Melkboomsdrift Lodge West Coast Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering in Vredendal

Melkboomsdrift Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering / Conference and Wedding Venue at Melkboomsdrift Farm, Vredendal, 8160, Cape West Coast. Show on Map

About Melkboomsdrift Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Olifantsriver Valley, between Vredendal and Lutzville lies Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge a restored farmhouse dating back to 1820 and declared as a National Monument.

Melkboomsdrift Lodge is a welcome and convenient stopover for business people and tourists between Cape Town and Namibia or Upington on the N7. It is situated between Vredendal and Lutzville just off the N7 on the R363

The Lodge 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 who will gladly treat you to a private wine tasting on this beautiful working wine farm producing boutique wines.

In the winter months a welcome glass of sherry will be presented to you on arrival to keep the winter chills at bay. During the warm and balmy summer months, enjoy a refreshing homemade iced tea, a speciality of the house, before being shown to your suite.


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. 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 and also fresh homemade rusks!

Televisions are standard in all suites and include all local channels as well as MNet and DSat. The cottages include private gardens with BBQ facilities for each. The units are fully equipped for self catering and include fresh linen and all of the above.


Upgraded and larger conference facilities have recently been completed at Melkboomsdrift. The upgraded facilities can accommodate up to 20 delegates and offers up to date equipment and amenities.


Enjoy scrumptious farmhouse breakfasts or a delicious English Cream Tea served on the patio of Melkboomsdrift Lodge. Enjoy fine country cooking for which Melkboomsdrift Guest Lodge and Conference Centre is renowned.

Activities & Attractions

Nature's own annual Floral Display of Wild Desert Flowers - August through September
Panoramic views of the stunning vineyards of the Olifants River Valley
Abundant indigenous bird life
Sun-soaked lazy days around the pool and barbecue area
Delicious, succulent crayfish - fresh from the pristine blue Atlantic Ocean
The awe-inspiring Saldanha - Sishen railway bridge
Hiking trails
Wine tasting
4x4 routes and quadbiking
Stroll down to a look-out point with your flask of tea/coffee or a bottle of Melkboomsdrift Lodge boutique wine and add to our list of bird species to be spotted on the farm or next to the Olifants River - 15 species have been identified so far by guests
Play golf at our golf course in Lutzville and Vredendal 9 holes and then come and relax with a gold beer or a bottle of red wine from our farm.
Come and Rittel during the annual Rittelfees in the last weekend of Oct each year.
Wine tasting at our big cellars at Lutzville and Vredendal.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Room service


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -31.604388
Longitude: 18.405350

Children policy
All ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 18h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged in advance, please enquire.

Listed on
April 2003 - 6 Reviews

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