Oyster Bay Lodge is a four star, coastal reserve, located in Oyster Bay, in the Eastern Cape.
Recently, notification of a great award was given.
We achieved second place, for sustainable success, with Chamaeleon Reisen, a leading German Tour Operator.
Oyster Bay Lodge has been a Certified Fair Trade Tourism destination for a number of years. However, Hans Verstrate, the owner of the lodge is very proud to add this award from the Chamaeleon Team.
Chamaeleon Reisen, has a vision of sustainable tourism. We have been hosting Chamaeleon groups since September 2015. They aim for "unforgettable experiences" and the "goosebumps moments", in combination with climate protection. There are various ways in which the achievement can be attained. Chamaeleon recognizes outstanding investment in processes and facilities that have translated their idea of sustainable travel through our local partners- such as Oyster Bay Lodge.
The founder of Chamaeleon, Ingo Lies, praises Oyster Bay Lodge for all the improved sustainability successes.
An assessment, completed by guests, made up of 50 points, revolving around sustainability and feasibility was conducted. Oyster Bay Lodge improved by 14 basis points compared to last year. The achievement and growth, shows dedication to protecting natural resources and commitment to exemplary social standards.
Oyster Bay Lodge has also been invited during the International Tourism Borse in Berlin on March 6th 2019.
1st place went to an establishment in Kenya, called Mara Leisure Camp.
Our new and old staff have hit the ground running. This year we welcome Thandi (Laundry Assistant), George (General Maintenance), Rashaad (Garden Services), Solomon (Chef), Sthembiso (Massage Therapist), Suzette (Restaurant Supervisor) and Amanda (Receptionist).
All our staff pride themselves on creating the best experience you could ever have.
Facilities and Services:
1. Full time massage therapist, onsite, either in the rustic Boma or in the new therapy room.
2. A children's entertainment area, with a climbing wall, sand pit, chalk board wall, coloring in books and painting equipment.
3. New activity list
4. A new coffee machine
5. WIFI which is strong and found throughout the lodge.
6. Our BOMA has better access for functions.
7. Brand new set of Eco Polaris's (Jeeps) for our tours.
We are looking forward to the new season and all the excitement that comes with it.
Warm regards and a Merry Christmas to all!
Oyster Bay Lodge Team