Situated within sight and sound of the ocean (just one street from the beach!), approximately 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre and 35 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, Melkbosch Guesthouse is for those who like to get out of the city but not too far from their business.
Excellent surfing and fishing spots all along this pristine stretch of beach along with the quaint restaurants and coffee shops dotted all around the area are definitely very rejuvenating to the soul!
Tuck into great seafood meals at local beachfront restaurants or quench your thirst with a yummy cocktail or two at sunset!
In Room Facilities:
Our rooms offer a fully stocked mini bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, remote controlled TV with DStv (Digital Satellite TV) and a writing bureau.
All the rooms have a private entrance and most lead onto the balcony by means of a sliding door overlooking the private enclosed garden and barbeque area. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the building.
Self-catering Units are found on the ground floor. Available in each unit is a fully stocked mini bar, kitchenette, remote controlled TV with DStv and a writing bureau.These units have separate entrances leading into the enclosed tropical garden and barbeque area which is open for guests use.
Regarded as the start of the ever-growing-in-popularity Cape West Coast, Melkbosstrand is something of a village, although many regard it as a suburb of Cape Town given that it is a mere 35 kilometers outside of the city centre.
Melkbosstrand is a favourite with locals and offers hours of beach strolling, surfing, sunsets to put most sunsets to shame, and the much photographed view over Table Mountain and Robben Island.
'Melkbos' literally translates as 'milk bush' and refers to the Euphorbiaceae bushes that grow on sand dunes here, called 'melkbos' by all those familiar with the milky latex substance the plant gives off.
Whilst the village is closely tied to the romantic impression of white beaches, great seafood sold at local restaurants, and one of the most popular beaches for kite surfing, it owes its existence to a thoroughly unromantic development - the Koeberg nuclear power station - built with the help of the British and the French 6 kilometers north of Melkbosstrand, which needed housing for foreign contractors.
Melkbosstrand is nonetheless an ideal and extremely pretty base from which to explore both Cape Town and the West Coast, particularly as the Durbanville winelands are close by and the Boland Mountains, offering number of wonderful day trips through valleys hung with vines, blue skies for most of the year and mountains looming in the background.
Private enclosed garden and barbeque area. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the building.
Play Golf at Atlantic Beach Golf Estate.
Dine at Die Melkbosskerm.
Koeberg Nature Reserve.
The Farmyard Farm Stall.
Grotto Bay Trails.
Air Force Museum.
Die Damhuis Restaurant.