About Chelaya Country Lodge
A Cape country establishment, yet only 25 minutes from Cape Town, Chelaya Country Lodge offers their guests refreshing and unique self-catering accommodation in Somerset West.
Groups as small as two people or as large as 31 are catered for in a tastefully decorated historic Cape Dutch Homestead or in three seperate farm cottages/suites on a four hectare country estate. Chelaya is perfectly suited for groups of family, friends, golfers, adventurers or corporates as well as romantic couples looking for a peaceful hideaway. We offer wide-open spaces, discounted car hire and an exclusive use / villa option.
Combined with child friendly farm animals, peace, tranquility and professional, yet friendly hospitality your time spent at Chelaya is bound to be memorable.
In addition guests love the rim flow swimming pool, original old English telephone box, quirky corners, secret hideaways, reminders of family history and ‘collectible junk’ that can be found throughout the homestead, lily ponds and gardens.
Self catering accommodation in Somerset West is reborn with the refreshing, stylish
accommodation offered at Chelaya Country Lodge.
Bed Only – out of season it is possible to book the individual rooms in the Homestead on a Bed Only or B&B basis.
Breakfast is offered to guests staying in the Homestead out of holiday season. Depending on the weather this is either served on the veranda or in the dining room with its roaring log fire.
Self Catering Accommodation
Chelaya offers different options to guests allowing you to adapt our facilities to suit your particular requirements
Exclusive Use in The Homestead (Self Catering- sleeps 8 adults & 3 children):
Take over the entire homestead and grounds for your family reunion, group of friends or tour group. The homestead includes a vast farm kitchen, a cozy bar with DStv, spacious dining / lounge areas, rim flow pool and four en suite bedrooms each named after the owners daughters:
• Emma’s Room has a queen size bed, spare single bed, air conditioning, open fire place and French doors onto private veranda, vast bathroom.
• Pippa’s Room has a queen size bed, air conditioning, French doors into courtyard.
• Cindy’s Room has two single beds and French doors onto private veranda.
• Sammy’s Room is actually two bedrooms so perfect for a family with a queen size bed, air conditioning, two single beds and French doors leading onto private veranda.
All rooms boast electric blankets, tea / coffee facility, safes. Wi Fi is available.
Braai (BBQ) areas.
Self-Catering in The Homestead (for up to 8 adults and 3 children):
If you prefer more luxury for your self-catering then book the Homestead. There is a minimum charge for 6 adults and you will enjoy individual en-suite bedrooms and more space than any of the other self-catering units.
Garden Suite (sleeping up to four people) Self-Catering or used in conjunction with main Homestead:
Just off the Homestead’s front veranda is the popular, two bed roomed Garden Suite with open fireplace, air conditioning and pristine white, teal and grey décor. A queen bed with open plan living area; a twin room with two singles and a small kitchenette make a perfect family unit. Furnished with electric blankets, safe, TV / DStv, and braai on the private veranda.
Courtyard Suite (sleeps two people) – Bed Only or B&B:
With a private entrance from the front garden this twin (2 single beds) suite has a princess bath in the bedroom, small entrance hall with sofa and desk, and en-suite shower / toilet. The Courtyard Suite can also be linked either with the Homestead or the Garden Cottage. It's equipped with a fan, coffee / tea facility, electric blankets, safe.
Garden Cottage (self-catering – sleeps up to four people):
Tucked away in the corner of the front garden this cottage has a double bedroom with queen bed, air-conditioning and princess bath, shared shower and toilet, open plan kitchen / dining / lounge area and mezzanine air-conditioned twin bedroom. A private stoep with braai offers a peaceful spot for unwinding at the end of your day. Equipped with electric blankets, open fire place, safe, microwave, TV / DStv, gas cooker.
Sunset Cottage (self-catering – sleeps up to 10 people):
This spacious and sunny cottage is perfect for groups of up to ten people. The air conditioned main bedroom with queen size bed and the 2nd air conditioned bedroom with two singles and one double bunk share a full bathroom.The Bunk Room, just off the kitchen, has two double bunks, an en-suite shower and toilet– perfect for the kids.
Sunset has an enormous air conditioned living / dining area, open fire place, well equipped kitchen and big ‘stoep’ with braai, table and chairs and close view of the farm pond (protected by low fence) with the resident ducks, geese and water birds. Furnished with electric blankets, safes, TV / DStv, radio / CD / DVD, ice maker, microwave, gas cooker.
Services and Facilities
• Discounted car hire
• Informal function venue
• Rim flow swimming pool with view over False Bay
• Booking of excursions and activities
• Limousine and chauffeur driven transport – book well in advance
• Airport Transfers
Things to do nearby
There is so much on offer within an hour of Chelaya and we are able to arrange excursions to almost everything. If you have something particular you would like to do then we will do our best to make it happen for you. Transport can be arranged or you can ‘self-drive’ with one of our car hire vehicles.