PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 100
from R 1,250 - 1,250
NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.
Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm is situated in the heart of Cape Towns seasonal wetlands in the Philippi Horticultural Area a rural area consisting of vegetable and other farms on the Cape Flats between Ottery and Mitchells Plain. It is a wonderfully tranquil oasis and nature haven<br /><br />It is safe, secluded, peaceful and quiet but surprisingly central to Cape Towns many attractions. It is truly the best of both worlds. The Royal Cape Golf Club and Zeekoevlei bird sanctuary (internationally famous) are within 10 minutes by car. Wynberg, Kenilworth, Plumstead and Muizenberg are 15 to 20 minutes away. The Waterfront and the City Bowl within 25 to 30 minutes. Stellenbosch, Paarl and the wine routes are within 40 minutes 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 />First level: There are 8 open-plan, single-roomed wooden cottages (which South Africans call Wendy Houses) 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 share two separate ablutions each fitted with a toilet, shower and basin please note that depending on the cottage booked the distance varies to the nearest ablution but it is never more than 60m away. Each cottage has self-catering equipment: kettle, toaster, hotplates, microwave and small fridge - crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are also provided. The names of these cottages are: Club, Gate, Dam, Jane, Downtown, Gibson, Colin & Johan.<br /><br />Next Levels these are the brick-walled Mews units:<br />2 units (Tack Room & Tuck Shop) share 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