Samuel’s Five Reasons to love Stanford Valley.

Together with his family, XO Africa’s General Manager, Samuel Regnier, visited the small town of Stanford only 25 minutes drive from Hermanus and Gaansbaai. Staying at the Stanford Valley Guest Farm, he found it to be the perfect place for families wishing to enjoy nature and gastronomic delights.

He shares a five reasons why he loved their Stanford Valley Guest Farm stay:

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The distance

It’s only two hours away from Cape Town and then only 25 min away from amazing sites such as Hermanus, Gansbaai or Walker Bay Nature Reserve.

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The choice and the perfect balance in between ‘farniente’ (meaning to chill or relax in Italian) in the middle of wild open fields and a large range of activities next door from cheese tasting to whale watching ( June-December) or shark cage diving ( May-October) and horse-riding on the farm.

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Stanford Valley

Charming Cottages

It’s so green, rustic and chic. The little cottages are charming, full of great details and very comfortable. For families, chose for example The Protea family cottage boasts a large private garden-area with your own braai and has two spacious rooms ( sleeps five) which are connected with an interconnecting door. So perfect for some privacy, for either kids or parents!

Stanford Valley

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Gastronomic Delights

A unique and creative restaurant onsite, The Manor House, as well as lots of wonderful options in the region like the  great wine farms of Creation and La Vierge. Staying two to three nights at Stanford Valley gives the opportunity to discover unique sceneries and tasting experiences. Do not miss a stop in the magic and tiny tasting room of Domaine des Dieux. With a glass of sparkling wine you’ll be enjoying a timeless moment.

Hospitable Team

Last but not the least; a very warm team onsite who make you feel at home.


For information on the Stanford Valley Guest Farm, visit

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Photo Credits: All images by Samuel Regnier. Second Image of entire guest farm by Stanford Valley.

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