Mel's Place




Plett’s number one live music venue

Right up there with the premier music venues in the country, Mel’s Place is a home from home for the very best of South African music.  Mel Botes is your host, impresario, rockstar and doyenne of his domain and continues to welcome just about every South African music star you can think of. 

The lapa is warm and welcoming any time of the year, providing the perfect ambiance for the smaller shows and big-screening of major sport. On glorious days and starry nights legendary musicians gently or properly rock the outdoor lawns in big concert atmosphere, or at casual picnic style tables. Enjoy the simple delicious show menu including Mel’s signature thin-base 30cm pizzas, delicious with ice cold beer, a good selection of chilled wines and a full bar!  

“Mel's Place ? What a Super Gem right on our doorstep!
last experience we will never forget!!! 
Your place is AmaZing and your food was YuMmy. Thank-you for the happy memories!" 


Be sure to visit our Box Office to keep an eye out for upcoming shows, or to book your table for our ticketed events.

You’ll often see the man himself taking the stage, usually accompanied by his equally talented son on drums. Together they form a formidable duo bound to get you on your feet.

Mel’s Place hosts both local and international performances. This location is unrivalled when it comes to good music, good food, good art, and memorable experiences. 


Pizza Bar, Take-aways

At Mel’s Place, we have a passion for celebrating the art of food and cooking, combined with a dash of culture. Our rebellious menu and adventurous cooking style is guaranteed to create a unique dining experience. Food is only available for ticket holders when we have a live show.

During smaller live shows, we offer full table service with our short and sweet show menu (pizzas, burgers, salads and special meal of the day). Relax with some live music while the fire crackles and the vino flows. Dining can also take place in the outside area under the stars, where lanterns and candles add to the welcoming atmosphere. During bigger live shows, we go full festival style with self service food stalls and bar.

Food is prepared and served with care and pride.


Convenience, collectibles, clothing and home industries

Step into The Shoppe and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to the time of slow living when waterblommetjies were bottled for the season, home bakes were, well, home baked, and olive oil was decanted from a vat.  You’ll find all of that at our clean and fresh convenience store situated at Mel’s Place, and a host of essentials from basics like ice, braai wood, bread and milk, to more exotic goodies like smoked trout, bulbs of garlic, olives, jams, rusks, koeksisters and more! Local is our byword.

Also essential in Plett: browse our collection of caftans and casualwear for easy summer days, and you’ll be enchanted by the irresistible collectables and eclectic selection of décor and interesting items.

Open seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm in summer, we look forward to welcoming you.  After a bit of retail therapy, put your feet up at the Coffee Café next door!

Ideal and tailor made for all special occasions

Celebrate special occasions of all kinds at Mel’s Place. The lapa has been host to memorable anniversaries, birthdays and milestone celebrations.

Perfect for live music, the venue is full of ambience and atmosphere, offers unique options for catering on open fires inside the venue or specially selected menus, and a fully licensed bar. 

Contact Jeanne on 0798760406 to discuss your requirements. Come and make your memories at Mel’s. 


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064 991 6109
082 330 3030 

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“Excellent hospitality, attention to detail, superb food and relaxing venue.”

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7 Days a week 9am – 6pm

Live Events:
See box office for event dates and times

Corner of PO394 road
Plettenberg Bay