Hidden in the African bush outside Bela Bela, Mellowood House is the epitome of tranquility. Listen to the call of the wild in this bed and breakfast. Peace and quiet is guaranteed. We are 5.5 km on a dirt road, well away from the tar road. The loudest noise is birdsong.
Guests can choose between the Ground Floor Apartment or Mountain View rooms.
The Ground Floor Apartment comprises a bedroom with a king-size bed and a futon in the lounge for two children - the futon is not suitable for adults. The unit is further equipped with a full bathroom, lounge, dining area and a kitchenette. There is a private braai area.
The kitchenette is fitted with a microwave, fridge and tea and coffee facilities. There are ceiling fans and heaters in the apartment as well as DStv and Wi-Fi. Guests also have access to a braai area. The Ground Floor Apartment has a separate entrance and is only suitable for two adults and two children.
Mountain View 1 and 2 are composed of a bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom as well as a fan and a heater. These rooms have a flat-screen TV with DStv and Wi-Fi as well as a bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and a shared braai area. Allowances can be made for a third person by prior arrangement in both Mountain View 1 and 2, subject to availability. There is a shared braai area.
Mellowood House guests enjoy their English Breakfast in the main dining area while overlooking the game animals include giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala, impala, blesbok and sable. There are special dirt roads for standard cars, 2x4 and 4x4 vehicles, lovely walking trails and hectic hills for mountain bikers. A small plunge pool is available to guests.
Guests staying at Mellowood House qualify for great golf deals at the nearby Zebula Golf Course.
- braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- braai/barbeque (some units)
- ceiling fans
- DSTV in room - Hotel Package
- free toiletries
- fridge in unit
- game drives onsite
- golf (less than 5km)
- hunting (less than 30km)
- kitchenette (some units)
- linen & towels provided
- microwave (some units)
- mountain biking
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor splash pool
- parking all onsite
- private entrance - outside rooms
- tea / coffee making facilities
- wi-fi / hotspot
Hi there. Please print these directions, it is important. Check in is from 3pm until 8pm. Check out is by 10am.
Please do not use GPS co-ordinates OR Google Maps, they will take you to the wrong estate.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria take the N1 North to Polokwane.
Take exit number - 238 - the R516. Board says Settlers/Bela Bela.
Turn left onto the R516 to Bela Bela. It’s about 9 kms.
As you enter Bela Bela you will come to a T junction.
Turn right at the traffic lights onto R101. The road goes over a railway line.
Take next feeder lane at the traffic lights to the left into Potgieter.
Follow that road and you will drive past an open-air market on your right. Go over the Stop Sign and stay in left lane.
At the next intersection (the Super Spar is right in front of you) take feeder lane to the left into Chris Hani Road.
Stay on Chris Hani, over a stop sign, past Forever Warmbaths Resort on your left, past the hospital on your left.
Enter roundabout and then first exit left.
There will be signs for the R516 to Thabazimbi and also for Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.
It’s 17km on the R516 to our gate.
Our estate is called Thaba Moriri. You will see a white sign saying Thaba Moriri/Innibos on your left, with an arrow to the right. The entrance is about 400 metres on your right.
Please drive along the dirt road to the thatch main gate. Our gate is under the thatch on the right, Thaba Moriri.
Phone Ellie on 0724000388 or Gareth on 0825527264 to open the main gate.
The signal is terrible, so you may have to try to ring both of us or even send a WhatsApp message.
Please do not phone the name on the sign on the gate.
At the next gate push the button to open.
You are now on Eland Road. You will see an arrow to the left, please keep left.
You will stay on the same dirt road, Eland Road, all the way to the house, it is about 5.8kms (please do not follow signs to Reception).
You will pass the Chalets and the Tents on the right. Keep going straight. You will go up a steep hill with a concrete road.
At the top of the hill PLEASE KEEP LEFT. DO NOT FOLLOW THE CONCRETE ROAD TO THE RIGHT TO 14 TO 20 – IT IS A DEAD END.
Please bear left on Eland and go straight down the other side - there is a big house with a garden wall on your left.
This is not our house. Please keep going down the hill. You are still on Eland Road.
The road splits about 1 km further. Keep right on Eland.
You will go over a hill where the road splits again.
Keep right on Eland.
Continue through all the bends for about 1km. will turn a steep right-hand bend and you will see about 5 houses.
Ours is the face brick house on the side of the hill. Go down the hill then along a boundary fence.
We are number 23 on the right-hand side. Safe travels.
- Payment Methods
- Cash on arrival
- EFT / Bank Transfer
- Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
- Languages Spoken At Establishment
- Bed Configuration
- Apartment - King size bedroom and double sleeper couch suitable for 1 or 2 small children only. Kids breakfast will be charged extra, depending on their ages. Minimum booking of 2 nights at weekends. (Sleeps 2) x 1
- Room 1 - king
- Mountain View 1&2 Rooms. Minimum booking of 2 nights at weekends. Please bring your own swimming towels, our bathroom towels should remain in the guest room. (Sleeps 2) x 2
- Room 1 - queen
- Special Categories
Interesting Place Accommodation
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Detail description : Set in the beautiful Limpopo bushveld. 6kms away from any roads, so peace and quiet guaranteed. This is a private game estate, so no crowds, shouting or loud music. Birdsong is the loudes noise.
Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodation
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Bring your own bicycle Bicycles to hire Bicycle set trails Bicycle - free to explore Bring your own quad bike Quad bikes to hire Quad bike set trails Quad bikes – free to explore Bring your own off-road motorcycle Off-road motorcycles to hire Off-road motorcycle set trails Off-road motorcycle – free to explore 4x4 vehicle set trails 4x4 vehicle – free to explore