Stanford is the only one of the Cape Whale Coast towns that is situated inland. This leafy green and picturesque Victorian influenced village which lies on the banks of the Klein River offers something special to visitors – the tranquility and quaintness of days gone by, river boat trips, country shopping and a beautiful mountain backdrop.
The central core of Stanford is a proclaimed a heritage site. Many of its buildings date back between 100 and 300 years and most of the village exudes a charm of yesteryear. The original market square dating back to 1785 is still undeveloped in the centre of the village.