of the farms and homes range from Modern, to the Colonial, Cape Dutch and Victorian styles.
The other alternative would be to purchase vacant land and develop property yourself. The advantage of Stanford is that it is growing in popularity thus returns on investment will be good and stable. This is the ideal midweek or holiday destination for Cape Town residents wishing to invest in holiday property.
Take a tour of the properties on offer via the MyRoof website.