Exploring Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay or “Oesterbaai” in Afrikaans, is a small coastal hamlet and resort located about 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) west of St Francis Bay on the Eastern Cape Coast of South Africa. It forms part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District.
This is a largely unspoiled piece of coastal paradise. Although it is somewhat secluded, there are a quite few things to see and do in this beautiful part of the Kouga. Visitors can check out the activities we mention on our website or get in touch with St Francis Tourism for more info.
What could be better than a Beach Dune Safari?! This phenomenal experience will take you through the coastal reserves and along dunes in a beach dune safari vehicle. Visitors can take a trot along the 3.5 kilometer beach in the coastal reserve on horseback and enjoy an unforgettable experience. First timers are welcome.
4 hiking trails are available ranging from 3 – 7.5 km each. A guided bird, wetland and fynbos walk within the 235 hectare property comes highly recommended. Over 170 different bird species have been spotted here.
Sand-boarding and Fat Bike tours can also be arranged. The coastal reserve also lends itself to mountain biking on tough rugged landscape, so you may want to remember a map and refreshments.
The area is also a registered site for some Geo-Caching fun. If you are not familiar with the term go and look it up as it provides loads of treasure hunting fun. There is also a bird walk, which one of the local residents developed.
You will also find some talented artists in this area. The local restaurant has also been taken over by new management recently and is going from strength to strength. Camping and caravanning activities are also available. So, although quite secluded, exclusive and unspoiled, the local reserve and resort does afford non-residents the opportunity to enjoy the best that this area has to offer.