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About Cheval Vapeur

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

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 50 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.

Important Information

booking confirmed on payment of deposit to SafariNow.
Balance payable on or before arrival

Cheval Vapeur Rooms

Reviews for Cheval Vapeur

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Nikita Ford
01 July 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cheval vapeur. It was very relaxing, private and a true break away from the city. Our unit was neat and catered to everything we needed. When we arrived we had a welcome committee of friendly loveable dogs. My son enjoyed having them around the weekend. We also got to see the horses. We definitely wished we could have stayed longer. We will most definitely be back.

Omar Allie
18 June 2019

Nice mini country break away.

Moeghedien Abrahams
16 June 2019

On our arrival, we were pleasantly surprised, as Lesley was kind enough to switch the heater on, so that we could be warm enough. The cottage was cozy, spacious and we enjoyed our stay. Thank you Lesley, we value your hospitality and will definitely be back soon.

Moeghedien Abrahams
02 June 2019

I had a family emergency on the day of my booking, resulting in me arriving very late at the cottage. Lesley, was most accommodating and came to meet me along the road. I found her interaction to be very professional and couteous. The cottage was clean and my needs were met as I cannot walk far distances due to medical reasons. I found the peaceful tranquil environment most refreshing and relaxing. I truly recommend Cheval Vapeur as a gem in Cape Town. I will definitely be returning.

Davon Witbooi
02 April 2019

My stay was good, nice and quiet environment.Establishments response:Thank you Davon for your favourable review! We look forward to accommodating you again in the near future.

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Cheval Vapeur is 1.1km from the centre of Philippi , the nearest airport 8.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling