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Cheval Vapeur

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Overview

Cheval Vapeur Horse Farm is situated in the heart of Cape Town's 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

It is safe, secluded, peaceful and quiet but surprisingly central to Cape Town's 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.

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
 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.

 Next Levels - these are the brick-walled Mews units:
. 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
. 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.


All cottages and units have their own braai facility - guests should bring their own braai tools and grids.
Cabins are serviced daily (except Sundays and public holidays).
Cheval Vapeur does not have credit card facilities and any outstanding amounts are payable in cash on arrival.

Facilities

Room Facilities

  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Beach
  • Golf Course
  • Other
  • Wine Route

Rates

Dam,Johann,Jane, Club & DownTown Cottages

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Rustic wooden cottages, idyllically situated overlooking the dam and paddocks with flourishing bird life and serene happy horses. Sleeping 4 and 2 people, they are comprehensively equipped (linen supplied @ R15 per person extra cost). Separate ablution facility: toilet, shower, bidet and hand-basin. A Barbeque area, children's playground area, row boat (in dam) and access to a small bird island are available.We have two one-roomed wooden cottages next to the dam. The cost is R100 per night per person if you provide your own linen or R125 per night if we provide the linen

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016           R 115
January 2016           R 115
February 2016           R 115
February 2016           R 115
March 2016           R 115
March 2016           R 115
April 2016           R 115
April 2016           R 115
May 2016           R 115
May 2016           R 115
June 2016           R 115
June 2016           R 115
July 2016           R 115
July 2016           R 115
August 2016           R 115
August 2016           R 115
September 2016           R 115
September 2016           R 115
October 2016           R 115
October 2016           R 115
November 2016           R 115
November 2016           R 115
December 2016           R 115
December 2016           R 115

Mews Apartment

Sleeps 5
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The Apartment is more luxurious (brass double beds,DSTV, music system, private bathroom,toilet and shower etc in addition to all equipment listed for cottages) has rates of R250 per person per night and INCLUDES luxury linen. There are 2 double beds(2 bedrooms) and a sleeper couch in the front room.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 400   R 250
February 2016       R 400   R 250
March 2016       R 400   R 250
April 2016       R 400   R 250
May 2016       R 400   R 250
June 2016       R 400   R 250
July 2016       R 400   R 250
August 2016       R 400   R 250
September 2016       R 400   R 250
October 2016       R 400   R 250
November 2016       R 400   R 250
December 2016       R 400   R 250
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 24 December 2015

 
 

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  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Average Response Time: 6 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Ottery, Cheval Vapeur has been voted Best Establishment in Ottery for 2019Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Ottery, Cheval Vapeur has been voted Best Establishment in Ottery for 2018

Location

off Varkensvlei Road, Philippi, Cape Town, 7708

Map Cheval Vapeur in Ottery  Southern Suburbs (CPT)  Cape Town  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

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- Leonora Snyders

My stay at the Cheval Vapeur was excellent and would stay there again whenever we go to Cape Town and I will also recommend it to my family and friends. It was a great pleasure to stay there.
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The owners listed on the website do not live there or visit place at all (I never met either of them in my 5 night stay). Even though I was expected, I was stuck behind the entrance gate for a long time and after several phone call attempts, I finally got through to John and was assisted to enter.
There is no reception so on entry, I had to drive around until I found someone to show me to my room. The lady who showed me to my room did not ask me for any money so I assumed Colleen will be coming later and hence my surprise when I got the message below from her via SMS. "Afternoon, Joyce, Hope you are comfortable at Cheval. Remember to settle balance outstanding of R1050 asap which was payable on arrival. Regards, Colleen."
I responded to her that she was not around and asked who I should pay to. She responded "You can pay Lesley or Thumeka, thanks." with no indication who Lesley and Thumeka were or how I was to contact them. Throughout my pre travel communication, there had been no mention of these two ladies. Fortunately, a nice lady came and introduced herself as Lesley and gave me her number to contact her in case I needed assistance and we resolved the payment. I received a final SMS from Colleen later to thank me for payment and I never heard from her again in the 5 nights I stayed there.
The room was clean and without any smells and the beds were well laid. The biggest problem with Cheval is bathrooms. There were only 2 bathrooms, each with a toilet, which meant queueing for everything. On top of that, one of the toilets has an open cistern with a broken flushing mechanism which gave your fingers a good workout to flush and then to stop the water running. If you do not require the use of a bathroom during your stay, Cheval will be a very pleasant place to stay.

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I had a peacefull stay, enjoyed seeing the horses and like the tranquil atmosphere.
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Had to get up In middle of the night had to walk to the toilet. Rained wet on the way there showers are no where near the room, no DStv as listed, no wifi
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It was not what we expected at all. The cabins is very run down although it was clean inside. I suppose you get what you pay for. I booked 2 cabins and we were booked into 1 cabin.
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Cheval Vapeur has a lot of potential unfortunately when we visited it was nothing like the pictures on the website. The dam was dry and overrun with bullrush so there wasn't much to do. The general cleanliness of the huts are below standard, although it is reasonably cheap to stay over, the hut isn't well equipped. I was happy we were located close to home. If the conditions improved I would certainly visit again. ☺️
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It is kind of scary to go out to bathroom in the evening as they are bit far, place is peaceful romantic so happy to be there will definitely go for the whole weekend
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We had a very pleasant enjoyable stay at Cheval Vapeur. The owner John was very friendly. The place is clean great for a young family with kids and also couples on a tight budget. Will definitely recommend & I will be visiting again. It does get a bit noisy at night with the birds but it does get quiet.
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Had an enjoyable time, peaceful and tranquil.
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My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the establishment. If you want to get away from everything and everyone Cheval Vapeur is you place to go. The service is excellent and the cleanliness extraordinary. The owners are extremely friendly as well as the staff and truly helpful. We are definitely going back there again .
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