Lying only 150km from Cape Town, and with street names like Adderley, Shortmarket and Longmarket, Capetonians will feel right at home in Stanford. In fact, most of the village has been snapped up by this acquisitive species over the past few years. Skirted by the Klein River and the ethereal Akkedisberg mountains, the appeal is clear to see and it was just a matter of time before the city asylum seekers sat up and took notice. During the week nothing much has changed: wide potholed dirt roads meander through sleepy neighbourhoods spilling old-time charm, and the commercial centre along Queen Victoria Street is not exactly rush hour. However, come Friday evening, Stanford transforms into a pulsating weekend destination where you're likely to bump into your neighbour at one or other local watering hole.