Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
MEL'S PLACE is one of only a few
TGCSA 4 star accredited
self-catering establishments in the
Southern Suburbs of Cape Town
Mel has been welcoming guests to her home for 21 years ~ the first being a couple from Scotland who needed accommodation for the 1995 World Cup Rugby test.
Originally a light breakfast was offered but the self-catering option became more popular as families came to spend the long summer months or locals in the vicinity needed a place to call home while renovating. Each month brings new guests from many different places ~ while much-loved English regulars return after Christmas to enjoy playing golf, savouring delectable meals at local restaurants and soaking up the South African sunshine by the pool.
Tirelessly assisted by her caring partner, Rowley, and wonderful staff ~ Clare (house) and Mwanda (garden) ~ the best thing Mel ever did was join the Southern Suburbs Accommodation group in 2003. Special and cherished friendships have formed as, over the years, the 15 members have shared ideas, experiences and skills connected with running B&B and self-catering homes with great enthusiasm, patience and humour ~ thanks to founder Jill Lamb's vision.