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
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
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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Happiness59935978519 wrote a review Aug 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited the Guest house for one night and regretted why I only booked one night instead of two since I was in the area for 2 days. There was a welcome message on my day of arrival via SMS and WhatsApp and was informed of the food that was going to be served for dinner even before I arrived. Had a pleasant and relaxing stay after a long drive from Cape Town. The dinner and breakfast were great, and the hospitality is out of this world. I would recommend the place if you wanted to relax away from the buzzes and noise of the big towns.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 18 Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your feed back with us. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful. Welcome to the Melkboomsdrift family. We are looking forward to host you again. Regards
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Kevin A wrote a review Sept 2021
Weltevreden Park
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are spacious, very well appointed and clean. Staff are all very attentive. Dining room / bar is large, has a lovely view and the food is very well prepared and presented, We enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate in recommending Melkboomsdrift as a base from which to explore the area, or just to relax.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 27 Sept 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift Guest House. 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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Loola B wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Slightly off the main beaten track you can find this hidden gem. If you are after some peace and tranquillity this is for you. The guesthouse is hidden just off the banks of the Oliphant's River and provides guests with great South African hospitality and food (like only your mama can cook). We had a lovely stay with a warm welcome and the most amazing views.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 29 Jul 2023
We are thrilled to have you as part of our family Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback. 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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Stef2110 wrote a review Sept 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelling south from Kgalagadi, my wife and I, decided to do the trip home in stages. Melkboomsdrift was the preferred choice for us and we were pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the stay. The lapa restaurant was excellent in terms of atmosphere, quality of food and service. A big thank you to Liezel and her team. We will be back again soon.
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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 the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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rynocoetzee2022 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend Melkboomsdrift. I had some problems trying to find a place to stay over for the night in Vredendal and came across Melkboomsdrift. Liezel and Steven really made this an effortless process and made me feel very welcome at Melkboomsdrift.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 06 Feb 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.
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Tadley Traveller wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accommodation. Reception provided all information including that there could be load shedding, advised us of the facilities and left us to settle in. Dinner and breakfast were both really nice. Would happily stay again if in the area. Staff regularly checked to see that all was OK, a nice touch and not overpowering.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Mar 2024
We are thrilled to have you as part of the Melkboomsdrift family. 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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rlinds499341 wrote a review Sept 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful room and setting, no problem having my dog with us, good places to walk the dog. Delicious breakfast.. Extremely helpful and pleasant staff who were very knowledgeable about the area and gave us very useful information for our onward travels.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2021
Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. It is always great to have guests like you and we love having your pets here. Glad we could make your stay pleasant. We are looking forward to your next stay.
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ngoaton wrote a review Jun 2022
East London, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wouldn't sleep anywhere else in Vredendal. The rooms are super clean, food delicious, staff welcoming, ambiance is just from out of this world. I loved it more during grape season when they allowed me to pick some grapes
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Liezel Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Melkboomsdrift. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. See you again
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Shan wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts and staff go out of their way to accommodate you. The meals were excellent. We held a breakfast meeting and attendees were running late, but the staff were willing to stay later. They are helpful and friendly. The wifi connection is very good and the grounds beautifully cared for. This is an ideal place either for a business meeting to get creative or if you need a break from the city or town. I always enjoy my stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Liezel Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 23 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It is our pride to be your "Home away from Home". Welcome to our Melkboomsdrift family and hope to see you soon. Regards
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FunekaMbatha wrote a review 12 Jun
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Melkboomsdrift Guest House and was thoroughly impressed. The service was top-notch, with staff being incredible attentive and friendly, making me feel right at home. The food was the highlight of my stay; the beef brisket was tender and flavorful, complemented perfectly by the fresh-well-seasoned vegetables. I highly recommend this guesthouse for its exceptional service and delicious meals.
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Date of stay: June 2024
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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 1,730 - R 1,928 (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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