Melozhori Private Game Reserve
Melozhori is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive game reserves in the Western Cape. With only 4 spaciously positioned accommodation options for a maximum of 16 guests, without any other signs of civilization in sight, you are completely secluded and immersed in pure wilderness. Ranging from an expansive Lodge to romantic Eco-Pods, each accommodation offering is luxuriously and stylishly fitted for your utmost comfort and enjoyment, including our very popular wood-fired hot tubs and rim flow pools.
With intentionally low guest capacity, expect authentic, personal and friendly service. Every staff member is committed to your comfort and relaxation, understanding that rare quality of unobtrusive service. While you're at Melozhori, it's your home too. From guided game drives to fire-side dining under bright, starry skies, there are so many ways to experience the rejuvenating qualities of Melozhori, a home for all seasons. Do as much or as little as you desire.
As a family owned establishment, we understand the needs of families. An environment free of dangerous predators and malaria ensures peace of mind and endless possibilities for you to explore the reserve at your leisure. Enjoy game drives at your leisure with expert guides; a relaxing hike to enjoy panoramic views; exhilarating mountain bike trails through hilly terrain; a sundowner picnic in the veld; or a long soak in a wood-fired hot tub under a Milky Way of stars. Over 2,300 hectares of undulating hills and mountains offer up breathtaking panoramic views, and a home to 36 species of game, 129 species of birds and a unique mix of indigenous flora.
The history of Melozhori is the story of the Bhorat family and their search for a getaway in nature to call their own. With no history of agriculture, but a passion for conservation and wildlife, the family acquired an old sheep and cattle farm in 2008 on the historic wagon-trading route between the Overberg and Cape Town.
Just a few of the mammals that can be found in the reserve are zebra, giraffe, eland, kudu, red hartebeest, sable antelope, waterbuck, bushbuck, black-backed jackal and the bat-eared fox. The once endangered bontebok, now protected, thrives on the reserve. Special bird species include the blue crane, black harrier and cape vulture. The reserve also participates in local conservation efforts to monitor and protect the elusive Cape Leopard, which has been spotted on the rare occasion.