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Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is located within a private expanse of pristine beaches and unspoiled nature near the town of Port Alfred, on the Eastern Cape. The main lodge is an elevated thatched building housing the comfortable lounge, the Great Room dining area and the pub with its extensive wine cellar. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound deck provide views over the dense foliage to the coast beyond.

There are ten rooms: three Lodge Suites in the main lodge, four detached Ocean Suites and three rooms in the Private Ocean House, a short walk from the main lodge. The Ocean Suites are designed for total privacy and the Ocean House is a good option for extended families. All the rooms have lavishly draped poster beds and spacious sitting areas. The en suite bathrooms are stylishly appointed with natural-stone tiles, sand-blasted glasswork, large bathtubs and separate walk-in showers with views.

Enjoy beauty treatments at the spa or relax at the natural split-level swimming pools. Go on a photo safari, a guided walking tour or a game drive to spot the elusive sable or black impala. Otherwise, head down to the coast for some scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, snorkeling and game fishing.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

The ten rooms are divided into Lodge suites and Ocean suites. The three Lodge suites combine modern comfort with decor inspired by local culture and wildlife and each suite is themed around a local animal you might see on a game drive. The four Ocean suites each have a thatched entrance connecting you to a laid-back lounge area and its own spacious and secluded wooden deck overlooking the ocean and the reserve. Each suite features temperature control, hand-made furnishings, king-sized beds, walk-in showers and jacuzzi baths, satellite TVs and in-room Wi-Fi.

In addition, the Private Ocean House offer three large bedrooms and sumptuous bathrooms as well as an exceptional view. .  

Location

Nestled between the ocean and a wildlife reserve just south of Port Alfred on the Eastern Cape, Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve provides you with easy access to more than 7 km (4.5 miles) of unspoiled beach. The nearby reserve is home to 220 bird and 30 animal species including giraffe and zebra.

Food and drink

  • On-site restaurant serving dinner and lunch menus.
  • Handpicked local ingredients.
  • Buffet-style breakfasts.
  • Coffee, tea and juice on request.
  • Lounge and bar area serving local and international beers and wine.

Families

Children are welcome to stay at Oceana and cribs are available on request. 

Facilities and activities

  • Daily game drives. 
  • On-site spa.
  • Horse riding.
  • Scuba diving.
  • Archery.
  • Fully equipped gym.
  • Games room.
  • Swimming pool and deck area.
  • Wi-Fi.

Our opinion

We love the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve for its combination of luxe rooms, attentive service and ease of access to both the beach and the bush.

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