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What We Love

  • Rate includes buffet breakfast, guaranteed late check out and a round of golf; golf cart rentals cost $44, payable to the property
  • Service is personalized and friendly
  • Chef Zuki makes an excellent breakfast
  • The Freesia Spa
  • Recently opened, the hotel has spacious, fresh guestrooms
  • The Ernie Els golf course overlooks the Indian Ocean
  • Living like a local in George

What To Know

  • The surrounding area is quiet, best suited to those looking to get outdoors rather than go clubbing
  • Golf course is designed to challenge multiple skill levels
  • Babysitting should be arranged in advance
  • The hotel is just seven minutes from the George Airport
  • WiFi access in public areas (not in guestrooms)


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located halfway down the Garden Route, which extends along the Western Cape from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, the small town of George has long been an overnight pit stop for travelers. With the opening of the five-star Hyatt Regency Oubaai, home to South Africa’s first Ernie Els–designed championship golf course, it’s becoming a destination in its own right.

The 100-room Grand Hyatt, which shares the gorgeous 316-acre property with the Oubaai Golf Estate, brings much-needed five-star sleeping options to the quiet area around George. Rooms come in varying shapes and sizes but all are spacious and modern, with stylish decor.

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For swimmers (and those who like to lounge in the sun), there’s an outdoor swimming pool with a separate wading area for kids, as well as access to the development’s Lifestyle Center, which has another two pools, one heated and one for laps. There’s also a squash court, a tennis court and a kick-ass gym for getting in tip-top, tee-ready golf shape.

Outdoor buffs will dig the natural location. Once the site of a prehistoric settlement, it’s bordered on one side by the Indian Ocean, on another by a river valley and on two others by dense green forests and other natural vegetation. From surfing the Herolds Bay break to chilling on the picturesque beach or hiking the Oubaai Heritage Trail, there’s no shortage of things to do off-site. Other activities include dolphin and whale watching and trips to nearby vineyards.

How to Get There

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
406 Herolds Bay Road
Herold Bay, 6528 South Africa


4.0 Very Good 579 Reviews
Amazing Hotel with a very low class restaurant
Reviewed 3 days ago

The rooms are beautiful and well maintained including breakfast which catered for various diets.The restaurant in the evening was a nightmare as they did not have the food listed on their menu I had to change my choice of meal 4 times because they did not have what I chose. The bar was a disaster as well with limited drinks. For that standard of hotel the restaurant management needs to up their game .

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Oubaai Hotel, but were surprised by the friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are extremely spacious, and very luxurious. The breakfast was excellent, with a very large variety on offer, for every taste. The Spa is to be recommended for a nice and relaxing time.

Hotel & Golf Estate on the Cliffs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is adjacent to the golf course and estate and has large conference facilities. The lay out iis a bit disjointed and it can be a long walk from the main faclities to your room. Food and service was good.

Not worth it!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 5 Star facility being mismanaged. The Hotel is dirty and there is no visable management pressent.
Breakfast and the facility it is served in is very bad and dirty.
I was looking forward to this stay for a long time and was very disapointed!
I have reported this to Hotel manager.

Double booked us!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We booked our holiday three months ago and 3 weeks before we're supposed to stay at the hotel, they inform us that they've double booked us and unfortunately will not be able to accommodate us.....This however was not the worst part. They offered to book us into another hotel - one of their choosing - and when we asked to stay at a different hotel (of the same monetary value), they said that they will not do that and will refund us. I am fuming as we had been looking forward to this trip, and now we have to start our search again for a different place