Category: Stanford

  • Stanford Revisited

    There’s an apocryphal story about a neighbour who wasn’t too happy with his new German neighbours on the Wortelgat Road outside Stanford.  But the German neighbours invited him nonetheless when they opened their new restaurant… and he accepted. During the long lunch at Springfontein Eats, he had a phone call from his daughter, concerned about […]

  • Fancy a gypsey caravan?

    There are always unusual things coming out of Stanford.  Like the gygpsey caravans Howard Dunbar builds. He’s built about 16 caravans over the past four years, mainly in two sizes — 5.4 metres and 3.6 metres.  A fully kitted caravan — with complete solar power system, pumps, fridge, fitted kitchen and bathroom — costs between…

  • The social hub of Stanford

    Stanford Hills Estate has become the de facto community hub of Stanford.  It’s child-friendly… and has one of the best kids’ playgrounds anywhere.  It’s also pet-friendly and dog walkers from the village take to its hills every day.  If you don’t have a dog to walk, one or both of Peter & Jami Kastner’s Ridgebacks…

  • General Dealer Museum at the Stanford Hotel

    “It was originally a general dealer, then a men’s bar, a wine bar, a place to buy picnics, a function space — but it never quite worked. Then it occurred to me that Stanford didn’t have a museum — so I turned it back into a general dealer — as a museum.” A compulsive collector…