forest chalet

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

 

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  •   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!

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    5/01/2019
  •   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 !

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    9/18/2019
  •   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.

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    8/19/2018
  •   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. We highly recommend this beautiful getaway and we will be back soon! Thank you

    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 who want a true break from the daily grind.

    thumb Jay
    10/10/2019
  •   Worth the drive and every cent! Cathy is a lovely host. We felt welcome from the first moment and had the privacy to enjoy the luxurious space and the nature outside. The chalet is (Hidden by Airbnb) ready ❤️

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    9/26/2019
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Brilliant host. Amazing veggie garden. Exceptionally clean. Helpful staff. Beautiful surroundings. We can recommend this spectacular spot to all.

    thumb Monique
    1/03/2019
  •   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

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 2 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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