Shalene and Gerhad were wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts. They obviously take great pride in and care of their home.The Marbella is so clean and well-kept. I loved the beautiful natural art work that decorated the home. I was taking pictures of almost every different part of the house and walls. The rooms are very spacious. The surroundings are quiet and the views of the Walker Bay are simply unbeatable.
We stayed with Gerhard and Shalene at Marebella recently and what a joy it was, not only for the superb location, but for the kindness and helpfulness of both Shalene and Gerhard. The location is simply stunning, a view right out on the bay, where you may even spot whales from the bedroom! How many places can you say that! We had to rely on Gerhard and Shalene's local knowledge for whale watching trips and for local restaurant bookings etc and for that we are truly grateful. As mentioned, people talk about a 'room with a view', this is something else, it is jaw dropping, especially when the sun lights up the bay. It is a very attractive coast with a very rugged rocky coastline which makes for very good walking, again Gerhard and Shalene can give you details on where to go and what to see etc. Breakfast is plentiful and there were even some homemade bread rolls when we were there, yummy! De Kelders is a very small place, but people visit here for nature and for the peace and quiet which suited us well, you don't come to De Kelders for the bars and choices of restaurants, - those are left back in Hermanus about 30 min drive away. All in all, a fantastic stay and a world away from the busy hectic life! Thank you to Gerhard and Shalene for making our stay so memorable!…
Marbella was recommended to us by someone working in tourism in South Africa and we must say: it has fully met excpectations: friendlyness, cleanliness and equipment of rooms is excellent. The view is gorgeous. Besides this, the owners supported us prior to our stay regarding booking of our whale watching tour, which we really enjoyed. We received worthful information on things to do nearby and on very nice restaurants (e.g. Mama Ritas). We stayed at Marbella with our eight year old daughter and can say that this place should be on your bucket list whenever you come to visit the Garden Route.
A warm, friendly and amazing venue offering an exceptional experience! Gansbaai and surrounds adds to the wonderful memories! Being able to view the whales from the doorstep was brilliant as well. Will visit again!
This place is simply amazing, so beautiful, comfy, and well located. You truly see the whales from the window of your room. The breakfast is also perfect, with a lot of choice. Shalene and Gerhard have been so helpful during my trip, they helped me reschedule everything because of the bad weather at that time. They saved my holidays ! This was the best place of my all trip, and you’d be missing something amazing by going somewhere else !