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Stanford River Lodge
Ranked #1 of 11 Stanford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South Africa
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Relaxation at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Our stay at the Stanford River Lodge was everything that we needed in a weekend away. Picturesque settings, wonderful, tranquil rooms overlooking the river and some well needed relaxation in nature. The owners of the lodge are incredibly welcoming and helpful and were able to provide us with all the information that we needed on the area, including the best wine farms to visit!
Early morning canoeing, evenings watching the bird life, the friendly little town and wonderful tranquility will all bring me back. A truly wonderful retreat!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had an amazing time! The house was equipped with all you needed and more, we were more than comfortable and warm, the views and birdlife were awesome and watching the river rise and fall was really special too. The canoeing on the river on Saturday afternoon was an experience as well. We will definitely be back and thank you for the kind, warm, friendly hospitality!!Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Self catering cottages are well equipped, clean and enjoyable!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We recently spent two nights at Stanford River Lodge. It was the perfect base for a long weekend getaway, the lodge itself is set along the river in tranquil surroundings and allows easy access to all the tourist sites including a number of stunning wine farms, restaurants and nearby Hermanus where we were treated to a number of great whale sightings. John and Valda were very informative, their knowledge of the area, things to do, places to go ect was fantastic and they gladly assisted with advice on places to eat and even made the bookings for us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

John and Valda were great - you couldn't ask for friendlier hosts! They gave us awesome advice for activities to do in the surrounding area which were all good suggestions. The road they live on is nice and quiet and you really feel like you're on holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

After changing dates a number of times (all handled very well from SRL's side) I finally made it.

Had a very enjoyable stay. Enjoyed both the Lodge and the town. Look forward to returning in Summer, as we picked a very wet weekend.

I would recommend staying there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

It was our first stay at Standford River Lodge, but i know people who have stayed there before and loved it. I have to agree with them Standford River Lodge is that little place where you can forget the world for a while. the self catering units have everything you need, and the little fire place warms the whole room up. we will definately be visiting again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our second visit to the Standford River Lodge and John & Valda where there to welcome us as usual. The
We stayed in the self-catering chalet. The chalet is spacious and well-equipped with everything needed for self-catering. Love the cosy inside fireplace The view of the river and mountains are gorgeous. It can truly be described as a place of tranquillity.
Thank you for your warm welcome

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stanford River Lodge

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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