Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve easily carries the flame as South Africa's most romantic and luxurious beach getaway. Overlooking the pristine Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape, this stellar destination hits a bull's eye for couples craving an intimate retreat, or families planning their next get-together.
Deciding on a holiday destination can be tough, so what makes this Eastern Cape safari lodge so special, is that there is no need to break into a sweat choosing between a beach or safari setting. The property rests within a private reserve right on the coast, so you can absolutely have both. This malaria-free location is almost too perfect, especially when the service is world-class, personalised, and best of all, discreet.
As for the accommodation, all of the luxury suites (and the private house) come with the most exquisite outward views of sand and sea, framed by indigenous wilderness. The decor for each is soft, effortless and minimal, with a thoughtful layout encouraging space, light, air and best of all, your privacy.
The main area of Oceana Beach and Wilderness Reserve radiates toward the outside deck, with plenty of outdoor seating areas – whether for lounging or dining – with a lovely view of the ocean. There's a sparkling Africa shaped pool, an accompanying massage room, and a restaurant serving up mouth-watering cuisine. And, when you're finally ready to head out and explore, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied between the pristine 740-hectare wildlife sanctuary and an easy-access 7km stretch of private beach.