Melkkamer Vlei Cottage

The lovely old stone cottage overlooks the stunning De Hoop vlei. It has four beautifully appointed bedrooms with 2 separate bathrooms. There is a separate sitting room, dining area with fully equipped kitchen and a cosy fireplace.

Paraffin lamplight and firelight add to the romance of the location, where there is no electricity.

Melkkamer Vlei Cottage is set on a unique wetland location and ideal for families or small groups, especially keen birders.

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.

.If you are self-catering, please ensure that you bring all your supplies. Our curio shop sells wood, firelighters and meat but it really is a gift shop and not a food shop.

.Firewood can be purchased at our Curio Shop or you are welcome to bring your own. We provide complimentary firewood in our Suites that have fireplaces only.



Room Facilities
4 Bedrooms (1 X King 4-poster bed, 1 X King bed, 2 X Twin beds)
Linen and hangers provided
2 Bathrooms: 2 Showers; basins; toilet; bath mats. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
Kitchen lounge/dining area fireplace; outdoor braai and dining area
Kitchen: No electricity. Gas fridge/freezer; gas stove/oven; basic crockery and cutlery; basic kitchen utensils; sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided) braai equipment
Serviced daily


From R4900 per cottage/night.


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