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The Ocean Bay
Ranked #10 of 49 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

After a dark, windy drive arriving late at Ocean Bay, we were greeted by Sven and Kirsten in the garden, who had already started cooking a 'brae' for their other guests. Having understandably given up hope of our arrival, we were nonetheless warmly welcomed with wine and delicious food. Both Kevin and I enjoyed the excellent company whilst the children played with the two other children chasing Kirsten's two dogs. The place itself is beautiful, the accommodation spacious and tastefully decorated, the garden and swimming pool with the brae a perfect setting to relax and enjoy. Kirsten and Sven themselves are truly lovely and our fond memories of Ocean Bay is as much to do with their warm hearted generosity as to their fantastic service and luxurious rooms. Jeffreys Bay itself is fun for the children, watching the surf dudes, rolling down sand dunes and the horse ride Kirsten recommended is a must if you like horseriding. Cantering on long empty beaches as the surf soaked us, will be a memory not easily forgotten! Kirsten also ensured we were made aware of all the places to eat and see in the area, whilst not being pushy about anything. We would highly recommend Ocean Bay to all travelling to Jeffrey's Bay without hesitation and hope to one day visit Kirsten and Sven again ourselves. Out of our three week, garden route tour, most places left us more than satisfied but Ocean Bay is that bit special and remembered with fondness.

Room Tip: Having only seen our room, I believe the African Suite, which was gorgeous, I will leave no preferen...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This place was wonderful! Very pretty, best breakfast and the people were extremely helpful and friendly!! The only drawback was finding it (although if you go to the information/tourist center in town they'll hook you up with a map and then it's easy peesy). Check this place out!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We've spent 3 night here in March and had a fantastic time. There was a very warm welcome in which Kirsten told us everything we needed to know about Jeffrey's Bay, possible activities and great places to eat. Our home for these days was the Africa suite, which is a great place to stay.

The kindness of Sven and Kirsten made us feel at home and made it possible for us to fully enjoy these days in Jeffrey's Bay. The breakfast very early in the morning on our own terrace because of an early flight was perfect!

During your stay here don't forget to enjoy the cleanest swimming pool in South Africa (Sven's excellent work) and use the Braai in the Lapa. We had an excellent evening here with some other guests and Sven and Kirsten.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Everyone who considers a stop in Jeffeys Bay has to stay at "The Ocean Bay". In general, Jeffreys Bay is a wonderful spot at the Garden Route, to relax, surf, shop... You will find a wonderful small paradise at "The Ocean Bay". The rooms are spaceious, light and offer you a great view to the garden and bay. The hospitality of Kirsten and Sven ist simply amazing and really felt like being at home for a few days.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Jeffreys Bay is a perfect stay at the Garden Route with nice beaches, shops, it's excellent for surfing and relaxing. If you consider to stop here, a stay at "The Ocean Bay" is an absolute must. The rooms are spacious, clean and light and offer you an excellent view to the beautiful garden and bay. I couldn't think of a greater hospitality than the one we experienced there.
Vanessa + Nico, Germany

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We were spending a month in South Africa in February 2012 and we spent 5 days in Jeffrey's Bay in the Ocean Bay guesthouse... What a beautiful place!! We had a lovely room, very spacious, modern and clean; so we really felt at home here. The pool and the garden are so relaxed and Kirsten can give you all the advises you need for great places for coffee and food and activities to do in the area. We really want to come back some day..!!
Erik & Rieneke
Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed at the Ocean Bay the last week of our honeymoon (Jan 2012) after having travelled through SA for 10 days. It was absolutely incredible. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Sven and Kirsten and felt immediately what a unique atmosphere The Ocean Bay has. We stayed in the Africa suite which is furnished in a very stylish way and includes all necessary kitchen equipment and appliances. On top of that the Ocean Bay has a lovely garden with a great swimming pool (overlooking the Ocean) and a dining area for breakfast and where our fantastic hosts organised a 'braai' for all the guests. Jeffrey's Bay itself is ideally located to visit Addo Elephant Park, Scotia Game Reserve, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and route 62. Reservations for excursions and trips were kindly provided by Kirsten and Sven at no extra charge. The Guesthouse is located in the safest area of Jeffrey's Bay and close to restaurants, beaches, shops, etc (although it's recommendable to have a car). Overall we had the most amazing time at The Ocean Bay and would definitely recommend it to whoever is going to SA! Kirsten, Sven, Carolin, (Foxy and Tommy) thank you once again for the amazing time and we'll definitely be back!!

Lilia & Niels

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 13 Bottlebrush Crescent | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: £72 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ocean Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean Bay Luxury Guesthouse is located in a beautiful setting with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean. We are in Jeffreys Bay on top of Wavecrest hill and our pool and garden area offers a magnificent view over the whole bay .Jeffreys Bay is part of the Garden Route. It is „the“ holiday destination of lovely Eastern Cape and one of the worlds famous surfer hotspots. Jeffreys Bay has beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, bars and delis. Our guesthouse is just 900 meters away from the beach.Explore our wonderful surroundings like Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma, Storms River and fantastic Game Reserves. We offer guided day tours.Enjoy our wonderful garden, the stunning view over the whole bay. Listen to the voice of the ocean and the birds, relax at our big pool area and the heated jacuzzi. The Lapa and Braai area offers an African Experience.The Ocean Bay is a perfect combination of architectural shapes, antique furnitures combined with modern individually styled interiors.Each 4 star guest suite offers a private balcony, Satelite TV, aircon and heater, with the option of self-catering.We would like to welcome you in our The Ocean Bay Luxury GuesthouseKirsten and Sven ... more   less 
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