Both pictures made with a shutter time of 1/60 second. It just shows the speed and precision of the kitchen staff. Please do not try to do his at home!

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Every last Wednesday of the Month: ‘CURRY EVENING’


Wednesday 29TH July 5pm– 8pm



Hot Red Pork Curry with Pumpkin

Chicken and Peanut Panang Curry

Red Vegetarian Curry

All served with Paw-Paw and Peanut Salad, Chilli and Tomato Sambals and Fried Rice

With a slight exception to the rule: A warm glass of Gluwein to start…

Raka presentation

Raka presentation

AND AS A RULE Raka Wines helping creating that relaxed, comfortable

Evening we promise you!!!!




Exhibiting at the Stanford Harvest 6: Jean Jonker

Tuesday June 16 the exhibition ‘Stanford Local Art Harvest‘ opened in the gallery of  Stanford Harvest. Stanford is home to a variety of artists. In the course of this exhibition we will introduce them all in this blog. Today: Jean Jonker.

The exhibition lasts to 19 July.


sh-jeanjonker1“I was born, on the 2 August 1976,in Pretoria to a creative family of painters & musician. You might say its in the blood. From a young age I was always panting and drawing to keep myself busy. I attended Die Kruin (Afrikaans Art School) in Johannesburg which eventually became one with The National School of the Arts in Braamfontein Johannesburg. Here I had painting, drawing and graphics as my main art subjects. Here also the love of print became clear to me and the love of history. I have an even greater love for my two children, Dylan 16 and my daughter Jade 11. After a life threatening event two years ago I realised that my creative energy had to be revived and I knew that the greatest happiness for me is to be an artist, to be surrounded by kaleidoscope of colour, scenes, beauty and to be alive. I have recently brushed up on my printing and I am happy to wake up each morning with the beauty of a Stanford sunrise, to be active as an artist, spend time with my children watch them grow, walk my dogs next to the river and happy to still be alive to witness the sunset everyday. I you would like to contact me I can be reached at jeanjonker@gmail.com or on my Facebook page Jean’s art & nursery. I am busy setting up a website which will be up and running by the end of the year.”  – Jean Jonker.

NOTE: This Winter season Stanford Harvest is open Friday and Saturdays 9am to 4pm. Sundays 9am to 11am for breakfasts and 12am for Sunday Roast Buffet.
If people want to see the gallery during other days and times they may contact Lynn on 081 021 2313 for an appointment.

The Weather Station

There are only a few farms in the Overberg region in South Africa with a sophisticated weather station. Elandsvalley Farm, home of Stanford Valley, is one of these. The station keeps track of humidity, atmospheric pressure, precipitation and feeds the farmer’s computer with all these data. Based on these data and (sometimes) combined with data from other weather stations, including satellite observations, it’s possible to plan the work (sowing, etc.) a few days ahead.

Most of the time the forecast is quite accurate. But ever heard of a weather forecaster who has got it always right?


An ideal gift

Love your mother with all your heart and give her a gift she will treasure forever.

 Mother’s Day is nearly here – your chance to do something lovable. And to help you do just that, Yvonne de Wit created the perfect jewellery piece – a Sterling Silver heart with a touch of Haematite Crystal with a hidden healing power. Of course it’s also suitable as gift to a loved one.

On sale locally at Stanford Harvest. The price is also lovable. Limited edition.


The Farmer’s trial (no error)

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Coming from the North of South Africa Athol McOnie is very much aware that the farming environment in the Western Cape is different. But he wants to do it his own way so he tries new varieties of known-to-grow-in-the-Overberg-crops. Today he presented his yellow melons with refreshing juicy green flesh on this inside.


The private sale of his Elandsvalley Farm crops turns out to be a word-of-mouth-success. Daily he and his staff have to transport (sometimes several loads daily) the diverse crops to the shade trees nearby the restaurant.