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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)

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 651 Reviews
Lovely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pleasant stay at Oubaai. The accommodation was really awesome. Stunning views and beautiful rooms which made the stay so pleasant. Bathroom was amazing, I loved the shower. The food was great, a wonderful variety to choose from, I just loved it. The staff were very accommodating and friendly from the moment you stepped in. Also loved the unique glamorous decor throughout, inside and out. Would definitely come back.

Nice property very bad service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property has a good and quite location. The infrastructure is excellent. However room service and basic amenities are very bad. For eg. iron, hair dryer are not provided and when are asked for takes ages to arrive and are of very inferior quality.

Can improve on service qualities and breakfast varieties.

Horrible worst experience
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am currently staying in this hotel...the air xonditiining if my room was not working since evening... we called the receptiin at 10.30 and now it is almost 12.30 and no body here has a solution for this...they say they can do nothing about it and one person just came and gave me a fan which is near placed at the other 3nd of the room.....with windows closed which we cant even open due to mosquitoes and no air condition...we are forced ro spend a sleepless night during our vacation in a suffoacting room of a 5 star property.....we have to wait until their managers come next morning and take a call...it seems like we have come here to get their air conditiining repaired during our vacatiin....the staff here in thia hotel is so rude... tghey are ok with my kids falliing sick out of suffocation and they say they can do not jing which is absolutely ridiculous....
I haf asked for bath towels at 10 pm at nite...we have a triple sharing room with only 2 towels...so when i called reception tells is asking me why i needed towels and i had to give an explanation to hwr as to why i need them which i think ot was absolutely inappropriate and in spite of all the conversation it is 1 am at nite and i have still not received the towels....looks like it is a self service hotel.....it would have been better if we had carried towels from home...
Then the extra bed in my room also broke when my child was sleeping on it....and then housekeepung lady comes and tells me that we have to wait till morning for the management to take a call and that nothing can be done about it even though my child was hurt......i had to then raise my voice and then the bed was changed....
I am thinking what surprises and adventures are i store for me over the next 2 days that i am going to spend at this hotel....as i write this email
...need a compensation for spoiling my vacation and giving me sleepless and suffocating night.....

An unforgettable stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

Loved the food and accommodation. DEDINATELY 6 stars. The promotion they run on hyperli is affordable and the best value for money. Wished we could stay longer but intend on dropping by in September this year again. Enjoyed their scrumptious breakfast buffet that blew our minds. THE accommodation itself was well worth it with magnificent views all around.

Excellent property, good stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

The rooms are very good, especially the ones with a view of the golf course. There are good restaurant options to choose from. Special thanks to Mr. Brian for accommodating our preferences and making our trip memorable!