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About Cheval Vapeur

In the heart of Cape Town’s seasonal wetlands, Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm is a wonderfully tranquil oasis and a nature haven for those who need to be close to all Cape Town’s attractions IE Table Mountain, Groot Constantia, Newlands Cricket and Rugby as well as various great restaurants and the Southern Suburbs.

The rustic Wooden Cottages are idyllically situated overlooking the dam and paddocks with flourishing bird life and serene happy horses. The Cottages can sleep between two and five people (bunk-beds mainly) and are comprehensively equipped. Linen can be supplied at an additional cost of R15.00 per person. There is are two separate ablution facilities containing a toilet, a shower, a bidet and a hand-basin. A barbecue area, children’s playground as well as a row boat for access to the small bird island, is also available.

The Mews Apartment is more luxuriously appointed. Sleeping four to five guests with Victorian double bed. The room is en-suite with DStv

Cheval Vapeur is fully secured with private 24 hour armed response, electric fencing, night security guards, dogs and resident owners.

The horses at Cheval Vapeur, are trained in natural horsemanship; dressage and jumping arenas, lungeing rings, potter paths and out rides can be enjoyed.

Various bird species such as Moorhens, Comorants, Egyptian Geese, Krakes, Sacred Ibis, Hadedas, Cootes, Malakite Kingfisher, Dabchicks, Darters, Hammerkop, White Faced Ducks, Yellow Billed Ducks and many more reside on the property. There is also a substantial community of Western Leopard Toads.

Located within a short drive is the Ottery Hypermarket, Macro and located within a 10 minute drive is the Royal Cape Golf Club and the Zeekoeivlei International Bird Sanctuary. Wynberg, Kenilworth, Plumstead and Muizenberg Beach are within a 15 to 20 minute drive. A bit further away are the Stellenbosch wine routes and Atlantic Ocean and approximately 60 km away is the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian
* Please enquire for further details.

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                          Reviews for Cheval Vapeur

                          11 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Matt Prinsloo
                          02 March 2017

                          Definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Not quite the farm experience we were hoping for, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.Almost walked away from it the first time we got there, but in the end happy that we stayed for the 4 nights. Just for the experience.Something totally different that what we are used to.I would say it's worth a shot just for the uniqueness, but doubt if we will return.We have been to other "rustic" venues which are in much better shape than this. I think the owners are struggling to keep a hand on the property.

                          Loga Chetty, South Africa
                          19 January 2017

                          Nice place especially away from the rush of city life. Surroundings a bit dodgy if one is not used to farming areas. Internet pics dont give true reflection of accommodation as it misleading. Expectations below par. Clean and tidy place but lots of antique furniture but thats ok as it goes with some sort of tradition. But place needs some small upgrades like better and modern carpets ,etc. We didn't expect sleeping quarters to be so close to stables as flies were in abundance

                          Mapule Gumede, South Africa
                          18 January 2017

                          I've never been disappointed in my entire life. The pictures are so deceiving. After seeing them I had high hopes. The room was full of dust, flies all over, there were used condoms on our first day, No one came to clean or wash the dishes while we were away. The water was cold because they didn't refill the gas a day before.

                          helen v d westhuizen, South Africa
                          29 December 2016

                          lekker rustige plaas atmosfeer net jammer die vlieee is irriterend

                          Pricilla Abrahams, South Africa
                          19 December 2016

                          It's a very relaxing place away from everything and very quiet. We enjoyed our stay and would most definitely go back.

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                          Cheval Vapeur Map

                          Cheval Vapeur is 18.4km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 8.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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