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About Melkboomsdrift Guest House & Conference Centre

Melkboomsdrift Lodge 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 stopover between Cape Town and Namibia on the N7, with the West Coast just 20 minutes away for whale-spotting.

The quaint rooms feature private entrances and bar fridges, and delicious farm breakfasts are served, with dinner and picnic baskets available on request. Self-catering options are also available. Guests can relax at the pool side, overlooking the river or vineyards or cruise up-river for birding or the seasonal wild flowers.

The guest house 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.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Melkboomsdrift Guest House & Conference Centre

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Heinri Cloete
29 October 2017

The road to the guest house

Maria Pretorius, South Africa
17 December 2016

The rooms are well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated. The views of the vineyard are beautiful. Its a bit isolated though. More suitable for the business traveller.

Pieter Steyn, South Africa
11 September 2016

Enjoyed the place as a point from which to tour the flower area. Rooms clean, breakfast nice. Pricey compared to other similar establishments.Love the dogs!

Grant James, South Africa
23 December 2015

Nice large room and shower. Comfortable and clean. Enjoyed the breakfast with a view. Also lovely to have a swim in such a great scene. 

Alex Meyer, Denmark
19 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the lodge, it was located in a lovely setting and the rooms were tastefully decorated with very good comfortable beds. Had we had more time we would have made this our home base for exploring this region as it is located centrally between Lutzville and Vredendal. Breakfast was freshly prepared and suitable for young and old, given we were travelling with kids. 

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Melkboomsdrift Guest House & Conference Centre is 13.3km from the centre of Vredendal , the nearest airport 263.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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