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Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here for one night during a recent visit to Port Alfred - this place is truly amazing and a real gem in the Eastern Cape! On arrival at the gate we were greeted by Wilson, the friendliest smile ever! The drive towards the hotel is actually through the game reserve and we got to...

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Chris R, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Hospitality S Thanks so much for the comprehensive review and feedback. I hope we get to welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Regards Chris & the Oceana Team

Gonubie, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will visit again, the place is tranquil, It's worth every dime you spend. Treatment is royalty and staff from the gate to the reserve is excellent from the the day you arrive to the day you leave. Highly recommend the place it's worth a visit. Thank you

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Chris R, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Ayanada Thanks so much for the kind words and I'm really glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Chris & the Oceana Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is about 10 years old and I have stayed there before. To be honest I thought standards had slipped a bit, especially in the area of housekeeping. However the rooms remain very luxurious with excellent facilities and as a place to relax overlooking the ocean it is second to none! Food and restaurant service excellent. TVs (which "emerge"...

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Meols, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent thee days here and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is made up from two former cattle farms so is a reasonable size for the wildlife consisting of ostrich, plains antelope, giraffes and three rhino. There are game drives as requested at 10 and 4 each day and last about two hours. The hotel was...

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Bahamas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here for my wife's birthday and it was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. Right from the moment we arrived at the gate we knew we had scored by coming here. It is only a 1-minute drive from the gate to where the resort is but in that time you feel like you...

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and unique venue offering not only a wildlife reserve but also gorgeous unspoilt beach as well. Luxurious accommodation, wonderful meals and attention to every detail. Best of all was the wonderful service by every member of the Oceana team to all the guests - so welcoming and helpful - nothing too much trouble. Make sure Oceana is next on...

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Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the 18 February I went to this 5 star resort for a full body massage being treated by my husband for Valentines. We were 4 couples with our husbands accompanied us as usual. When we arrived there our husbands were not allowed to wait for us at the bar, they had to leave us there because of the rules...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pure luxury from the time of arrival. The friendliness and warmth exuded by the staff, the gastronomical food delights, the luxurious massages and the serene ambiance of the romantic suites and the sightings of various species of wildlife.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The most incredible setting - looking over a magnificent wide stretch of beach whilst watching the game too (having been to many game lodges this is very rare). Although fully booked the weekend we went we loved the fact that there were only a few people around and the staff made us feel (as well as the other guests I...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

seen the film couples retreat? very similar, all your needs catered for Texan owner with exceptional music tastes! to walk into Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson music on, I knew we were onto a winner! rooms exceptional/service exceptional, all carefully planned and meticulously maintained levels of service and customer care, not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for!...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is the product of a man who was brave enough to live his dream, and he extends an invitation to those who need a place to dream, be pampered, rejuvenate, relax, discover and be delighted by.After traveling the world, I discovered the place closest to my heart, Oceana. The first time I beheld the collection of natural wonders, something extraordinary happened, as I embraced the expanse of its exotic beauty, it embraced me. Rip Miller - Owner ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

Address: R72 Main Road | Riet River, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Price Range: ₹ 30,263 - ₹ 1,30,159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Oceana Beach And Wildlife Reserve Hotel Port Alfred
Oceana Beach And Wildlife Reserve Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
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“they all seem to have excellent views and facilities but the rooms away from the main lodge might work best”
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“The rooms in the main hotel were very nice but once I saw the ocean rooms I knew that's where I would stay next time”
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