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29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 28 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Top-Level Guesthouse. Very clean, excellent furnished and One of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean! We were treated like old friends from Shalene and Gerhard and that's the best feeling for a guest! Thank you for wonderful 2 days.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are very happy that we met you and that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are already looking forward to meet with you again, either in Austria, Switzerland, Greece or here again. Take care and everything of the best. Gerhard and Shalene More

Adelsdorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The whole house including the guestrooms is tastefully furnished and in very good condition. The athmosphere is friendly, you feel like at home. Thank you, Gerhard & Shalene, for your hospitality and friendliness. We'll hopefully be back next year!

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Guests like you contribute to the atmosphere at Marebella! Thank you for staying with us and we already look forward to welcome you again next year. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene. More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

From the moment we arrived, everything was absolutely top-level - Shalene and Gerhard, hosts par excellence, spotless rooms, the whole house a treasure trove of arty and interesting things, the view as close to spiritual as can be, and sipping wine on the balcony could as well have made visitors to Monaco green with envy. We LOVED our stay of... More

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Johan and Doreen - It is not every day that we have the pleasure to welcome guests with such a high level of appreciation for the beauty of De Kelders and the interest in our art and our treasures from nature at Marebella. Our various discussions about architecture, art and photography have been most stimulating and we wished that... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Staying with Gerhard and Shalene at Marebella for a second time, was just wonderful!! Clean, spacious, comfortable room, with peace and quiet surrounding you. Add to that, magnificent views, wonderful breakfast and most of all their hospitality, makes for a world class experience. Their indepth knowledge about the area and what it has to offer for any traveller to this... More

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mariette, thank you so much for your kind words. We looked so forward to your second stay with us and we are so happy that the weather was so glorious and that you were able to enjoy the time with us so much. You are a very special person and we are already looking forward to your return. Take... More

Wiener Neustadt, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed to stay at Marebella Seafront! Shalene and Gerhard are very friendly and the hospitality is excellent !!! The rooms are very nice, confortable and clean. The view over the ocean is wonderful. We hope we are able to come back soon. Roland and Elfi from Austria

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome guests from Austria on the spur of the moment. We would have loved if you could have stayed longer and hope that you will travel to South Africa again sometimes and also come back to us. All the very best, Gerhard and Shalene More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Imagine the perfect holiday...then there is only ONE place Marebella Seafront Guesthouse!! The views, the hospitality and experience is a world wide first class experience! Highly recomend this fantastic establishment.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Tashalene, you are very kind with your beautiful words. Also we did enjoy your stay with us and we are already looking forward to your next visit. Everything of the best to both of you, Gerhard and Shalene More

Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Altough we were late for the whales a mother and calf waited for us. Sitting on the porch of Shalene and Gerhard is the most beautifull and hospital place one can dream. Luxury rooms, luxury view, luxury hosts. PS wanted to unclick fitness center did not succeed on website. Can not rate what is not there he. Not a loss.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are so glad that despite being late in the season you were still able to see a mother and baby whale in our bay. It is always a pleasure to have such enthusiastic and nature loving guests like you staying at Marebella. We would be very happy if you could return again during the height of the whale season... More

Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at Marebella was magical. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The hosts, Gerhard and Shalene went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel welcome and at home. We would love to return for another visit.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have met you both and we would look forward to another visit to us. Glad you had rain back in Botswana and that breathing is a pleasure again. Take care you two and we wish you everything of the best for March. Warm regards, Gerhard and Shalene More

Hamburg/Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Directly infront of the sea, a wonderfull place to watch the whales or enjoy the nice beach. Gerhard and Shalene offer not only a wonderfull room and house, but also their experiences and knowledge of the region with a lot of friendlyness. You can't have a better place in de Kelders.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Ulla and Gundula, how wonderful to have seen both of you again! Your enthusiasm for De Kelders and its surrounding is incredible and despite that this time you have missed the whale season you have been busy every day with new activities. You would both make very good tour guides! Keep well and keep on enjoying life. Gerhard and... More

Hamburg/Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Shalene and Gerhard are wonderful people, you feel at home immediately! The rooms have a great view on the ocean and have a high standard. The coast is just splendid and very goog and friendly restaurants near by. We didn't miss anything!!!

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Ulla and Gundula, how wonderful to have seen both of you again! Your enthusiasm for De Kelders and its surrounding is incredible and despite that this time you have missed the whale season you have been busy every day with new activities. You would both make very good tour guides! Keep well and keep on enjoying life. Gerhard and... More

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Address: 29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Spacious luxury guest rooms on the seafront with 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Walker Bay. Whale watching from your room and private terrace from June to December. Owner-run by Gerhard and Shalene Pirker. German spoken. ... more   less 
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