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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

29 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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Spacious guest rooms on the seafront in De Kelders with 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Walker Bay. Whale watching from your room and private terrace from September to the end of November. Owner-run by Gerhard and Shalene Pirker. German spoken. Free Wifi.
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Camilla H wrote a review Apr 2023
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
We visited Marebella Guest house in the middle of February 2023, It was wonderful, the house is so esthetic and artistic so just walking inside make you feel so inspired but also at home and relaxed. You look into a very nicely decorated house with a stunning view over the beautiful coast line. The house is a perfect place for sitting down and watch the sea. I visited the place in 2005 and 2006 and since that time always wanted to come back. The visit in February was so pleasant in all means, wonderful breakfast overlooking the ocean. Shalene and Gerhard create a very nicely and homely atmosphere and recommend nice bathing places just outside the house but also the local beaches. Their local knowledge and attachment to the place is really worth a stay and Marebella. Gerhard is a wonderful tourist guide and recommend places and other bed and breakfast places with good and safe quality. I will always return to the this place. I recommend the place highly. You can take long walks and the scenery is stunning. I hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 11 Apr 2023
Dearest Camilla, how wonderful it was, to have been able to welcome you again after so many years at our Marebella. We thank you so much for your kind words about us and the experience you had in De Kelders. There are so many beautiful places to see and hidden gems to experience around here and it would just be delightful to see you again and spoil you some more. There is of course also the chance that we will visit Oslo again and enjoy your beautiful country in the north. Travelling is just the best investment, it will never lose in value and nobody can ever take it away from you. Take care, be well and keep in touch. Kindest, Gerhard and Shalene
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Panos K wrote a review Mar 2023
Basel, Switzerland6 contributions
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De Kelders with Gerhard Shalene to discover Gansbaai Bay and Hermanus, a secret tip everyone should know. 3 times South Africa, 3 times in beautiful Marebella. This is the ideal place to explore the spectacular coastline between Hermanus and DeKelders. Almost even better, Shalene's breakfast, prepared with a lot of love.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 16 Mar 2023
We appreciate your most kind words very much! It has always been a great pleasure and fun to welcome you at our Marebella and we are certain that you will return to our little paradise again. Shalene will try to find something new on the breakfast table which will make you came back again and again. Enjoy the spring, take care and till we see each other again. Kindest, Gerhard and Shalene
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Roving02811789146 wrote a review Mar 2023
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I'm Filippo, Im Italian. My wife Patrizia and me we went to Marebella, Shaleene and Gerhard's guesthouse, at De Keders for (unfortunately only) a couple of days before leavings for Kruger park. We had our best stay in South Africa there! Marebella is fantastic and in a wonderful position. The coast is very interesting with ancient caves to visit and fabulous beaches. Most important is that we've found new friends because Shaleen and Gerhard are not only excellent in welcoming guests but they know how to create bonds that go well beyond Marebella's environment. We will forever remember the sweet breakfasts on the terrasse with that astonishing view and the good talks when we drunk a fantastic "millesimé" as aperitif! We hope to have them as our guests in Italy this summer and for sure we'll come back again to Marebella in the good whale season! (July - November). Thanks again Shaleene and Gerhard!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: The best welcoming and the most wonderful place weve seen in South Africa!
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 16 Mar 2023
Ciao Filippo and Patrizia, your review about us and our Marebella together with your kind words are just so very much appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure to have met you both and shared two days with many inspiring travel discussions. As we all agreed that travelling is and always has been the best investment, it will never depreciate in value and nobody can ever take it away from you. We are already looking forward to travel to Italy in your summer and hopefully meeting you. Stai bene e arrivederci, Gerhard e Shalene
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Annama16 wrote a review Feb 2023
Oslo, Norway9 contributions3 helpful votes
A beautiful villa with seafront view! I had a perfect stay at Marebella and enjoyed very much the weekend in De Kelders and the surroundings. Hope to be able to come and visit again in the whales season, and experience the hospitality of Marebella hosts :-)!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 01 Mar 2023
It was an absolute pleasure to have welcomed you here at our Marebella. To experience the whales during the whale season is an unforgettable experience and it would be wonderful that one day you could return to us to observe these gentle giants. Keep well and everything of the best. Gerhard and Shalene
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Magnus Jensen wrote a review Jan 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions7 helpful votes
Our first visit to Marebella. Gerhard and Shalene welcomed us warmly to their beautiful modern home full of history from their life, which they are more than happily to share. Gerhard and Shalene are very friendly and helpful with advice and booking of restaurant and activities nearby. The location is very beautiful with an admirable sea view where you can spot whales! I would without hesitating recommend everyone to stay with Gerhard and Shalene if you ever want to go De Kelders and do some whale watching. Thank you Gerhard and Shalene for a memorable stay. We will definitely visit you and this amazing place again in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 07 Jan 2023
We really appreciate your kind words about us and our Marebella and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, although sadly very short. We are already looking forward to welcome you again and show you more of our natural beauty around us. Wishing you everything of the best for this new year together with our greetings all the way up north to Denmark. Gerhard and Shalene
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wolfganghunger wrote a review Nov 2022
Tangstedt, Germany7 contributions
Marebella, De Kelders is the place to be for whale watching. At Marebella you experience an amazing combination of some of the best hosts we had during our trip in South Africa, a great location, delicious breakfasts and whale watching at its best! Thank you so much, Shalene and Gerhard, for making our stay at Marebella unforgettable! you are wonderful hosts and we are definitely sure to be back again. Shirley & Wolfgang
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 24 Nov 2022
Dearest Shirley and Wolfgang, we thank you very much for your kind and lovely words about us and our Marebella and we are extremely happy that you again enjoyed your stay with us. You have been in luck as most of the whales have left Walker Bay and are now on their way down south. It was a dream whale season what you have experienced during your stay. Everything of the best to both of you, stay healthy and as happy the way we know you and we are already looking forward to see you again. Gerhard and Shalene
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TrekkingTraveller wrote a review Dec 2021
Somerset38 contributions20 helpful votes
Our second visit to Marebella ... Gerhard and Shalene welcomed us warmly to their beautiful modern home. The views are spectacular. The house is in a perfect position and the rooms which are on the ground floor are very comfortable and quiet. Gerhard and Shalene are very friendly and helpful with advice and bookings of restaurants and activities in the area. The have a fascinating collection of natural artifacts. Shalene produced a great breakfast each day. Many thanks Shalene and Gerhard and happy Christmas!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 23 Dec 2021
Thank you for your kind words, it was such a pleasure for us to have welcomed you again at our Marebella. Enjoy the festive season at home and may 2022 be filled with best of health, happiness, good fortune and happy travel experiences. Warm regards, Gerhard and Shalene
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NtsikiWill wrote a review Nov 2021
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I enjoyed my stay at Marebella, it’s in a quote area with great views, the hosts were amazing and very accommodating to my requirements. I felt right at home. I really loved the art and decor. Thank you Gerhard and Sharlene for your warmth and hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gerhard Pirker, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 01 Dec 2021
Thank you for your kind words, what a pleasure it was, to have met you! We look forward to your next visit and sincerely hope that we have the chance to show you some of the nature around us. Keep well and safe, Gerhard and Shalene
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Andrea L wrote a review Mar 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Thank you so much, Andrea, for your kind words, it makes us very happy that we can share our Marebella with guests like you have been. It was an absolute pleasure to have met you and can only wish that one day you will return, there is so much more to see and experience. Keep well and healthy in these uneasy times which we are experiencing now. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene
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PaulW_Bmth wrote a review Dec 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom109 contributions25 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded 04 Dec 2019
Dear friends, we have been very privileged that you chose Marebella for your stay in De Kelders and that we had the pleasure to have met you. It is very seldom that after two days such an incredible friendship has developed and we can only say that you two are very special people. You have been so appreciative, kind and very interesting to talk to and we can only wish that you will come back and we can see each other again. We thank you for your most kind words about us, our Marebella and our area in general. Please let us know should you wish to return for a holiday to South Africa, we would assist you with hints and tips as well with route-planning to also experience other breath-taking areas. We wish you a very happy and peaceful festive season, take care and stay in touch. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene
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Which popular attractions are close to Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (7.2 km), Klipgat Caves (0.9 km), and Panorama Nature's Haven (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Schneider's Cape Floral Kitchen, Rosemary's Country Kitchen & Deli, and Blue Goose.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.