Mount Melsetter, a Karoo Experience
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Last Updated: June 2019

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  • Longitude: 25.470422
  • Latitude: -31.455397
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Accommodation Offered

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Farm Getaway

About Mount Melsetter, a Karoo Experience

Mount Melsetter, a Karoo Experience, provides a superb venue to break away from the pressures of your normal day to day living. The Karoo House lies under the gaze of Mount Melsetter itself, which rises to just over 5000 feet, a landmark looming large over the surrounding Karoo, due east of Middelburg.

It sprawls in rolling lawns on the banks of the Great Brak River, surrounded by trees, gardens, a pool and gazebo, clay tennis court, grass volleyball court, and horse paddocks. In the midst of the dry, almost lifeless Karoo - this is an oasis of greenery which greets the weary traveller like a mirage, a dream of a gracious era that used to be.

Typically colonial, the large gracious Karoo House is elegantly furnished, with five double bedrooms, five bathrooms – some en suite – a fireside lounge, a DSTV equipped TV Lounge, the Saddlebum Pub, 14 seater dining room and comfortable porches.

Mount Melsetter can accommodate 14 people, in seven double rooms which are as follows:

In the Main Lodge, two king size bedded double rooms, each with full bathroom en-suite.

Also in the Main Lodge, two twin bedded double rooms, each with wash hand basin and access to two seperate private bathrooms; and one small bedroom with standard size double bed with wash hand basin to share the two seperate private bathrooms.

In a seperate cottage called Lairds, two double rooms, each with bathroom en-suite opening onto a generous size porch equiped with basic self catering facilities, a microwave and a weber gas braai.

Map and Directions to Mount Melsetter, a Karoo Experience

GPS :  31° 27' 19.43" S / 25° 28' 13.52" E

From the N1

  • Take exit 8 signed "Bethulie, Gariep Dam" and turn south towards the dam
  • Turn left onto the R58 towards Venterstad
  • Turn right onto the R390 to Steynsburg
  • At the T-junction in Steynsburg turn right towards Middelburg
  • Stay on the R56 and pass the turn off to Hofmeyr
  • 31 km past the Hofmeyr turnoff the gate to Mount Melsetter Karoo House is on the right.

From Graaff-Reinet

  • Take the N9 towards Middelburg
  • Approaching Middelburg the road forks. Bear right signed "N9 Colesberg"
  • Turn left at the sign R56 Middelburg, Steynsburg
  • At the end of the ramp turn left towards Rosmead and Steynsburg
  • 45 kms from here the gate to Mount Melsetter Karoo House is on the left.

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