Cheval Vapeur

R100 p/p single room
R100 p/p sharing
R1,250 per unit

Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm, situated in the heart of Cape Town’s seasonal wetlands in the Philippi Horticultural Area, is a rural area consisting of vegetable and other farms on the Cape Flats between Ottery and Strandfontein - a wonderfully tranquil oasis and nature haven!

Safe, secluded, peaceful and quiet but surprisingly central to Cape Town’s many attractions.The the best of both worlds. The Royal Cape Golf Club and Zeekoevlei internationally famous bird sanctuary, within 10 minutes by car. Wynberg, Kenilworth, Plumstead and Muizenberg are 15 to 20 kms away and the Cape Point Nature Reserve is some 60km away.

There is a dam on the property and a boat (but with the current drought the dam is effectively empty).

Birds often seen nesting or on and around the farm include Moorhens, Cormorants, Egyptian Geese, Crakes, Sacred Ibis, Hadedas, Cootes, Malakite Kingfisher, Dabchicks, Darters, Hammerkop, White Faced Ducks, Yellow Billed Ducks, Cattle & Little Egrets, Black-headed and Grey Herons and many more…. There is also a substantial community of endangered Western Leopard Toads.

The Farm offers 4 levels of basic, self-catering accommodation at very affordable prices
 1)First level: There are 8 open-plan, single-roomed wooden cottages sleeping 2 to 5 people each. Cottages that sleep 2 people have a double bed, the others have bunk beds and other furniture. The cottages make use of two separate ablution blocks, each fitted with a toilet, shower and basin. Each guest receives a key for the ablution blocks, for privacy purposes. Please note that depending which cottage booked, the distance to the nearest ablution varies but it is never more than 60m away. Each cottage is fully equipped for self-catering equipment: kettle, toaster, hotplates, microwave and small fridge - crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are also provided. The names of the cottages are: Club, Gate, Dam, Jane, Downtown, Gibson, Colin & Johan.

2)Next Levels – these are the brick-walled Mews units:
• 2 units (Tack Room & Tuck Shop) use a third ablution facility (shower, toilet, basin) and have the same self-catering equipment and furniture as the wooden cottages
• 1 unit (Beverley) has two bedrooms, a kitchen/lounge area and its own en-suite private shower and toilet. There is also running water in the kitchen area. It has the same self-catering equipment and furniture as the wooden cottages
• Mews Apartment (1 unit) is the most luxurious with 2 bedrooms (each with a double brass bed) and en-suite bath, shower and toilet, a kitchen and a TV lounge with DStv (premium bouquet). It also has a small veranda. There is a sleeper couch in the TV lounge that can accommodate a fifth person.

Notes:
1. All cottages and units have their own braai facility – guests should bring their own braai tools and grids.
2. Cabins are serviced daily (except Sundays and public holidays).
3. Cheval Vapeur does not have credit card facilities and any outstanding amounts are payable in cash on arrival.
4. All prices quoted include bed linen provided by us. If you prefer you may bring your own bed linen in which case the price is reduced by R15 per person per night. If you intend to do this please advise us in the message that you can include with your quote request and we will quote accordingly

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Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Room types / Units

  • Under construction - not yet available (1 unit)

    Large double room. 2 double bed(converted Tack-room) Provided: Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors There are separate ablution facilities for the cottages, containing a toilet, a shower, a bidet and a hand-basin. Each guest has a key, for privacy purposes. There is a also separate visitors toilet. Self-catering means you cook for your self. Meals are not provided.
    Includes: Self catering

  • Club House Cottage (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps four to five people. This is a wooden cottage. Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Dam Cottage (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps two people. This is a wooden room Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Johann Cottage (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps two people. This is a wooden cottage Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Down Town (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps four to five people. This is a wooden cottage Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Gate Cottage (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps two or 3 people. This is a wooden cottage Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Colin Cottage (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps two people. This is a wooden cottage. Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Tack Room (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps four people people. This is a brick-walled Mews Unit. Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Tuck Shop (1 unit)

    The cottage sleeps four people people. This is a brick-walled Mews Unit. Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Beverley (1 unit)

    The unit sleeps four people people. This is a brick-walled Mews Unit. It has two double bedrooms with double beds, a kitchen/lounge area and its own shower and toilet en suite to the bedrooms Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry Pans, Pots, Mugs, Plates, Bowls, Cutlery Salt & Pepper, Coffee & Tea Toilet paper, soap Heater, table & chairs, mats, mirrors
    Includes: Self catering

  • Mews Apartment (1 unit)

    Mews Apartment (brick-walled) consists of Victorian brass double beds with quality linen and décor in two separate bedrooms. We also have a sleeper couch in the TV lounge that can take fifth person. There is an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, shower and hand basin. There is a fully fitted kitchen for self-catering purposes, as well as DStv. The unit is fully secure. It can sleep up to 5
    Includes: Self catering