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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

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29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gerhard and Shalene gave us and absolutely brilliant and warm reception, and helped us greatly with their local knowledge of the area. The Guesthouse is definitely up to European standards and we will definitely visit again.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views and hospitality from Shalene & Gerhard. Thoroughly enjoyed the refreshing plunge pool & the room was super spacious & comfy. Just wish we could stay longer but will definitely be back one day.

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

It would be wonderful if you would return to us and have more time available to explore the beauty of our surrounding paradise. We wish you all the best and a enjoyable summer season in Plettenberg Bay. Gerhard and Shalene More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gerhard and Sarlene made us feel so welcome and recommended us to a great restaurant in Gansbaai. The guest-house is furnished to European standerds and you can't ask for better host. We will be back.

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

It was a pleasure to have met you, sadly you were only able to stay for one night. We look forward to welcome you again later this year. Keep well, best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gerhardt and Shalene are very hospitable They are are 2 very enthusiastic people and do everything to let you feel comfortable. They give good advice. Their house is really fantastic. Architecturally quite interesting. The breakfast is also very nice. The morning of the 2nd day, Gerhardt knocked at the door to draw our attention to 2 whales that swam near... More 

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Thank Riet D
Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Marebella. After so many years we are still enthusiastic about the whales, especially when they are so close to shore in front of us. To both of you everything of the best for 2016 and hopefully we see each other again. Gerhard and Shalene More 

Bristol
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this lovely guest house in one of their 2 very spacious rooms overlooking Walker bay. Shalene & Gerhard are wonderful hosts, provide a great breakfast and tips on the local area and will book restaurants and boat trips for you. There is a very welcome plunge pool on the upper terrace again with superb views... More 

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

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much at Marebella as well as our restaurant recommendation and your boat trip. All in all it seems that you had relaxing days here in our little piece of paradise and it would be a great pleasure to welcome you again sometimes. All the best for 2016, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Stadthagen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Marebella Guesthouse is a very special place and a real escape. With only two rooms the atmosphere is very personal and charming and thanks to the wonderful hosts, Shalene and Gerhard, Marebella Guesthouse is a synonym for true hospitality. Comfortable rooms, breathtaking views, front row whale watching opportunities: what more can you ask for. So if anyone of you intends... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words, only special people like you can make a place special. It is true, De Kelders is a nature lovers paradise, far away from crowds and busy shops. We have enjoyed your company very much and sincerely hope that both of you will return to us again. We wish you well for 2016,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying one night at Marebella in October during whale season. Shalene and Gerhard went out of their way to make me feel welcome and organised a fantastic whale cruise down to the last detail for me as well as booked a dinner reservation at a lovely little resturant (food was superb -although would not recommend... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, also we regretted that you were only able to stay one night at Marebella. We have very much enjoyed your company and it was a great pleasure to have been of assistance regarding whale watching and your dinner arrangement. If you decide to return to our area it would be a pleasure to welcome... More 

Harderwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Marebella Seafront Guest House is really beautifull. It's relaxed and calm, with beautiful views en sunsets. The most spectaculair thing is that we saw; whales jumping during breakfast. It is breath taking. The people are very nice, you feel very welcome. A place you need to go to when you are in South Africa.

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

I remember your camera clicking away during breakfast on our deck. So glad that you enjoyed it here so much, maybe one day you will decide to return again for some good times in South Africa. Wishing you well for the new year together with many happy and stimulating photography hours. All the best, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Zuerich
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

The owners are amazing!! From the balcony you free view to the ocean incredible!! And the rooms and house its also amazing!! Thank you for this beautiful two days!! They reserved for us restaurants and shark cage diving. The restaurant blue.... Was too good! And the trip to the sharks with a nice company max of 20 people.

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

It was great fun to have met you, your enthusiasm and your love for nature was breathtaking. When you long again for the sky to be lit up by millions of stars, come back again. Enjoy the festive season in Switzerland, warmest, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Harderwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have spend 2 nights at the Marebella Guesthouse. It's a beautyfull place. We had breakfast with a beautyfull view with a lot of whales. Gerhard and Shalene are so nice and kind. Very helpfull. The rooms are big, nice and clean. We hope to come back one time!! Thank you.

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

It was lovely to have met you and we hope so too that one day you will return to us. Many greetings from us and who knows, we might just surprise you and visit your dolphins. Warmest, Gerhard and Shalene More 

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