Self-catering Holiday accommodation
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Cheval Vapeur 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.
Cheval is away from all crowds & large numbers of people. Cheval is safe, secluded, peaceful and quiet but surprisingly central to Cape
Town’s many attractions. It is truly the best of both worlds.
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 brick-walled units:
• 4 units (Tack Room, Tuck Shop , NewUnit1& NewUnit2) 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.
The wooden cottages and the 4 units (Tack Room etc) mentioned above cost R140 per adult per night and R82 per child (defined as under 12 years old)
Beverley costs R200 per adult per night and R120 per child and Mews costs R270 per adult per night and R150 per child – there is a single person supplement of R200 per night.
All cottages and units have their own braai facility – guests should bring
their own braai tools and grids.
Cheval Vapeur does not have credit card facilities and any outstanding amounts are payable in cash on arrival.