South African Lodges

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
Grahamstown District
Port Alfred
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Lodge Type
Beach, Spa

The Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve features a variety of comfortable accommodation with views of the bush and the blue and white waves beyond. Combined with five-star dining, one of a kind amenities, a patient health and beauty spa and endless pampering, the lodge is unlike any other.  Being the only wildlife reserve which is situated on the beach in South Africa, this sanctuary is surrounded by a scenic landscape which is unique and breathtaking. The lodge is located 8.5 km East of Port Alfred, the uniqueness of the beautiful beach & wildlife reserve is that it offers beach and fauna experience all in one.

The reserve offers travellers private boutique accommodation combined with exceptional game sightings. It is here in the Eastern Cape of South Africa where this ultra-luxurious paradise awaits its guests. With luxurious Ocean Suites, Lodge Suites, and the Private Ocean House.

A range of unique accommodation designed for comfort, privacy and ultimate luxury is available to guests staying at the lodge. All suites can accommodate a maximum of two adults sharing with two children per suite. Children will be able to remain on a sleeper couch.

Selected room features:

  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Underfloor heating
  • Flat screen television, with satellite channels, radio, CD player
  • DVD player
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathroom (s), with separate twin shower and Jacuzzi tub
  • Private mini-bar
  • Electronic safe
  • Separate dressing areas.


  • Game drives
  • Private game drives are available on 4x4 Golf Carts
  • Guided nature walks in the bush
  • Bush and Beach Picnics
  • Beach Walks
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing
  • Rock and Surf Fishing
  • Indoor games for the whole family
  • Whale watching.

Land Adventures

Abundant varieties of wildlife are at home in the reserve such as rhino, giraffe, eland, zebra and much more. The Lodge has expert guides who introduce rare animals which are roaming free in their natural environment here. These photo safaris provide guests with the unique opportunity to experience the wildlife up close and personal. The Lodge offers self-guided walking tours as well as bigger adventure riding in the lodge's private safari vehicles with personal guides.

Ocean adventures

Water enthusiasts staying at the hotel have the chance to choose from the following ocean adventures: scuba diving, whale watching, surfing, diving. Arrangements can be made to snorkel or scuba nearby reefs. Sea life abounds with Parrot Fish, Angel Fish, and soft coral as well as sharks. Take a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure solo or with a guide and you'll discover why Oceana is an ocean reserve. For novice and seasoned experts alike, wonders await your next dive.

Beauty Spa and Gym

Guests are invited to relax and get pampered in the lodge's spa and enjoy a great workout in the fully equipped gym. Trainers are available for professional instruction. The resort offers different treatments which include massages, wraps, masks, exfoliation and a variety of other services.


  • Fully equipped resort spa with single and couples therapy rooms, steam room
  • Health centre and gym, including treadmills, weights, walker, rowing machine and Pilates ball
  • Swimming pool and a kids pool
  • Game room with pool table, shuffleboard, movie theatre and free internet usage
  • Boma area for outdoor drinks/dining
  • Private dining room
  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Deck with 180-degree ocean view
  • Room with bar and casual lunch venue
  • DVD Library
  • Cigar Humidor
  • Helipad.

Dining and Cuisine

Dining at the Lodge is one of the highlights of the guest's stay. The five-star gourmet cuisine is available in the Great Room of the Lodge. After dining, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Oceana's right old-world pub with its extensive wine cellar and adjoining cigar room.

Below detailed information about the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Underfloor Heating


Oceana's Bar - Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Guests are invited to sip on a glass of wine in front of the wooden fireplace, or enjoy a cocktail while looking out onto the reserve, scouting for animals drinking from the waterhole or grazing in front of the lodge.

From June to September, visitors at the magnificent five-star Oceana lodge can even enjoy watching the Whales coming past and Dolphins playing in the Ocean.

Spa Facilities

Guests may relax and get pampered during their stay at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, South Africa.  

The lodge's health and beauty spa offer different treatments which include massages, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other services.



From the Central Bar Area at Oceana, guests walk out onto the beautifully appointed courtyard and pool area, where they are invited to lie on the pool loungers while soaking up a bit of sun, or cool down in the Africa shaped swimming pool.

Game Experiences at Oceana

At the magnificent Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, they know that living the African Dream is all about experiencing the great outdoors, smelling the fragrance of the earth as the rain falls, feeling the warmth of the sun warming one's soul and the incredible thrill of looking for animals in their natural habitat.

Game experiences at the Oceana Lodge are tailor made to meet different requirements, and the ranger can offer the game experience that each has always dreamed of.

At Oceana, guests have the opportunity to view the game from the vantage point of their elevated veranda, while sipping warm coffee at the crack of an African dawn, or at the colourful end of a perfect day.

Guests are invited to climb aboard a safari vehicle and as the lazy African afternoons stretch out seemingly endlessly, spot Oceana's range of free to roam animals. They pack sundowners and stop at any number of vantage points for memorable moments.

Beach walks

The staff at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve are on standby to take guests down to the beach, to enjoy the feel of the sand beneath and the ocean mist is cooling one down.


Curio Shop

The curio shop is situated close to reception and equipped with various clothing items branded with Oceana Reserve logos. There is also a selection of jewellery, souvenirs curios, books and gorgeous soft toys for children.

5 hole Putting Green

Guests at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve in South Africa have the chance to improve their golf game on the lodge's putting green and ensure those three putts, become two.  Although many believe that golf is a game of luck, the more you practice, the luckier you get.

Rock and Surf Fishing

At Oceana, guests are provided with the equipment to enjoy fishing without the sound of technology and machinery.  An experience where it is all about the catch at the end of a day’s fishing.

Texas Pitching Washers

Washers is a game, similar to horseshoes, that involves two teams of two players that take turns tossing washers towards a “washer box”.  In order to score, one must place a washer into the box, into the can that is within the box, or within one foot (shoe size) of the box. It’s great fun.

Games Room and Home Theatre

The Games Room at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is designed for guests who need to relax and unwind.

It includes every comfort and technical innovation to support indoor activities.  The main attractions are the Shuffle Board, Pool Table, Computer with unlimited internet access and Home Theatre System.

Star gazing

Under vast African skies, settle back and discover the wonders of the jewels of the night time constellations from the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve.

  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Undercover and surface parking

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Butler service
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • All children are allowed at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve near Port Alfred in South Africa. Sleeper couches in the suites can accommodate a maximum of two children, depending on their age.  Babysitting is available upon prior request at an additional charge.

Available Rooms

Lodge Suite

# Rooms:

The suites at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve in South Africa offer privacy, serenity and opulence in equal measure, from the moment guests enter the peaceful reserve until they leave; Oceana's guests are the richer for the experience.  Situated below the main building is the Games room at Oceana, which includes a Pool table, shuffle board, internet facilities.

Each Suite has a private deck providing beautiful views of the bush and ocean. The Lodge Suites at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve offer a king-sized bed, a lounge area, bathroom with shower and a jet bath.  The minibar and coffee/tea station is in the games room.

Single Room R5470
Double Room R7290

Ocean Suite

# Rooms:

The Ocean Suites at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve are free standing units, beautifully placed amongst trees and provide a private deck with spectacular ocean and bush views.

The spacious and luxurious Ocean Suites feature a king-sized bed, sleeper couch, his bathroom (Double showers), her bathroom (jet-bath), a coffee/tea station as well as a minibar. In this suite at Oceana, there is space to put an additional bed for the 3rd child.

Single Room R6000
Double Room R7990

Private House

# Rooms:

The luxurious Private Ocean House at the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve can accommodate a minimum of 4 adults and a maximum of 6 guests.

The Ocean House is a three bedroom house, with sole use of its facilities.  The rooms all have king size beds and a deck around the front of the house with views over the bush and ocean as well as a heated Jacuzzi plunge pool.

Single Room R6000
Double Room R7990

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

The magnificent Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is situated along a vast, private expanse of pristine beach in the heart of the Eastern Cape Region:

  • Oceana is the only wildlife reserve, which is situated on the beach in South Africa
  • Its surrounding scenic landscape is unique and magnificent
  • Guests are invited to experience the luxury of Oceana's accommodation combined with adventurous game drives and gourmet dining
  • The Oceana Wildlife Reserve in the Eastern Cape is malaria-free
  • A private helipad is located at the reception of the Oceana Lodge
  • Road transfers to and from the Oceana Lodge are available on request
  • The daily program is tailor made to the guest's preferences and special interests

Included in the rate:

  • Inclusive of all meals
  • game drives

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Laundry

Terms and Conditions:

  • South African and SADEC residence only
  • not combinable with any other promotion or special offer
  • Not available 20 December - 10 January
  • Ocean House quote is for 4 persons. Additional costs would be applicable for additional persons

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.552714

Longitude: 26.996935


Directions to the Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve from the East London Airport:

1. Head west toward R346 2.6 km
2. Turn left onto R346 1.6 km
3. Turn left to stay on R346 1.7 km
4. Turn right onto Settlers Wy Destination will be on the right 115 km

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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