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This historical old house was built in app. 1912 by the famous Boere Generaal, Gen. Koos de la Rey.  His son lived here until his death at the age of 47. The house was then sold out of the family.  Melville Gastehuis was established by Jan and Coral Fourie approximately 1990, to be the first B&B in town.  The three bedroom B&B with shared bathroom facilities was then bought by Gert and Bettie Dry in 1997 and been renovated into a luxurious 10 en-suite bedroom Guest House establishment in 2006.  They proudly manage this characterful old property for 17 years with so much love, care and Afrikaans hospitality, that many a guest return to experience the warmth and character of this charming Guest House.  They retired in 2014 at the age of 75, passing the stick to their son and daughter-in-law, Jannie and Juanita Dry to carry on the spirit as a family business.

Accommodation at Melville Gastehuis
At Melville Gastehuis we offer 10, taste fully interior, en-suite rooms, all with shower and bath (some only shower).  All the rooms have DSTV, Television, fans, heaters, fridge, microwave and coffee/tea making facilities. Two of the guest rooms are equipped with self-catering kitchenette. We also have a family unit with a separate bedroom, kitchen and lounge available. In our cozy dining room we will still the hunger with our delicious and mouthwatering breakfast and dinner, while the birds keep the guests company.

Secure parking, braai facilities, lovely relaxing patios, beautiful gardens flocked with birds and a fresh taste of arts & craft are some of the highlights that make our establishment as definite choice.  Services like supper, lunch packs, laundry and Wi-Fi are available on request.

There are various tourist attractions and landmarks situated near the Guest House which include: Lichtenburg Motor Racetrack, the Barberspan Bird Sanctuary, Wondergat, the Agriculture Museum, the British Soldier Cemetery, the Statue of Genl. Koos de la Rey and his horse and the Bakerville Diamond Diggings.

In-Room / Unit Facilities
- Fan 
- Heater 
- Toiletries 
- Bathroom En-suite 
- Shower 
- Bath (available in some rooms only)
- Toiletries 
- Bed linen 
- Blankets 
- Bathroom towels 
- Hairdryer (On Request)
- Iron / Iron board (On Request)
- Television 
- Tea / coffee facilities 
- Fridge 
- Microwave 
- Private entrance 
- Smoking in room: not allowed 

Facilities at Melville Gastehuis
The refreshing, secluded ambiance at Melville Guest House allows guests to reside in a tranquil setting, while still being able to experience all that Lichtenburg offers.  Relaxing patios & a braai-facility are available at our braai-patio with enough fire-wood to accompany you through the night.   A conference room is available for up to 20 delegates equipped with writing boards, dvd-player and overhead projector.

On-Site Facilities and Services
- Dinner on request
- Lunch-pack on request
- Breakfast & Dining room
- Reception desk
- Arts and Craft
- Housekeeping Daily
- Laundry service
- Gardens and patio’s
- Wi-Fi
- Security (fenced)
- Parking (off-street)
- Conference Room
- Wheelchair friendly (semi)
- Braai-facility
- Telephone / Fax / Internet

Area Info:

We are situated on the N14 – flower route – also en-route to Namibia via Botswana and well centered for business people in the center part of the North West Province.  We are next door to several restaurants and walking distance from the Town Centre and a mall that make our establishment a very comfortable stopover for travelers and business people.


- Restaurants / Eateries (Next Door): Ocean Basket, Spur, Maxi’s, Liza’s Pub & Grill, Scooters Pizza
- Mall / Grocery Store / Take Aways (Walking Distance): KFC, Pizza-burg, Romans Pizza, Fish & Chips
- Banks / ATM • Museum / Post Office • Medical Centre / Doctor’s


Activities On-Site / Nearby
- Bars / entertainment
- Galleries / museums
- Bird watching (1 km)
- Game viewing (15 km)
- Golf course (6 km)
- Farm activities (5 km)
- Fishing (30 km)
- Diving / snorkeling (30 km)
- Horse riding (15km)

Rooms and Units Available:

ROOM 1 - This spacious room with its private ‘stoep’ is equipped with three single beds.  Two of the singles can be converted into a king size bed for a couple.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a bath only.

ROOM 2 - This room can sleep three, it has a double and  one 3/4 quarter bed that is ideal for families.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath.

ROOM 3 - This modern well designed room is equipped with a double bed and is ideal for the traveler that needs to do a lot of paperwork.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath.

ROOM 4 - This room with its ancient character is equipped with a double bed and is ideal for travelers.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath.

ROOM 5 - This twin bed room has a fresh sailor interior design and is equipped with a kitchenette with all the facilities for a long term guest. The spacious en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath.

ROOM 6 - This bedroom with its warm character has two single beds and is equipped with a kitchenette with all facilities for a long term guest. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower over the bath.

ROOM 7 - Room 7 is the ideal room for the traveler and is tastefully designed with all necessaties.  It is equipped with a double bed and the en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath.

ROOM 8 - This spacious room is equipped with a double and a single bed.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped only with a large shower.

ROOM 9 - Our family unit sleeping four people consists of a separate bedroom with a double and a single bed, a lounge with a single bed and fully equipped kitchen.  The en-suite bathroom to the bedroom is equipped with a shower only.

ROOM 10 - This small room is for the low budget guest and is equipped with a double bed and all necessary facilities.  The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower only.

Standard Rooms

Tastefully appointed, non-smoking rooms, each with en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath.  All our rooms are situated outside of the main building and privately opened out on our splendor gardens and patios with a relaxing and breathtaking atmosphere. 

Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Parking (off-street - open)

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM