Built in the early 1900's. Ocean View Hotel is steeped in the history of Coffee Bay.
Management at Ocean View will welcome you with their own special blend of Wild Coast hospitality and service. The Ocean View Hotel is a beach hotel situated on an amazing private bay, and was originally built as a Boarding House in 1920. In 1929 it was turned into a hotel, and ran as a “Health, Pleasure and Seaside Resort”, according to the records of the hotel.
All rooms, most of which boast spectacular views of the sea, are very comfortably furnished and have en-suite bathrooms. Spacious family units look out across the sub-tropical gardens. Mealtimes are characterised by getting together in our informal dining room, to enjoy delicious hearty home-cooking with the emphasis on flavour and presentation. Amenities and activities to suit all ages and interests are on offer, you will have access to all holiday pleasures you could ever want. Come and stay with us!
The journey to the Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is a treat on its own while driving through the Traditional African 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. Nguni cattle and wildlife walk freely, giving you the true African experience. The sight of the beautiful Indian Ocean unfolds as you progress closer to the Hotel, adding to the excitement of arriving at your destination.
The unspoilt rural area offers a diverse landscape including sandy beaches great for swimming, surfing or fishing, towering cliffs favoured for running or mountain biking and hiking in dense coastal forests.
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.
In the surrounding area, you will have an opportunity to explore the neighbouring beaches and estuaries and The Hole in the Wall, which the locals call “izi Khaleni” meaning place of thunder. During certain water conditions, the waves clap in such a way that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley.
Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is also known as “The Place of Happy Returns” as many guests return after many years, having spent their honeymoon in Coffee Bay and then bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy and witness the spirit of uniqueness of a real rustic, Wild Coast family holiday.