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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Have stayed there a family of 4,though we didn't book in advance staff we had a warm welcome, we enjoyed the warm hospitality and the amazing
setting, we did horse riding and cycling and enjoyed it very much, wish we had more time to stay...

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Eitan K
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OysterBayLodge, Director of Sales at Oyster Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear guest, as a director of sales we market our Coastal Reserve, but no marketing can win from happy guests like your family who walked in without a booking and enjoyed some of our out door activities. Great to hear you enjoyed the horse rides on the beach and the mountian biking. Looking forward to your next stay where you can enjoy some more of our 12 outdoor activities.
Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Oyster Bay Lodge offers beautiful rooms, very good food and a lovely location to be! The employees are very professional and friendly and alert on the things you need. There is also a hut in the dunes of their property where you can get a massage, do yoga or meditation.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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OysterBayLodge, Owner at Oyster Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

He Myrjam, thank you for your kind words. It is always very encouraging for all the hard work of our whole team to be honoured with thankful feed back. We will share your reviews with our staff and hope you will also tell your inner circle to come and enjoy everything our Coastal Reserve along the Garden Route has on offer.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We traveled as a group of 13. The weather was great and we could do all kinds of hikes.
The beach is beautiful. The food was good. The breakfast devine.
The staff were on the ball all the time and all in all we had two great nights in Oyster Bay Lodge.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Kerstin K
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Dirtroads, Manager at Oyster Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Good Evening Kerstin

Thank you for your review.

This is greatly appreciated!

We look forward to welcoming you and many more groups back to Oyster Bay Lodge.

Have a wonderful day

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The approach to the Lodge was 25 km of poor gravel road through dairy farming country & on occasion we were stuck behind Parmalat milk tankers which was quite unpleasant.
We had been looking forward to leaving the chalet & walking along the beach but were most disappointed to find that the beach was a good 20 minute walk away.
We expected to be able to sit in our chalet & watch the waves as the chalet was advertised with a beach view. Again this was not to be - one can only see the beach in the distance while standing up on the patio.
We booked a luxury chalet but there was nothing luxurious about it - not the linen, towels, furniture or fittings.
We had just been to a Lodge outside Addo - which was cheaper than Oyster Bay - & our accommodation was truly luxurious - everything from the daybed in the bedroom, the lounge area with first class appliances, glasses, linen, towels, huge bathroom with his & hers basins.
Both establishments served set evening menus but Oyster Bay had a starter, main course & desert with no choices. Not a memorable meal.
The Addo Lodge evening meal - which was priced only a little more than Oyster Bay - was 5 courses of gourmet food with choices - really fine dining. We were told that there were 6 chefs in the kitchen & it was evident in the presentation & the food. The breakfast can only be described as fabulous. Everything that you could imagine was on display including bottles of champagne. There was also a menu with superb special dishes of the day.
Our car was washed every evening & we came away feeling pampered & spoilt.
The staff at Oyster Bay Lodge were pleasant, helpful and efficient. There however is a major problem with flies. They are everywhere - in the chalets and especially in the restaurant, bar and lounge areas. They are all over you and it is impossible to eat a meal without them on the plate. This issue should be attended to.
This Lodge did not live up to expectations & is too expensive for what you get.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Dirtroads, Manager at Oyster Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear IngridZA

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is a pity that you had experienced a few unforeseeable circumstances getting to us and with us. We are unfortunately unable to prevent trucks traveling on the dirt road or the dirt road... This is what creates our ambiance of being lost in nature, with beautiful scenery. We do pay the price with regards to having a few flies, however, I can assure you we do everything in our power to draw the flies away from the restaurant and the rooms.

With regards to our services we have on offer I would like the opportunity to inform you that we are making major adjustments in order to meet our clients and your expectations. Such as concierge assist, transfers to the beach and meal improvement.

Your advise will be taken to heart, I truly hope that you will return and see that we working on your recommendations.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stayed in a luxury chalet for 2 nights. The chalet was very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. The restaurant served excellent meals.

The surroundings are breathtaking, and the lodge offers a variety of activities to encourage you to explore the property. We enjoyed a number of walks to the nearby beach, which only took about 20min to get there.

The only issue I would mention is the fact that the number of flies on the farm can become bothersome at times. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that this is part of living on a farm, especially when there is a dairy farm nearby.

I would love to return to this lodge again in future and would recommend it to anybody who loves nature and the outdoors.

Siya, Grant and the rest of Oyster Bay Lodge, thank you for your great hospitality!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Dirtroads, Manager at Oyster Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Followtheroad2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are glad you enjoyed our property and the scenery. Thank you for understanding our area and that flies are naturally located here. We are however doing everything in our power to control the amount of them.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back!

Have a great day


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