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westonc
Gonubie, South Africa

Memorable relaxing getaway

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Nov 2022
My wife and I decided to book in at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve just to take a break and relax, and this turned out to be ideal place to do just that. Our Lodge Suite was tastefully decorated and was extremely spacious, with a comfortable king size four poster bed, a relaxing lounge area, a large impressive en-suite bathroom, as well as a private deck with spectacular ocean and bush views. The coffee station and fully stocked minibar in the suite were very convenient.
Oceana has appealing facilities, including pleasant lounges, dining areas, bar and a games room with a full-sized snooker table, and a shuttle board which we thoroughly enjoyed playing. There is also a lovely swimming pool.
The staff were very attentive, efficient, and friendly, and went out of their way to ensure that at all times we were well looked after. Our specific dietary needs were well catered for, and the food was superb.
During our stay we also went on an enjoyable game drive and saw giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a memorable relaxing getaway.

Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review
Responded 01 Dec 2022
Hi Westonc,

It was great having you and your wife with us. I truly appreciate the kind words, and will be sure to share the sentiment with the team. Our Lodge suites truly do encompass the feeling of comfort with an incredible ocean view. Much like many of our other suites. The tranquility of the lodge exhibits unparalleled views , and I am so glad you had the opportunity to truly absorb and experience of what Oceana has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

The Oceana Team.
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Reviewed 29 November 2022

After COVID, we were looking for a very special place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Boy oh boy, how glad we were to find Oceana on Facebook. What a wonderful experience. We highly recommend Oceana for your next stay and they will definitely see us again in future. Emil & Coreen, Centurion, South Africa.

Date of stay: November 2022
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2022

Hi Emil,

We are humbled by your incredible review – I will be sure to forward it the rest of the team.

The whole experience is carefully curated, and we try our best to ensure everyone is available, from rooms to drives, and even through our dining experience where our chefs take every effort to cater to our guests.

I am so glad that this was truly evident, and resulted in an unforgettable experience, that we look forward to repeating upon your return.

With love Oceana Management.

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Reviewed 22 November 2022

Amazing stay, in the private house. Had all the meals at the house.During the day on the terrace while whale spotting. amazing!! the pool is the most beautiful I've ever seen. Stay super friendly. Food super delicious. Beach lunch amazing. The beach is o so breathtaking. Go there!! You will love it big time!!

Date of stay: November 2022
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2022

Hi there,

Thank you for your wonderful review, we truly appreciate the feedback and we are always grateful to create ambassadors for our brand

We hope to welcome you back soon.

The Oceana Team.

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Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Nice cliff top hotel offering stunning views of the ocean where we could see whales. The room was huge with 2 bathrooms the balcony was big with stunning views of the animals in the wildlife reserve and the sea too. We had monkeys on our balcony who were so cute. Watch out though when leaving the patio door open they would run in and steal the food cheeky things but we didn’t mind as they were part of the experience. The spa offered massages and had a small outdoor pool and seating area. The food was nice. The trips around the reserve were nice too. The staff were attentive and went out of their was to make you feel comfortable relaxed and cared for. A nice place to wind down after a very busy holiday.

Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2022

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review.

We take pride in creating an unforgettable experience, and our monkeys are part of package although cheeky but always cute. Our staff are phenomenal assets, and I am glad Oceana's vision is embodied and lived out tangibly in the interactions of each staff member.

If you ever need a place to wind down, please visit us again

The Oceana team.

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Reviewed 8 November 2022

Beautiful views and the location is outstanding. We spent hours enjoying the ocean and beach and wildlife views from every part of this property. The guest rooms are massive each with king beds and sitting room area and walk in closet and huge bathrooms.
The attention to detail is unbelievable. The food and service was outstanding.
The wildlife viewing is very enjoyable with giraffes and zebra and many other animals.

Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2022

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your sterling review. We hope we will see you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 October 2022

So happy we found this incredible hotel, the ocean view bedroom was the most impressive room we have ever stayed in. The service was excellent and they even offered to run us a bubble bath in our room. We had a beach day down on the private beach where we were driven down and also brought our lunch and any drinks we wanted on the beach. The only negative we have would be the timings of the meals, they often were slow to be delivered after being ordered but would definitely stay here again!

Room tip: Ocean suite had incredible views - definitely worth the extra money
Date of stay: October 2022
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Thandeka Magida, Marketing at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2022

Hi Emily,

Wow, what a wonderful review! Our number one goal is to create joy and in this case, it's safe to say we achieved this!. Having you choose us to be your preferred lodge, does not escape us and we are honoured.

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding our the meal timings, will be sure to pass it on to the team, we are always looking for ways to improve and curated exceptional service and such feedback is greatly appreciated.

We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon, to help create even more special memories.

With love,
The Oceana team.

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