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Stanford is a must-visit for avid twitches.
Wetlands attract the most incredible bird species, so bring your binoculars to view birds from your patio or visit The Bird Hide at the Willem Appel dam. We can map you to the Stanford Tourism desk to collect a birding list to mark off all your sightings.
You can visit the Stanford Bird Club to learn more about Stanford's bird sightings and culture.
African Horse Company
028 3410393 / 082 6679232
Welcome to horseback riding trails in South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom along the Whale Coast.
Experience Stanford's natural splendor by horse-riding with the African Horse Company. They are located on 'Farm 21', with gorgeous views like that of River's End. There are beach and mountain rides, with a time range of 1-3 hours, full-day, and multi-day packages. If you're up for it, they even offer overnight trails from 2 - 10 days, trailing as far as Cape Agulhas.
Catering for all from beginners to advanced horse riders.
African Queen Cruises
The Klein River leads down to Hermanus and is an impressively stunning river for a cruise. An African Queen Cruise will show you the glorious surrounding mountains, greenery, and some of the recorded 129 bird species in the area.
The boat has braai and toilet facilities on board and can take up to 32 people (minimum ten pax). You can even arrange catering for your cruise. Note that there are no cruises between July and September.
Remember to book your cruise in advance.
Boat Based Whale Watching and Eco-tours
028 3410 340
If you're looking to go whale-watching or eco-tour to get up close and personal with nature, Dyer Island Cruises offers the most amazing experience. There are many sea species to see, and the adventure this cruise offers is more than worthwhile.
Soak in Stanford’s rich history
Stanford's Village boasts a rich history and quaint shops and galleries. A walk through the town is sure to be interesting, and we can arrange a guide if you'd like. The village also often has markets for you to enjoy.
071 182 8368
The name Panthera represents the four pantheras:
panthera leo – the lion, panthera pardus – the leopard, panthera tigris – the tiger and panthera onca – the jaguar.
Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist started the non-profit company Panthera Africa for captive-bred big cats that need a home. Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly wildlife sanctuary where no breeding takes place.
Panthera Africa is situated on 40 hectares of land and is a paradise in Stanford, where you can visit lions, leopards, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, and caracals. Please make sure to pre-book to see these protected animals.