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.

In the heart of Cape Towns 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, childrens 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.
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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."