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Nikki B
Cape Town, South Africa

Gorgeous gem of a place - highly recommend!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 03 Jan 2022
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the most fabulous host, Stefan. He went above and beyond, keeping brilliant communication going and nothing was too much effort for Melkboomsdrift. We loved absolutely everything about this place and would return in a heartbeat!
The swimming pool, restaurant (breakfast and dinner), rooms and facilities are beautiful and tastefully decorated.
We booked rooms 3-5, and every single one of them was impeccable and comfortable. Room 4 was a favourite, having self catering amenities, which came in handy when making use of one of the lovely communal braais on the property.
Malcolm (waiter and barman) is so friendly and welcoming!
Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Room 4 - family room, lovely and spacious / Room 5 - private and quiet
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Responded 06 Feb 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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Reviewed 21 December 2021

Sadly we only spent one night at Melkboomsdrift. We booked on short notice and was lucky enough to get a unit.

The old build, the views and the hosts are nothing but amazing. Read the other 5-star reviews, they are all true.

Tips
- chat to the host about things in the area if time, they will only give good advice
- order dinner, have breakfast
- Lutzville for wine tasting and a mid-day snack

Date of stay: December 2021
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2021

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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Reviewed 19 December 2021

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

Date of stay: December 2021
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 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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Reviewed 26 November 2021

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:-)

Date of stay: November 2021
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 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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Reviewed 18 November 2021

I had a pleasant stay at Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge. Staff and owners were extremely friendly and professional. Room was clean and spacious. Good breakfast. Beautiful setting on the Olifants River. Will be back.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2021

“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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Reviewed 18 November 2021

A very nice overnight stay. The rooms are clean, facility is well-organized & friendly. The view from the on-site restaurant also great.

Not sure why the review has to be a minimum of 200 characters as one can say what one needs to say will within that limit!

Date of stay: November 2021
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 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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