Oyster Bay Lodge is located on a 235 hectare reserve comprising of lush waterways, riverine forest, dunes, and a seemingly abandoned stretch of coastline. With only an array of birdlife and almost two dozen free-roaming horses for company, a breakaway to this haven outside of St Francis Bay will have guests leaving relaxed and rejuvenated. It is also an ideal stopover for those beginning or ending their journey along South Africa’s verdant Garden Route.
Take a day tour to Addo Elephant National Park to spot the Big 5, leap off Bloukrans Bridge and scratch ‘the world’s highest Bungy’ off your bucket list, or spend a day walking various trails in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Guests to Oyster Bay can enjoy kayaks along the river, horseback rides along the shoreline, and sandboarding amid the dunes, among others.
Born-romantics will love the lodge’s secluded chalets, furnished with extra-length king-size beds, full en-suite bathrooms, and a private verandah with ocean views. Those who will be out of the lodge more than in may prefer their cosy en-suite guest rooms – all with ocean views, except for one which looks on to rolling farmland and mountains.
- On a reserve outside of St Francis Bay, comprising of riverine forest, coastline, and weaving waterways
- Diverse birdlife and free-roaming horses call the reserve home
- Ideal stopover before/after a Garden Route self-driving tour
- Secluded cottages with magical views