With the advantage of being a magical 1.5 hours from Cape Town, Stanford's popularity has grown into a cult following amongst the trendy Capetonian set seeking asylum from their frenetic city pace. Leave Cape Town from work on Friday - leave Stanford for work on Monday morning. Four nights in the city and three nights in the country. A perfect balance. Stanford is beautiful. Its preserved Victorian cottages, dirt roads, mountains and river make it one of the most popular villages in the country.