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Stanford River Lodge
Ranked #1 of 11 Stanford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
“So great we stayed longer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

We found this accommodation through trip advisor whilst on a holiday to Capetown & surrounds. We were looking to stay overnight nearby to a great White shark diving trip in Gansbaii and cannot believe how lucky were we to discover this total gem. We loved it so much we decided to stay another night even though we already had a room in Capetown booked. We could not tear ourselves away from the total relaxation & tranquility. I could lie in the bath upstairs & watch my husband be far more energetic swimming in the river! The village was lovely too & we had some delicious meals at KCs & the local pub beer garden. We cannot recommend it highly enough!

Room Tip: They all look great on the webpage but we had the upstairs room and WOW!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

stanford River lodge is not "in" the town of Stanford, but it is only about 3km outside of the town in a very picturesque spot. The room we booked "the Bee Eater" was lovely, with it's own small veranda, a very clever kitchenette in a cupboard, and a modern bathroom. We were in Stanford for a wedding and so we didn't get to "chill out" at the lodge as much as we would have liked to, but I am sure we will be back someday.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

I had stumbled across the Stanford River lodge whilst on board the Africa Queen river boat. (Also a must when in Stanford) The boat cruised past this beautiful looking lodge on the banks of the Klein River. I needed a place to stay so checked it out. Since the first time, I’ve been back twice to visit John and Valda at this very special lodge, and most recently spend my 1st night after my wedding there!
It’s a beautiful, clean and homely place with a personal touch and the price is great!
I can definitely recommend it and will be staying there again as soon as I have a gap to go visit Stanford!
Danie S

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

It's the most tranquil, beautiful place my fiance and I had stayed. We spent a lovely weekend for his birthday. The lodge is remote enough yet central to everything else. The price is very affordable, even for South African standard. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, situated on the only 2nd floor. We had a 180° view of the Klein river! We tried to go to different town or holiday place each time, but we will definitely want to come back to Stanford River Lodge!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

Over the last couple of years we have got to know the 'Finches' and their Stanford River Lodge.
The property offers excellent four star accommodations in tranquil settings. We have paddled and swam for hours in the river and were taken for bird watching sun downers. Once we were treated to a Land Rover safari trip to the deserted beach where we walked for miles. We have been truly spoilt.

Room Tip: Fish Eagle Suite has the best views
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
Dear Harold and Monika, Thank you for your kind words. We always look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge. You enjoy yourselves to the full and put us to shame with all your walking. Another trip to the beach for a long walk is a must. See you soon. John & Valda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We spent the New Year weekend at Stanford River Lodge and have come back to Cape Town to start 2012 feeling refreshed and revived.The Lodge is perfectly situated- close enough to the quaint town of Stanford to enjoy its Antique shops and restaurants, but far enough out of town to afford one amazing peace and tranquility. The bird life is excellent and a gentle paddling trip up the river is a must..The lodge has a stable double canoe avalable for its guests which will tempt even the most faint hearted of land lubbers! Contrary to one reveiw we read before heading out to Stanford, the lodge does have a swimming pool which is tucked away on the side of the house to keep it sheltered and private. All in all, I would recommend this lodge highly for the unobstrusive hopitality of the owners, the clean and well equipped rooms and the perfect position it boasts on the river. Plan to spend more than one night though..the wine farms in the area are worth visiting ..and take your bikes and running shoes if you are so inclined! There is no lack of activities in the area and with a tranquil base such as SRL to head out from it is certainly a more than worthwhile weekend getaway for Capetonians or a peacefulcountry break for tourists looking for some relaxation and good South African hospitality.

Room Tip: From what I could see, all rooms are good and all face the river..the honeymoon suite has the best v...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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StanfordRiverLodge, Owner at Stanford River Lodge, responded to this review, April 8, 2012
It was great talking to you both and hearing all your stories about the different places you have travelled to. This is why we love running a guesthouse, you meet the most facinating and interesting people.
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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Thank you John and Valda! We had a great honeymoon, it was peaceful and the the weather was amazing! We will not forget our trip to the lodge and the sunsets over the river! We will definitely be back next year with our baby girl!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Stanford River Lodge
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 11 B&Bs / Inns in Stanford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Klein River there are five beautiful double rooms in the main guest house & 2 self catering studio units each with en suite bathrooms and patios. There is a separate self catering apartment with 3 double rooms, 1 bathroom en suite and a further bathroom, full kitchen facilities, patio. BBQs available. All have stunning views. 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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