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

 

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  •   An amazing place to stay. Loved everything about it.

    thumb Anilene
    3/10/2019
  •   Cathy was a fantastic and friendly host and the chalet was beautiful. The space was immaculate with great decor, all necessary amenities and plenty of thoughtful touches such as eggs and herbs from the farm. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

    thumb Ross
    8/19/2018
  •   beautiful spot for relaxation in the sun 🙂

    thumb Divaksha
    8/11/2019
  •   From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. The milk, rusks, fresh lemons, herbs and chilies were a lovely surprise. The house had everything we needed and every area was super comfortable. The surroundings were tranquil and with no cell reception, it was amazing to just unwind from city life.... read more

    thumb Conan
    6/17/2019
  •   A fantastic and unique, off the grid experience The hosts have thought of every aspect of this property from design to amenities and offer a warm and welcoming experience. I rented the life I would like to live including the very lovely dog, Lulu. Highly recommended especially for city dwellers... read more

    thumb Jay
    10/10/2019
  •   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... read more

    thumb Jo And Ben
    9/29/2019
  •   Beautiful cottage, perfect place to go for some rest!

    thumb Marlé
    3/03/2020
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

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. All three are equipped with luxurious & stylish furnishings, cotton percale linen,  towels, & chef-style galley kitchens

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.

We’re taking ‘Forest bathing’ to a whole new level and all our cabins now have their own wood fired hot tubs and indoor fireplaces (Wood supplied).

Check in time is 2.30 pm and check out 10.30 am

We take the utmost care in following Covid cleaning protocol – all soft furnishings are replaced between guests and we sanitize all surfaces carefully. Furthermore our staff live on the farm so there is minimum interaction with others.

We supply pantry staples like filter and instant coffee, tea, rusks, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, as well as firewood and lighters. We supply a braai grid and a potjie for outdoor cooking in your firepit, and there is also a Weber, but bring own charcoal if you want to use that. We welcome our guests into our organic veggy garden to pick your own for your meals here on the farm.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We will do full refund if you cancel with 14 days notice. We are also happy to postpone your dates to a more convenient time should it be required. Otherwise we will immediately advertise the timeslot on social media, and if re-sold, will refund (so far 100% success rate)

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.

We’re taking ‘Forest bathing’ to a whole new level and all our cabins now have their own wood fired hot tubs and indoor fireplaces (Wood supplied). Wi-Fi available.

Check in time is 2.30 pm and check out 10.30 am

We take the utmost care in following Covid cleaning protocol – all soft furnishings are replaced between guests and we sanitize all surfaces carefully. Furthermore our staff live on the farm so there is minimum interaction with others.

We supply pantry staples like filter and instant coffee, tea, rusks, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, as well as firewood and lighters. We supply a braai grid and a potjie for outdoor cooking in your firepit, and there is also a Weber, but bring own charcoal if you want to use that. We welcome our guests into our organic veggy garden to pick your own for your meals here on the farm.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We will do full refund if you cancel with 14 days notice. We are also happy to postpone your dates to a more convenient time should it be required. Otherwise we will immediately advertise the timeslot on social media, and if re-sold, will refund (so far 100% success rate)

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the poplar chalet

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

The interior is stylishly furnished with custom made furniture, beautiful rugs, a slouchy leather sofa & a wood burning closed combustion fireplace creating the ultimate luxurious space in which to retreat. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a gas hob & 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 & a double vanity. Fluffy towels, cotton percale bed linen & a goose down duvet completes the picture.

Check in time is 2.30 pm and check out 10.30 am

We take the utmost care in following Covid cleaning protocol – all soft furnishings are replaced between guests and we sanitize all surfaces carefully. Furthermore our staff live on the farm so there is minimum interaction with others.

We supply pantry staples like filter and instant coffee, tea, rusks, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, as well as firewood and lighters. We supply a braai grid and a potjie for outdoor cooking in your firepit, and there is also a Weber, but bring own charcoal if you want to use that. We welcome our guests into our organic veggy garden to pick your own for your meals here on the farm.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We will do full refund if you cancel with 14 days notice. We are also happy to postpone your dates to a more convenient time should it be required. Otherwise we will immediately advertise the timeslot on social media, and if re-sold, will refund (so far 100% success rate)

what to expect

Our beautiful self catering farm chalets offer you a luxurious escape from your busy life, & a retreat where you can indulge in the silence of nature. Bird “noise ” & the rustle of the breeze through the poplars – your only distraction. With no TV or cellphone reception you can truly escape & reconnect with yourself & 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 & snooze in wooden hammocks and human size “nests” strung up in the forest – recharge & indulge in the peacefulness . Forage for mushrooms in spring & autumn, & explore our organic garden where you can pick your own veggies.

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

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Getting Here

Sondagskloof is roughly about 20km from Stanford towards the Papiesvlei, Salmonsdam area. 

 

Directions from Stanford R326

Directions from Caledon R316

Sondagskloof Chalets

Sondagskloof Chalets are situated in the beautiful Sandies Glen Valley, just 20km from Stanford. All 3 chalets have their own fire pit outside for cooking and stargazing and wooden hammocks are strung between trees for afternoon snoozes.