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Melkboomsdrift Guest House, B&B and Self-Catering Accommodation in Olifants River Valley, Vredendal

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Melkboomsdrift Lodge

P O Box 1124
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 27 2172624
Fax: +27 (0) 27 217 2535


The Melkboomsdrift Romantic Interlude - Your luxurious romantic getaway


Melkboomsdrift Guest House and Conference Centre

MELKBOOMSDRIFT GUESTHOUSE is situated in the heart of the Olifants River valley, between Vredendal and Lutzville, this working wine farm with a restored farmhouse, circa 1820, is an ideal stop-over between Cape Town and Namibia on the N7, with the West Coast 20 minutes away for whale spotting.

Quaint rooms have private entrances and bar fridges. Delicious farm breakfasts, with dinner and picnic baskets on request. Self-catering option. Relax at the pool overlooking the Olifants river and vineyards. Cruise up-river for birding or the seasonal wild flowers. Credit cards and Children welcome.

The Guesthouse is located on the fertile banks of the Olifants River, on the famous South African West Coast. This gem of South Africa's West Coast, has everything and more to offer the battle-weary businessman or adventurous tourist.

On your arrival at MELKBOOMSDRIFT, you will be received by the friendly personnel where you can make arrangements for a private wine tastings during your stay at MELKBOOMSDRIFT.

The Main House

The historic building (c1820) which houses the beautifully restored suites, achieved monument status in 1992 when Hilsa lovingly began the laborious task of restoration on the then run down and dilapidated building.

There are a total of 13 en-suite garden suites and 4 of those are self-catering suites, each with a unique name, to choose from. The units are able to accommodate from 1 to 5 people.

Outstanding conference facilities are able to accommodate up to 20 delegates in air-conditioned luxury with all necessary equipment available on request. Click here for more information on our conference facilities.


Rooms and Rates

There is little to prepare you for the sheer chic and panache of this stylish establishment. Each suite has been lovingly restored and decorated in a uniquely distinctive style. No one room looks like any other. From rich earthy Ambers to the coolest jades and greens, some furnished with pieces which were meticulously handmade by owner, Hilsa Van Heerden, and others, with beautiful period furniture, restored to their original beauty.

Justifiably one would want to return again and again if not for the delicious farmhouse breakfasts, then to sleep in another suite to experience the "MELKBOOMSDRIFT charm".

Each suite and self-catering unit is equipped with a fully stocked bar fridge for your convenience. Coffee and tea facilities are available as well - fresh farm milk in your fridge daily and fresh homemade rusks!

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Places To See

Melkboomsdrift Guest House and Conference Centre located on the Cape West Coast, Vredendal offers an ideal location from which to explore the Olifants River Valley and Namaqualand.  See below interesting towns to visit when you stay over at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, ideally located on the N7 between Cape Town and Namibia:



Vredendal, a modern South African WEST COAST town is situated along the fertile banks of the Olifants River in the Olifants River Valley. As you approach this bustling rural gem you will encounter vast expanses of terraced vineyards, reminiscent of a typical Rhine River village.

A leisurely 3 hour drive from Cape Town on the N7 highway, you will journey through some of the most magnificent scenery which South Africa and specifically the WEST COAST, has to offer.

Vredendal is an ideal stopover for the battle-weary businessman or the adventurous tourist who wishes to experience the true warmth and welcome for which the WEST COAST and her people are so well known.

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Strandfontein Beach House - Cape West Coast

Strandfontein Beach House on the Cape West CoastMagical sunsets, dazzling white beaches, fresh West Coast crayfish and chilled white wine from local vineyards are what you'll find at Flower and Wine Stay on South Africa's popular unspoilt West Coast.

Here you can relax in luxurious comfort and convenience in this newly refurbished seaside home with panoramic views of the saphire blue ocean. Relax on the wooden deck which overlooks the bay where dolphins play in the surf and whales lazily swim by during calving season.

The home has been equipped to make your stay a memorable and carefree one which is guaranteed to keep you coming back to this neck of the woods.

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Dinner Special (Des 2015 - Feb 2016)

You get a COMPLIMENTARY 2 COURSE MEAL on one of the days of your stay. A 50% deposit secures your booking.

  • Luxury Rooms - R600 (Incl. Vat) pps pn bb

Must Book for 3 nights or longer

Biker's Special (All year round 2015 except Aug and Sept)

Discover the West Coast as you take to the road en-route to Melkboomsdrift to take up the Biker's Special. Enjoy a FREE WELCOME DINNER upon arrival at Melkboomsdrift Lodge on Day 1 and take to the road on day 2 to discover the Namaqualand dirt roads as never before along the Saldanha/Sishen railway line and the Maskam and Cederberg mountains.

  • Grand Luxury  - R 600.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb
  • Luxury Room - R 500.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb
  • Standard Room - R 450.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb

Must be 4 or more persons to qualify
Minimum 2 nights stay qualifies

Weekends only

Wilddog members get 10% discount on normal prices!

Easter weekend Special

Stay 2 nights or longer in our Grand Luxury units and get a 2 course meal free of charge OR stay 2 night or longer in our Luxury units and get a bottle of Melkboomsdrift Lodge Shiraz/Merlot free of charge.

  • Grand Luxury  - R 600.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb
  • Luxury Room - R 550.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb

Minimum 2 nights stay qualifies

Weekend Special  (Nov 2015 - February 2016) Excludes NAMAQUAFEES

Stay 2 night WEEKEND and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast AND complimentary bottle of MELKBOOMSDRIFT WINE. We will supply you with a handy MAP of the area and give you directions on how to access interesting routes to discover the many wonders of the West Coast and Olifantsriver Valley.

  • Grand Luxury  - R 600.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb
  • Luxury Room - R 500.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb
  • Standard Room - R 450.00 (Incl. Vat.) pps pn bb

Minimum 2 nights stay qualifies

Aug and Sept Weekend Special

Stay 3 nights or longer and get 10% accommodation discount only. MELKBOOMSDRIFT LODGE will supply you with a handy MAP of areas to view the flowers and many more wonders of the West Coast and Olifantsriver.


Available on a first come first serve basis
To qualify for your special please discuss this upon booking with Melkboomsdrift Lodge and quote your choice of special
Please check validity of various package specials
* Conditions apply

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GRANDE LUXURY ROOMS with breathtaking views of the vineyards and the river below now ready for occupation.  Fully airconditioned, super luxurious and upmarket styling!


Melkboomsdrift Boutique Wine

Melkboomsdrift Boutique Wine. Try our award winning wines from our very own vineyards. We will arrange a personal wine tasting during your stay with us at Melkboomsdrift.

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* Winter Interlude
* Weekend Special
* Flower Power
* Biker's Special

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Places To See

Citrusdal | Clanwilliam | Klawer | Lambert's Bay | Lutzville | Nieuwoudtville | Springbok | Strandfontein | Upington