Our Doctor

Hi, my name is Marelie Steenekamp! We haven’t even met but we most certainly have one thing in common and that is the health of your child.

I am a mom of two precious children – a little boy aged 6 and a beautiful princess who is only 2! In their short years with me, they have helped me add a new level of empathy and compassion into my practice as now I am more than just a paediatrician – I am a mommy who has a passion to help children be healthy throughout their childhood.

My qualification in paediatric medicine is what I do but being a mommy is who I am. That is why I understand your need to find a doctor who can walk your journey in ensuring your child has years of school and play that is filled with good health.

Finding a paediatrician to be the custodian of care for your children is a important decision to make. So I encourage you to take a moment and go through my CV and see if I am the perfect fit for your family.

I hope to meet you soon…

Philosophy & Mission

John F. Kennedy once said that children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. This quote steers my mission statement as a paediatrician but more importantly as a mommy. My mission in both these roles is to help children explore, grow and learn with healthy bodies and minds so that they can strive for the future we want for them.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

Nutrition and fun playtime are fundamental for good health and development during the early years of your child’s health. Help your child develop habits for healthy growth by getting free health tips and advice on my blog.

Let’s partner together as I share my training, experience, passion and knowledge in healthy childhood development with you on my easy-to-understand blog. 

What We Offer

Birthing Experience

One’s first pregnancy is an extremely exciting time – but also a time when so many decisions need to be made. One of these is about the doctor that will be taking care your baby. Your obstetrician will hand over care for your baby once he or she is born to a paediatrician. When choosing a paediatrician for the birth of your unborn baby, it is important to choose someone who you are comfortable caring for your baby’s health from birth to your child’s adolescent years.

If you’d like to know more about me before deciding on your child’s paediatrician, download my CV. Otherwise, contact us to schedule an appointment so that we can get to know each other better.

Health Visits and Routine Check-Ups 

I am interested not only in your child’s physical health but also in his or her mental and emotional well-being. This is why I look at and treat the whole person during your child’s appointment. In addition, I follow a team approach with my colleagues and peers at Mediclinic Milnerton, which enables me to offer you and your child complete healthcare support irrespective of what your child’s appointment uncovers.

When choosing a paediatrician to support the health of your child, I encourage you to choose someone that you are comfortable with. This is something I encourage as I believe in partnering with the parents to ensure the best outcome for the child.


What Our Families are Saying

“I have never had so much faith in any doctor I have ever dealt with, Dr Steenekamp is amazing !”

Thank you for making a nerve wrecking experience into a calm, friendly and painless one. I highly recommend you to all the parents I know.

What an incredible caring experience and the attention to detail Dr Steenekamp has towards her patients is incredible.

Dr Steenekamp constantly shows compassion and listens. When you are in her practice, you feel like the center of her world. There is no rush and no urgency.

Dr Marelie Steenekamp listens and has real compassion and empathy towards her patients. She showed my child so much love while in hospital.