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“Stanford River Lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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Farm 7, Wortelgat Rd, Stanford 7210, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Stanford B&B and Inns
Cape Town
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“Stanford River Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Gorgeous view, peaceful, very comfortable. Listen to the birds and take a paddle in the canoe. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. A good place to avoid the crowds and enjoy much that nature has to offer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Sally, We really appreciate the review and were happy to give you a bit of pampering after your long ride although it was only at the start of the epic horseriding event. We hope to host you again - maybe on next year's event.
Regards Valda
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Peaceful location with stunning views! We stayed in the Otter self catering room. Comfortable size room.The room has a stunning view of the river and mountain. Nice comfortable bed. With fridge and hot plate in kitchen area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Chantelle, Thank you for taking time to do the review & thanks to both of you for the bottle of wine as a thank you for getting you out of the mud. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our guests & welcome a challenge. We have mostly rescued people who have got stuck in sand on the way to the secluded beach but this was a first in deep mud & water. I wish I had had my camera with me but we forgot in the rush to get you rescued as we knew you were very late for the wedding. Valda & I hope to welcome you back again to experience a more pain free & relaxed weekend.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here for the September long weekend and had a fantastic visit. This is a tranquil location where you can enjoy privacy and luxury in a beautiful setting. We thorougly recommend the upstairs suite - enormous room with huge balcony and fantastic ensuite bathroom. We hope to return in the near future. We would also recommend booking the nearby "Marianas' restaurant in Stanford - best dining experience we have had in South Africa (if you are interested in excellent whilst ecologically friendly fine dining without the pretentinousness of some of the restaurants in the cities).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
You were great guests and thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you in Stanford again in the future. Regards John & Valda
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

a definite must, beautiful, relaxing, every thing you need and could ask for, king size bed, huge sliding doors looking onto the garden leading to the river lazyly flowing past. you wake up with the sound of birds, you see the magestic mountain on teh other side of the river. inside you will find a small fireplace, kitchenette with everything you need as well as candles on the table for two, heated towl rails, spacious shower. what more do want/need?!

Room Tip: we chose the self catering- porcupine, king size bed
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hi Christelle, We like to promote the peace and tranquillity of Stanford River Lodge and your review has summed it all up. Thank you for taking the trouble to write in. We hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Valda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

A great relaxing spot. Good access to the river. One of the few spots in Stanford that are geared for couples. Roomy accommodation makes for a comfortable stay. Attention to detail is great - with little nibbles provided to enjoy with your coffee and candles for that relaxing bath. Bath tubs in the honeymoon suites are fantastic and made for a welcome retreat from the terrible weather we unfortunately experienced during our stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hi Roxy and Rory, Thank you for staying with us again, we appreciate your vote of confidence. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and trip to Mariana's always lifts the spirits! John & Valda
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed in the Otter unit for two. Clean and spacious with a beautiful view on the Kleine river. The unit has everything one could need in a self catering. Between the local Spar and the small Saturday morning market we were able to stock up on necessities and treats. A sundowner trip on Ernie's River Rat Is a must - peaceful, relaxing ......

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Hi Christelle, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the a great trip on the River Rat. We hope to see you again some time.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The two of us were nicely surprised when we got to this place. Super quiet! Calm and beautiful, especially in the morning, when the sun is reflected in the water and surrounding mountains create a very special mystical mood. Very clean, excellent bedding and lots of space, very comfortable. We would love to stay longer than just one night, but couldn't due to our itenerary. On top, the owners were especially helpful giving us a lot of tips regarding our trvavels to our next destinations. Not to be forgotten! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Ursula and Rob, We enjoyed having you stay with us and were only too happy to assist with your trip to the Kalaghadi. We were facinated with your stories about your travels around South Africa and beyond and hope you enjoyed the Abdullah Ibrahim concerts in Cape Town. We hope to see you again on your next epic trip.
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Address: Farm 7, Wortelgat Rd, Stanford 7210, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Stanford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stanford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Klein River there are five beautiful double rooms & 2 self catering units each with en suite bathrooms and patios. BBQs available. All have stunning views of the river. DSTV, fans,heated towel rails, pure cotton linen, towels, hair dryers, swimming pool, canoes and secure parking. Ideal for water sports or bird watching and situated near Hermanus (whale watching) & Gansbaai (shark cage diving) or just relaxing and soaking up the peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

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