Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve has been dubbed one of the most beautiful places on Earth by some discerning and well-travelled visitors. What was once an intimate stretch of pristine coastline in South Africa's gorgeous Eastern Cape is now a luxurious retreat for the weary traveller. Five-star dining combines with modern amenities and welcomed pampering in the heart of a unique ocean/game reserve.
Every aspect of the guests' stay and requirement is catered for at Oceana. Opulent accommodation includes an exclusive group of guest suites in the Ocean Lodge and Private Ocean House as well as individual private chalets. The swimming pool is shaped like our beautiful African continent and boasts a modern knife edge. Oceana has marked the point in the pool that indicates the exact centre of the Reserve, and guests are encouraged to relax in the literal heart of the area. This spectacular venue is the only combined ocean and game reserve in South Africa.
Oceana is a place of natural splendour and all the beauty that Southern Africa has to offer. Oceana introduces the guest to South Africa's natural wonders in a personal, first-hand way. Travellers from all over the world have experienced this one-of-a-kind ocean/game reserve, and have relished the photography opportunities, snorkelling and game fishing. Under the bright Southern Cross, romantic night-walks along the private beaches or intimate moonlit dinners are the order of the day. Oceana creates an ambience of private luxury in paradisiacal surrounds.
Oceana staff is fully trained and are focused on providing efficient and discreet service, ensuring the ultimate satisfaction of each of our guests. We ensure that guests are so enthralled by their visit to Oceana, that they are unable to resist a return. Spa treatments, land adventures, Oceana adventures and special excursions work together to guarantee an unforgettable stay at this ocean and wildlife reserve. In addition, our service and amenities are of such a superior quality that visitors are left feeling the sumptuous luxury of Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve long after they have returned home.
Private bars are stocked according to each guests' personal taste, and a comprehensive Big Game safari can be arranged. Romantic dinners, rounds of championship golf, relaxing spa treatments, or transportation are just some of the many activities that our qualified staff is happy to organise for esteemed guests of Oceana.
Standard Rooms at the Oceana Lodge offer the following features:
Oceana offers a five-star dining experience. This quality cuisine is served in the Great Room and is prepared by expert chefs. Our chefs are only too happy to cater to special requests as this provides a fantastic opportunity for them to get really creative. Once guests have enjoyed one of the sumptuous desserts, they are invited to relax in the authentic old-world pub and adjoining cigar bar. The vast and varied wine cellar boasts ample choice of valuable vintages.
Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is all about opulence. Formal dining comprises china, silver and chandeliers, which meet on a platform of authentic African charm and untamed power, nestling in the heart of an ocean and game reserve.
A braai (barbecue) forms a major part of the South African culture. Guests are urged to relax around a fire under the towering African sky and listening to the sound of the waves broken only by the calls of the animals in the reserve.
For a quieter, more private dining experience, guests may opt to eat in their luxurious suites. The menu options are varied and room service efficient. This is, indeed, the trademark of Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve.
Guided Tours: Oceana is home to an array of exotic wildlife, best known by the expert guides, who are available for guided tours through the reserve. Sharing the natural living environment with these animals enables guests to enjoy a truly African adventure and have valuable sightings of rare and exciting animals. These picture-perfect tours are either self-guided or exciting adventures in one of Oceana's safari vehicles with a personal guide.
Self-guided tour Incredible hiking trails with spectacular views are available to the guest wanting to experience gorgeous landscapes independently.
Africa is known for its high azure skies. At nightfall, these blacken and become permeated by sparkling stars. Visitors are invited to witness some of the wonders of our universe at Oceana, where telescopes and experienced guides will reveal some of the galaxies best-kept secrets.
Other activities available at the resort or nearby include scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, golfing and spa treatments.
South Africa is a land of diversity in terms of culture, origins and languages. Most ethnic South Africans are Zulu (21%), followed by Xhosas (17%) and the Sotho (15%). Smaller minorities include the Tswana, Venda, Ndebele, Swazi and Pedi, amongst others. The Eastern Cape of South Africa enjoys much of this diversity, and is characterised by its friendly residents.
The Eastern Cape climate is renowned for its ability to change dramatically from season to season. Hot summers along the coast have an average noonday high of approximately 30ºC and usually boast 7 hours of sunshine. Winters are normally around 7ºC - 15ºC. The northern parts of the Eastern Cape are considerably cooler than the coastal regions.
Directions to the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
The Oceana Lodge is situated 9km East of Port Alfred on the R72.
From East London:
Take the R72 towards Port Alfred for approximately 130 km and turn left at the Oceana sign. Follow the paved road, through the gate until reception is reached
From Port Elizabeth:
Follow the N2 and take the R72 exit through Alexandria, Kenton on Sea and Port Alfred. Turn right at the Ocean sign, approximately 9 km outside of Port Alfred. Follow the paved road, through the gate until reception is reached.