Oyster Bay Lodge

Last Updated: November 2015

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  • 1 Oyster Bay Road, Oyster Bay, South Africa

  • Longitude: 24.632833
  • Latitude: -34.164667
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Accommodation Offered

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Self Catering
  • Lodge
  • Game Reserves & Lodges
  • Horse Riding


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Dutch / Flemish
  • French
  • German

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Diners Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • ·         Reception hours: 08h00-19h00 7 days a week


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About Oyster Bay Lodge

Located between Knysna and Port Elizabeth lies Oyster Bay Lodge, a beautiful Coastal Reserve which is set on 235 hectares and incorporates magnificent dunes, woods, river deltas, beaches, wetlands, lagoons, free roaming horses and an extensive birdlife.

The TGCSA 4 star lodge is strategically located for excursions to Tsitsikamma National Park, Baviaanskloof, St Francis Bay and Addo Elephant National Park.

A variety of activities like horseback riding on the beach, hiking trails on the Coastal Reserve, sundowners on one of our decks and bird watching will give our guest the opportunity to experience the Coastal Reserve. Our private and unspoiled sandy beachfront of 3.5 kilometers makes Oyster Bay Lodge a little paradise in the Eastern Cape.

St Francis Bay has two beautiful 18 hole golf courses.

To start or end your journey along the beautiful Garden Route, Oyster Bay Lodge is the ideal destination.


Four luxury chalets. All luxury chalets have king size beds, en-suite open plan bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-inn shower and separate toilet, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, safe, fire place, under floor heating, kitchenette and private veranda with uninterrupted sea views.

Eight comfortable guest rooms. Our guest rooms have a King size bed (7), & Queen size bed (1). All guest rooms have an en-suite bathroom with separate bath, shower and toilet, fridge & coffee/tea making facilities and safe. Six of the guest rooms have a private veranda with sea view. The remaining guest rooms have a view of our green & lush gardens, farm-lands and the mountains.

Two Family Rooms. One self-catering Family Room and one Room only. These spacious rooms has 1 living/bedroom, 1 master bedroom and 1 sharing bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, safe, kitchenette & private veranda with braai (sleeps 4).

Arrival and Departure

Check-in time :14.00hrs

Check-out time :10.30hrs

Facilities at lodge

Restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Bar with television & fire place


Swimming pool

Boma (an African style entertainment area build out of natural materials)

Guest services at Humansdorp


Private doctors

Private dentist




Activities to take part in during your stay at Oyster Bay Lodge:

Welcome to Oyster Bay Lodge, we wish you a great stay!  To compliment your stay; please have a look at the different activities we have to offer for you. Should you be interested in one or more of them during your stay with us please fill in the form below and hand it in at the restaurant, so we can book the activity for you. Please note that all activities are subject to availability and are weather permitting.

HIKING TRAILS (R30-00 for day visitors)

Green Trail:     The green trail is 7.5km in length. You will walk across vast stretches of dune, have multiple magnificent views and several spots for a picnic.

 Blue Trail:       A great trail to experience a little piece of paradise around each corner.  It is 6.5km and a multitude of birds, plants and animals can be seen. 

Red Trail:         Walking 5km through a Fynbos rich area, crossing through a wooded section over a few hills is the beach.  What a scenic way to view our Coastal Reserve. 

Yellow Trail:    This trail is an excellent trail to do some light walking or an off trail running circuit.  It is 3km and you are bound to have great interactions with our fauna.

(All trails lead to one or more picnic sites.  )

BEACH HORSERIDE (R300-00 per person)

Have an unforgettable experience while exploring the coastal reserve from horseback and have a gallop or trot along our 3,5 km private beach next to the waves of the Indian Ocean. This activity always goes out with one of our experienced guides and we have various horses, which are even suitable for the “first-timers” or children. Available every day.


Level of experience: □ Beginner   □ Intermediate   □ Experienced  

□ 10h00                                               □ 15h00


Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience on our beach dune safari vehicle through our coastal reserve and dunes, with our dedicated guide who will tell you all about the reserve and the natural surroundings. A drink stop will be arranged at a lookout point with snacks and a drink (included). Available every day.



DUNE PICNIC (R165-00 per person)

Pick a picnic spot and time anywhere on the reserve or private beach and one of our experienced guides on horseback will bring a delicious picnic to you. Please inform us about any allergies and if you would like to have an additional beverage (not included). Available every day.



BOMA BUSH BRAAI(R450-00 per person)

Enjoy a South African braai in our luxurious Boma.  With your private chef this is the perfect setting to have a private night for two or a family gathering.  Enjoy a traditional 3 course dinner, which includes a starter, a main and a lovely desert.  At the end of your evening enjoy a relaxed stroll back to the lodge, with beautiful views of the Milky Way.  Tours depart at 17:30.  (Minimum of 2 persons)


Spoil yourself with a relaxing massage by our massage therapist at our wellness center at the Boma.  Please choose your preferred therapy and refresh your soul.  A scrub is available upon request, this is an additional rate.




Experience the life of the dairy cows on the Grass Ridge Dairy farm right next door. Our guide will take you through the pastures and around the farm answering any questions that you may have. Then it’s off to the dairy for a look at how more than 900 cows are milked daily. Available every day at 14:00. (Minimum of 2 persons)


Time: 14:00

MOUNTAINBIKES (R150-00 per person)

Explore the coastal reserve or the surrounding area of Oyster Bay Lodge on mountain bike! Remember your map.


□ Morning                                           □ Afternoon


Explore our property with our clues to reach the ‘gold mine’.  If you are keen your first clue is…Where the river and the dune meets, you will be looking for a treasure chest.  The point of Geo-caching is to replace an item of equal value into the boxes.  You may end up walking away with a South African treasure.  Within the chest you will receive your next clue.  Have fun!!!


Take a walk in our 235 hectare large property which is home to over 170 different bird species, with a variety of different environments, such as a 3.5 km private beachfront, 2 vast stretches of dunes, wetlands, woodlands, river deltas and a variety of Fynbos.  There is a dedicated trail for this walk.  The guide will take you along the trail and show you all that is to be seen and a whole lot more.  (Minimum of 2 persons) 


SAND BOARDING (R200-00 per a board) - 3 hours of usage

Have you ever pictured yourself standing on the top of a dune and see yourself sliding down on a sand board.  Feel the wind blow through your hair, while there is nothing but serine beauty surrounding you.  We will show you the ropes at the lodge and you can go at your own pace with the sand board. 




Take a guided tour through Umzamuwethu.  Visit the crèche, where you’ll be able to meet all the townships little ones.  Experience what the local schooling system is all about.  Enjoy a tantalizing cup of tea served by the locals and join the children for lunch.  Stroll in the streets and meet the locals.  (Minimum of 2 persons)



Explore our property by kayak.  Meander down the river and unto the beach.  See the sights of our horses, buck, and a variety of bird life, such as the Kingfisher and the African Fish Eagle.  The option is available to anchor the kayak and enjoy a picnic at one of our private decks. 


□ Morning                                           □ Afternoon

Room / Unit Features

  • Bar Fridge In Room
  • Bathrobes
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan In Room
  • Fireplace In Rooms
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heater In Room
  • International Plug Point
  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchenette (semi Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe In Room
  • Tea And Coffee In Room
  • Free Wifi

On Site Features

  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Business Facilities
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Garden
  • Gay Friendly
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Safe Deposit Box (at Reception)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access

Area Features

  • Mapped Cycle Routes
  • Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)

Map and Directions to Oyster Bay Lodge


S 34˚ 09.880’

E 24˚ 37.970’

From Cape Town

Coming from Cape Town on the N2 turn off at exit no. 632 Palmietvlei and follow the signs to Oyster Bay Lodge for 24 km. Oyster Bay Lodge is situated on the right-hand side of the road.

From Port Elizabeth

From Port Elizabeth take the N2 to Humansdorp. Take the exit Humansdorp/St. Francis/Oyster Bay. After entering Humansdorp at the stopstreet, go straight into the main street. At the end of the road turn right at the T-junction to Oyster Bay and follow the signs Oyster Bay Lodge. After 23 km Oyster Bay Lodge is situated on the left-hand side of the road.