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

 

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  •   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
  •   A lovely peaceful spot, beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. Perfect for a quiet, relaxing break. Not too much to do there for kids but their friendly pets, ducks, geese and chickens entertained our 1 year old sufficiently and we were happy to explore the surrounding area by car and use the chalet as the perfect base. Great bbq/ fire pit facilities to stargaze from when the night descends! Very comfortable beds but a little bit creaky ☺️

    thumb Karen
    2/28/2020
  •   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
  •   Peaceful escape in a beautiful setting. A beautiful space, perfect for a family of four looking to getaway from it all.

    thumb Lara
    11/10/2019
  •   Absolutely beautiful accommodation and surrounding area. Had one of the best stays every. Can’t wait to be back.

    thumb Matthew
    8/05/2020
  •   We love discovering unique places all around South Africa and this forest cabin definitely is one of them. The cottage is beautifully decorated with a lot of character and well rounded finishing touches. You can relax in the hammock underneath the forest trees or relax/nap in the cozy lounge. Cathy’s delightful hospitality just ads to the amazing experience. A must-see for anyone looking for a unique experience!

    thumb Marco
    5/01/2019
  •   beautiful spot for relaxation in the sun 🙂

    thumb Divaksha
    8/11/2019
  •   Truly a slice of heaven and we will definitely be back. The Chalet was amazing and super cozy during the storm. Having little to no signal is amazing to really help relax. Can't wait to come back.

    thumb Henryk
    1/21/2020
  •   Nestled in a fantastic location, these stylish chalets are packed with thoughtful touches and phenomenal attention to detail. Cathy is a fabulous host and goes above and beyond to accomodate. Absolutely 5 star, don't even second guess booking, you won't be disappointed.

    thumb Rudi
    11/22/2019
  •   Wow wow wow, the Vlei Chalet surpassed all our expectations! We stayed for 3 nights and could happily have stayed for at least another week!

    The chalet is set on the edge of a poplar forest and a little stream and is designed in such a way to ensure that whichever direction you look you see nature. The chalet is completely off grid which means everything is either solar or gas powered and, as there is no cellphone signal, it offers a real opportunity to just disconnect.

    Cathy was a wonderful host and really made the effort to make us feel welcome and at home by filling the chalet with thoughtful little touches such as fresh cut flowers and herbs from her garden, welcoming champers in the fridge and delicious honey made right on the farm!

    The chalet also has so many besutiful places to relax including bean bags on the deck over looking the forest, a hammock under the stars and an amazing firepit!

    Cannot recommend this place highly enough. We loved it so much we are already planning another trip later this year!

    thumb Kirsty
    6/27/2019

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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