If you are looking for a place that’s authentically South African this Melville guesthouse styled as a traditional Afrikaans farmhouse with its huge windmill in the garden, braai area [for barbecues] and Aga to warm the lounge on winter nights ticks all the boxes. Belonging to a popular South African actor, the guesthouse also showcases his successful career in Afrikaans theatre. Rooms are individually decorated with lots of Oregon pine and antique wardrobes. Breakfast is a healthy farm breakfast and there’s a Belgian chef and Malay cook on hand to cater to any specific requirements. An alleyway up the hillside leads to Melville’s busy 7th Street strip, a buzz you wouldn’t imagine is just next door when you are sitting on the veranda looking up at koppie across the way.