Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Cape)

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is a luxury boutique hotel on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape, just 8km outside of the seaside town of Port Alfred; an hour and a half from Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha). It is also in close proximity to the Eastern Cape Game Reserves; for example Addo Elephant National Park and Shamwari Private Game Reserve; to name a few.

Uniquely positioned to give guests the best of bush and beach; Oceana is on the Indian Ocean and home to more than 220 birds and 30 animal species. It is the perfect exclusive, yet unpretentious destination to relax and unwind; especially at the end or beginning of a Garden Route adventure.

With a custom itinerary designed each day so you can choose to do a mid-morning nature drive, relaxing spa treatments, a beach lunch, or; just read a book on your deck overlooking the ocean. This ultimate African luxury experience is made complete by a spa, gym, games room, and South African-inspired fine dining. Daily game drives offer sightings of giraffes, zebras and so much more.

Why choose between a beach or a safari when you can have both? Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is perfectly set within a pristine 740-hectare wildlife sanctuary; with easy access to a 13km stretch of pristine unspoiled beach (including a pristine 7km stretch of private beach).

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Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Accommodation

Spacious and airy, all of the luxury accommodation options offer captivating views of the sand and sea; framed by indigenous shrubs and trees that create an easy island-living feel. There are nine individual Suites to choose from; all with private decks, full bathrooms, and stunning sea views. Guests may also choose to book the magnificent double-story Private House, with three en-suite rooms. The Private House has private access, a spacious lounge with a fireplace, a private plunge pool on the deck; as well as a fully equipped kitchen, bar, and dining area for effortless entertaining.

All suites at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve feature 4-poster king beds, satellite TV And entertainment system, bathroom underfloor heating and heated towel rails, mini bar & coffee station, and of course; free WiFi. A sleeper couch & camp cots are available for kids.

Accommodation Types

Pool Suites

The ultimate in secluded luxury and ideal romantic escape. The 2 x Pool Suites are the ultimate experience of intimacy and tranquillity; with a grand lounge area opening onto a large wooden deck. Look out onto unsurpassed views of the Reserve and the Indian Ocean from the private plunge pool and feel your stress melt away while you soak in the sun on the day bed. The Pool Suites also offer an outdoor shower.

Ocean Suites

Nestled in a tranquil forest setting; the luxurious Ocean Suites boast a large private deck with 180° views over the immaculate beachfront and wildlife reserve below. Inside the units are comfortable and spacious. The large lounge area opens onto the private deck. The Suites also feature “his and hers” separate bathrooms with a “shower with a view” in “his” and a jet bath in “hers”.

Port Alfred Accommodation
Ocean Suite

Lodge Suites

Each of the 3 x Lodge Suites are individually appointed, drawing inspiration from regional artifacts; as well as the indigenous animals that guests are likely to encounter within the reserve. The Suites have a lounge area and an en suite bathroom; with a double shower and generous jet bath; forming part of the main lodge, with easy access to the games room.

Private House

Ideal for small groups and families, the private Ocean House is a superbly designed 2-story villa; overlooking a watering hole and the immaculate beachfront, and offering an exclusive and personalized Oceana experience. The house includes 3 x large bedrooms, 3 x bathrooms, a spacious lounge with a fireplace, and a private plunge pool on the deck. An impressive kitchen and bar, as well as a 6-seater dining area, allow for effortless entertaining. It features the owner’s private choice of artworks, carefully selected to complement the property.

What to do at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

There is a diverse range of experiences and activities to enjoy Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve; both within the reserve and in the local area.

On-site Activities:
Nature drives:
Home to more than 220 birds and 30 animal species. Daily game drives offer sightings of giraffes, zebra, and more
Nature walks:
Start the day with a guided bush walk; and get up close with the indigenous flora and fauna on the reserve.
Explore 7km of pristine unspoiled beach at your leisure. Or; simply lounge or picnic on the superbly located beach deck.
Wellness center & gym:
Escape to a place of deep relaxation, accompanied by the soft sounds of authentic birdsong and flowing water. Or work out in the compact gym offering sea views.

There is also a curio shop, a games room with a pool table, and an on-site Africa-shaped pool.

Activities nearby:
Pristine blue flag beaches
Game drives and birding (we recommend staying at one of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve Lodges along with Oceana)
Whale-watching (seasonal)
Deep-sea fishing
The historical town of Bathurst – a Victorian village of retired academics, artists, eccentrics, and pineapple farmers.


Expect only the freshest, most beautifully crafted, and mouth-watering meals. Private Dining & Beach Picnics are available.

Delicious cuisine at Oceana
Delicious cuisine at Oceana

When to visit

There is no best or worst time to visit Oceana, as every season offers a unique experience. During the summer months of November to April, the days are warm throughout with an average temperature of 27°c; while the cooler months of May to October see less rainfall with moderate temperatures and an average of 22°c during the day. Explore the pristine coastline with an average sea temperature of 20°c – 24°c throughout the year.

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Accommodation Rates

High Season: 1st January until 30th April and 1st November until 31st December
Low Season: 1st May until 31st July
Mid Season: 1st August until 31st October

2023 Rates

Per person per night1st August until 31st October1st November until 31st December
Lodge SuiteR4 898R5 360
Ocean SuiteR5 616R 5 875
Pool SuiteR7 879R8 637
Private House*R5 360R5 875

2024 Rates

Per person per night1st January until 30th April1st May until 31st July1st August until 31st October1st November until 31st December
Lodge SuiteR5 628R4 575R5 339R5 842
Ocean SuiteR6 462R5 672R6 121R6 709
Pool SuiteR9 069R7 960R8 588R9 414
Private House*R6 169R5 415R5 842R6 404

*Private House

Minimum occupancy to book the Private House

May – October: 3 x adults, or 2 x adults and 2 x children.
November – April: 4 x adults.
20th December – 10th January: 6 x adults.

Thereafter, the per person sharing rate is applicable.

Rates Include:

Inclusive of accommodation, meals, selected beverages, and game drives. Any additional expenses are to be settled upon departure.

50% single supplement on the per person rate.
A single adult sharing with children is charged the single supplement rates.

Child Policy

This policy applies to all children from 0 up to and including 11 years old. Children 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.
Infants up to 3 years old are accommodated on a complimentary basis when sharing with 2 adults; while kids of 4 to 11 years are accommodated at a 50% supplement of the adult sharing rate when sharing with 2 adults.
Children not sharing with adults (occupying their own room) will be charged at the full adult rate.

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Accommodation Special Offers

Pay for 2 and get a night FREE!

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 between the 1st of May and the 31st of July every year.

Wedding Anniversary Package

In-suite dining
Romantic candlelit dinner in-suite
Complimentary premium sparkling wine
Beach picnic
Gourmet bubble bath
Complimentary 45 minutes couples’ back, neck, and shoulder massage

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Honeymoon Package

Celebrate your honeymoon at the breathtaking Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve!

10% discount for 3 nights or more (travel within 6 months of wedding date)
25% discount on spa treatments
Romantic candlelit dinner in-suite
Romantic turn down
Complimentary gift on arrival

The above specials are not valid during peak season which is from 20th December to 10th January every year.

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve Wedding Package

Want to have an intimate wedding in South Africa with family and friends? Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is the ideal wedding location for a beach and bush experience.

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Wedding overlooking the ocean

There are few settings quite as romantic. Sunsets are just as spectacular. For an intimate ceremony with 40 guests or less, the beach deck is the perfect option; overlooking the flowing dunes and breaking waves. For bigger celebrations of up to 100 guests; we utilize the grassy helipad area overlooking the lodge, reserve, and the Indian Ocean (picture above). Both options are designed and prepared to be picture-perfect, with unique and special touches to create fond memories of your special day.

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Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve (Eastern Cape)
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