Welcome to Melton Wold
The oldest guest farm in South Africa – since 1935 .
Melton Wold is our little piece of heaven in the heart of the Karoo, come enjoy Karoo hospitality at its best on an historic farm where time seems to stand still.
Put away your woes and worries for a week or so.
Turn out all disturbing thoughts and let your troubles go.
If you’re on a holiday and have no work to do – it will not restore you if your mind’s not resting too.
It is good to be at leisure in the sun to sit, but it will not give you any lasting benefit – if you have a lot of things you’re bothering about. Problems come a-rushing in unless you shut them out.
It is not enough to get away from the routine. You must find an inward peace and make your mind serene….
Do not let your thoughts go working down the same old tracks. Give your brain a holiday. Stop worrying. Relax.
Patience Strong – July, 1966.
Free wi-fi available on request (Limited reception!)
Please note that there is limited cellphone connectivity at Melton Wold
Activities on the farm
Numerous activities are available at Melton Wold, a large games room compliments lawns and gardens which surround the tennis court, bowling green and trampoline.
There is also a rustic swimming pool and for the more actively inclined, there are walks and mountain bike rides in the quiet crystal air of the sunny Karoo.
In the evenings adults can relax in a comfortable lounge and an attractive ladies bar, “The Deer and Pheasant”.
– Mountain biking (bring your own bike)
– Swimming pool
– Tennis court (bring your own rackets and balls)
– Table tennis
– Pool table (in bar)
– Game drives (Monday to Saturday only)
– Target shooting
– Bird watching
and much more…
Accommodation consists of single, double, twin-bedded and family rooms and is provided in an enlarged farm house, the main part of which dates back to 1889. Eighteen of the twenty-three rooms are en suite.
All our rooms have fireplaces and/or wall mounted heaters and each bed has an electrical blanket. There is a comfortable lounge and an attractive ladies bar, “The Deer and Pheasant”. A large games room compliments lawns and gardens which surround the tennis court, bowling green and trampoline. There is also a rustic swimming pool and for the more actively inclined, there are walks and mountain bike rides in the quiet crystal air of the sunny Karoo.
With Melton Wold as a base, the famous Namaqualand flowers and interest points of the diamond route can be visited. Photographers and nature lovers can never exhaust the resources of the veld, with 210 different bird species to see. While geologists and paleontologists will see everything from a diamond mine, kimberlite and fossil remains, including a Bradysaurus fossil dating back to approximately two hundred and fifty million years ago. Tranquil evenings can be spent at our outdoor boma. Well situated, not far from the guest house, the magnificent sunsets and galaxy of stars can really be appreciated, while your hosts Willem, Ronel and their staff provide a sumptuous feast around a huge log fire.
Melton Wold also has its own post office. The buildings are not in use any more but are kept in good condition to remind us of the days gone by and how it use to be.
The caravan park currently has 10 grassed sites situated near the main guest house.
Campers also have access to the main lodge and all the recreational facilities. Each site at the park is equipped with a water tap, electricity point and a freestanding braai.
Catering at Melton Wold
Melton Wold produces all of its own vegetables, bakes its own brown bread and its makes it own preserves, as well as all the meat and venison coming from the farm itself, all of these form the foundation of its renowned cuisine.
3 Meals are served from the dinning room daily.
Early morning coffee or tea is served in your room and afternoon tea is served in the lounge area.