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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Oceana was fantastic, top notch, friendly service with stunning scenery and accommodation! The meals are delicious and the spa was brilliant. i would recommend Oceana to anyone who wants absolute bliss, luxury and pampering.....

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

Hi Greg I'm really glad your time here was relaxing. Let us know the next time you need to get away from it all! Regards Chris and the Oceana Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Loved everything about our stay at Oceana - the setting between bush and beach, the attentive staff, the luxurious suites, the delicious food. I'd go back in a heartbeat and will be recommending it to everyone I know.

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

Hi Belinda Thanks so much for the fantastic review and kind words. Let us know when your coming back so we can set up something extra special for you. Regards Chris and the Oceana Team

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Just returned from one of the most amazing places on earth....Oceana Beach and wIldlife Reserve. We were treated like Royalty and enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait to return. Since returning home, I've found myself longing for Oceana. From the moment you drive in to the sad departure,its absolutely amazing..I highly recommend it.

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

Hi Dene I so glad we managed to make your 40th anniversary something special. The 41st is just around the corner and we be extremely happy to welcome you back to our little corner of paradise for it! Regards Chris and the Oceana Team

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here. It's small so the personal you choose I'd nice. We stayed in the buffalo lodge and had visiting monkeys the first night. The views are stunning.... now to remember this does not have the big 5 here when doing the drives. It is gorgeous but no predators. Worth a trip though, I would hope back...

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

Hi Alison Thanks so much for the kind words. Buffalo is a great Ocean suite and your correct the views are absolutely stunning. I hope we get to welcome you back soon. Regards Chris and the Oceana Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Oceana is a magical place where the beauty of the South African beaches meets the beauty of the "bundu" with its family of animals (giraffes, nyala, gnu, impala (even black ones) and many other bucks I don't know their names). The Ocean suite has amazing views and the attention to detail in furnishing it is really exemplar. My husband has...

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

Hi Mihaela Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm so glad we able to give you an amazing stay and look after your personal requirements. I hope we get to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Chris and the Oceana Team

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I have stayed in some wonderful hotels all over the world but this beats them all. From the minute you drive along the wild approach road to find 2 members of staff waiting to greet you to your first glimpse of the breathtaking ocean view you feel that this s a truly unique place. Superb room, lovely food , great...

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

Hi Richard Wow, thanks so much for the kind words. I really glad you had an amazing time and hope we get too see you again soon. Regards Chris & the Oceana Team

Stanford, South Africa
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Oceana is a game and beach reserve. It is easily and safely accessible by air( Port Elizabeth or East London) and a short drive by car( good roads). Situated on the beautiful East Coast of RSA, it provides a perfect haven to game and wild birds. All the animals are in a very good condition. Management of the animals and...

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

Hi Marianna I'm so happy your experience here was amazing. Thanks very much for the wonderful review and I hope we get to see you soon again. Kind Regards Chris & the Oceana Team

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I am a regular traveller (local and abroad) and have very high standards and set ideas about what a trip must offer me - a pleasant return on the investment of my hard earned money. From the time that I have send my first enquiry to the devastating time of my departure - the best service was rendered by the...

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

Hi Elna Thanks so much. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Don't forget about us next time you need to get away for a while! Regards Chris & the Oceana Team

Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent two days at Oceana Beach Resort for our 15 year wedding anniversary. WOW ... I am battling to find words that can describe the magnificent location and amenities of this 5 star resort. EXCELLENT food, service and staff! Everyone was eager and helpful to make our experience memorable. We love this resort! A big...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The service here is tops. Staff is friend,y and ensure a very private and comfortable stay. The views from the rooms are amazing, everything you need for a relaxed, out of the city buzz stay. We also enjoyed the sunset game drive. Even though we did not see a variety of animals, the views and the pit stop was great.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: RM1,848 - RM2,807 (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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“Rooms in main building can be a bit noisy”
Outspanner, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“they all seem to have excellent views and facilities but the rooms away from the main lodge might work best”
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“Ocean View!”
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“Ocean View Suites”
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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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