Stanford Lake Lodge
Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation
Stanford Lake Lodge in Magoebaskloof
Right at your doorstep, the 17 hectare Stanford Lake, whose waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam, has trout and bass to test your fly fishing skills. Stanford Lake Lodge is situated on a 127 hectare farm with surrounding areas neighbouring the Ebeneezer Dam, providing an abundant area of vast exciting trails of exploration for any avid mountain biker or hiker.
Thee Capricorn-Letaba Birding Route stretches from Polokwane in the west to the Great Letaba River beyond the Letsitele valley in the east. An interesting geographical feature of this route is its varying altitude. The extreme variations in altitude result in a great range of vegetation types within a relatively small area. It is within these diverse habitats that over 500 bird species are to be found. The open thornveld habitat of the Polokwane plateau supports a great variety of both bushveld and Kalahari-type birds. The afro-montane forests of Woodbush and Magoebaskloof offer amongst the best forest birding in the country with specials like brown scrub-robin, black-fronted bush shrike, barratt’s warbler, yellow-streaked greenbul and orange ground thrush. While the eastern lower slopes and valleys of Magoebaskloof provide reliable sites for the elusive bat hawk and green twinspot.
Stanford Farm boasts a bird list of over 67 birds – you will find these birds in three areas. Firstly, in the ferns and low bushes that are found on the slopes that border Stanford Lake. Secondly, in the reeds and water and thirdly, in the indigenous forest which is probably the most interesting of all the areas.
Also on Stanford Farm, just up the road from the cottages, Colleen Ballenden offers foot massages and more at The Growth Centre. Many soothing therapies are offered and after chatting a little, design an hour of different treatments to suit your needs.
Haenertsburg is known as “the capital of the land of the Silver Mists”, this enchanting corner of the Limpopo Province forms a natural gateway both to and from the Kruger National Park.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Stanford Lake Lodge,Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants
- Available Next Weekend
- Indoor Fireplace
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Womens Day Weekend
- 4 X 4 Trails
- Big 5
- Big 6
- Big 7
- Bird Watching
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Climbing - Sport
- Climbing - Traditional
- Fishing - Fly
- Game Drives
- Hang Gliding
- Health & Fitness
- Horse Riding
- Quad Biking
- River Rafting/Expedition
- Scuba Diving
- Trout Fishing
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 58' 29.1" E / 23° 54' 54.8" S
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Driving to Stanford Lake Lodge in Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.3 km / Duration: 3 hours 37 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21|
Partial toll road
|3.||Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane|
Partial toll road
|4.||Merge onto N1|
|5.||Keep right to stay on N1|
Partial toll road
|6.||Take the N1 exit toward Louis Trichardt||1.2 km|
|7.||Continue onto N1/R71||11.5 km|
|8.||Take the exit toward Grobler St||0.6 km|
|9.||Turn right onto Grobler St||0.9 km|
|10.||Continue onto R71||55.7 km|
|11.||Turn right||0.9 km|
|12.||Turn left||0.3 km|
Nearest Airport & Flights
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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Stanford Lake Lodge
Amazing experience. Super relaxing atmosphere, if you want the most beautiful nature experience this place is a must! We had a wonderful time at Stanford Lake Lodge, it was super to spend our first family holiday there.
Stunning place to get away from hustle and bustle of city noise!
The most relaxing place to be away from everything, walks in the forest, warm homely and comfortable
Beautiful, quiet scenery. Best place for afternoon walks around the dams.
Perfect atmosphere to find peace
Awesome accommodation. Self catering setup is comfortable. Relaxing, rejuvenating atmosphere
Okay.need to up the service tho
Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your double storey cabin, it was fantastic! The setting at the dam provides a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for a break away from the city. Day walks on the property with the dogs were amazing, especially if you are into birding or just in general for exploring the beautiful natural surroundings. Perfect for families and couples who want to take a break. It is cold in the winter so go prepared, but the fireplace inside is just amazing!
I always say that service has everything to do with the people delivering the service and not so much the products always...this time both the individuals and the products more than exceeded my expectations. thank you so much for everything, the quality is tops. Clean, neat...like a five star hotel in the middle of nature.
Tranquil and unspoiled. Log cabins are a bit rustic and in need of maintenance. The honeymoon cabn is a bit newer and has the best view.
Thanks to Gavin Stanford for providing first-class accommodation in the most peaceful and tranquil setting. A great place for family to relax and bond. We will definitely see you again. The mountains are magnificent.
We would like to thank the Stanford's for the most gorgeous holiday we have experienced in a very long time. The peaceful surroundings and great weather afforded us some time to recharge for another year of hustle and bustle.We will definitely be returning shortly and will happily recommend this venue to friends.
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