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Cheval Vapeur | Pet Friendly Accommodation

Cheval Vapeur

Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 100
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,250 - 1,250
Pets Permitted?

NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.

Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm, situated in the heart of Cape Towns 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!<br /><br />Safe, secluded, peaceful and quiet but surprisingly central to Cape Towns 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. <br /><br />There is a dam on the property and a boat (but with the current drought the dam is effectively empty).<br /><br />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.<br /><br />The Farm offers 4 levels of basic, self-catering accommodation at very affordable prices<br />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.<br /><br />2)Next Levels these are the brick-walled Mews units:<br />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<br />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<br />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.<br /><br />Notes:<br />1. All cottages and units have their own braai facility guests should bring their own braai tools and grids.<br />2. Cabins are serviced daily (except Sundays and public holidays).<br />3. Cheval Vapeur does not have credit card facilities and any outstanding amounts are payable in cash on arrival.<br />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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07 Oct 2018
Sonja Basson
"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 (which is opened and locked at specified times mornings and evenings for additional security) security would have been contacted to open gate immediately .We are currently busy with our annual redecorating process and not all facilities have yet been dealt with. We apologise to guest for that."
26 Jun 2018
Renee Matthysen
"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"
"surrounded by nature"
05 Mar 2018
Mishkaah Hull
"I loved that their was no disturbances, it was peace and quiet and we could truly enjoy our stay"
15 Jan 2018
Matt Prinsloo
"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 20 minutes or so of most popular tourist attractions.We will definitely consider staying here again on future visits."
"11 Night of Hell at Cheval Vapeur"
15 Jan 2018
Thabo Motau
"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 cook inside because of the heat and flies, therefore you can't even close the door, you will definitely suffocate4. There are not air conditioners or fans due to the heat5. We had challenges with the TV which we had to pay for and ended up not using it6. We literally stayed out all the time and only came to lay down our hats."DEFINITELY NOT FOR LIVABILITY OF HUMAN BEINGS" WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE I KNOW"
"Beautiful Place"
03 Dec 2017
Lynne Morland
"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."
15 Oct 2017
Shanice Adams
"Everything was great colleen and her husband are the sweetest hosts.Enjoyed our stay.Will definitely go back.Thank you for everything!"
18 Sep 2017
Pricilla Abrahams
"It's the most quiet and relaxing place ever and you feel at home."
"I had a fair stay"
11 Sep 2017
Zwelihle Mdlozini
"I loved staying next to a small dam watching ducks swimming and We were also visited by three dogs and they joined us sitting on the verandas. In short it was fantastic."
"Tranquil & great value for money"
29 Jul 2017
Jane Pitt
"John and Colleen have created a gem to escape to. The cottage had everything I needed, staff were friendly and accommodating and the horses beyond serene and beautiful.I was ideally placed to attend my necessary meetings and will definitely be returning."