Have an unforgettable experience while exploring the coastal reserve from horseback and have a gallop or trot along our 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 first-timers or children. (Maximum 8 guests)
R400 per person
BEACH DUNE SAFARI
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 stop will be arranged at a lookout point with snacks and a drink (included). Available every day. Speak to our guide for optional extras. (Maximum 10 guests, 5 guests per vehicle)
R400 per person / R500 per person (self-drive)
DUNE PICNIC OR LUXURY DUNE PICNIC
Your time and place on the reserve or private beachfront. One of our experienced guides on horseback will bring a delicious picnic to you. Please speak to the Activity Host with regards to the contents of the basket, the differences or about any allergies. Available every day.
R165 / R265 per person
SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI / SPITBRAAI
Enjoy a South African braai (3 course barbeque dinner)* or spitbraai (a barbeque where meat is roasted on a spit, minimum of 14 people, kindly book a week in advance). With your private chef this is the perfect setting to have a night out or a family gathering. Enjoy a traditional 3 course dinner – including a starter, a main and a lovely dessert. At the end of your evening enjoy a relaxed stroll back to the lodge, with beautiful views of the Milky Way. Bookings for a braai need to be placed before 15:00. Tours depart at 17:30. *(Minimum 2 persons)
R500 per person
Experience the life of the dairy cows at 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 1200 cows are milked daily. Available every day at 14:00. (Minimum 2 persons)
R350 per person
BIRD, FYNBOS AND WETLAND WALK
Take a walk in our large property which is home to over 170 different bird species, with a variety of different environments, such as a private beachfront, two vast stretches of dunes, wetlands, woodlands, river deltas and a variety of Fynbos. There is a dedicated trail for this walk. (Minimum 2 persons)
FAT BIKES – 3 HR
Explore our picturesque property. The terrain is ever-changing: from grassy stretches, sandy spots, steep descents or accents. Remember your map and refreshments – snacks and beverages available from our restaurant and bar.
R350 per person
MOUNTAIN BIKE – 3HR
Explore the coastal reserve through a rugged and tough landscape or travel the surrounding area of Oyster Bay or the Lodge. Remember your map and a refreshment – snacks and beverages available from our restaurant and bar.
R300 per person
SAND BOARDING – 3 HR
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.
R300 per person
CANAL TOURS – 1HR
An exclusive cruise for boating enthusiasts combined with the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the St Francis Bay Canals. Take a scenic cruise around the St Francis Bay Canals and visit one of three excellent restaurants by boat. Bring own refreshments – picnic baskets and beverages available from our restaurant and bar. Self-drive to St Francis Bay. Bookings to be made one day prior at reception. *Weather-permitting
R275 per person
GOLF – ST FRANCIS LINKS GOLF COURSE
Discover the destination that surpasses every expectation, every time. The world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature links golf course in St Francis Bay is consistently ranked in the Top 10 in Africa. Under the leadership of Master PGA Professional Jeff Clause, means that St Francis Links is a must-visit on your golfing itinerary. Book in advance at Oyster Bay Lodge reception. Subject to course availability, price available on request)
Price available on request
ADDO ELIPHANT PARK
More than 350 elephants can be seen in this National Park near Port Elizabeth. Have a 2 hour game drive with an experienced guide or try to spot the ‘Big 5’ from your own vehicle.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Experience the Eastern Cape’s rich cultural history through the arts and crafts hubs dotted throughout the region. We are home to a number of local artists and craftsman who contribute to these hubs with their talented creations.
BUNGY JUMPING – BLOUKRANS BRIDGE
The Bloukrans Bridge is an arch bridge located near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, South Africa. Constructed between February 1980 and June 1983, the bridge stands at a height of 216m above the Bloukrans River. Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total.
South Africa is home to some of the world’s most colourful and most beautiful reefs. Scuba diving in the Eastern Cape is the gateway to a world of indigenous marine life, beauty and colour. Whether you’re an expert diver or a beginner, get up close and personal with a variety of under-water species, and take in the unique sights of these hidden treasures.
Guests who want to combine a beach with safari experience should extend their visit to the Eastern Cape with a stay at one of the various Private Game Reserve, all situated close to Addo Elephant National Park.
Building on the Eastern Cape’s rich history and cultural influences, museums play an important role in preserving artefacts and other objects of historical importance. There are both permanent museums in the region, as well as temporary exhibitions for you to visit on your travels.
The world-renowned surfing paradise of Jeffreys Bay is a mere 45 minutes drive from Oyster Bay Lodge. Learn to surf like a professional, grab a bite to eat or just spend a day relaxing at the beach.
TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK
View the waves breaking on the rocks of this National Park and enjoy the various hiking trails with a walk over the suspension bridge crossing Storms River Mouth. For the not so faint hearted, you can enjoy the magnificent giant ferns and giant trees of Storms River, while gently gliding from tree to tree 30 metres above the Tsitsikamma forest. If you are really not afraid of heights and are looking for a adrenaline boost, experience the highest bungee jump in the world.
The Baviaans-Kouga 4×4 trail and 2×4 Baviaans Trail Travel Route adds credence to this wilderness region and offers a different perspective to entering the Baviaanskloof, something not viewed or experienced elsewhere . Its a little different and challenging with its ” Fynbos 4×4 route” joining the main R332, Baviaanskloof Road, in the heart of the Baviaans, 2×4 Bakkies with experienced drivers can also do this 2×4 trail route, into the Baviaanskloof as an adventure challenge.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING – 2-3 HR
Out of the St Francis Bay we cruise up the coast taking in the beauty of the scenic reserve, sand dunes and beaches along the way. June through to November we experience a high success rate providing close encounters with Southern Right and Humpback Whales who visit our waters on their annual migration south. They can be seen putting on a spectacular show swimming with the numerous pods of dolphin who reside here year-round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life. Trips are 1.5 to 2 hours in length (depending how far we travel to the whales) and can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience. Remember your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, jacket (for cooler conditions) and your own refreshments – picnic baskets and beverages available from our bar and restaurant. Self-drive to Port Francis Harbour. Book in advance at Oyster Bay Lodge reception. (Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons per boat). *Seasonal – June to November, weather-permitting
R975 per person