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Chelaya Country Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Chelaya Country Lodge

Chelaya Country Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star beach lodge in Strand with outdoor pool

8,4/10 Very good

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
Mondeor Road, Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7129

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Strand

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 36 min drive


  • Pajamas & Jam Eatery - 5 min drive
  • Oceans 8 Seafood & Sushi - 6 min drive
  • Rooibos - 7 min drive
  • Moksh - 7 min drive
  • Im Eimer - 7 min drive

About this property

Chelaya Country Lodge

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Chelaya Country Lodge. For a workout, you can visit the fitness center or go for a morning swim at the outdoor pool. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the pool and spacious guestrooms.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Chelaya Country Lodge Cape Town
Chelaya Country Cape Town
Chelaya Country
Chelaya Country Lodge Lodge
Chelaya Country Lodge Cape Town
Chelaya Country Lodge Lodge Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Chelaya Country Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Chelaya Country Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Chelaya Country Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Chelaya Country Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Chelaya Country Lodge and nearby?
Chelaya Country Lodge has private pools and a fitness center, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Chelaya Country Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pajamas & Jam Eatery (3.1 mi), Oceans 8 Seafood & Sushi (3.4 mi), and Im Eimer (3.4 mi).
Does Chelaya Country Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool and a furnished balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

The lodge has potential.
The owner Ivan is very friendly and is involved in making guests feel comfortable. The unit was not in such a clean condition upon arrival (carpet, curtains and flies)and the cleaning policy states that no cleaning takes place during the weekend and the towels only get changed after 3 days. The lodge is quite secluded and peaceful, with the closest beach being a 6km drive away. There are 2 swimming pools (albeit small) on site that you can also enjoy should you not wish to drive to the beach.
9-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

No maid service or tea and coffee replenishment. No hot water and water pressure terrible. Reasonably priced at R800 per night but compared to other places not good value. Breakfast not included and no facility to self cater.
Carl, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great potential close to Gordon's Bay but ...
The venue is just off N2 which is convenient yet rather noisy due to road traffic. Staff and setting were pleasant yet our prefab room was an all in one bed, kitchenette counter, shower & loo which was a little awkward. Neighbouring room is divided by single panneled wall leaving little privacy with movement and conversation all heard. Venue is great with a lovely feel and super pool. Not what we were expecting though. Will not repeat.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great surroundings, great value, highly recommende
A stone’s throw from picturesque Gordon’s Bay, this is a wonderful place to use as a halfway house en route to the Garden Route, or to stay for a few days. We stayed in a two-bedroom lodge, which had its own kitchen. Fireplaces inside and outside created a lovely ambience. It felt like we were out in nature, given the lovely surroundings. Michelle was the perfect host, giving information and advice on everything from food to family activities. Chelaya vomes HIGHLY recommended.
Fanie, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Accommodation was lovely but very difficult to find. Garmin took us down a dead end road. Google maps and Apple took us to Pick"n Pay delivery parking. This needs to be addressed. Also only one sign on gravel road intersection - no signage off the N2 and no visibility. Took nearly 2 hours to find.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Relax and enjoy at Chelaya
Apart from minor invasion of ants (quickly addressed...and this is Africa after all...insects are everywhere!), we very much enjoyed the days we stayed here. Michelle kindly gave us a large room with en suite in the big house, and we loved chilling by the small pool in the mornings. Would have no reservations about staying there again. Mosquitoes were a menace at night would prefer provision option of a mossie net over the bed...other than that, excellent.
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8/10 Very good

Garden delight
Nice and relaxed setting in lovely garden with two pools. Friendly staff
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The security was excellent here and we felt very safe and relaxed
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

As above, conveniently close to N2
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good hotel
A beautiful spot away from the city. Will definitely be back
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