Chelaya Country Lodge

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Guest House

Situated on a 4 hectare estate between Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay, Chelaya offers luxury, serviced self-catering and Bed and Breakfast accommodation for groups of 2 to 32.

Chelaya is a perfect base to explore all the attractions on offer in the Western Cape.

An additional bonus to booking with Chelaya is the CAR HIRE service, with discounted rates for guests.

The original homestead is tastefully decorated with some quirky corners giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere with its Oregon pine floors and beams. The spacious, leafy gardens, numerous fish ponds and dams allow one to relax and enjoy nature.

Our “Exclusively Yours” option allows you to book the entire homestead giving you exclusive use of the homestead, gardens and pool.


Contact Details


  • Mondeor Road
  • Somerset West
  • Somerset West
  • 7130




Der Service ist spitzenmässig ! Vom Flughafentransfer über das super leckere und liebevoll gerichtete Frühstück bis hin zu Ausflugstipps und Fürsorglichkeit !!! Die Zimmer sind liebevoll eingerichtet, sehr sauber und eine tägliche Reinigung und Handtuchwechsel sind hier selbstverständlich ! Der parkähnliche Garten ist ein Traum und erinnert sehr an die englische Herkunft der Besitzerin. Alles ist mit Liebe zum Detail

Watermeyer Family Reunion


From Canada From Iceland From Zimbabwe And from South Africa's many corners we gathered here - a perfect place for the family reunion. Well done and thank you from all the Watermeyers. January 2011

Christia from Holland


What a wonderful place to end our holiday! We love the garden cottage we stayed in and the garden is so beautiful. We couldn't have wished for anything more. We didn't even have to do the dishes!



This is Fact! Chelaya Lodge is singularly the best and most enjoyable stay we have EVER had at ANY lodge we have been to. Your professional approach, the most accomplished way in which you conduct your trade and the very personal touch and warmth!



We loved every minute of our stay in Sunset Cottage. We love the homestead, the gardens and the pool and will come back soon; sad you are already booked for 2013 Xmas! Every room is clean, tidy and well equipped. The kids loved feeding all the chickens and ducks and we loved your openness and hospitality. Hoping that our next trip will be in Madagascar on your charter boat Gecko!

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