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Step into Summer

It’s hard to imagine not having to wear masks and only summer frocks and slops with Don Gelato ice-cream dripping down your fingers and face but this summer has surely proving to be a challenging one.
Don Gelato
With a few more months of summer ahead of us, here are a few tips on how to stay (and keep you) cool on sizzling summer days …

The Overstrand is all about warm, sun-filled days, blue skies, and long balmy evenings. Evening temperatures can hit way above the 30 degrees Celsius mark from January to March, but as us locals know, there are many ways to stay cool in and around Stanford.

So do what locals do … as you’ll find them lounging by the poolside or dipping their feet in the tranquil waters of the Klein River skirting the village, chilling at their local bar clutching an ice cold cocktail, mocktail or smoothie, hitting Die Plaat beach in the Walker Bay Reserve for beach isolation from the crowds for an icy ocean dip or wine tasting at one of our 9 local wine estates or local farm restaurant toes submerged in dark water dams.

Thirst quenching fun with live music by local favourites is always a hit at Harvest Saloon on Friday evenings (except the last Friday of the month). Child and pet friendly, it’s a fun evening out for the whole family (Enquiries Andyjay on 082 962 8500)
Harvest Saloon
The Stanford Sunset Market (last Friday of every month 6-8pm) is a must-visit for not only the live music, but the food, wine and ‘gees’ too. Watch the sun set on another beautiful summers’ day as the cool evening breeze replaces the heat of the late afternoon.

And then there’s dining with a toe in the water …. At The Zesty Lemon Restaurant or Stanford Hills Estate Tasting Room there’s ample room to laze on the lawns in front of their lily ponds while the kids play on the jungle gym and swings. There’s also Stanford Valley Guest Farm with its Manor House Restaurant, overlooking rolling lawns, a nearby dam for a quick dip and spectacular mountain views or Mosaic Lagoon Lodge and SPA on the edge of the Kleinriver Estuary.

Zesty Lemon Restaurant, Sir Robert Stanford Estate
For a comprehensive list of Stanford Restaurants click here.
For a list of our local water holes and wine estates click here.

Take the Plunge

Taking a dip in the Cape Whale Coast waters can be notoriously cold but is the perfect way to cool down in the Walker Bay Reserve ‘Die Plaat’ beach (2x4 / 4x4 needed) only 15 mins from Stanford along the Wortelgat dirt road. You’ll most likely be the only jewel in the ocean along this isolated, pristine stretch of marine reserve coastline.
Die Plaat, Walker Bay Reserve
To discover more of Stanford’s Secrets, pop into the Tourism Office in Queen Victoria Street, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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That’s all for now, folks. And remember, if anyone asks where you got your news, tell them you heard it through the Grapevine!

Stanford Tourism and Business
028 341 0340

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For weekly updates, make sure you sign up for the free What’s on compiled by Stanford Tourism every Thursday right here. That’s all for now, folks. And remember, if anyone asks where you got your news, tell them you heard it through the Grapevine!

Stanford Tourism and Business
028 341 0340


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