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Little secret/hidden gem - well worth the drive.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Mar 2023
I went on a business trip to Lutzville and stayed overnight at this amazing little gem. It surpassed any expectation I had in my mind. The room was beautiful, neat and had a lot of character. The staff are friendly and helpful and make you feel at home. They clearly have a passion for clients. The food was amazing - old school and hearty meals with plenty of flavour. To highlight the owner, manager (Stefan - apologies if I misspelt it) and James (server) - were amazing. Perfect venue for a little getaway.
Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this review
Responded 25 Mar 2023
“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.
Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met that mark!
Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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      Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

      The staff at Melkboomsdrift are what makes a normal stay away from home, turn into a fantastic experience. Stefano and Liezl treated us like VIP's. Their attention to detail and genuine concern about their guest's well-being is refreshing to see. The meals enjoyed in the dining lapa were delicious. The staff were very attentive. I would certainly recommend this place for anyone wanting to relax in beautiful surroundings and enjoy home comforts whilst on a business trip, Melkboomsdrift will not disappoint. Thank you to Stefano and your competent team.

      Date of stay: March 2023
      Trip type: Travelled on business
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      Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 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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      Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

      Really great place.
      Welcoming and friendly staff.
      Amazing views across the valley and river and overall great location.
      Clean bright rooms with excellent showers.
      Great dinner and breakfast offering.
      Can’t fault it.
      Would stay again longer for sure.

      Date of stay: January 2023
      Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 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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      Reviewed 11 January 2023

      We stayed a night in December as a stopover on the way to Namibia. It was the perfect spot. Beautiful scenery and nice clean rooms. It has a nice bar and restaurant with a small pool. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend.

      Date of stay: December 2022
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      Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2023

      Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
      The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful.
      We hope to host you again soon.

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      Reviewed 6 January 2023

      What a beautiful guest house.
      Lovely and clean room, perfect for a family of three.
      Friendly bar and restaurant staff. We had a yummy dinner and breakfast. Peaceful surroundings and refreshing pool, especially after five hours of driving.
      We really enjoyed our quick stopover on the way to Cape Town.

      Date of stay: December 2022
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      Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 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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      Reviewed 2 January 2023

      The views are absolutely spectacular, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, the staff (Malcolm) was so friendly and accommodating and even though we stayed over the New Years period, the noise levels were always at a respectable level.

      Room tip: Take rechargeable lights with incase of loadshedding.Be mindful that the premises is pet friendly.
      Date of stay: December 2022
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      Stefan Bekker, General Manager at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2023

      Malcolm is indeed a special person and one of our greatest team players here at Melkboomsdrift.
      Someone you can count on 24/7/365
      I am so glad he made your stay memorable and that you relaxed en rest here.

      Hope to see you again.
      Regards

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