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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: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 39
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 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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  • 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 R250 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 R250 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 R250 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • 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 R250 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 R250 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Gate Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: D B & B Fully equipped for self catering Private Micro Wave Oven Kettle Toaster Fry-pan Pots Mugs Plates Bowls Cutlery Salt&Pepp... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Single beds
                        from R250 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Colin Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Private Self-Catering.For the cottages, our rates are R130 per person per night, 50% for children under 12(including... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
                            from R250 For 2 guests
                            • Adults
                              • Tuck Shop Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Large double room.2 double bed(converted Tack-room)Provided: Microwave Mini oven... see more Features:  Double beds
                                from R250 For 2 guests
                                • Adults
                                  • Tuck Shop Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Large double room.2 double bed(converted Tack-room)Provided: Microwave Mini oven... see more Features:  Double beds
                                    from R250 For 2 guests
                                    • Adults
                                      • Tuck Shop Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Large double room.2 double bed(converted Tack-room)Provided: Microwave Mini oven... see more Features:  Double beds
                                        from R250 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 R520 For 2 guests
                                            • Adults

                                              Reviews for Cheval Vapeur

                                              22 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                              Susanne Hattingh
                                              21 December 2018

                                              If you just need a cheap bed 30 minutes from Cape Town city center as well as 30 minutes from Muizenberg, then this is the place is for you. Staff are very difficult to find, and flies abound despite the timed Mortein spray device. The horses and dogs are very nice. The rooms have no running water. The toilets can be a bit far if you need to walk in the night. We don't recommend hanging out in your room in the day, as there is no fan and it very hot and there are lots of flies. We were still very appreciative of a cheap bed to stay in after being out all day swimming or going to amazing nearby...
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                                              Sonja Basson
                                              07 October 2018

                                              Everything can be improved. Bathrooms to far from rooms. Not clean. No romote for gate. Waited 15-20min every morning to get out. Establishment Response Guest had arranged for a group stay and was unhappy on arrival as her cottage was not suitably close to the ablution blocks. Distance of Cottages from ablution blocks varies from 8metres to 50 metres. Guest moved to a cottage closer to toilets but could have requested such when booking. We give all guests our telephone numbers on arrival and GUARANTEE our attention to any problems, 27/7. If we had received a phone call concerning the gate...
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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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                                              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