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
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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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RikusMatthee wrote a review Oct 2023
Vredenburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hospitality and friendliness of Melkboomsdrift Guest House staff are contagious.
My accommodation had an old-world character, it was spacious and well serviced.
I worked long hours and they made special arrangements to ensure I had a delicious dinner in my room every evening. They walked the extra mile and made me felt special and welcomed.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 23 Oct 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. It makes our day to hear that we have made your stay so special. It is like our slogan says ; "Your Home away from home" We are always here to help and be at service. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Regards
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rousseaumarcel7 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The people were very friendly and helpful when we dud the booking and also when we arrived. The Room was lovely and very clean. We had a very beautiful view over the farm when we sat on the stoep in front of the room. The next day we had a lovely breakfast in the lapa, overlooking the beautiful farm.
When we booked out the people were again very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards Melkboomsdrift team
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moegammadmoses wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely beautiful and very friendly staff.
It is about 20mins from Vredendal and about 40mins from the N7 but all worth the drive.
The route to the accommodation is scenic.
Great staff. Receptionist was great, good conversation. It makes you feel at home.

I had room 105 and trust me you would love it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 02 Mar 2024
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 have you here again.
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Eloise wrote a review Sept 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No warm welcome.! Simply handed us the key. No explanation of anything. No interaction whatsoever. Our accomodation felt like an after thought... no view. No windows. And parking under the washing line! Definitely not my idea of a pleasant stay! I would suggest to put more effort into customer service and communication.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 23 Sept 2022
Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback. At first, the staff did check you in as normal and ask you about dinner. You did not respond on that. You booked under a different surname, and we did not know about that. The request was a double room, but no number for guests was given. Upon check in, you were to people, luckily the room that was allocated to you was 2 twin/king bed. The room is part of our 200 year old building and we are proud of our heritage. The room do have 2 windows that open onto the stoep and the bathroom also have a window. The next morning you checked out, and told us that you need to be closer to the airport for meetings. Upon check in, you had the time to ask for a different room, or to upper your requests, but did not said anything. It would have been better to talk to us in person to resolve this problem.1 Regards
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Foodie935 wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night here as part of a flower tour. We loved it. Quirky and unique, but such warm hospitality from everyone. Sparkling clean rooms - all the basics are spot on (good shower, comfortable beds, ample safe parking). I would recommend the dinner in their amazing covered lapa - they had a crackling fire going, and it was just so homely and relaxed. Food was great.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 06 Sept 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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Coastal24329189847 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Melkboomsdrift on our flower trip! Friendly and very helpful hosts. The guest house, or shall I say Guest Farm, has a fantastic setting with great views on the Olifantsriver! All staff very friendlyThe dinner served in the boma was excellent!
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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 overjoyed that our staff made your stay so memorable. 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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Peter B wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time here even though it was only for one night. Staff were great and treatment we had deserves every praise we can give it. We praticulary were impressed with Malcolm, who helped us and every other guest to the best of his ability.
We are both very grateful to him. Dinner and breakfast were excellent, of higest quality and delicious of course.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2024
Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. That’ll put a smile on his face for the rest of the day! It was a pleasure to have you here. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful. Welcome to the Melkboomsdrift family. Regards Melkboomsdrift Team
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klubbe134859 wrote a review Aug 2022
Gauteng, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Melkboomdrift was an absolutely wonderful experience. Stefan and Liezel went out of their way to assist when one of our party fell ill. The rooms were very comfortable and well equipped, the food was amazing, the location setting was perfect. We will definitely stay there again and highly recommend Melkboomdrift
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 28 Aug 2022
We are thrilled to have you as part of the Melklboomsdrift 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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LWG6 wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are lovely with everything you might need. Clean and comfortable.
Great breakfast.
The staff are very friendly & hospitable and went above and beyond to assist us when we experienced car troubles. Nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you Stefan & Liezel for helping us out.
If you are looking for a place away from home where you will feel at home, this is it.
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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
Good day Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Customer service is our priority and we are glad that we could make your stay memorable. No job to small or big for us to help. Welcome to the Melkboomsdrift Family. Hope to see you again. Regards
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Shanus wrote a review Jan 2020
North-West Province, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Melkboomsdrift is a property that has great location and could get away with that alone, but thankfully the staff working there are the true gems. Nothing was too much for them to handle, everything was on point. The team was great but one stand out was Malcolm who was on the ball and made the stay even more special.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from 1807DigitalMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this very uplifting review of our establishment. Malcolm is indeed a special human and one of the greatest team players here at Melkboomsdrift, someone we all know we can count on 24/7/365. It is so encouraging to receive a review lauding our services and personnel since we strive always to deliver only the best to ensure that every guest enjoys a 5 star experience with each and every visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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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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