Melkboomsdrift Guest House

Melkboomsdrift Guest House

Plaas/Farm Street, Vredendal 8160 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Vredendal
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Melkboomsdrift Guest House and Conference Venue situated on the banks of the Olifants River. An ideal farmstay on a working wine farm between Vredendal and Lutzville, the accommodation offers 4 star accredited bed and breakfast styled en-suite accommodation with an option to self cater. Relish in the tranquility of wide open spaces and magical views Melkboomsdrift Lodge offers. Great country cooking and warm hospitality makes Melkboomsdrift an unforgettable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Plaas/Farm Street, Vredendal 8160 South Africa
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Bouwina wrote a review Sept 2021
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at the guest house and all in all our stay was good. The rooms are comfortable with a little kitchenette if you feel like cooking something light. The electrical blankets were appreciated Stefan and his staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms on the river side are quiet with a good view. The restaurant is also nice and cosy. Nice home cooked meals, definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 12 Sept 2021
Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! Customer service is everything to us, and it’s made my day to hear you had such a pleasant stay. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Freedom76433 wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a weekend in December at Melkboomsdrift for my brothers wedding and stayed in a self catering house with 3 spacious bedrooms all with aircons and on suite bathrooms. Towels were provided as well as cleaning service every morning.
The view was fantastic and the barbeque area at the back of the house was great and had everything we need.
We loved our stay here and a special thank you to our very friendly host for going the extra mile, we will definitely be back xx
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2021
We are thrilled to have you as part of the family Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift Guesthouse
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jcakic809353 wrote a review Aug 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Olifants River Valley is not as “fashionable” as famous wine regions around. Cape Town but it has so much to offer to visitors and it’s absolute must. Everywhere you go people are extremely friendly and they will go out if they way to show you their hospitality . Meloboomsdrift Lodge is perfectly located to explore surroundings and will make your stay memorable with comfortable rooms , friendly stuff and excellent breakfasts and dinners!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 20 Aug 2022
We are thrilled to have you as part of the Melkboomsdrift family. Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure.
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tarryn743 wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff are all very friendly and the service at the restaurant excellent. However, the packef lunches were a rip off. R150 for a pack with sandwiches on cheap toaster bread with processed cheese and processed meat is exorbitant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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bjv0rster wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
i checked in at Melbooms under the worst possible circumstances. whilst cycling from Sishen to Saldanha i fell extremely ill and our approach of sleeping next to the railwayline each night at the point to where we could cycle for the day did not bode well.

Less than an hour after my call to check availability i was checked in and a big clean white bed awaited me... i slept for most of the day. dinner was served and I could not have hoped for fresher fish or vegetables. with a good nights sleep the body repaired itself and I managed to get back on the bike to cycle the last two days to Elandsbaai and Saldanha.

thank you for an awesome team that took care of me in a time of need.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Oct 2020
We are thrilled to have you as part of the Melkboomsdrift family! We are overjoyed that our staff made your stay so memorable Customer service is everything to us, and it’s made my day to hear you had such a pleasant stay.
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Rofhiwa wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The atmosphere here is amazing, the view is breathtaking, the staff is friendly and management almost overly accommodating. I highly recommend Melkboomsdrift to anyone who visits the Vredendaal area. Can't wait to visit here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Liezel Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 06 Jun 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift Guesthouse. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. Regards
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essiem31 wrote a review Jul 2022
Empangeni, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Melkbooms drift have amazing views over the vineyards on the farm. The hosts are friendly and caring.
The rooms, oh goodness, it was the best arriving at the guest house in the cold winter and being able to switch on the electric blankets.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 20 Aug 2022
We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It is always nice to have guests like you. Welcome to our Melkboomsdrift family and we are looking forward to your stay with us again Regards
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GeorgeanBosman_2601 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful hidden Gem in nowhere land:-). From the moment I arrived I was welcomed and greeted by the hostess / owner and staff and made me feel special yet at home.I loved everything about this place, hospitality, food, rooms, overall service. The stunning views and tranquility I enjoyed and appreciated, the sense of peace and quiet listening to the crickets while sitting under the starry sky and awakened by a beautiful sunset and the sounds of birds chirping. Thank you Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge Team for giving me an unforgettable experience and beautiful memories, just wished I could stay a bit longer:-)
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2021
.The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure.
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Janneke B wrote a review Sept 2023
Hoogezand, The Netherlands8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always a pleasure staying here. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Always happy to help out and accommodate any needs or requests. Daily WhatsApp messages give you the menu options and their WhatsApp is open for any questions. The view from the restaurant area is gorgeous with amazing sunsets over breakfast.

Rooms are perhaps a little dated but have everything you may need (except scissors, but then again, what place does...) and do suit the setting. Loadshedding can be a bit of a pain (which is obviously not the accommodation's fault) but they do run pumps for the water and it seems they have upgraded so that the WiFi stays on during loadshedding. No generator for power though, so if you need that and/or there's high stage loadshedding in place, that can be a bit annoying.

I must also mention that there some incredibly pretty cats on the property. Shoutout to Bella who never fails to keep me company on lonely days!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 29 Sept 2023
Thank you very much for your feedback It is always a pleasure to see our old guests again. You become part of the Melkboomsdrift family and we want to go that extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as we could. It is nice to have a fresh eye on the decor to help us improve your stay. We take it by heart and will look into that. Yes our 2 cats here is adorable and and keep you company if you are away from your home. Looking forward to your next stay. Regards
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Linda wrote a review Mar 2023
Germiston, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff at Melkboomsdrift are what makes a normal stay away from home, turn into a fantastic experience. Stefano and Liezl treated us like VIP's. Their attention to detail and genuine concern about their guest's well-being is refreshing to see. The meals enjoyed in the dining lapa were delicious. The staff were very attentive. I would certainly recommend this place for anyone wanting to relax in beautiful surroundings and enjoy home comforts whilst on a business trip, Melkboomsdrift will not disappoint. Thank you to Stefano and your competent team.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 21 Mar 2023
We are thrilled to have you as part of the family Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift Guesthouse We are always here to help and sort you out. Good that have feel better, and we are looking forward to host you again. Regards
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servaas2022 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bed is very small"
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Peter B wrote a tip Dec 2023
7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Adding more light will be a welcome addition."
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Loola B wrote a tip May 2023
London, United Kingdom77 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool was bit cold, but expected this time of the year, I can only imagine it would be a lovely addition in the warmer summer months. "
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Sergio A wrote a tip Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa43 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No load shedding facility other than a lamp And sometimes no water when load shedding But the staff and venue make up for any shortcomings"
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Velandre wrote a tip Jan 2023
East London, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take rechargeable lights with incase of loadshedding.Be mindful that the premises is pet friendly. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,669 - R 1,941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeVredendal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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