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  1. Encourage and boost local tourism through making holidays more affordable.
    This is achieved by offering locals a 15% saving. The same 15% that would have left our shores had it been paid as commission to an International Booking site.
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    It is no secret that the large International Booking sites pay no or very little tax to South Africa or Namibia. By taking back a little more control we boost our own economy, and in particular, our local tourism. This is good for us all.
    Read this article on how the Australian holiday accommodation sector is suffering in the same way.
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Mellowood House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation In Bela-Bela

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.


Payment Options:
Cash on arrival
EFT / Bank Transfer
Sorry, Credit cards not accepted

Features:
Braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Braai/barbeque (some units)
Ceiling fans
Cycling
DSTV in room - Hotel Package
Free toiletries
Fridge in unit
Game drives onsite
Golf (less than 5km)
Heating
Hiking
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
Serviced
Tea / coffee making facilities
Wi-fi / hotspot

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RATES 2019
 
Rates - per night, per unit, including breakfast
 
Semi-Self Catering Apartment
Week NightsR1100
WeekendsR1300
13 Dec until 10 JanR1500
Easter and Long WeekendsR1500
Rate includes bed and breakfast for 2 adults only. Children's breakfasts from R35 - R50.
 
Mountain View Rooms
Week NightsR850
WeekendsR1000
13 Dec until 10 JanR1200
Easter and Long WeekendsR1200
Branch: Master