In an Overberg valley inland from Hermanus lies a superb foodie destination in an idyllic setting: Stanford Valley Guest Farm
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Stanford Valley Guest Farm. If not for the charming whitewashed guest cottages set against the mountainous backdrop of the Klein River valley then for the tempting menu of Manor House Restaurant. Here, you do things at a slower pace, take time to reconnect with nature and experience a certain kind of unspoilt beauty authors and poets write lengthy essays about.
Yes, it’s that beautiful.
And it ticks all the important boxes of a guest farm, too, like luxurious accommodation, brilliant food (it’s worth mentioning at least twice) and superior service. And then there is the decor. Owners Reinder and Elsabé Nauta went all out, making full use of their amazing art collection and vintage and modern furnishings to decorate the manor house. It’s so eclectic and interesting that it calls for its own story – to be told another day.
For now, suffice it to say, Stanford Valley Guest Farm is food for the soul and… Have I mentioned the acclaimed menu yet?
Stanford Valley Guest Farm offers accommodation in six self-catering cottages (of which three are family cottages) and 10 large en-suite rooms. Enjoy a glass of the region’s wine on your patio while watching the sun set over the mountains.
TEXT Debbie Loots PHOTOGRAPHS Supplied