NOS Sport TV Netherlands Hosted at Melrose Place

14th September 2010

The television station NOS Sport TV were hosted at Melrose Place Guest Lodge for the duration of the World Cup, we had a fantastic experience here as a full TV studio complete with satellite link were installed on the property and 2 plus live feeds per day were relayed back to Hillversum in Holland as well as the very popular hour long nightly chat show hosted by Jack van Gelder interviewing up to 4 celebrities at a time.


Jack van Gelder


"Melrose Place is er trots op dat de NOS onze guest lodge heeft gebruikt om Studio Sportzomer te maken. Tijdens het Wereldkampioenschap voetbal presenteerde Jack van Gelder het populaire televisieprogramma vanaf het terras van de conferentieruimte. Zijn gasten verbleven in de guest lodge: Ronald Koeman, Henk ten Cate, Dick Advocaat, Leo Beenhakker, Boudewijn Zenden, Jan van Halst, Theo Maassen, Youp van 't Hek, Guus Meeuwis en nog vele anderen. Op het terras bij de open haard namen Youp van 't Hek en Guus Meeuwis de WK-hit 'Majesteit' op. Elke avond keken meer dan een miljoen Nederlanders naar de uitzending vanaf Melrose Place. Het was voor alle betrokkenen een prachtige ervaring." ~Jack van Gelder


NOS Sport TV tv station has between 1 and 4 million viewers per show and the night of the semi final 12.5 million viewers...


“Het wereldkampioenschap Voetbal 2010 in Zuid Afrika is zowel voor Nederland als voor de NOS een groot success geworden. Nooit (5 weken) ben ik buitenshuis zolang op 1 plek geweest als tijdens dit WK. Het verblijf in de Melrose Place Guest Lodge vormde voor ons letterlijk en figuurlijk de basis voor een onvergetelijke ‘winter’. De ambiance, de vriendelijkheid van de mensen, ik zal het nooit meer vergeten. Voor iedereen die Johannesburg bezoekt is deze lodge een asolute must.” ~Jack van Gelder – Studio Sport (zomer)




Tom Egbers and Piet de Visser

Tom Egbers and Piet de Visser



Guus en Youp


Guus en Youp - composed at Melrose
Place and went to no 2 on the hit parade.


Peter d Groeneveld




Regie Sportzomer


Melrose News

NOS Sport TV Netherlands Hosted at Melrose Place


Testimonials and Reviews


“A wonderful, warm way to be introduced to South Africa!”
- C. Fischer,  Montreal, Canada


“Perfect hospitality. Feels like home away from home.”
S. Kumar, Mumbai, India


“Excellent! Beats the pants off any hotel stay!! Thank you!!”
- A.Wilkinson, Cape Town

“Returned after 6 yrs and was instantly recognized! What a warm welcome.”
- A&L Spargo,  Christchurch, New Zealand


“Thank you very much for your hospitality and wonderful rooms. Will most definitely be back”
W. Du Plessis, Potchefstroom, South Africa


“Perfect, we swam, sunned, relaxed. Hyva!”
- Anna, Ezra & Greg, Helsinki, Finland

“Peaceful, plush and very convenient.”
- T. Accone,  New York, USA


“Warm and welcoming ambience, Sumptuous home-cooked food. Friendly staff, Thanks!”
A&K Bhatnager, Botswana


“A green haven in the heart of Jhb. Wonderful!”
- L&B Stock, Cape Town

“Five star in every respect!”
- S&M Martinengo, Milan Italy


“Once been, never forgotten.  Truly memorable.”
- J. Bassett,
Kent, England


“We have had a wonderful relaxing time.  Definitely recommend to our friends and family. Thank you.”
- Jonathan & Julia, England

“Genuinely surprised by the high standards and professionalism. Excellent position and convenient location.”
- Joe, Tanzania


“Excellent value! Thank you.”
C. Freidman


“A place of warmth, laughter, great company and fun.What more could one want ??”
- K.Anderson, Berkshire, UK

“Highly recommended. A nature reserve in the heart of Melrose!!!”
- J. Davids, Cape Town


“A beautiful setting. Thank you for making it ‘home from home’”
- Geraldine,
Sydney, Australia


“Couldn’t have stayed in a nicer Guest House, everything excellent.”
- Bee, Brighton, England

“After 3 weeks in SA, we finally found your wonderful house and the ‘garden of eden’. Thank you so much”
- Helga, Pieter and Stephanie, Austria


“Best so far in S Africa – peaceful and enjoyable. Excellent staff and fabulously clean rooms, will return.”
- Margaret
, Libreville, Gabon


“A most delightful stay. Spacious and beautifully decorated rooms.”
- Nick and Natalie, Durban, South Africa

“We enjoyed our two week stay at Melrose Place Guest Lodge so much that we abandoned our planned two day additional stay at a Country House Hotel to remain here!”
- David & Audrey, England


“A paradise in Africa. Highly recommended.”
- Simon
, Melbourne, Australia


“Absolutely wonderful in every way. Suited us perfectly and we will definitely be back.”
- Jeremy and Louise, England

“My colleagues told me your guest house was excellent, but you exceeded our expectations, we will be back.”
- Thunstrom,  Stockholm


“A truly delightful experience. Superb hospitality, comfort and food. Thank you Sue.”
- J. Thaw
, UK


“It was such a great pleasure meeting so many people from all over the world.”
- Robert, Mauritius

“We would like to stay for always. We loved your wonderful ‘Boutique Hotel’. We will be back soon.”
- Carol and Geoff


“An oasis in the city. Stunning rooms, beautiful green gardens, felt instantly at home. Wonderful.”
- R. McGill,
Fife, Scotland


“Splendid cat, would have loved to take Sooty home with us.”
- Mike and Anne, California

“Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and accommodating all our requests. Our suite was extremely comfortable and spacious, we will recommend your home to all our friends.”
- A. van Zyl, Auckland, New Zealand


“Country Life style within a city, beautiful.”
- Marc Lindbauer,


“So pleased to find you ”
- Andre Family, Belgium

“Good to be back after 3 years – splendid expansion!! Well done to all of you at Melrose Place.  With your large expansion you have retained a very personal and private atmosphere.”
- C. Siwawa, Orapa, Botswana


“Great hospitality, it was recommended to me and I will recommend to others.”
- B. Jooze
, St Andrews, Scotland


“Excellent hospitality, nicely located for business and non-business days. Great service and friendly staff..”
- D. Heyl, Welkom, South Africa

“2nd Time here, increasingly difficult to leave.  Might stay forever next time had a great conversation with parrot!!”
- P. Schmidt, Cape Town


“Just what we wanted. We had a brilliant stay. Excellent position for the cricket,  just walked down to the stadium and walked home again. Also loved all the golf courses right on your doorstep.”
- Chris and Finny,
Sussex UK


“What a fantastic place in my favorite city – thanks for letting us convert your beautiful garden into a film set!!”
- J. Rubin, Cambridge, MA USA, National Geographic Film & TV

“Wonderful spot in the heart of Joburg, thanks for the hospitality. Best breakfast.”
- K. White, London


“We really couldn’t have found anywhere nicer on our travels. Such wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much for the personal attention, fantastic company and lovely rooms.”
- Pete and Sarah
, Bath UK


“We enjoyed the beauty, the calm and the charm of your place. We felt very much at home.”
- S. Craen, Marseille, France

“Whoever coined the phrase ‘home away from home’ had Melrose Place in mind.”
- Richard, University of Swaziland


“Dinner was special, lovely idea to get your guests to interact and socialize.”
Rudi, The Netherlands


“We have enjoyed our stay here enormously from the friendly welcome on the very first day to the last. Nourished and cherished is how we feel.”
- Angela and Robert, Herts, England

“We could thoroughly relax from our long flight in this beautiful setting, slept like a log on your comfy beds.”
- Tina and Gerard, Italy


“Very very pleased.  Wonderful swimming pool”
- Chris Anderson
, Ilford, Essex


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- Howard, BBC World Service




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