Sunset Market

The local Sunset Market is organised every last Friday of the month between 6 and 9 PM. It’s the place where villagers socialise, eat and drink but also a place where one can purchase crafts, fresh wholegrain breads, homemade conifiture, etc. This night, one day early, but then Stanford intends to be on the forefront of the nation and the rest of the world, there was also some Halloween. And the local troubadour Gerry Fourie kept singing his songs..

After School Weekend Greetings


BBQ Tree


From profession to hobby

In Retrospect

Herman van Bon Photography

Between April 2000 and July 2011 me and Yvonne owned Soekershof in Robertson. We restored and extended this historical botanical garden (with the oldest cactus -Anno 1910- of South Africa) and ended up with one of the world’s largest outdoor collections (>2600 species/subspecies/varieties/etc) of succulent plants including cacti. The garden was globally recognized in botanical/horticultural circles (except seemingly in South Africa). We were very honored when all the VIPs of de Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix (USA) spend a day with us on their tour along all known South African botanical gardens and even more honored when they published about their South Africa tour and unanimously declared Soekershof as “Best Garden Experience” in South Africa. It was hard work; 7 days per week from 6AM to 10PM and all together we had in those 11 years 2 weeks holiday. We even succeeded in maintaining the first blog in South Africa…

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Peekaboo Weekend Greetings from Stanford


From London with Smiles

No stiff upper lips.

YUM eat cafe

Staying in nearby Hermanus and hearing that for ‘Eating YUM Food in Stanford’ (our social media slogan) they have to be at YUM. Isn’t that worth a picture?


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Weekend Greetings from the Green side of the Village

A few days after

Last week we published a few items about the Viva Art Fest in Stanford. Yesterday we pictures a detail of the wall from a different perspective. Also took the opportunity to picture the existing art of resident artists in the location (‘Scheme’ as it’s called here).


Laundry Day in Stanford today

What am I missing???

Preparations for the Baardskeerdersbos Art route