Oyster Bay Activities
- Oyster Bay
- Oyster Bay
Last Updated: November 2017
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- Longitude: 24.634609
- Latitude: -34.168244
- 4x4 Trails
- Boating / Canoeing
- Bird Watching
- Guided Field Trip
- Hiking / walking
- Horse Trails
- Mountain Biking
- Dutch / Flemish
Reception hours: 08h00-17h00, 7 days a week
About Oyster Bay Activities
Green Trail: The green trail is 7.5km in length. You will walk across vast stretches of dune, have multiple magnificent views and several spots for a picnic.
Blue Trail: A great trail to experience a little piece of paradise around each corner. It is 6.5km and a multitude of birds, plants and animals can be seen.
Red Trail: Walking 5km through a Fynbos rich area, crossing through a wooded section over a few hills is the beach. What a scenic way to view our Coastal Reserve.
Yellow Trail: This trail is an excellent trail to do some light walking or an off trail running circuit. It is 3km and you are bound to have great interactions with our fauna.
Have an unforgettable experience while exploring the coastal reserve from horseback and have a gallop or trot along our 3, 5 km 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 the “first-timers” or children. (Maximum 8 guests)
Level of experience: □ Beginner □ Intermediate □ Experienced
□ 10h00 □ 15h00
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 drink 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)
□ 10h15 □ 13h15 □ 15h15
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 inform us about any allergies and if you would like to add additional beverages (not included). Available every day.
BOMA BUSH BRAAI
Enjoy a South African braai in our luxurious Boma. With your private chef this is the perfect setting to have a night out or a family gathering. Enjoy a traditional 3 course dinner, which includes a starter, a main and a lovely desert. At the end of your evening enjoy a relaxed stroll back to the lodge, with beautiful views of the Milky Way. Tours depart at 17:30. (Minimum of 6 persons)
Spoil yourself with a relaxing massage by our massage therapist at our wellness center at the Boma. Please choose your preferred therapy and refresh your soul. A scrub is available upon request, this is an additional rate.
Experience the life of the dairy cows on 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 900 cows are milked daily. Available every day at 14:00. (Minimum of 2 persons)
Explore the coastal reserve through a rugged and tough landscape or travel surrounding area of Oyster Bay or the Lodge. Remember your map and possibly a refreshment.
□ Morning □ Afternoon
Explore our property with our guide or on your own. If you are keen please collect the first clue at the bar. Geo-caching is about replacing an item of equal value into the boxes, which are maintain by local children. With each chest you find you will receive the next clue. Have fun caching!!!
GUIDED BIRD, FYNBOS AND WETLAND WALK
Take a walk in our 235 hectare large property which is home to over 170 different bird species, with a variety of different environments, such as a 3.5 km private beachfront, 2 vast stretches of dunes, wetlands, woodlands, river deltas and a variety of Fynbos. There is a dedicated trail for this walk. The guide will take you along the trail and show you all that is to be seen and a whole lot more. (Minimum of 2 persons)
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.
Take a guided tour through Umzamuwethu. Visit the crèche, where you’ll be able to meet all the townships little ones. Experience what the local schooling system is all about. Enjoy a tantalizing cup of tea served by the locals and join the children for lunch. Stroll in the streets and meet the locals. (Minimum of 2 persons)
Explore our property by kayak. Meander down the river and unto the beach. See the sights of our horses, buck, and a variety of bird life, such as the Kingfisher and the African Fish Eagle. The option is available to anchor the kayak and enjoy a picnic at one of our private decks.
□ Morning □ Afternoon
OUT AND ABOUT
A great way to get up and moving. We have designed 10 fun and exciting activities. You will get a guide that will accompany you. These activities include water, climbing, hanging, balancing and thinking. Don’t forget your personality for this one. Snack pack included.
Map and Directions to Oyster Bay Activities
From Cape Town
Coming from Cape Town on the N2 turn off at exit no. 632 Palmietvlei and follow the signs to Oyster Bay Lodge (the road becomes a well-maintained gravel road)for 24 km. Oyster Bay Lodge is situated on the right-hand side of the road.
From Port Elizabeth
From Port Elizabeth take the N2 to Humansdorp. Take the exit Humansdorp/St. Francis/Oyster Bay. After entering Humansdorp at the stop street, go straight into the main street. At the end of the road turn right at the T-junction to Oyster Bay and follow the signs Oyster Bay Lodge. The tar road becomes a well-maintained gravel road, after travelling 23 kilometres, Oyster Bay Lodge is situated on the left-hand side.