Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, Port Alfred
|R72, Main Road, Rietriver, 6170, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, SOUTH AFRICA.|
Description: Oceana Beach and Wildlife ReserveEnjoying an idyllic location, between the ocean and the bush just outside Port Alfred, in Eastern Cape, Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is an ultra-luxury boutique lodge, offering exclusive accommodation in just eight fabulous units, including lodge suites, spectacular individual private chalets and an immense private house.
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve boasts seven kilometres of pristine private beach, accessed by a two-minute transfer in an open game-viewer. Beach bags with towels and bottled water are provided, and the beach area has a deck and loungers for guests' use. There are game drives every afternoon, with special drives for young children in the mornings, and bush picnics or sundowners can be arranged on request. Guests wishing to explore further afield can enjoy an immense range of activities and experiences, carefully organised by Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve's expert staff. These include surf and rock fishing, golf, horse-riding, scuba diving and snorkelling, and much, much more. On-site, the hotel has an Africa-shaped infinity pool, a Spa and Wellness area, and a fully equipped fitness room with panoramic views.
Whether in the casual ambiance of the dining room, or on the panoramic terrace with spectacular views of the reserve and the ocean beyond, dining at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is a magnificent experience for the taste buds, with exotic flavours created from locally sourced produce by the restaurant's expert team of chefs. Beach picnics and private dining are also available, and all meals can be accompanied by an excellent selection of fine South African wines.
Type of rooms: Oceana Beach and Wildlife ReserveLodge Suites:
The three Lodge Suites combine comfort with an authentic ambience inspired by regional artefacts and animals. Each suite is individually appointed, in the theme of the animals guests might encounter while at the reserve. The suites form a part of the main lodge with access to the games room. Guests can draw back the curtains and step onto the private deck with beautiful views out into the unspoiled beaches of the Eastern Cape. Suite size 66 sq m.
Each of the four Ocean Suites radiates an atmosphere of a classic lodge. The thatched entrance leads through to a comfortable lounge area, synonymous of an era of understated elegance, and each opens onto a considerable and private wooden deck overlooking the ocean and the reserve, with a 180° view. Two spacious bathrooms featuring a ''shower with a view'', Jacuzzi bath. Children under 12 can be accommodated with parents in these rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities. Suite size 85 sq m.
Private Ocean House:
The Private Ocean House is the finest accommodation offered at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve. With 268 sq m of exquisite luxury, three large bedrooms and opulent bathrooms to match, the Private Ocean House is designed to showcase the ultimate in style. It has been appointed with decorative features considered to welcome guests into a calming ambience, which is enhanced by original antiques and artefacts displayed throughout.
With every luxury catered for, including a heated private Jacuzzi (plunge pool), the Private Ocean House is the perfect place to relax or entertain. It features an intimate heated Jacuzzi, surrounded by a wooden deck. Three large bedrooms, all with custom-made super king-size beds. Spacious bathrooms featuring a walk-in shower, Jacuzzi bath, a 'his and hers' vanity area. Spacious lounge with fireplace and tastefully appointed dining facilities. Plasma screen, satellite TV, DVD player. Fully equipped luxury bar. Extensive kitchen, where the chef can prepare meals from (on request). Tea and coffee making facilities. Private entrance. Private parking. Butler and baby-sitting services on request. (Minimum Four, maximum Six guests). House size 268 sq m.
All accommodation features: individual temperature-control and bathroom under floor heating; private wooden deck; hand-crafted furnishings, antiques and artefacts; custom-made super king-size beds; spacious bathrooms featuring a walk-in shower, jacuzzi bath, and 'his and hers' vanity areas; large lounge areas; satellite TV, DVD, worldwide plugs and converters; Wi-Fi; in-room safe.
Additional information: Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
Airport transfers are available on request, and at a charge.
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: 5 Stars Lodge.Smoking policy: Smoking is not permitted in rooms and suites. This property has a designated smoking area.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.
Restaurant closed: Breakfast is served from 07:30am. to 10:00am.
Lunch is served from from 01:00pm. to 03:00pm.
In the summer season (October to April), pre-dinner drinks are served from 07:30pm, and dinner is served from 08:00pm.
In the winter season (May to September), pre-dinner drinks are served from 07:00pm. and dinner is served from from 07:30pm.
How to get here:
From East London: Follow the R72 towards Port Alfred. ±130km along this road, you will pass the Rietriver turn off on your left, and after another 2 km you will find the Oceana turn-off on your left hand side.
From Port Elizabeth, via Alexandria / Kenton on Sea / Port Alfred: Follow the N2 towards Port Alfred / Grahamstown. Take the R72 via Alexandria / Kenton-on-Sea / Port Alfred. Once through Port Alfred, stay on the R72 towards East London. After about 8 km, you will find Oceana's turn-off on your right hand side.
From Port Elizabeth, via Grahamstown / Bathurst / Port Alfred: Follow the N2 towards Grahamstown. Take the R67 via Bathurst / Port Alfred. Once in Port Alfred, turn left onto the R72 towards East London, After about 8 km on this road, you will find Oceana's turn-off on your right hand side.
GPS Coordinates: 33° 33' 44.81'' S 26° 59' 14.28'' E
Nearest airport: East London Airport - 119km.