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Melozhori Private Game Reserve

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Overview
4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Melozhori Game Reserve lies in the picturesque Cape folded mountains, adjacent to the tiny hamlet of Stormsvlei in the verdant Overberg district of the Western Cape and just under 200kms from Cape Town. This predator free game reserve is set on a breathtaking panoramic landscape with uninterrupted views and home to unique mix of indigenous fauna and flora. Each and every one of our passionate staff members will ensure you have a memorable stay, whether you just want to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city or enjoy a scenic game drive or a relaxed walk. We have 4 unique accommodation options to choose from. All of our units are available on an exclusive-use basis to ensure total privacy during your stay with us. Every staff member is part of our family, committed to y...Melozhori Game Reserve lies in the picturesque Cape folded mountains, adjacent to the tiny hamlet of Stormsvlei in the verdant Overberg district of the Western Cape and just under 200kms from Cape Town. This predator free game reserve is set on a breathtaking panoramic landscape with uninterrupted views and home to unique mix of indigenous fauna and flora. Each and every one of our passionate staff members will ensure you have a memorable stay, whether you just want to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city or enjoy a scenic game drive or a relaxed walk. We have 4 unique accommodation options to choose from. All of our units are available on an exclusive-use basis to ensure total privacy during your stay with us. Every staff member is part of our family, committed to your comfort and relaxation,
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
• Please note no smoking is allowed on the reserve when going for walks. The vegetation may appear green but the risk of fire is high at all times. • Kindly note that smoking is not allowed indoors and all our rooms are fitted with smoke detectors. • Please do not litter, we strive to keep our reserve in a pristine condition.
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Sofas4 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Half baths4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Lientjie N
Hosting since April 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are available 24/7 to the guests

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Reviews (96)
Enslin S
Enslin S
San Diego, CA1 contribution
Unforgettable Memories at Melozhori!
If you want an unforgettable safari/holiday/outdoor adventure look no further. The manager and her team did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Even making the reservation was a pleasure! Once we arrived and received a warm greeting from the staff with a welcome drink and a deliciously prepared snack board we knew we were in for a tremendous time! The lodge is beautifully decorated, the rooms are spacious and welcoming! After the welcome drink and snacks they gave us a tour of the lodge and the surrounding grounds and believe me it is spectacular. They have an outside firepit in the pool, a deck at the small drinking hole close to the lodge to watch the animals drink and enjoy your own drink (or even try your hand at catching your own trout). There is a BOMA just a few steps from the main lodge complete with a pizza oven, jacuzzi and a firepit. The sundowners at the BOMA was out of this world! I would highly recommend the pizza's for one of your lunches! Talking about the food - I don't think I can praise the chef enough for the delicious and carefully prepared dishes he made for us! Each one was a master piece! We had vegans in our party and the vegan menu was so delicious even the non vegans wanted some! Each meal was well prepared and thought out. Even the coffee maker was drained from the standard milk and filled with Almond milk to ensure the first cup was completely made with almond milk.... I mean that is attention to detail! The game drives were informative and the variety of antelope impressive. I loved the fact that you could walk around and enjoy the nature first hand. Morning runs/walks are a must! I WILL be back!
Visited November 2023
Written 4 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review Enslin. It was such a pleasure to host you and your parents. We look forward to welcoming you back again
Written 5 December 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marion W
Marion W
Muizenberg, South Africa13 contributions
Amazing experience!
Our 4th trip to Melozhori and the renovations made to the Cottage are fantastic. It was great before but this is spectacular. Nothing is missing that one could think of! Everything is top quality from the towels, toiletries, gowns, linen, wine and champagne glasses - all matching which is rare in so many places! Dishwasher, fridge freezer, aircon, electric blankets, pizza oven, hot tub, pool are all such great luxuries. The game drive was excellent. Sam was so knowledgable and a great driver. The setting of the cottage is amazing and the best part is being able to take dogs too. Will definitely be back again soon - or as soon as availability allows.
Visited November 2023
Written 28 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review Marion. It is always a pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcoming you back again
Written 28 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ilse Meyer
Ilse Meyer
2 contributions
Amazing break away weekend
We had an amazing break away weekend as a family in the cottage and the valley pod. Excellent service and food - semi catered option. The game drive was truly informative and professional, well done! Highly recommended.
Visited November 2023
Written 26 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review Ilse. We look forward to welcoming you back
Written 27 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

geoffexplorer
geoffexplorer
98 contributions
good accommodation but missing many important elements to match the price
we stayed in the valley pod and really liked the design of the place and the external deck etc. It was well finished and a nice place to stay. Having stayed in dozens of places like this up and down south africa we were surprised though to find that there was no housekeeping for our three night stay, so no washing up done for us, no beds made, no bins emptied etc. We found out later that this was another 'extra' which you could pay for, but no-one told us that when we arrived and it is not in line with the offer at better lodges and parks we have been to very recently( Thembe, Ithala etc - all included daily services). Melozhori is also not designed for walking amongst the animals as they don't supply even a simple schematic or map of the whole area - so when we walked on both days we tried to guess where the loop walks were and both times we ended up having to go across the bush for long distances, hoping that snakes were hearing us coming and getting a few scratches here and there. A fairly trivial problem i know but such an easy solution. Print out a map. I guess they don't do that because they want the income from pushing all guests into going on their 'game drives'. They also ban you from driving your own vehicle to explore the area, which was a sad surprise for us . Another very tedious thing was that the gate doesn't work properly, so you drive up to it, going in or out, you ring them and they say they will open it, you wait ten or fifteen minutes, ring them again, and eventually you and the two cars behind you either creep in or you finally escape. A small thing again, but a very poor welcome and goodbye. They need the basics like a camera for the gate and a rethink of their tech for opening and closing the gate from reception or wherever - another basic thing that may have compared to the norm 20 years ago but feels very stupid in 2023. so, a pretty good area and the bones of the place and the cabins etc are good, but i think they are resting on their laurels and not getting some of the important management things right for their price point. And please sort out the hiking option - it doesn't work right now and not everybody wants to sit for a long time in the group truck gazing at springbok and eland.
Visited November 2023
Written 24 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Dear Geoff Again thank you for your feedback. We will look into your complaints All the best
Written 25 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nicholas s
nicholas s
4 contributions
Beautiful traquility!
Complete isolation from the world, the connection to nature, coupled with all the comforts of a luxury resort within 2 hours of CT was just incredible.
Visited November 2023
Written 8 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Dear Nicholas. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to hosting you again
Written 9 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee17939438574
Sightsee17939438574
1 contribution
Beautiful Melozhori
Breath taking views. Out of no where. Secure and fully equipped cottage house. Enjoyed the birds coming to the house.
Visited November 2023
Written 8 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review. Glad u enjoyed your stay with us
Written 9 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kevinahill77
kevinahill77
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Relax in luxury
Melozhori combines a stunningly peaceful environment with luxurious attention to detail that made for an amazing weekend away. Dont miss the game drive - our guide Sam was the most informative and entertaining that we've had the privilege to experience.
Visited October 2023
Written 30 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review Kevin. We hope to welcome you back again soon
Written 31 October 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glenn H
Glenn H
Cape Town, South Africa12 contributions
Secluded luxury
We loved our time at Melozhori, the combination of peaceful seclusion in nature while still having every luxury at hand was fantastic. The design and decoration of the Waterfall pod is brilliant - from the amazing views from each section to the hot tub, pizza oven, and double-sided fireplace, you have everything you need and more. The whole experience, from booking, checking in, the game drive, to checking out, strikes the right balance of seamless efficiency but still personal with plenty of attention to detail. The game drive was a highlight - we saw Giraffe, Sable antelope, Bontebok, Springbok, Waterbuck, and Zebra up close. Shannon is full of information on all the animals as well as the flora and speaks with authority on these subjects as well as the important topic of conservation and living in harmony with nature. Besides the game drive, being able to walk or bike within the reserve is a great way to connect to nature. The only downside was that two nights was too short! We look forward to returning. A big thank you to Ilze-Marie, Shannon, and the entire team for a memorable stay.
Visited October 2023
Written 8 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to hosting you again in future
Written 9 October 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Penelope Walters-Brown
Penelope Walters-Brown
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We will be back, bringing our friends & family to experience this amazing place, next time in wondeful looking lodge!
The cottage was a perfect space for our family, 3 day holiday. Ilse and Sam were so accommodating with our various requests which made our stay even better. Then the search for the majestic giraffes on our game drive through the farm was incredible and worth every minute. What an amazing place to view such wonderful wildlife.
Visited October 2023
Written 8 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back along with your family and friends
Written 9 October 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Go01068697089
Go01068697089
1 contribution
Honeymooners Delight
The stay at Melozhori was unreal! The secluded nature of Valley Pod was the perfect setting for my wife and I as we celebrated our honeymoon. I would also highly recommend the sundowner set up to all couples looking to enjoy a unique sunset picnic experience.
Visited September 2023
Written 8 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour33638683875
GrandTour33638683875
Thank you for the lovely review. We hope you will be visiting us again soon.
Written 9 October 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Staff on property
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas

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Map
About the neighbourhood
We are situated just off the Garden Route on the Robertson Wine Valley Route and approximately 90 km from Cape Aghulhas
Getting around
Transport can be arranged
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Self drive from Cape Town Approximately 2 hours Fly in by Helicopter Fly in by small fixed wing Aircraft
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Melozhori Private Game Reserve

Melozhori Private Game Reserve is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

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