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AFRICAMPS AT STANFORD HILLS, STANFORD

Glamping one one of Stanford’s leading wine and protea flower farms 

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Come indulge in delicious local food and wine at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills. This camp is set on a boutique wine farm in Stanford, an exciting slow food destination with chefs serving an array of fresh and locally produced food. We have 5 glamping tents situated on the foothill of the Klein River Mountain range overlooking a dam and the Stanford Valley. This foodie delight is only a fifteen-minute drive from Hermanus and can be reached from Cape Town in two hours.

Stanford Hills Estate is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular attractions. Aside from offering tastings and sales of their award-winning range of wines, there are a variety of other activities and attractions. The restaurant, The Tasting Room, is set above a dam with endless views over the Stanford Valley. The restaurant has a reputation for laid back fun, with the emphasis on fresh and inventive food of an exceptionally high standard. The chalkboard menu changes daily according to what is locally fresh and available, including items from their own vegetable garden. The farm also produces Proteas and Pincushions, which are endemic to South Africa, so from August through November the farm is filled with these colourful blooms. The farm offers horse-riding, hiking and even whale-watching by air in a small airplane which takes off from the farm’s private landing strip. You can also have a swim in a farm dam, try your hand at fishing, or simply lie in bed and listen to the birds.

The charming town of Stanford is overlooked by the Klein River Mountains. It is famous for its award winning eateries and has an eclectic mix of art galleries, breweries and wine farms, all with fantastic views of this valley area. Stanford is in close proximity to Hermanus, considered as one best whale watching destinations in the world and a treat for adventurous types as there are mountain bike trails, horse riding, shark cage diving and boat cruises, all within the area.

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Limited spots available for the upcoming peak season! Each self-catering glamping tent sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms.

A family of 5 can stay from R2715 pn!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

R3990 for 3 nights per couple during high season. Rates are based on 2 guests sharing

Available for stays until 9 December 2020

T’s & C’s apply

SUMMER IS HERE!

Stay from R1690 per couple per night until 9 December 2020.

Extra adults are R275 pn, kids aged 3-16 are R175 pn and kids under 3 stay free!

T’s & C’s apply

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About the tents

EXPLORE STANFORD

Things to do

Stanford is famous for its award winning eateries and has an eclectic mix of art galleries, breweries and wine farms, all with fantastic views of this valley area. But the real beauty lies in the nature surrounding this little town and with it brings an abundance of activities to choose from.

DELIVERED TO YOUR TENT

Extras on the farm

Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping5 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping Up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with rain shower
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping Microwave
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at restaurant
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingDam
Your Hosts

Peter and Jami Kastner are the owner managers who live on the farm with their two young boys, Jack and Alex (winemakers-in-training). Peter owned a restaurant and Jami a flower export company before 2005, when they sold up and invested with a couple of friends into what was then a portion of Weltevrede Farm, with four hectares of Pinotage for small production and one self-catering cottage for rental. Today the estate is known as Stanford Hills, with 6 wine labels exported to 11 countries, a 100 seater restaurant and accommodation for 57 people. The farm is also a popular venue for weddings and hosts a variety of fun events, including their winter craft beer festival and the Stanford Stumble in November.

Peter has no formal wine training, but has learnt on the job, with what he describes as a pretty steep learning curve! He does most work by hand in the small cellar set in one half of an aircraft hangar on the farm, and believes in minimum interference to allow the grapes to express their own unique characteristics. He believes that in the quality of the grapes, which are slow ripening due to the cool sea breezes in the area and carefully managed to give optimum yield. As he says “It’s possible to make a bad wine from good grapes, but there is no way you can make good wine if your grapes aren’t up to scratch.”

Jami manages the Tasting Room, the estate restaurant, where the kids often help out too. She is a published author of Sam and Me and the Hard Pear tree, published by Jacana, and has recently opened The Butterfly Centre in Stanford. This centre is a non-profit organization offering a variety of beneficial activities for children in the area with special needs.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in: from 14:00 – 17:00 on day of arrival
Check-out: before 10:00 on day of departure

Check-in arrangements need to be made and guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured of a smooth check-in experience. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 5pm please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Activities on the farm

Swimming
Guests can swim in the dam in front of your tent.

Canoe rides
Have some fun in our dam and take a paddle in one of our canoes. No charge.

Fishing
If you have your equipment with you, try some Bass Fishing in the top dam. (Catch and release).

Trail Walks/Mountain bike trails
Keep a look out for signs pointing to the different walk and mountain bike trails on the property. There are 2 circular trails to explore. The 5km red trail passes the tents, so you can start and finish at the tent. There is also a 2km yellow trail.

Wine Tasting
Stanford Hills first became recognised for top quality Pinotage in very small quantities, and has since grown into a boutique wine farm to be reckoned with. We now also produce a Sauvignon Blanc, a Shiraz and a Chardonnay under the Stanford Hills label, as well as the popular Veldfire range. Wine tasting of our various wines is offered daily at The Tasting Room restaurant.

Horse Riding
Half hour and full hour horse rides available through African Horse Company.

Flights with African Wings
Book an exhilirating flight with African Wings and see the beautiful Overberg from the skies. Various options available:
Whale Watching Flight: 30 min | 45 min or 60 min
Scenic Flight: 60 min
Hermanus to De Hoop Reserve: with an option available to lunch and do an activity.
Please check at Reservation about availability and specials on Flights.

Whether you take a flight during whale season or not, this is a MUST DO activity. The views from above are spectacular!

Exploring the area

Hiking Trails
Gansbaai Harbour to Klipgat Cave
A beautiful and fairly easy hiking trail is the 7.7km Gansbaai Harbour to Klipgat Cave hike. It starts from the Gansbaai harbour and passes through limestone-rock vegetation and past several larger and smaller caves and coves. At the end of the trail you find the best known of the caves, Klipgat, which was named for its remarkable window-like openings that offer spectacular views of the bay and sea.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a haven for nature lovers. It is a spectacular area offering guided walks, whale watching, horse riding, nature drives and birding.

Phillipskop Mountain Hike and Rock Paintings
Take the 30-40 minutes hike to visit the only recorded rock art on the Cape Whale Coast at Phillipskop! The paintings are thousands of years old and are any historians delight.

Get on the water
Shark Cage Diving and Whale Watching
The Great White House is the ideal one-stop centre for extreme adventure tourists and marine lovers from across the globe. Shark Cage Diving and Whale watching trips are the most popular and must be pre-booked.

Cruises down the Klein River
Take a slow boat down the Klein River, put your feet up and relax with a picnic or get your binoculars out and see the amazing birdlife. There are a few operators to choose from, check Stanford Tourism for more info.


Delicious Experiences
Kleinriver Cheese & Picnic Farmstead
The deli-style Kleinriver Picnic Shed is filled with local produce, wine, beer and a mountain of artisanal cheese which you can taste.

Mosaic Lagoon Cafe – 1892 Spookhuis
Built in 1892, the Spookhuis is a local landmark and legend. It is the home to a daytime café on the water. Delicious gourmet picnics,  homemade baked goods and organic produce are available. Spookhuis can be reached by boat at their jetty.

Beer Tasting
Birkenhead Brewery started as one of the first craft breweries in South Africa. Visit the working craft brewery and pub-style restaurant for tours, tastings and to take home your own draught or bottled beers.

Explore a local market
The Sunset Market take place on the last Friday of each month from September – May on the old Market Square, 6 – 8 pm. Meet the locals, buy some delicious local food, listen to live music and spend a few hours perusing the stalls.

Meals and extras

Breakfast

We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Freshly Baked Croissant
Preserves and butter
Homemade Muesli
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Bulgarian Yogurt
Honey
Eggs
Bacon
Erwins Homemade Cheese Griller Sausage
White and Brown bread
Milk
Juice

Cost:
R130 per adult
R 90 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Dinner

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Each braai basket serving includes:

200g Beef Rump Steak
Traditional Boerewors Sausage
Chicken Kebab
Locally produced beetroot and butternut Salad
Traditional Greek Salad
Homemade garlic and cheese Roll

Cost:
R195 per adult
R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

On-site Shop
Essentials like water, wood, firelighters, ice and more are available at the shop at reception.

Other Options
The Tasting Room
Stanford Hills has a very popular restaurant on the estate, known as The Tasting Room, which serves breakfast and lunch. 
Full range of chalkboard menu items available at on-site restaurant, menu also available as takeaways. 

Personalised picnic baskets available, choose from Mezze menu or lunch time menu at The Tasting Room

Dining Out
The surrounding area has a wealth of acclaimed restaurants, including Grootbos, Springfontein and Marianas. We recommend:

Barke at Blue Gum Country Lodge
Graze Slow Food Cafe
Don Gelato
Manor House Restaurant
Kloeks@Home
Ou Meul Bakery

Booking is essential especially during peak seasons, please ask your hosts for assistance with this.

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication, please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities and tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

TENTS WITHOUT HOT TUBS (5)
Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
R1190 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 3 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
R1690 per couple sharing 

Peak season
4 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
R2190 per couple sharin

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022
R1240 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 3 December 2021
4 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
R1740 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
R2240 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

TENTS WITH HOT TUBS (3)
Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022
R1340 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
R1840 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
R2340 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
R1390 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
R1890 per couple sharing 

Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
R2390 per couple sharing 

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms and conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the indoor fireplace, outdoor wood-fired hot tub and braai (for sale at camp reception / shop)

Pets

We allow pets at this location. Please be mindful of your pets and their behavior around other guests. Please kindly clean up after your pets.

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