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67 Sands Road, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
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Besides being on the beach, On the Beach was built and staffed to provide our discerning Local and International clients with the best that Africa can provide. On the Beach is the GREENEST hotel in Africa. We have Photovoltaic roof panels that provide most of our electricity which is used for underfloor heating and hot water for the bathrooms and kitchen. It is also used to power the heat-pumps for the Jacuzzi at 33C and the swimming pool at 30C throughout the year. All bedroom suites have double glazing which cuts out most of the sound of the surf. Air conditioning and ceiling fans are provided for your sleeping comfort. All suites have USB and International power sockets as well as a full array of Direct Satellite TV stations (including live sporting fixtures) But best of all we have 3 live-in staff Joseph and his young brother Abraham from Malawi and Stanford (Stan) from Zimbabwe. One of these front of house staff members is on duty 24/7. We want to improve, please tell us how
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Beach
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Breakfast available
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Ocean view
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Jean-Philippe l wrote a review Apr 2020
France34 contributions46 helpful votes
Well...for the first time am I able to rate a South African establishment to be perfect for a holiday. The views are to die for throughout the B n B & the atmosphere extremely relaxed , despite the tasteful and high class furnishings throughout ,yet,providing a beach side feeling.. There is not only a large, terrace, heated pool but a delightful jacuzzi situated on a private terrace to the rear of the building with direct access to the rooms.The pool and jacuzzi are extremely clean and well maintained every day. In addition, all the staff are unobtrusive yet highly attentive to the clients' needs.Leila ,the manageress ,is always available for advice and assistance.What impressed us most was her 'motherly' care she took for an elderly , handicapped guest at the breakfast table during our stay. In fact , all the staff are extremely friendly , polite and well trained. The owners take care to pop in daily to ensure the efficient and effective running of their gem. They are highly approachable and always willing to be attentive to their clients' opinions , needs etc. The rooms are very clean , modern and fresh in appearance. Even live orchids on the table of each room. They are also well stocked with iced, bottled water and a large supply of bottled fresh milk accompanied by a very wide range of coffees and teas which are fully restocked daily. There is also a coffee machine , should one prefer filtered coffee.The bathrooms are modern & large with excellent showers providing a plentiful supply of high pressured hot and cold water.Even stocked with candles for a romantic bath as well as a range of quality toiletries. In the evenings guest are welcome to complementary red or white wine plus snacks Breakfasts are copious , food of the highest quality, served on the outer terrace or in the dining room overlooking the beach. A real delight on a beautiful , sunny morning. Everything has been thought of to make the guest's experience the most memorable moment of their lives. Well done to all as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely return again. I forget to mention ....the delicious evening chocolates in each room before going to bed.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: All sea facing suites recommended. We liked suite 4 the most.
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Boxerxij wrote a review Mar 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom51 contributions25 helpful votes
A really wonderful place, right on the beach with terrific views. Staff could not have been more helpful and the manageress, Leila, really was exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were served at our table overlooking the beach. A very special place. We would go back in a moment.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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خا ل wrote a review Mar 2020
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1- من أسوأ الاماكن التي سبق سكنتها للأسف كان معي طفل وارسلت ايميل أن برفقتي طفل ولم يتم الرد علي. الغريب ان عند وصولي لمكان الاقامة تم رفضي بحجة ان معي طفل وتم اخذ المبلغ كاملا لمدة ثلاث أيام مني. 2- الفطور بسيط جدااااا. علما أن يوحد اماكن اقل منه سعرا واكثر احتراما في وايلدرنس. 1- the resption one of the worst person I was met her she prevent me to check in because I had baby although I sent email I said I have baby no one answer to me also they charge me for three nights 2- about breakfast normal also you have more opportunity & less price . & more respond for guest
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: أسوأ مكان worst place
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Mediumsteak wrote a review Mar 2020
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom21 contributions14 helpful votes
We have just departed from On the Beach having spent 2 nights of our honeymoon there. It is such a special and relaxing place, the decor, the views and breakfasts were excellent. The biggest asset though that this place has is its staff, so hospitable and couldn't do enough for you. We had suite 6 and throughly enjoyed our stay, hopefully we can return some day.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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sparkle wrote a review Feb 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom660 contributions307 helpful votes
This was our third visit to OTB and I hope there will be many more! This is a superb guest house/boutique hotel of the highest order. It has everything....a fantastic position overlooking the Wilderness Beach, ultramodern decor, spacious rooms and superb service. Another positive is the easy, safe, walking access to the village of Wilderness where most of the local restaurants are situated. Worth every rand but be warned, they only have seven rooms so you’ll have to book well ahead of time if you want to stay there. Thanks to Leila and her staff for a marvellous visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Owner at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thank you for this wonderful heartfelt review. We truly enjoyed hosting you at OTB and wonderful to hear that your third visit was superb :) Looking forwards to sharing many more sunsets with you on the beach, warmest regards leila and team
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Julie C wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful stay in a beautiful place. The views from our upstairs bedroom were amazing, we could stand in the shower and enjoy them! The room was large with very modern sleek decorations, very beautiful, the white fixtures complemented the blue and white amazing beach and sea view. the staff were so friendly, we loved Stan who needs a special mention for all his help. The breakfast on the balcony is like a dream its so fab. We enjoyed walking along the beach and browsing the small town very near On The Beach with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from , Owner at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Hi Julie, Thank you for his review, It was a delight to host you at OTB Best regards leila and team
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Mr Smoke Africa wrote a review Dec 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions2 helpful votes
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Where do I start with this unbelievable haven!! I was privileged enough to stay 2 night in the hotel of my dreams!! Stan is the Man let me tell you that and Joeshp has a heart of gold! Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Departure02512675959, General Manager at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you Craig for your review. Wish you all the very best for 2020, Kind regards Leila and staff
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andynathan wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
Stayed for 3 nights. This was a great find and Leila ran it superbly, nothing was a trouble. Plenty to do the surrounding area so would highly recommend a multi night stay here if you are doing the garden route. Suites (we had #7) are spacious , clean and well appointed. The uninterupted views of the beach and sea are fantastic. Breakfast poolside a great start to any day.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Departure02512675959, General Manager at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Thank you for this review, It was great hosting you at OTB, Looking forwards to your return in the future, Kind Regards Leila and Staff
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AtP wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
We happened upon "On the Beach" as part of the Garden Route trip in 2018. The place is excellent, so much so that we chose to return this year. Located on a dramatic part of the coastline, good views, excellent service and the rooms are spacious and well specified. It ticks all the boxes and I would not hesitate to compliment the service provided by the staff - nothing was too much trouble. However, on our recent stay, On the Beach made a duplicate charge to my credit card for the room payment. I raised the issue during the stay, the mistake was acknowledged and a promise to make good my loss was given. I accepted that mistakes can happen and as agreed, I emailed with supporting details of the disputed charges after returning home. But to my surprise, the property has been silent. No response, no explanation, nothing - leaving me to seek redress through other avenues. An odd way of dealing with returning customers regarding an issue which was acknowledged as an error on their part. And quite the opposite to the wonderfully attentive service received during both our stays...
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Sea view rooms are worth the premium
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Response from Departure02512675959, General Manager at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Thank you for this review, Please send me the details of the dispute regards the credit card charges for the suite, I will take it upon myself to look into this payment and reply to your request. I haven't seen any email in this regard? Looking forwards to be of further assistance, Kind Regards leila
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Marnie S wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada67 contributions6 helpful votes
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On the Beach Wilderness was absolutely wonderful. The location was second to none - right on the beach with the powder white sand basically at your doorstep. Our room was on the second floor and the views were incredible. The room itself was huge, open, roomy and so clean. We left our patio door open to the ocean and fell asleep to the sound of the waves which was fabulous. The staff were also amazing and available for recommendations for whatever you wanted to do. Breakfast was also great. They don’t serve dinner but there are plenty of nice restaurants a 5min walk away. We would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Departure02512675959, General Manager at On the Beach Wilderness
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you for this review, Its always inspirational for staff at OTB to be acknowledged for good service. Overlooking the Indian Ocean is special whilst enjoying a good breakfast....... and best coffee :) Best regards leila and staff
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Frequently Asked Questions about On the Beach Wilderness
Which popular attractions are close to On the Beach Wilderness?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (0.1 km), Pharoah Art Gallery (0.2 km), and Tiny Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at On the Beach Wilderness?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at On the Beach Wilderness?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at On the Beach Wilderness?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at On the Beach Wilderness?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to On the Beach Wilderness?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Girl's On The Square, Pomodoro, and Salinas Beach Restaurant.
Is On the Beach Wilderness located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Wilderness.
Are any cleaning services offered at On the Beach Wilderness?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to On the Beach Wilderness?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (11.3 km).
Does On the Beach Wilderness have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is On the Beach Wilderness accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.