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WELCOME TO OCEAN VIEW HOTEL IN COFFEE BAY!
Nestled virtually on the beach in a small magnificent bay between great towering cliffs and the sparkling Indian Ocean, the Ocean View Hotel is the Wild Coast coastal-country hotel which has earned the highly recommended accolades from the AA Travel Guides. It is the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to our bay time and time again.
Accommodation is characterised by light and airy double and / or twin-rooms, most of which boast spectacular views of the sea. Spacious family units look out across the sub-tropical gardens. All rooms are very comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathrooms.
Do as much, or as little, as you like here. Adrenaline addicts will get their kicks abseiling down a sheer cliff face, or enjoying a ride on our mountain bikes for hire through trails with great vistas of the sea always just a stones throw away. Also, for the adventurist there are challenging guided quad-bike excursions along interesting tracks best suited to cattle and goats. If you prefer the pace to be steadier, then the guided 4x4 trips to nearby places of local interest, including the renown and geographical iconic nearby Hole-in-the-Wall, can also be arranged. Other popular activities include rock and surf fishing, diving and snorkelling.
When you’ve had you fill of beachcombing, swimming, surfing and boogie boarding – the sparkling pool in the hotel gardens is always a refreshing alternative place to kick-back and relax in this tropical environment where you will also find our dedicated pool-bar right there for any beverage of your choice, as well as a well stocked ice-cold Ola ice-cream fridge.
If you prefer to rather relax on a quiet terrace, then the well shaded and elevated patio / veranda full-bar facility with its fantastic panoramic views of the ocean, and those gentle cooling sea breezes, with the rolling incoming breakers almost at you feet, is the place for you.
Then of course there is our Wellness Centre where body massages, pedicures, manicures and facials are expertly done by trained professionals. Next door, from December this year onwards, you will find our special little emporium offering a fair selection of many items of local handicraft together with many other little items one looks for when on holiday.
With our own secluded private Wild Coast beach just meters away from your rooms we also arrange those much sought after evening sunset beach-braais for your enjoyment.
Our attractive thatched conference centre, shaded buy Milkwood trees, is the ideal venue for meetings, workshops and company get-togethers. However, during peak holiday season, this comfortable facility doubles as a television lounge and games room.
Come and stay with us! … You will have all the security and holiday pleasures you could ever want. Here you will paradoxaly find adventure, peace, and tranquillity, and very importantly, a quality of the food, with three full meals a day, that is just great!
Coffee Bay Accommodation - Wild Coast
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.
It is a mystical, magical place where awesome sights, ancient cultures, and traditions are intricately woven into a colourful tapestry of traditional life.
A place where time is governed by the rhythm of the sea and friendly greetings resound across the rolling hills.
Famous Wild Coast Hospitality from the Crawford Family - Ian and Lyn.
Accommodation at Ocean View in coffee bay 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. Tea/coffee facilities available for your convenience. The rooms also have ceiling fans for hot days.
Sea View rooms have individual patios and furniture so you can enjoy a drink or your coffee/tea sitting and watching the ocean.
Doubles, twin and family rooms are available, all with full board rates.
Room service and a Laundry service are available with friendly staff to accommodate whatever your need.
ALL OUR ROOMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Outdoor patio with furniture
En suite bathroom
Double or twin bed
Kettle with crockery (tea and coffee supplied)
What is the area like?
The Journey to Ocean View
The journey to Ocean View and Coffee Bay is 73 kilometres of driving through totally unspoilt countryside.
You will be stunned by the beauty and wildness of the terrain around you. A long winding road through open veldt, valleys and mountains with breath taking views on either side of you, sometimes high cliffs, sometimes sheer drops but all part of the stunning arena of the wild coast.
Cattle and wildlife walk freely, giving you the true African experience. The ocean vista opens up before as you progress closer to the Hotel adding to the excitement of arriving at your destination.
The Local Experience
The local Xhosa people are friendly and helpful, sharing their culture with anyone that is interested. You can experience the vibe of the local music in the ethnic bars, share the local food, stories and historical knowledge of the area while whiling away the small hours of the night or morning as the case may be.
Landmarks of the Area
The Hole in the Wall, one of South Africa's famous tourist attractions. The locals call this "izi Khaleni" which means place of thunder. During certain seasons and water conditions the waves clap in such a way that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley. Interesting Xhosa mythology and stories are also attached to this rock formation and coastline which the locals will love to embellish on.
Umdumbi beach which is rated by the 'Getaway Magazine ' to be one of the best beaches in South Africa, where the kids will love to beachcomb and build their castles in the sand.
Dining and Bar
Family values, good and hearty home-cooked meals three times a day. Forge bonds and friendships that bring you back to Coffee Bay time and time again.
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.
A spacious restaurant providing breakfasts to suit any appetite, from cereals, yoghurt, bacon, egg and other favourites, juice and coffee.
Everything to energize you for the adventurous or relaxing day ahead.
Lunch chosen from our fantastic buffet of fresh fish, seafood, soups and other favourites, fruits, delightful desserts all freshly prepared to sate your appetite.
Sitting on the balcony outside the bar you can enjoy appetisers before dinner, olives, fresh bread and other delights can be enjoyed before you head off to dinner.
Our fantastic Buffer Dinner offers a range of a soups, main courses from a selection of meat dishes, freshly caught fish or the seafood specialities. Fresh salads or vegetables as you wish. Desserts, fruits, cheese and biscuits, tea, or coffee. Wine is available and any other of your favourite drinks. All making a delightful end to a lovely day of relaxing or having discovered the magic of the wild coast.
A cosy inside bar where you can chat to friends old and new or you can have drinks outside and join in the chat amongst guests and the friendly management expounding on holiday experiences of the area.
Ambling back to your room where you can sleep listening to the surf of the ocean gently pounding the beach below.
What to do at Ocean View
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.
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 we will be only too happy to give you the local knowledge on them. We offer daily tours to Hole in the wall and Mapuzi, where you can go cliff jumping and swimming in the “Jacuzzi”
Allow us to arrange a relaxing Sundowner session for you
Beside the ocean, breathing the exhilarating sea air, let your body and spirit enjoy the revitalizing treatments on offer at this exceptional Wellness centre
Reflexology to stimulate and relax your feet, hot stone specialized treatment and aromatherapy to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit.
Deep Swedish massage, and full body massages to release those work related tensions.
The Indian Head massage will complete that feel good package and put you on cloud nine.
All these treatments and more gives your holiday, weekend or day out that extra special touch and you the feeling of being a very satisfied client that will bring you back time and time again to enjoy this very unique place on the Wild Coast.
Coffee Bay and the Wild Coast iis a perfect holiday destination for any child. Miles of unspoilt beach offer the perfect playground for activities such as sandboarding, sand castle building, swimming, ball games, treasure hunts and many more fun activities.
The jungle gym, which includes a trampoline and the inviting swimming pool provides a welcome change of scenery when the kdis eventually tire of the beach.
Child minders are available to hire should you require an extra set of hands when it comes to looking after your little ones or mom and dad are just after a few hours of relaxation time.
Kids Holiday Club
The December school holidays will see the introduction of our kids club. Our dedicated team member will ensure that your little ones are kept entertained during the day enjoying activities such as beach games, sand castle competitions, swimming, sand boarding, treasure hunts. If the weather is a little miserable then great indoor activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, board games etc will also be available.
Your Private Party
It's a great place for you to hold an Anniversary, Family Get Togethers for those celebration days in your life, or even just to be all together. Bachelor or bachelorette parties enjoying your last night of freedom before the big day, Breakaway weekends to get out of the cities and the pressures of work, to just relax and enjoy the wonderful exhilarating ocean air.
Your Business' Conference
A beautiful thatched lapa conference room with views of the ocean will make your conference one that will be remembered. Usual facilities available, and seating for 50 that can be arranged to suit your requirements. Lunches and snacks are catered for and special overnight packages can be arranged.
Stylish, comfortable and organised giving you the prerequisites for a successful event that you will wish to repeat again and again.
Team building can also be arranged with qualified facilitators on hand to help with the organization.
Adventure & Events
Every June / July we are pleased to work with Afridrive and play host to the annual Sardine Run which happens along our coastline. Guests are in for a trip of a lifetime watching the sardines make their way down the coast followed closely by birds, dolphins, fish, whales and sharks to name but a few.
To be apart of this amazing phenomenon visit Afridive for more information.
The Imana Wild Ride and the Wild Run are also two events which we pass by our hotel and are able to provide accommodation to the participants. These are both very popular annual events on the mountain biking and trail running calendars. Be sure to visit their websites to be apart of these exciting events.
Visit Imana Wild Ride website and Wild Run website for more details.
Ocean View Hotel, C/O Coffee Bay Store, P O Coffee Bay, Wild Coast 5082