hotel Activities

We have a variety of activities on site, please select from the activities below for more information.

8 km Heritage Hiking Trail

The Oubaai Heritage Trail offers more than 8 km of hiking trails through coastal flynbos within the resort where smells and textures bombard the senses. Walk through indigenous forests where the rich biodiversity is reflected by the chirp of tree frogs and a multitude of birds. The trail is open to all guests and visitors to the resort and free of charge.

Not for the faint of heart!

Contact Information For more information on the hiking trail, contact the Concierge on +27 44 851 1234

Bird- and Whale/Dolphin-Watching

Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa’s whale- and dolphin-watching from the whale-viewing deck, which offers a 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean, makes this a popular venue for a picnic. There is also a bird-watching hut where a variety of birds indigenous to the Garden Route can be seen. South Africa is one of the best destinations in the world for watching marine mammals, with spectacular annual visits from Southern Right and Humpback whales, and enormous pods of dolphins on view year-round. Every year, Southern Right Whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climes, reaching South Africa in June.

The Garden Route, from Stilbaai through Mossel Bay and on to George, Wilderness, Knysna and Tsitsikamma, is generally a magnificent stretch of coastline hosting Southern Right Whales in their season, Humpback Whales between May and December, Bryde’s Whales all year round and, occasionally, Killer Whales.

Only golf carts have access to our popular whale-viewing deck.

South Africa’s Garden Route offers unique birding opportunities, with a diverse range of habitats, and is home to approximately 300 species of birds, making it an ideal destination for bird-watching when making travel plans in South Africa. The resort offers a bird-watching hut where you become one with nature as you watch these birds in their natural habitat.

Contact Information For more information on getting to the whale viewing deck, contact Concierge on +27 44 851 1234.

Oubaai Golf

Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa is one of the finest golf resorts in South Africa, offering a breathtaking 180 degree view of the Indian Ocean. The layout of the course is a traditional links layout where veld grasses line the lush fairways. The course measures 6,516 metres from the pro tees, which is uniquely long for a coastal course, ensuring that our hotel in South Africa offers a wonderfully stimulating and enjoyable golfing experience and golf holidays in South Africa that are truly unforgettable.

Our South African golf resort offers full facilities, including a Clubhouse with awe-inspiring views, locker rooms and a Pro Shop. Our Ernie Els signature course has five par 3s and five par 5s.

The 6th hole is a par 3, with the green framed by the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance and the Gwaing River flowing below you. A 120-metre drive is required to cross the gorge and reach the fairway, displaying the beauty of our Garden Route hotel.

The 17th is the most photographed hole, where the green meets the ocean. The green is guarded by 4 bunkers with ever-changing winds, making it one of the most challenging plays. The course is designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.

Following their round, golfers will be able to enjoy Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa’s Garden Route spa or one of the many fine restaurants and bars, ensuring that all guests can experience one of the finest golf holidays in South Africa.


Hotel: +27 44 851 1234

Pro Shop: +27 44 851 1263

Open 6 days a week

6:00am –  7:00pm

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No lifeguard is on duty and guests swim at their own risk. Diving and running are not permitted.

Lifestyle Centre and Gym
  • Weight training area.
  • Circuit training facility.
  • Cardio training area.
  • Spinning Studio with daily classes.
  • Daily group fitness schedule offering spinning, aeorbics and kalenetics classes.
  • Outdoor lap pool.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool with sun lounges.
  • Shower and locker facilities for men and woman.
  • Tennis court.
  • Squash court.
  • Regular outdoor activities like trail walks, running, cycling and hiking.
  • Fitness assessments and evaluations available at R 500 per person.
  • Personalised eating plan and wellness discussion available at R 500 per person.
  • Personalised training programme available at R 300 per person.