The Melozhori Game Reserve boasts an amazing location at the foothills of the Overberg Mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. Travellers the reserve can reconnect with the great outdoors as they appreciate the picturesque natural setting. Spanning 2,300 hectares of a mountainous area, Melozhori has seen an intensive rehabilitation and restoration process in recent years. The succulent Karoo, renosterveld, and sections of fynbos are once again blooming and thriving as they did before.
The surroundings are home to a handful of different mammals like sable, oryx, and bontebok. Those eager to spot the feathered species can scan the skies for any of the 130 bird species in the area. Melozhori Game Reserve is less than 200 kilometres from Cape Town, home to an international airport with car rental facilities.
Melozhori Game Reserve is less than 200 kilometres from Cape Town where an international airport with car hire facilities is located.
The Cottage at Melozhori Game Reserve is perfectly suited for families with all self-catering amenities.
As a big predator-free area, Melozhori Game Reserve can be explored at leisure. Visitors can expect to marvel at the antics of four-legged species like Burchell’s zebra, eland, giraffe, kudu, red hartebeest, sable antelope, waterbuck, black-backed jackal, bat-eared foxes, bushbuck and bontebok. More than 130 bird species criss-cross the airspace of the reserve.
Melozhori is situated in a region with a pleasant climate which makes for a good destination to visit throughout the year. Between September and March temperatures can fluctuate from the mid-twenties to low thirties. Rainfall, and occasionally snow, occurs in the colder winter months, from April till August.
Melozhori Game Reserve is best explored on a guided game drive or a relaxing hike, all conducted by expert guides with intimate knowledge of the local fauna and flora. Bird watching and star gazing are also on offer. Mountain biking and fishing are good choices for the more active safari-goer.
Visitors to Melozhori Game Reserve can choose between three distinct but equally inviting overnight options. The Lodge is characterised by a thatched roof, timber deck and expansive views. The Cottage is perfectly suited for families with all self-catering amenities. Two Eco-Pods have also been introduced in 2021 and ideal for that perfect romantic getaway.