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About Cheval Vapeur

In the heart of Cape Town’s seasonal wetlands in Agricultural Philippi, Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm is a wonderfully tranquil oasis and a nature haven.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 very well appointed. Sleeping four to five guests with a Victorian double bed. The room is en-suite with DStvCheval 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: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews

Facilities

  • 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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  • Jane Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The cottage sleeps four or 5 peopleProvided: Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster,... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Bunk beds, Garden views, Dam views
    from R230 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Club House Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The cottage sleeps four or five people.Fully equipped. Microwave Mini oven... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Garden views
        from R230 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Dam Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The cottage sleeps two people.Provided: Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views see more Double beds, Local channels, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Dam views
            from R230 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Johann Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The cottage sleeps two people.Provided: Microwave Mini oven Kettle, Toaster, Fry... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Local channels, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Heater, Bar Fridge
                from R230 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Down Town Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rustic wooden cottage idyllically situated overlooking the dam with flourishing bird life and serene paddocked horses.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Dam views
                    from R230 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Mews Apartment Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Mews Apartment consists of Victorian brass double beds with quality linen and décor in two separate bedrooms. We also... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Television, City views, Dam views
                        from R500 For 2 guests
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Cheval Vapeur

                          20 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Renee Matthysen
                          26 June 2018

                          there was no tuck shop as advertised. Forget to fetch me at the airport. Charged R300 for fetching me at the airport - into town it was only R200. My booked room was not ready. There was a lot of flies

                          Mishkaah Hull
                          05 March 2018

                          I loved that their was no disturbances, it was peace and quiet and we could truly enjoy our stay

                          Matt Prinsloo
                          15 January 2018

                          This was our second visit to Cheval Vapeur and we were pleasantly surprised to see that it was in much better shape than the first time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and it was actually a pity we didn't stay longer. The owners are very helpful and always ready for a chat. They were also available late at night with any concerns we had.I can recommend Cheval Vapeur for an experience different to the norm. Despite it not being located in one of the more "tourist friendly" areas of the Cape, we never once felt unsafe. Not during our stay, and not during the trips there and back. It is within...
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                          Thabo Motau
                          15 January 2018

                          I would like to say the place does not look like it seems on the photos or advert. It was a terrible stay to put it bluntly.1. The cottages don't have their own ablution facilities, you literally walk through a swarm/business of flies to get to the ablution facilities then you have to fight with the flies first before you relieve yourself or take a shower (Unhygienic).2. There are flies everywhere in and outside of the cottages due to the horses being next to the cottages, you can't really have a good night sleep.3. The smell of the horses, you can't even have a descent braai outside or even...
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                          Lynne Morland
                          03 December 2017

                          Went as a family, myself, my husband and our 16 month old. It was so relaxing and peaceful, loved being surround by nature. The cabins were well equipped for our needs. The hosts Colleen and John made us feel so welcome. We will definitely be 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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