Come & tune in to the sounds of nature, a different pace of life.
Reconnect with yourself & your loved ones.

 

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  •   Beautiful cottage, perfect place to go for some rest!

    thumb Marlé
    3/03/2020
  •   This is an absolute gem of a place. Very secluded location with well designed chalets set into a beautiful farm. Hospitality was outstanding and the fresh produce from the amazing vegetable garden was an extra special touch. Overall our stay was even better than expected. Highly recommend.

    thumb Karena
    12/28/2019
  •   What a magical place! Beautifully designed cabin, with everything one could wish for. It was such an enjoyable weekend away in this quiet picturesque setting. Will definitely go there again, and highly recommended to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    thumb Chris
    5/14/2019
  •   beautiful spot for relaxation in the sun 🙂

    thumb Divaksha
    8/11/2019
  •   An absolute beautiful chalet in the middle of nowhere!! Cathy and Basil are wonderful hosts who make you feel welcome from the first minute. The appartment itself is stylish and very detail-oriented. You have a lot of space for yourself so it's the perfect place to relax. Thanks so much, we really hope to be back one day!

    thumb Ute
    10/17/2019
  •   An amazing place to stay. Loved everything about it.

    thumb Anilene
    3/10/2019
  •   We had a fantastic weekend away in the Vlei Chalet.
    The chalet was beautifully appointed and Cathy made sure that the check-in and stay went smoothly.
    Can’t wait to return

    thumb Chris
    7/05/2020
  •   A magical space in a beautiful setting . If you're looking for an escape from the world this is for you . The cabin is thoughtfully set out and has lots of super special additional touches ......a jug crammed with fresh herbs from the owners organic garden and free range hens eggs from the chicken coup to name but two . I am already scanning my diary for dates to see when I can go back ......only tell people your really like this should be a well kept secret hideaway !

    thumb Kate
    9/18/2019
  •   After a wonderful stay last year we just had to come back. The comfortable, stylish space with the secluded atmosphere was just as satisfying the second time around.

    thumb Chris
    9/25/2020
  •   Wow! That's all you think as you drive up to the vlei chalet. It's in the most beautiful lush country setting and the chalet itself with it's Scandi style and feel is so perfectly comfortable and homely. We did not want to leave. Thank you Cathy for a wonderful warm and welcoming stay. We will be back over and over again.

    thumb Jo And Ben
    9/29/2019

Nestled amongst ancient Poplar trees, a spring fed mountain dam & fynbos covered mountains, Sondagskloof Chalets are situated in the beautiful Sandies Glen Valley, 20km from the quaint village of Stanford in the Overberg. With only 3 units available for rental, it is both intimate & tranquil. Each unit has its own fire pit outside for cooking & stargazing, & wooden hammocks are strung between trees for afternoon snoozes.

These stylish self catering units were built with respect for the environment, using sustainable methods & rely on solar energy & water from our mountain spring .  Both are equipped with luxurious & stylish furnishings, cotton percale linen,  towels, & a chef-style galley kitchen

A big wooden sun deck with braai facilities overlooks the natural dam & is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, reading & meditating.

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the vlei chalet

Built from Larch & Spruce wood, this sunny, beautifully appointed 2 bed-roomed chalet is perfect for family accommodation. Big sliding doors face the Poplar forest bringing nature in & is backed by a spring fed dam. Main Bedroom has a queen size bed & the 2nd, a double bunk bed. There is a stylishly furnished open plan Living room/ kitchen, fully equipped with under counter fridge & gas hob. The bathroom opens onto the deck with sliding door for an indoor/outdoor shower experience.

Check In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

Our beautiful self catering farm chalets offer you a luxurious escape from your busy life, and a retreat where you can indulge in the silence of nature. Bird”noise ” and the rustle of the breeze through the poplars – your only distraction. With no TV or cellphone reception you can truly escape and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

We offer incredible stargazing, swimming in a pristine spring fed dam,easy country rambles, and an abundance of mountain bike trails through the valleys fynbos covered mountains.

Read, cook, braai, and snooze in wooden hammocks and human size “nests” strung up in the forest – recharge and indulge in the peacefulness . Forage for mushrooms in spring and autumn, and explore our organic garden where you can pick your own veggies.

Leave us feeling recharged, and counting the weeks till your next visit!

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Vlei Chalet

From: R3,000.00 for two nights

Built from Larch & Spruce wood, this sunny, beautifully appointed 2 bed-roomed chalet is perfect for family accommodation. Big sliding doors face the Poplar forest bringing nature in & is backed by a spring fed dam. Main Bedroom has a queen size bed & the 2nd, a double bunk bed. There is a stylishly furnished open plan Living room/ kitchen, fully equipped with under counter fridge & gas hob. The bathroom opens onto the deck with sliding door for an indoor/outdoor shower experience.

Check In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

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the forest chalet

Built from Larch & Spruce cured to a dark finish, this secluded one bed-roomed chalet blends into the surrounding Poplar forest nestled next to a winter running stream. A King size bed, a luxurious bathroom with sliding door onto deck for a indoor/outdoor shower experience. The living-room/ kitchen is stylishly furnished & is fully equipped with under counter fridge & gas hob. Big picture windows & sliding doors open onto the deck, drawing the peaceful forest inside.

There is a wood burning close combustion fireplace to warm the winter! Check In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

Our beautiful self catering farm chalets offer you a luxurious escape from your busy life, and a retreat where you can indulge in the silence of nature. Bird”noise ” and the rustle of the breeze through the poplars – your only distraction. With no TV or cellphone reception you can truly escape and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

We offer incredible stargazing, swimming in a pristine spring fed dam,easy country rambles, and an abundance of mountain bike trails through the valleys fynbos covered mountains.

Read, cook, braai, and snooze in wooden hammocks and human size “nests” strung up in the forest – recharge and indulge in the peacefulness . Forage for mushrooms in spring and autumn, and explore our organic garden where you can pick your own veggies.

Leave us feeling recharged, and counting the weeks till your next visit!

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Forest Chalet

From: R3,000.00 for two nights

Built from Larch & Spruce cured to a dark finish, this secluded one bed-roomed chalet blends into the surrounding Poplar forest nestled next to a winter running stream. A King size bed, a luxurious bathroom with sliding door onto deck for a indoor/outdoor shower experience. The living-room/ kitchen is stylishly furnished & is fully equipped with under counter fridge & gas hob. Big picture windows & sliding doors open onto the deck, drawing the peaceful forest inside.

There is a wood burning close combustion fireplace to warm the winterCheck In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

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the poplar chalet

Built from Larch and Spruce and cured to a dark finish blending into the surrounding Poplars, is situated next to a gurgling stream and is surrounded by towering trees. Big sliding doors open the entire front of the chalet onto the big deck, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors, but custom made sliding shutters can seal you off and offer complete privacy from the world. The large deck boasts a fireplace/braai built into a stone wall, big comfy daybeds and a fire heated plunge pool.

The interior is stylishly furnished with custom made furniture, beautiful rugs, a slouchy leather sofa and a wood burning closed combustion fireplace creating the ultimate luxurious space in which to retreat.The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a gas hob and is fully equipped for gourmet cooking. Sliding wooden doors separate the living room from the queen size bedroom which then leads into the open plan bathroom with a large shower and a double vanity. Fluffy towels, cotton percale bed linen, and a goose down duvet completes the picture.

Check In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

Our beautiful self catering farm chalets offer you a luxurious escape from your busy life, and a retreat where you can indulge in the silence of nature. Bird”noise ” and the rustle of the breeze through the poplars – your only distraction. With no TV or cellphone reception you can truly escape and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

We offer incredible stargazing, swimming in a pristine spring fed dam,easy country rambles, and an abundance of mountain bike trails through the valleys fynbos covered mountains.

Read, cook, braai, and snooze in wooden hammocks and human size “nests” strung up in the forest – recharge and indulge in the peacefulness . Forage for mushrooms in spring and autumn, and explore our organic garden where you can pick your own veggies.

Leave us feeling recharged, and counting the weeks till your next visit!

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Poplar Chalet

From: R3,600.00 for two nights

POPLAR CHALET, built from Larch and Spruce and cured to a dark finish blending into the surrounding Poplars, is situated next to a gurgling stream and is surrounded by towering trees. Big sliding doors open the entire front of the chalet onto the big deck, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors, but custom made sliding shutters can seal you off and offer complete privacy from the world. The large deck boasts a fireplace/braai built into a stone wall, big comfy daybeds and a fire heated plunge pool.

The interior is stylishly furnished with custom made furniture, beautiful rugs, a slouchy leather sofa and a wood burning closed combustion fireplace creating the ultimate luxurious space in which to retreat.The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a gas hob and is fully equipped for gourmet cooking. Sliding wooden doors separate the living room from the queen size bedroom which then leads into the open plan bathroom with a large shower and a double vanity. Fluffy towels, cotton percale bed linen, and a goose down duvet completes the picture.

Check In from 14h00, Check out by 11h00 or later by arrangement

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