Melkkamer Manor House

This beautiful remote, old stone Manor House comprises four magnificently appointed bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

Guests have the choice of self catering or the luxury of an onsite chef with fully catered meals. We also offer the option of a guide for birding, vlei and marine walks.

Melkkamer Manor House is the perfect destination for discerning guests who seek the privacy of sole-use villa accommodation. This is the ideal base from which to tailor-make your De Hoop experience or partake in the De Hoop Trail.

Kindly Note:
There is a minimum charge on our cottages

About the Melkkamer Homestead

The sandstone buildings on the opposite side of the vlei (wetland) are known as ‘Melkkamer’.  This remote and exclusive homestead is a 40 min drive from the Opstal area and boasts 3 units dating from the late 1800’s.  There is no electricity and all the units have gas powered appliances, with candlelight and lanterns adding to the romance and charm of this unique area.  A generator is available for the Melkkamer Manor House and Melkkamer Foremans Cottage and is switched on at pre-determined times for the convenience of our guests.

All three cottages are fully equipped for self-catering or guests can drive around for dinner to The Fig Tree Restaurant at the Opstal.  Please note that booking a table for dinner is essential.  For those who prefer to self-cater, kindly ensure that you have adequate supplies, as the nearest towns are an hour’s drive away.

Come and escape to a bygone era in the peace and tranquillity that is the Melkkamer Homestead.

Room Facilities

4 bedrooms all en-suite.
Meals and services can be included at an additional fee – please enquire when booking.
Dining room; Lounge.

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From R10 600 per house/night.


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