Ocean View Hotel
is nestled between towering cliffs and a sparkling sea, and is an accredited three star country hotel and has earned the highly recommended accolade from the AA Travel Guides.
Management at Ocean View is a family affair and your hosts Ian, Lyn, Alex and Janene are waiting to welcome you with their own special blend of Wild Coast hospitality and service.
Family values are held dear here, and mealtimes are characterised by getting together around a table to enjoy hearty home-cooking with the emphasis on flavour and presentation. Ocean View`s the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to our Bay time and again.
Accommodation at Ocean View Hotel:
Accommodation is characterised by light, airy double or twin rooms, most of which boast spectacular views of the sea. Spacious family units look out across the gardens.
All rooms are comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathrooms. When you have had your fill of beach combing, swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding - the sparkling pool in the hotel gardens is a refreshing alternative.
Doubles, twin and family rooms are available, all with full board rates:
- Outdoor patio with furniture
- En suite bathroom
- Double or twin bed
- Kettle with crockery (tea and coffee supplied)
- Ceiling fan
Conferences at Ocean View Hotel:
Our attractive thatched conference centre, shaded by Milkwood trees, is the ideal venue for meetings, workshops and company get-togethers. During peak holiday season, this venue doubles as a television lounge come games room.
Activities and Attractions
Other popular leisure activities include fishing, diving and snorkelling, deep sea fishing, deep sea boat rides, dolphin and whale watching. If you have a yen to explore, nearby attractions include the famous rock formation at Hole-in-the-Wall, and Umdumbi beach - rated by Getaway Magazine
as one of the best beaches in South Africa. We are plus minus 10 km from Hole in the Wall, to which you can hike or we will drive you there.
Characterised by swathes of sandy beaches, towering cliffs where waterfalls tumble into the sea, and dense coastal forests - the Wild Coast is one of the most compelling stretches of coastline in southern Africa.
For the outdoor enthusiast, the area offers a wealth of activities - from recreational fishing, diving and water sports through to bird watching. The best way to experience the ambiance of the Wild Coast is by walking, and there are several designated hiking trails from which to choose.
While you`re sharing our patch of paradise, take time out to meet the people and find out more about their way of life. You`ll be glad you did!
Ocean View Hotel Activities:
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy - Sandy beaches, Hikes over towering cliffs where waterfalls tumble into the sea, Dense coastal forest walks, Swimming in the Indian Ocean or just relaxing on a lounger at the Sparkling Hotel Pool, Boogie Bording, Surfing, Horse Riding, Recreational fishing, Kayaking, Bird watching, Guided Traditional and Cultural Tours, Vehicle Excursions such as Hole in the Wall, Mthata River Mouth/Mapuzi cliffs and Sundowner Trips.
The children are well taken care of, with facilities in the garden for them to play on. A jungle gym, trampoline and swimming pool. A child minder can be made available if you need those few hours alone or to go hiking in some of the more exciting areas of the coast line.
The beach a favourite place for the family with picnics if requested and canoes, boat trips and just beach combing for hours along the easily accessible beach.
Fishing opportunities from the beach or the boat, with rods, tackle and bait arranged for you. Together with a "Gilly" for a little extra who can provide you with local knowledge and expertise to find and catch the fish. Lunch can be arranged for the outing if requested.
Canoeing, snorkelling and diving can also be arranged with experienced and licensed professionals.
Cultural Evenings can be arranged to sample the local ambience and music of the area. Hearing the local drums and listening to the local stories of this magical wild coast.
Sunday afternoons sitting by the pool or in the garden you can also experience the local drumming and music, or sitting on the lawns relaxing reading a book with the sound of the surf crashing on the beach.
If you visit at the end of June through July of beginning of August, you will get to see the beginning of the Sardine Run that then goes up the coast to Durban. Viewing from the cliffs you can enjoy your favourite beverage, braai or picnic and watch this exciting migration of fish begin their annual journey.
Many different hiking trails available to be used and Brad will be only too happy to give you the local knowledge on them.
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