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“Outstanding in every aspect” 5 of 5 stars
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Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
5.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   R72 Main Road | Riet River, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa   |  
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“Outstanding in every aspect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The first impression at Oceana is the beautiful location with breathtaking views, enhanced by a warm and friendly greeting from Hennie and Adrienne. The staff are also just lovely and provide cheerful, polite and efficient service. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable and the quality of the decor, furniture and furnishings continues throughout the lodge. The large painting of Madiba will warm your heart! The food is delicious and beautifully presented. A wonderful stay which we can highly recommend.

Room Tip: A choice of being slightly apart from or in the main building.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Mark, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you and I am glad to hear that you had some time to relax and enjoy our facility with your wife. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you back for your return stay again same time next year.
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  • Location
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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

As a couple we frequently take 'breaks' and this is very, very best destination! The staff is incredible, the food divine, the luxury ............... (I'm lost for words!) Oceana deserves 10 stars not 5!! - Lorraine

Room Tip: Ocean suites 1 to 4.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Lorraine, it is always a pleasure to see you back at Oceana. Thank you for the feedback and your recommendation. We always strive to be better and improve constantly. I am glad to hear that our service and effort are kept at the expected levels. I hope you have a wonderful season and will see you back for some pampering at Oceana in the new year.
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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Luxury at its finest. Professional and friendly staff that go over and above for you - service is exceptional. The food was amazing and the setting is heavenly. The game drive that we went on was wonderful and our game ranger was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend Oceana to all!!!

Room Tip: Ocean suites very spacious and private
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at Oceana and for your feedback. We are glad to hear that your enjoyed all aspects of your stay and look forward to hosting you again.
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We made two visits, both times with the Game Drive+Lunch and Breakfast packages.
Firstly, the food on both occasions was excellent and exceptional value for money. What can I say about the setting and the service that others have not extolled.
The game drives were amazingly good, OK, it is not Kruger but you DO get to see game close up. Giraffe, rhino, buck (lots), zebra and bird life on the 2 hour 4x4 drive.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This was my second visit to Oceana - and it was even better than the first. I have never experienced such fantastic service and luxury. The attention to detail was out of this world. The Beach Unit where we stayed was fantastic - It is expensive but worth every cent. I would strongly recommend it. Oceana is now an annual must do on my travel agenda

Room Tip: The beach units are the best
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for the feedback and choosing Oceana as your return destination. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return visit next year.
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East London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We spoiled our staff and decided to pamper them at Oceana. Well it was described by all my staff as "Paradise on earth" and a most memorable time was had by all, from the delicious meals to the pampering massage in the upmarket Spa, a game drive where we were up close to 2 Black Rhino, unsurpassed seaviews , not to mention the excellent service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for choosing Oceana to spoil your team with a well deserved break. We enjoyed hosting your group and are glad to hear that you enjoyed this hidden jewel. We look forward to seeing you back soon.
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Covington, Kentucky
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had a VERY wonderful time at Oceana and have been raving to all our friends and family about how great the resort was. We can't thank your entire staff enough for the wonderful time we had while staying their. The attention to detail is outstanding. If there is anything you need, just ask and it will be taken care of. The wildlife reserve is great and you can see all the wildlife up close. I can't say enough good things about how great this resort is. You will not be disappointed in your stay. When we return to SA, we will be sure to include Oceana in our plans. Thanks again to you and all your staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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H101, General Manager at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for the kind words and staying with us at Oceana, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the resort and look forward to hosting you again when you return for a visit to SA.
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Address: R72 Main Road | Riet River, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging 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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