Memel - The Red Door lovely self-catering
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The Red Door is a lovely self-catering cottage, situated in a small town of Memel, in the north eastern reaches of the Drakensberg, Free State.

Perfect for friends or family wanting a tranquil breakaway near to nature's attractions. This cottage offers all the comforts of home, and comprises two bedrooms; with a queen-size bed in the main bedroom and two single beds in the other, which can be moved together. One bathroom with separate shower and bath, is shared between the two rooms, and the accommodation also has a fully equipped kitchen with an old wood fireplace and dining area.

A lovely spacious lounge area is located in the middle of the house, where friends or families can relax after having meals. For those days where one does not feel like cooking, The Red Door has a large undercover patio with braai facilities to enjoy, or be amazed while star-gazing while staying at the cottage during your stay.

In the small town, you can visit the Memel Museum - a quaint collection of Anglo/Boer War and old time memorabilia - or Daisy's with its collection of Dubai and Bali imports. Wild Hogs boasts local hand-made / restored furniture and colourful gifts, delicious treats and home-made jams and 'beskuit' to name but a few!

Visit the Seekoeivleie (World Heritage Site), Lion Farm, Biking, Walking Trails and Fishing
A tranquil breakaway near  nature's attractions (small and large)
A tranquil breakaway near nature's attractions (small and large)
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Fishing Ask you hosts for fishing spots in the district

Game Viewing Memel Seekoeivlei/wetlands is situated in the Klip River and is composed from an extensive meandering floodplain. 250 Oxbows and hippos have been re-introduced in 1999 - one hundred years after the last one was shot in this area

Bird Watching Seekoeivlei Wetlands and Nature Reserve listed as a Wetland of International Importance (RAMSAR) -- offers an estimated 350 bird species including many 'specials' and 15 Red Data listed species. At certain time of the year thousands of water birds congregate on the wetlands, and the grassland areas abound with bird life, making the area a true birding paradise. Scarce and endangered species such as the Wattled, Blue and Crowned Crane may be seen and sometimes roost together in the same part of the wetland.

Special birds of the grasslands include Southern Bald Ibis, Blue Korhaan, Rudd's and Botha's Larks and Yellow-breasted Pipit
Season Single Double
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Remarks: Red Door sleeps 4 adults and 1 or 2 children

Weekend and school holiday rates minimum rate R650 for 1st 2 persons + R295/additional person/night

Midweek nights (Monday Thursday) : minimum rate R500 for 1st 2 Midweek nights: minimum 3 nights R500 for 1st 2 persons R250 per additional person/night

Children under 12 free if they bring own mattress/linen

Lovely qaint self catering cottage! Historical Building in Memel. It has a large kitchen with wood fireplace fully equipped with dining room table seating 6 pax, a huge outside undercover patio with braai facilities. Bedroom 1 A comfy queen size bed. Bedroom 2 2 x 2 single Beds with fireplace. Brand new! Just renovated. Towels will be provided. A full bathroom with shower, bath, basin & toilet. Comfortable lounge area
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan Yes
Airconditioner No
Two bedrooms  with a queen-size bed in the main bedroom (small and large)
Two bedrooms with a queen-size bed in the main bedroom (small and large)
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Nearest Town:
Distance: 0km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at
Tourist attractions in the area.
Memel Wetlands and Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, Bushman Paintings, Normandien Pass, Mount Everest Gamefarm, Lion farm and Majuba battlefields.

The Menu
Meals can be served on special request Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Not applicable - ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Jeanne Botes & Melinda Nel are your hosts Comfy lounge with fire-place (small) and 2 nd bedroom (large)
Comfy lounge with fire-place (small) and 2 nd bedroom (large)
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How to get there:
Map and GPS co-ordinates supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

Kitchen (small) and another pic of the lounge (large)
Kitchen (small) and another pic of the lounge (large)
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   Bathroom and dining area (small and large)
Bathroom and dining area (small and large)
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