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Places To See

Melkboomsdrift Guest House and Conference Centre located on the Cape West Coast, Vredendal offers an ideal location from which to explore the Olifants River Valley and Namaqualand. See below interesting towns to visit when you stay over at Melkboomsdrift Guest House, ideally located on the N7 between Cape Town and Namibia:


This picturesque town, established c1897, with a myriad examples of the finest Cape fynbos and diverse species of flora, has been appropriately named the bulb capital of the World.

The diversity of the abundant flora in and around Niewoudtville is unquestionably one of the main attractions in the whole Namaqualand area.

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Strandfontein & Doringbaai

Only a 20 minute drive from MELKBOOMSDRIFT GUEST HOUSE, Strandfontein is situated on the mouth of the Olifant's River. Strandfontein ("beach fountain") evolved from being an insignificant rural beach resort to a bustling tourist mecca during the wild flower season (August/September) and during the South African summer season (November to February) and Easter holidays (March/April).

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With a population of approximately
60 000, and an advanced infrastructure, Upington can rightfully be described as a bustling business and holiday town.

Situated along the fertile banks of the Orange River, many industries including a flourishing agricultural sector have evolved from this life-giving water source.

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This bustling town with it's fully developed infrastructure is situated in a narrow valley flanked by the famous granite Klein Koperberge ("Copper Mountains").

Springbok offers the tourist a welcome respite when journeying north to Namibia.

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