Oyster Bay Lodge
ABOUT OYSTER BAY LODGE
Welcome to Oyster Bay Lodge. This 4 star luxury lodge is situated on a natural, Coastal Reserve between Tsitsikamma and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and serves as "a must destination". This beautiful privately owned Coastal Reserve is set on 235 hectares of unspoilt landscape hugged by a meandering beach of more than three kilometers. The Reserve incorporates magnificent dunes, woods, river deltas, beaches, wetlands and lagoons. Your friendly hosts will make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one.
Our luxury accommodation and B&B accommodation consist of luxury 'Cape Dutch' chalets and comfortable guestrooms with optional services and an exciting variety of activities and adventures on the property and the surrounding area.
Oyster Bay Lodge is the ideal Garden Route accommodation or Eastern Cape accommodation to start (coming from Port Elizabeth) or finish (coming from Cape Town) the Garden Route.
Oyster Bay Lodge offers a calm ‘eco-tourism’ centre of extended nature possibilities. It is nestled between Tsitsikamma National Park and Jeffreys Bay (world renowned surfing paradise) with convenience stores, petrol and emergency services located 20km away in St Francis Bay.
Besides hiking through the reserve on four well marked hiking trails, we offer guided horse riding and dune safaris as well as star gazing and bird watching, picnics on one of our four beautiful decks overlooking the ocean, township tours which include a visit to the local creche, whale and dolphin spotting and many more!
We offer freestanding luxury chalets with kitchenette as well as comfortable guestrooms in our main lodge.
- King size extra length bed
- Free standing bath
- Separate walk-in shower
- Comfortable lounge chairs
- Coffee/Tea making facilities
- Underfloor heating
- Fire place
- Private verandah with uninterrupted seaview
- Braai facilities on request
- King size extra length bed
- En suite bathroom with separate shower and bath
- Coffee/Tea making facilities
- Private verandah with garden (1 room) of uninterrupted seaview
- Comfortable chairs
- Braai facilities on request
- 2 of our guestrooms can accommodate up to 4 people
- 1 of our guestrooms can accommodate up to 3 people
Once through the gate, pristine sandy beaches accompany one on the gravel road to luxury. The reception is situated at the gate and the main building is situated within a few hundred meters from the gate, where guests will be welcomed by our friendly staff.
Our guests can relax at the freshwater swimming pool or enjoy a drink in the ocean viewing bar. After having viewed the sunset from our relaxing bar, our hosts will take you through to our cosy restaurant where you can enjoy excellent cuisine.
After a good night’s rest you will be woken up by sounds of the Indian Ocean and fauna of our Coastal Reserve.
Enjoy a delicious and healthy a la carte breakfast before exploring the private sandy beach and hiking trails.
Oyster Bay Lodge offers internet facilities and excellent mobile phone reception for the business traveller and those wanting to keep in touch with friends and family.
To follow the news “at home” a satellite television is available in our lounge and ocean viewing bar for your convenience.
Accommodation can be booked online through our secured online reservation system.
Oyster Bay Lodge boasts with a fully licenced restaurant, Sea Grass. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners and welcome all day visitors. Our menu includes:
- 2 Course Plated Breakfast
- Light Lunch
- 3 Course Set Dinner Menu
Sea Grass will cater for any Dietry requirements which must be stipulated before arrival.
Have you ever pictured yourself standing on the top of a dune and see yourself sliding down on a sand board. Feel the wind blow through your hair, while there is nothing but serine beauty surrounding you. We will show you the ropes at the lodge and you can go at your own pace with the sand board.
Guided Bird, Fynbos and Wetland Walk
Take a walk in our 235 hectare large property which is home to over 170 different bird species, with a variety of different environments, such as a 3,5 km private beachfront, 2 vast stretches of dunes, wetlands, woodlands, river deltas and a variety of fynbos. There is a dedicated trail for this walk. The guide will take you along the trail and show you all that is to be seen and a whole lot more (minimum of 2 persons)
Explore the coastal reserve and private beach on one of our free roaming horses. Even beginners can enjoy this bucket list experience as an experienced guide will join you on your ride through the dunes and “fynbos”. The more experienced rider can have a breathtaking gallop alongside the waves of the Indian Ocean.
Relax and enjoy a drive through our wetlands, lagoons, woodlands and fynbos on our open safari eco friendly vehicle. We stop at the highest point of our property to enjoy the unimpeded view of Slangbaai, the Indian Ocean including the 18 century Cape St Francis lighthouse - a good 15km away while enjoying birding and whale watching. Our late afternoon drive includes sundowners and refreshments.
A real challenge! Explore 235 ha of nature on a mountain bike as the trails go over dunes, through the river and on the beach. A good health and condition is needed! An option is the 22km ride on dirt road to St Francis, or discover the roads to the west.
Fishing can be done from the beach front or at the rocks within walking distance from the lodge. Bring your own fishing equipment and catch your own cape salmon.
Deep Sea Fising
For the more adventurous ones, we can arrange a deep sea fishing experience from Port St Francis on the Indian Ocean. Yellow fin tuna and marlin are often caught in the winter months while red roman and geelbek are the summer catches of the day.
Four different well marked hiking trails have been set out on the Coastal reserve. They are marked with different colours and vary from 3 to 7,5 km. Breath in the fresh air of the “fynbos” and listen to the sounds of nature and extensive birdlife.
Exploe our property by kayak. Meander down the river and onto the beach. See the sights of our horses, buck, and a variety of bird life, such as the Kingfisher and the African Fish Eagle. The option is available to anchor the kayak and enjoy a picnic at one of our private decks.
Try to keep your head above the water in the waves of the Indian Ocean, but be careful of the strong current, so don’t go to far! After a refreshing splash in the sea, enjoy a real swim in our freshwater swimmingpool and catch a bit of sun for a nice tan.
To look after your appetite, we recommend to enjoy a picnic on one of our viewing decks. Our friendly staff will gladly prepare a delicious picnic basket for you. Just let us now when and where and one of our experienced guides will bring the basket to you on horseback!
Explore our property with our clues to reach the 'gold mine'. If you are keen your first clue is.... Where the river and the dune meets, you will be looking for a treasure ches. The point of Geo-caching is to replace an item of equal value into the boxes. You may end up walking away with a South African treasure. Within the chest you will receive your next clue. Have fun!!!
Take a guided tour through Umzamuwethu. Visit the creche, where you'll be able to meet all the townships little ones. Experience what the local schooling system is all about. Enjoy a tantalizing cup of tea served by the locals and join the children for lunch. Stroll in the streets and meet the locals. (Minimum of 2 persons)
FUNCTIONS AND WEDDINGS
Oyster Bay Lodge is the perfect destination for intimate functions, be it weddings, birthdays, family gatherings, conferences or engagements.
We are also a great destination for team building where we include all our activities into the program. We are open to adults and youth groups - we include adventure education, outdoor education as well as corporate related challenges through our program.
Oyster Bay Lodge offers tailor-made wedding packages for small and intimate weddings on our 3.5 km private sandy beachfront. This beautiful backdrop of beach and bush will ensure for a very memorable occasion.
Enjoy delectable picnic baskets by day, or experience a starry private braai by night in our Bush Boma (dependent on weather and number of guests).
Our fully licensed restaurant and bar offers appetizing meals and is ideal for celebrating special occasions.
For more information, please contact our front office or feel free to send us an email.
FEATURES OF OYSTER BAY LODGE
On Site Features
- Braai / Barbeque (BBQ)
Child Friendly (all Ages)
Credit Cards Accepted
Room / Unit Features
- Bar Fridge (Room)
En Suite Bathroom
Tea And Coffee Facilities
Television (with Satellite)
- Restaurant / Dining Room