Melton Wold is the oldest holiday farm in South Africa!


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.

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, kimberlitic and fossil remains, including a Bradysaurus fossil dating back to approximately two hundred and fifty million years ago.

Accommodation consists of single, double 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.

Relax in 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.

Spend tranquil evenings at our outdoor boma, 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 scrumptious feast around a huge log fire.

Melton Wold is the perfect destination for conferences, family gatherings, birthdays and weddings and is located near the SKA Grounds in Carnarvon.

Please note that there is no cellphone connectivity at Melton Wold

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