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“Oceana the wonderland”

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Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Certificate of Excellence
Manzini, Swaziland
2 reviews
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“Oceana the wonderland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Of all our local and international travels this is by far the most memorable and best holiday we've ever gone on. Everything was on point! We went on a game drive with Nick, freezing as the weather was, and we were very pleased with him because of his passion and knowledge of the "animal planet". Our highlight was seeing the Rhino and the view of the dunes and ocean on the left and the beautiful sunset on the right, while sipping on a cup of hot chocolate. Our Ocean suit was ama-zing and a thumbs up for the privacy of each suit. Our suit had picturesque views of the ocean and we absolutely loved the personalized cards that were made daily, the food was to die for, the kudu steak is a winner! And I really enjoyed the relaxing massage at the spa. And the staff was ever so helpful, polite and gracious. They tended to all our needs with a smile and made our stay even more pleasurable. In a nut-shell, you haven't lived if you have not been to Oceana. Thanks Gary and the staff of Oceana. Zanele & Andile, Swaziland

Room Tip: Great rooms throughout
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had the most amazing and special 2 night stay at Oceana. Our luxury ocean view suite was simply luxurious and breathtaking, very romantic, loved the 4-pillar post bed, heated floors and the tv that slides out of the bed. The suite is super spacious, with endless views of the ocean and bush. Loved that there's two bathrooms :) The jet spa bath and the huge double head shower had the most insane views ever. Booked spa treatments, the spa could do with a bit of an upgrade to match the 5* rating of the property and service. Enjoyed it though, but i have had better.

The food and staff were great, we felt looked after and the food was delicious and well presented. We were very lucky to be taken on our game drive by the GM Gary, I have been to a lot of private game reserves and game drives but this was just amazing and so unique, how often do you get to see wildlife and the ocean at once, that was one of our highlights. The best part except the walk OMG was the private beach, we were the only two people on the beach, it was just pure paradise and so surreal. Had a private dinner in our suite on our last night and it was beautiful.

Our overall experience was just out of this world, best memories and one of the best hotels i can say i've stayed in South Africa so far.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The units/suites are super luxurious with beautiful sea-views. The food was delicious. Your every need is catered for by the friendly staff. They were so welcoming, we felt right at home. Had the best stress buster massage at the spa. We had a 2-hour long game drive with hot chocolate and snacks and saw some beautiful antelope. I would highly recommend the lodge. We had an absolutely wonderful time and will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Definitely go for one of the ocean view suites (with 180 degrees ocean views from the deck).
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had one night only at Oceana. It was a fairly cold afternoon/evening. We did a short game drive as the property isn't very big. Think we saw most of the game on the park. The rooms are very big with 2 bathrooms. Great beds & excellent pillows. Didn't see the spa but they do have a spa & gym. 7k of private beach which you can be driven down to & picked up.

Room Tip: We had a very big suite over looking the beach.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

A beautiful place to visit. Everything was stunning from the welcome drinks and face cloth, Jaw dropping rooms, 4 post bed, heated floors and heated towel rail. Spa Bathroom and double head showers over looking the ocean. We were treated like Kings and Queens. Sitting on the swing bed by the sea was amazing. Thank you for making our honeymoon Garden trip incredible.

Room Tip: Relax and Enjoy.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

hat an amazing experience. no place on the garden route i want to return to more than Oceana. food was perfect! location was perfect! staff and experience, truly world class. thank you to the manager (apologies i have forgotten your name, but do remember the greek stories :) ) and to Gary for wonderful interaction and amazing service and friendliness. to the waitron (name Nceba i think? apologies if i spelt incorrectly), thank you for such great friendly smiles and service at every meal. to the Chefs, well done on mouth watering food that i still think of every time i step into a restaurant as i wish for and miss all your unique meals you all put together. thank you to all at Oceana for for the most amazing South African experience in dining and accommodation.

Room Tip: Try to go when the weather is good and a trip down to the beach deck is a must, untouched pristine s...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Most beautiful rooms with stunning views and excellent service. Fantastic place to relax and enjoy our beautiful province. Lunch down at the beach was lovely with stunning swing bed that lets you stare out at the ocean. Feels like you have 7km of your own private beach.

Room Tip: The Ocean Suits are a must!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
Address: R72 Main Road | Riet River, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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