Oyster Bay Lodge

Hans and Liesbeth Verstrate-Griffioen
in between Tsitsikamma & St Francis Bay, Oyster Bay, Eastern Cape

Tel: (0)42-297-0150
Cell: (0)82-700-0553
Fax: (0)42-297-0150

Here’s yet another film-set masquerading as a B&B… this one is for the beach scenes! Hans and Liesbeth have the very envy-inducing run of three and a half kilometres of pristine beach to themselves, the fine white sand of the dunes as pure as it is wind-driven (but for the odd vervet monkey footprint). As well as offering rollercoaster 4x4 dune safaris, Oyster Bay Lodge has fifteen horses, catering for every skill level, which roam free on the 235 hectare nature reserve.…

… The first time I visited there simply wasn’t time for a beach ride, so I dreamt hard for two weeks and managed to dream it into reality, returning to experience for real the wind in my hair, salt air in my face and sun shining down… amazing. But there’s more: Hans and Liesbeth have made hiking trails from the sand dunes through the fynbos where you’ll have a chance to see some of the 170 species of bird. I could hear them, but didn’t quite catch a glimpse. Your stay is very personable and relaxing with use of the swimming pool and self-catering facilities if you choose. Otherwise, the restaurant serves up an absolute five course treat, often with a fresh catch of the day. Come here for the empty beach, the horses and walks along an unspoilt coastline, the mountain bikes and the picnics at tables set upon the dunes overlooking the ocean. Day-tours can be taken to nearby Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve and Baviaanskloof.


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Symbols: Meals by Prior Arrangement    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Self-catering Option    Whale-watching from Property    Beach-house Property    Off-street Car Parking    Good Hiking or Walking    No Smoking    WiFi Available    Horses available    Township Visits or Cultural Experiences    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Boats or Charters    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    White-water Rafting    Children Welcome    Fishing    
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Rooms: 14: 4 Luxury Chalets, 10 Comfortable Rooms (2 family; Honeymoon Suite: 2 rooms/4 beds). All extra-long kings, en-s bath & separate shower. Chalets: lounge, kitchenette, fire, verandah. All units bar 1 with sea view.
Prices: All pp sharing. Luxury Chalets R1,080 B&B; Comfortable Rooms R750 B&B. Specials for people staying 3 nights or more. Ask about single and extra person rates and packages.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Lunches and dune picnics available through out the day. Five-course evening dinner at additional cost unless packaged deal.
Directions:From Cape Town on N2 turn off at exit number 632 Palmietvlei and follow signs to Oyster Bay Lodge. From Port Elizabeth take exit to Humansdorp and then follow signs to Oyster Bay Lodge.

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3,5km private beach
picnic deck at the beach
Beach Horse riding
front view main building
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View from our rooms
Bathroom Chalet
What a view
cozy fire in the restaurant
Hiking trails on the property

Extra Information from the Owners

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Current Special Rates

Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.

Come break away on your holiday during our winter season. This time of the year is ideal to come view the whales, dolphins and flamingos on the beach. Enjoy a pleasurable dune safari or a picnic over view the sea (activities are not included in the package).

This on a 2 for 1 special.

This is valid from the 1 June 2014 to 31 August 2014.


What to Do in the Area

Activities in Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay Lodge looks forward to welcoming you to their property. Once here you can indulge in one of our 11 activities available to you. Your activities include:

- Hiking trails (3 km, 5 km, 6.5 km, and 7.5 km);
- Beach Horse Rides for beginners and experienced riders (10:00 am and at 16:00);
- Beach Dune Safari with a snack stop;
- Dune Picnic brought to by horse-back;
- Massages done by a qualified massage therapist;
- Dairy Experience at Grass Ridge;
- Mountain Biking on a single trail;
- Guided Night Walk and Stargazing;
- Guided Fynbos, Wetland and Birding trail;
- Sand Boarding; and
- Township Tour of Umzamawethu.

Feel free to contact us with regards to your requirements on:
(042) 297 0150 OR 082 700 0553
Or email us at info@oysterbaylodge.com