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Melton Wold Guest House

40Km from Victoria West on R63 Melton Wold, Victoria West 7071 South Africa
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#2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria West
Melton Wold is the oldeste guest farm in South Africa - since 1938! It is a working game- and sheepfarm. Photographers and nature lovers can never exhaust the resources of the veld, with 210 different bird species to see. While geologists and paleontologists will see everything from a diamond mine, kimberlitic and fossil remains, including a Bradysaurus fossil dating back to approximately two hundred and fifty million years ago. Accommodation consists of single, double and family rooms and is provided in an enlarged farm house, the main part of which dates back to 1889. Eighteen of the twenty-three rooms are en suite. Each room is equiped with a mounted wallpanel and electric blankets for winter. Some of the rooms have fireplaces. Each room have fans for the summer heat. Come and relax in our ladies bar, The Deer and Pheasant. We have 10 campsites on grass and an ablution block. Each stand has its own tap, electric point and braai.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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40Km from Victoria West on R63 Melton Wold, Victoria West 7071 South Africa
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Debra d wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent 4 blissful days at this wonderful historic guesthouse only 40 km from Victoria West. The last time we visited was 12 years ago and unlike so many establishments which tend to change their winning recipes and try to cut corners to save on costs, the experience was just the same. We spent the very hot days in the garden which is immaculately maintained. Cooled off in the very chilly pool, walked up the kopjies and saw lots of game. The staff are very hands on but not intrusive. Loved the home cooked meals by Barbie and team and the evening chats at the bar with Kevin. The rooms are very old school comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had a room with a door to the garden as we had our little dog with us. Ronel certainly knows her guests and we loved that she brought our favourite tipple to us in the garden spot on at noon. Many thanks to the family for another wonderful time of peace and relaxation. We will certainly not wait another 12 years before visiting again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Lovely garden view rooms at the end of the guesthouse with own entrances. Close to the parking too.
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N3 Aviation wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa45 contributions4 helpful votes
If you want to relax in an oasis right in the heart of the Karoo, then this is the place to be! The old guesthouse is kept in an excellent condition and its historic feel and character very well preserved. Hospitality, service and the farm fresh food are outstanding, and have a true Karoo character. We will definitely be back to explore the surroundings further.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Ronel Vorster, Owner at Melton Wold Guest House
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for the visit and nice to hear you enjoyed our oasis in the Karoo!
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amoodly wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
Conveniently located near Victoria West and 40km from Loxton, Melton Wold offers both creature comforts of a lovely bed and hot water showers as well as the options of delicious, wholesome meals. Enjoy the farm or explore the surrounding towns. Swim in the pool, read, play table tennis, take a walk or a drive. The tran quility lends itself to peace of mind and just being if that is what you are looking for. Enjoy the colours of the Karoo sky at dusk. Absolutely incredible hospitality and friendly service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Ronel Vorster, Owner at Melton Wold Guest House
Responded 04 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for the visit and the review!
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Shelagh_Guest wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
An historic oasis! Such a lovely surprise find! Thank you Ronel and family for your hospitality and service. We will definitely be back to visit and spend more time exploring the area and history of the property.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Jon and V wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
The camping here was a great experience, lots of nature and wildlife around. The hosts were very friendly, we did take the opportunity to eat breakfast and dinner in the main house which was very nice. A nice balance of being in nature but having amenities available if required.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: camp, you will enjoy the experience
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US$49 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melton Wold Guest House
What are some of the property amenities at Melton Wold Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Melton Wold Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Melton Wold Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melton Wold Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Melton Wold Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Melton Wold Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melton Wold Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Melton Wold Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.