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Oystercatcher Lodge

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ERF 5397 | FIRST AVENUE, St. Helena Bay 7382, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oystercatcher Lodge is located in a posh, gated community of Shelley Point. Signage is good until you actually get to the hotel, then it's easy to miss the subtle lodge sign and end up at the apartments next door. The rooms are well-appointed with lots of nice little amenities (cotton robes,candles, soaps, lotions). The turn-down service was unexpected, but nice.... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David and Marcie Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feed back regarding your stay. As you point out Shelley Point is not for people who must have razz matazz and all the buzz and trapings of the big City. We have tried to create a haven where people can still enjoy nature at its... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the beach we stayed in the Driftwood Apartment. On arrival Sue & Luc made us feel exceptionally welcome and at home. Furniture and fittings were very tasteful and pleasing to get eye. The sound of the waves continually crashing over the rocks is like music to your ears. Watching the sea from the balcony and taking in the... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve and Liz Thanks very much for your super review on Trip Advisor. We were so pleased you decided to celebrate your anniverary and birthday at the Oystercatcher and that everything was to your complete satisfaction. We really hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the close future. Kind regards Sue and Luc More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We spent four glorious days at Oystercatcher Lodge with our rooms opening right onto the beach where there were numerious sea birds, including the rare black oystercatcher. Excellent accommodation, serviced daily and an evening turn-down with giftings. Breakfasts superb with Luc's special breads and omelettes to die for! We spotted dolphins and a humpback whale from the deck in the... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim. Sue and Jane Many thanks for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. It is so encouraging and rewarding for us to receive positive feedback from out guests after their stay. So pleased you were able to spot that Humpback Whale during your stay. We remember how excited everyone was coming out of their rooms to view the close... More 

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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a perfect stay at this B&B right on the beach, it's a bit far out, but the setting and location is really beautiful and a perfect place to relax. Very friendly hosts made the stay special .....

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in December with us and would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate the feedback. Kind regards Luc and Sue More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Thank you Sue and Luc for a most enjoyable 3 days-- wonderful start to our a memorable return to South Africa!! First time we have visited the West Coast----will not be the last...all ready planning our return next year, hope to see you both!! Your B&B was truly wonderful. Breakfast wonderful---need your muesli recipe...best I have tasted!! Wonderful views and... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Great news that you are planning to return in 2016! We hope you will book the honeymoon suite again, and of course we will provide a lounger for your balcony on request. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review on Trip Advisor, it is so rewarding for the entire team when we get such a fantastic... More 

Johannesburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a beautifully fitted, well organized, sparkling clean self-catering apartment situated on a pristine bay! Well worth the drive from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. Luc and Sue take care of all your needs with a smile, despite it being a self catering set-up. Will definitely be back and would recommend it to any family member or friend!

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wencke and Zander Thanks you so much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. It is so rewarding for us to receive such positive comments from our guests, and to hear that you are enjoying the perfect location on the beach at Shelley Point. We will also share your positive comments with our hard working housekeeping team. We do... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What can we say. Probably the ultimate best stay in the area. Excellent rooms and phenomenal views. The owners are just too fabulous. Fantastic breakfast as well. It's also excellent value for money. Very private and absolutely just beautiful.

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sean and Christiana Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the Oystercatcher. We were very pleased we could assist you at short notice. Our very best wishes to you both for 2015. Warm regards Luc and Sue More 

Cape Town
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Luc and Sue are the perfect host and hostess. This is the third time we have been to stay with them, and, once again, everything was very good indeed. Other B&B owners should visit this establishment to see how it should be done.

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sue and Ian We so appreciate your great review on Trip Advisor and were thrilled to hear that your third visit was as good as the previous times. Thanks for always bringing along new friends to experience the Oystercatcher! We hope to see you both again in 2015. Until then have a blessed Christmas and best wishes for the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not only is the positioning of this hotel (directly on the beach only a few steps to the ocean) breathtaking but the entire experience of being pampered by the Owners Luc and Sue in this superbly fitted out luxury lodge is equaly so. Rooms are stunning, luxuriously furnished with finest Egyptian cotton bed linens and great bathrooms with invigorating showers... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time after your recent stay at the Oystercatcher to let us know how much your enjoyed your time here. So pleased that you appreciated the gorgeous views and peaceful location that we are so lucky to call home. Do hope it will not be too long before you are able to plan another trip to the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our way down the west coast. It's on a private estate so no through traffic which makes it lovely and quiet except for the sound of the waves on the shore. Everything about Oystercatcher says quality and that the owners know what they are doing. We were greeted by Sue as though we... More 

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SueShelleyPoint, Owner at Oystercatcher Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mick and Marian Luc and I were delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us in October. It's always so encouraging and gratifying to receive positive feedback and to read that our guests are happy with our services and the unique and peaceful location of the Oystercatcher. We do hope we will have the opportunity to... More 

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