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About Mermaid Guest House

Mermaid Guest House is situated in the picturesque town of Struisbaai, five km from the southernmost tip of Africa. We have six en-suite rooms with sea views on the first floor and two family units sleeping six and four people respectively, on the ground floor.

We have a fully licensed restaurant, comfortably seating 30 people and an indoor braai/barbecue. We also cater for business meetings with a conference facility seating 20 people. Guests can relax in our swimming pool during the summer days or sit in front of the fireplace during the winter months.

We are within a 400 m walking distance from the main swimming beach as well as all other amenities in town. Visit our famous working lighthouse, the historical harbour and the southernmost tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

For the more adventurous person there is whale and dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, kite and windsurfing, and the Spookdraai and Rasperpunt hiking trails. We also cater for nature lovers and welcome bird watchers, as well as anyone wanting to discover the beautiful proteas and fynbos.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 121 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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Reviews for Mermaid Guest House

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Christina Moraal
12 March 2018

Beautiful clean room with a view. Breakfast excellent with wide variety of choices

Jeanine du Plessis
16 September 2017

Beautifully decorated rooms. Christel went out of her way to make us feel at home. Great breakfast with freshly prepared home made bread. Definitely our favorite choice for stays in Struisbaai.

Karen Melamdowitz, South Africa
14 January 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Mermaid Guest House.  The rooms were lovely, the staff was very friendly and there was a lot of choice for breakfast.  My daughter enjoyed the pool and lilos and we felt quite at home.  The steep staircase to the room was a bit difficult to navigate at first but we soon got used to it.  The guest house is in a good location, very close to the beach and shops.  We will definitely stay at Mermaid again if we go to Struisbaai again.

Michele Newberry, South Africa
18 November 2014

Although we only spent one night at the Mermaid, it was a wonderful experience. Friendly host and staff. Bright and cheery beach decor. Fabulous breakfast including the entertaining birds outside the window. Great reference for dinner at the Pelican by the harbor. And to the Michael Collins Irish Pub right down the road. A great addition to the wonderful memories I'll have of my first visit to South Africa.

Isao Hirayama, South Africa
24 August 2014

We arrived very late due to the train troubles but the manager was there to greet us with a big smile. After 27 hours on the train and 2 hour drive in a dark, we were exhausted. But once we got into our room, we felt at home and relaxed. The room was prepared perfectly - warm and clean. The breakfast was very delicious. Thank you Christine for your very warm hospitality and making our holiday a memorable one.

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Mermaid Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Struisbaai , the nearest airport 185.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
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