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“A wonderful way to end to our Honeymoon”

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African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful way to end to our Honeymoon”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

African Manor was the last point of stay on our Honey Moon itinerary. Of all the places we stayed, this one was truly the cherry on the cake.

The personal service, excellent food, attention to detail and the terrific view of the beaches and sea it offered just sums up to one Awesome Experience!

I would really recommend it to all people to have this amazing experience with them. Guests are really pampered!

Just one thing, do stay there as much as you can. It is a luxury not to be missed. Our only gripe was we could not spend more days there as we had to catch the flight the next day.

But one thing is sure, we will be returning!

Room Tip: Take the top floor rooms facing the sea as they offer the BEST Views
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi there. Thank you for your awesome review. What a honor to have been part of your honeymoon. May your lives together be truly blessed. Please come back for your anniversaries.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in Suite 4 which had beautiful views from the balcony to the beach and sea. We have just returned from 7 weeks touring South Africa and rate this as the best accommodation out of the 16 hotels we stayed in, they had everything right. This hotel rightly deserves the comments made in the other reviews. If you're going to Mossel Bay this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Wow, thank you for the great review. So glad that you enjoyed it that much.
Please visit us again. Kind regards, Lindi
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This must be one of the most beautiful guest houses I've ever stayed in, rooms were immaculate and luxury, service was amazing and the view was breath taking! Good value for money and well worth a visit! I will be using this guest house for my business travels every month as it suites my budget plus it makes my trip feel like a holiday experience which makes me look forward to my trip every month! Thank You African Oceans!!!!

Room Tip: Room 4 was nice and quiet with an awesome view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi Noelene, Thanks so much. We look forward to your monthly visits! See you soon.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The staff were fantastic, the views across the beach and into the mountains were wonderful, the breakfasts were superb, Mossel Bay has some great restaurants (try 'Route 57' and 'The Gannet'), walks on the beach and swimming in the bay were delightful.

We were worried when some fellow travellers had earlier commented that Mossel Bay was 'industrial' with a large gas refinery - and we were initially dissappoointed when the drive to the hotel from the N2 passed directly behind this. However ignore these comments - Mossel Bay is great, the town itself has interesting museums and sights - and the manor is not affected at all by the refinery.

Just go see for yourself!

Room Tip: Room 4 - great sea view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi Rick, Thank you for the lovely review. Mossel Bay is indeed a great town.
Hope to have you back some day!
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a luxurious property right on the beach (though about 7km from the centre of town). It has every amenity you could need: private garage parking, air con, fan, fully stocked fridge in room (with good prices for the wine), luxury toiletries, bathrobes, complementary port!! The rooms are beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The breakfast is sumptuous - with a starter! (we were offered a pancake stuffed with stewed apple and dried fruit - delicious), fruit, cereal, yogurt etc. and then a menu for a cooked or continental breakfast. We didn't have lunch that day. Staff were helpful and courteous. Unfortunately we were only booked for one night - I would stay for at least 5 on next visit.

Room Tip: We got the last room on the night - the standard room 9, a two bedroom suite. Apparently the others...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Maura,
Thank you for your compliments and review.
We hope to have you back soon for a much longer stay.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

What a great place to stay! Very comfortable, combined with excellent style and a "finger on the pulse" for what quests need. The staff are excellent and extremely efficient. Well done to all at African Oceans.... see you soon

Room Tip: Spend a little more and book suite 5..... wow!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks Guivan! Always nice to have you here. See you soon.
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Really nice rooms with a great view, access to the beach down some wooden steps. Bed and Breakfast only, no evening meal. Breakfast was very good. I found the place lacked atmosphere compared to other Guest Houses, mainly because of the obsence of staff. We stayed three nights, but never saw the owners, and only saw the manager on arrival and departure. This is a very personal opinion, which others probably would not find to be a problem. Should you wish to fish, there is good fishing off of the beach right below the Guest House. I caught a couple of Eagle Ray, and was broken off be something that didn't even appear to know that it was hooked, probably a shark.

Room Tip: We had a great room, the room next to us was larger and had sun beds on the balcony. I cannot commen...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Mac M, Thank you for your honest review and comments. We most certainly have a great beach here - perfect for walking, swimming and of coarse fishing.
Kind regards from a sunny Mossel Bay,
Lindi
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Property: African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Address: 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent | Bay View, Mossel Bay 6520, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — African Oceans Manor on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the rhythmic waves rolling onto the golden sand and the majestic Outeniqua mountains, African Oceans echoes perfection. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shoreline, this is the destination to create lasting memories. The exceptional treatment, the unique and thoughtful touches, the luxury and comfort all add to the enticement of returning again and again. With superb staff and individual attention one should not pass through Mossel Bay without stopping by for a visit. Our rooms offer relaxation equipped with television, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities as well as private balconies/patios. Safe parking and electronic gate. We invite you to relax on our pool deck overlooking the bay and the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Nearby activities, among others, include elephant rides or a picnic with tame elephants, shark diving, game drives, walks with African lions and top golf courses. TGCSA 5 Star Guesthouse. Winner of AA Awards 2007/2008/2009 and the hall of fame 2010 & 2011 ... more   less 
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