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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Keith wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend Melkboomsdrift, I have been staying there for almost 10 years and have consistently received wonderful service, the staff are always welcoming and ready to go the extra mile. Looking forward to my next stay.
Keith Wright
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Date of stay: August 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 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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hendrik368 wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely sleep-over at Melkboomsdrift. Everything is neat, well-equipped and staff are very helpful. Dinner in the restaurant offers beautiful views over the valley. We stayed in the "river chalets" as named on the website, but they are a few 100 meters from the main complex in the orchard which gives a lot of privacy.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 14 Nov 2022
"Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. That’ll put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! It was a pleasure to have you. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful.
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rohrmullerk wrote a review Dec 2023
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place with great service. Stefan is a great host and always makes time for a chat and makes sure you are happy. The peaceful environment relaxes you daily when returning in the evening for a great meal.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 17 Dec 2023
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. We are looking forward to your stay again with us. Regards
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Johan Badenhorst wrote a review Sept 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our company, Platteland Tours, have been staying at this venue for many years - and more years to come. We've visited Namaqualand during August & September 2021 with 3 different Road Trips, each with about 23 people and stayed two nights each at this venue.
Why? Because the service is good (including booking, administration, reception, food, room maintenance, etc.) and all the staff members are friendly and helpful.
Thanks again to Stefan & Liesel Bekker, and the staff members, for a memorable stay.
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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
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. Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to host you again next year. Regards
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mkoor111036 wrote a review Sept 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Smooth check-in. Very helpful staff. Overall this property has a good home feel and the staff and helpers contributed a lot to this. The nights were quite chilly and the electric blankets really came in handy. Beautiful landscape and views.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 12 Sept 2021
Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. That’ll put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! It was a pleasure to have you.
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sicelomlangeni wrote a review May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a hospitable guest house that provides great service and a peaceful environment. It has stunning views and very friendly staff. They think of everything to make your stay a lovely one. I highly recommend it.
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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 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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Twoplanes wrote a review Sept 2023
Hermanus, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
They claim to be 4 stars ! I would not give them 2 ! We were stuck in a very small room at the back of the property overlooking a washing line with all the laundry flapping. The TV is one of the smallest I have seen in a long time. There is only 1 chair for 2 people. The cupboard door was broken. They advertise self catering but no plates etc ! The staff are friendly and when we complained did put plates in. The breakfasts were good but it’s not difficult to do eggs. We did not eat dinners there but they did offer them. The cost was a rip off for what we got.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 10 Sept 2023
Good day Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am so sorry that your stay was not up to your standard. All our units is 4 star graded yearly by the Tourism Council, so everything in this unit is up to standard. This time of year it is flower season and all over town everybody is full. We do have plenty of self catering units, all where fully booked, and unfortunately we did not get a request that you would like self catering. The unit you where booked in was not self catering. We would love to give you a complementary night free, just contact us so we can arrange it for you. Regards
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jslater2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stefan was the perfect host .The team made us feel welcome and the food was excellent.
The view of the vineyards from room no 1 is spectacular and the perfect place for a afternoon beer or a early morning coffee ,definitely my first choice in the Vredendal area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 19 Oct 2020
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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Compass49035954260 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely visit recently at Melkboomsdrift Lodge. The service was very friendly and efficient, at reception as well as the restaurant. The lodge is neat and clean, with lovely gardens and a lovely lapa where we enjoyed our meals. The signposts to get to the lodge are also easy to find, also at night. We can highly recommend this lodge!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 26 Aug 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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AntonHayward wrote a review Aug 2021
Franschhoek, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful guest house that we highly recommend. We had an amazing one night stay in "skooltjie" as well as a well presented, delicious dinner in their boma restaurant. Reception was warm, friendly and very helpful. We highly recommend when in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 01 Sept 2021
“Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. That’ll put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! It was a pleasure to have you. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful.
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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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