Riet River, South Africa
Private Ocean House at The Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
Port Alfred is nothing less than the big diamond in the Eastern Cape’s tourism crown. Even though it still has the charm and feel of a small village by the sea, Port Alfred and its offerings will keep you enthralled.
There are sections of Port Alfred that are true to the most seductive postcard settings: long swathes of beaches, a picture-perfect marina with its colourful mansions and slipways and the lazy old Kowie River that meanders inland to the nearby boundaries of Bathurst, the neighbouring village with the slightly hippy medieval vibe.
As it sits plumb in the middle of the Sunshine Coast, Port Alfred enjoys the mild weather of a typically sub-tropical zone. The waters of the Indian Ocean are forgivingly warm and the reefs off Port Alfred provide great diving spots. In fact, if you’re even slightly water-crazy, Port Alfred will have you canoeing up the Kowie, kite-sailing on the beach, signing up with the local dive school for courses, water-skiing on the river, whale-watching from a licensed boat or heading out into deep waters for some ocean fishing.
In fact, with the presence of a number of top game reserves in the area, Port Alfred is now being marketed as a ‘Big Eight' destination, where you might be lucky enough to see lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, elephants, dolphins, sharks and whales.
Then there’s the Gary Player golf course over at the Fish River Sun about 20 minutes’ drive from Port Alfred and, for those with a love of the open skies, there’s South Africa’s premier flight training venue: 43 Air School. This legendary centre has 60 training aircraft, and the same number of flying instructors. This is where future airline-, air force- and commercial pilots come to train in idyllic coastal surrounds.
Located in Port Alfred, Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve offers a large deck overlooking the Indian Ocean and bush. It features a private beach area, an Africa-shaped swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.
Each accommodation at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve boasts a private deck with ocean and bush views. All are decorated in an African theme and have a lounge and private bathroom with a spa bath.
Guests can enjoy a cocktail together with scenic views at the central bar area with its fireplace. There is also a lounge with sofas and chairs, and a restaurant with several dining options.
Guests can take a dip in the pool, play billiards or go fishing. There is also a library with books and DVDs, and a curio shop selling jewelry, souvenirs and books.
A shuttle service is available to Port Alfred Airport, a 10-minute drive away. The property can also organise beach walks, surfing and game drives.
The Private Ocean House is the finest accommodation we have to offer at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve. With 268 square metres of exquisite luxury, three large bedrooms and opulent bathrooms to match, the Private Ocean House is designed to showcase the ultimate in style. It has been appointed with decorative features considered to welcome guests into calming ambience, which is enhanced by original antiques and artifacts displayed throughout.
The Private Ocean House features an extensive kitchen where your chef will prepare meals from (on request), a fully equipped luxury bar, tea and coffee making facilities, handcrafted furnishings, antiques and artifacts and an intimate heated jacuzzi (plunge pool), surrounded by a wooden deck and is the perfect spot to relax or entertain.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2880 square feet
King, King, and King
6 guests maximum
Port Alfred Airport
10 minutes by car
Stunning views of the African bush and the Indian Ocean.
There is a mandatory fee of ZAR600 per day per person which includes lunch and dinner. Beverages are not included.
Activities of Interest
- Come into contact with the real Africa in a game drive experience.
- Spend the day relaxing on Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve's private beach.
- The spa is designed as a place to escape to when you are in search of pure self-indulgence. Check the Spa Menu and contact reception to make a reservation *Fees apply*
- For golf lovers, The Royal Port Alfred Golf course offers stunning views of the ocean and on clear days whales and dolphins can be seeing while playing. The Fish River Sun Golf Course is an 18 hole must-play golf course.
- Other activities in the area include birding, surfing, diving, skiing on the river, whale-watching from a licensed boat or ocean fishing into deep waters - from licensed boats.
Places of Interest
- The Sunshine Coast offers a wide cultural and historical scene. Visit the Kowie History Museum and the 43 Air-School Museum.
- The Addo Elephant Park is home to over 600 elephants and other mammals including Cape buffalos, black rhinos, Traansval lions and spotted hyenas. It was initially founded as an elephant sanctuary for the 11 remaining in the area - 1,15 hour drive.
- The latest exciting development in Port Alfred is in Wharf Street, which has become the exclusive shopping centre of the village.
Best kept secret in South Africa
Our stay at Oceana was the trip of a lifetime. Be prepared to be completely spoiled. The staff is amazing. The views are spectacular. If staying the entire week, you may want to rent a car and schedule a day trip or two. Thanks to everyone at Oceana, especially Mr. B. ”
Spectacular views from an ultra luxurious room
Breathtaking in so many ways - the views , the spectacular Villa, the exquisite bedrooms and bathrooms and the extraordinary African artefacts throughout the Villa. The staff are so eager to please and will go out of there way to meet your needs. Wonderful opportunity to see Sable and Bontebok and many other species of game in beautiful surroundings. Do not miss the beach picnics as the setting is out of this world and the trouble that the staff go to makes one feel very special. This setting is for those that are in need of rest because although the route between Port Elizabeth and East London is very scenic, there is very little else in the area in terms of sightseeing. We did not mind spending all of our time at Oceana though. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet
- Workout Facility